The Resource Francis Crocker papers

Francis Crocker papers

Label
Francis Crocker papers, 1858, 1862
Title
Francis Crocker papers
Inclusive dates
1858, 1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1858, 1862, of Francis Crocker (1790-1861) of Fairfax County, Virginia, consisting of two letters, 1858, to his son John Simpson Crocker (1820-1890) of Washington County, New York, commenting on the weather, crops, and livestock; providing family and local news; recounting a religious revival in the area; and discussing politics and slavery. Collection also includes a copy of a letter, 21 May 1862, from a Union prisoner of war to the NEW YORK TIMES detailing the hardships of the prisoners and recounting the death of Francis Crocker, who had been arrested for being a Unionist
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Francis Crocker was born in New York in 1790. A successful farmer in New York, he relocated to Fairfax County, Virginia, in the 1850s. Crocker prospered in Fairfax County as well. Crocker opposed secession and soon after the Civil War began, Confederate officials took him into custody and moved him to Culpeper, Virginia, where he died, while in custody, in 1861.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Francis Crocker papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 4
  • 4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001693941
Reproduction note
copies.
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

Library Locations

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