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Thomas Crofton Croker was an Irish antiquary who devoted most of his life to collecting ancient Irish poetry and Irish folklore. In England in 1828 he founded the Society of Noviomagus with a small circle of like-minded friends.
The collection consists primarily of letters by Croker or other Noviomagians, members of the English antiquarian society which Croker founded, called the Noviomagus Society. Included are 22 signed, autograph letters (1827-1854) by Croker to Robert Balmanno, New York publisher, bibliophile, and member of the society; 20 signed, autograph letters by other Noviomagians to Balmanno; 6 signed, autograph letters (1854-1855) to Balmanno by T. F. Dillon Croker after his father's death; printed minutes of Noviomagus Society meetings (1844-1855); Noviomagus manuscripts and circulars; and related newspaper clippings and pictures.
This material was collected by Robert Balmanno of New York, publisher, bibliophile, and member of Croker's Noviomagus Society.
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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
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