The Resource Thomas Vickroy papers

Thomas Vickroy papers

Label
Thomas Vickroy papers, 1780-1921
Title
Thomas Vickroy papers
Inclusive dates
1780-1921
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1780-1891, collected and at times annotated or transcribed by Arnold Suter while researching Thomas Vickroy (1756-1845), a surveyor who served as a commissary under George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) in Kentucky and present-day Ohio. A copy and transcript of a 27 January 1891 letter from Vickroy's grandson, William J. Vickroy (1851-1930), includes an anecdote from Thomas Vickroy's time with Clark, in 1780. Other items include a transcript of portions of a journal Vickroy kept during the same 1780 expedition, a 1921 newspaper article discussing the journal, and quotes from another Vickroy account of the expedition, found in the 1856 book ANNALS OF THE WEST
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Thomas Vickroy was born on 18 October 1756 in Cecil County, Maryland, the first of six children born to Hugh Vickroy and Margaret Phillips Vickroy. He moved to Bedford, Pennsylvania, in 1772 and learned to survey. He served as a commissary under George Rogers Clark, and took part in a 1780 expedition to Kentucky and present-day Ohio. In 1784, he was one of the lead surveyors laying out what became the city of Pittsburgh. Later, he was a figure in the early days of the iron industry in Pennsylvania. Vickroy was married twice, first to Elizabeth Williams and second to Sarah Atlee, and had a total of eighteen children with the two women. He died on 9 June 1845 at Alum Bank, Pennsylvania.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Thomas Vickroy papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 3
  • 14
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Suter, Arnold "Tim"
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001563113
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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