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CROKER, Thomas Crofton (1798-1854). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir') with a lengthy series of questions and a sketch, in all 3 pages 8vo (laid down), Rosamond's Bower (Fulham), 1 August 1840. The letter in itself is brief but contains a set of queries as to the location of certain houses in his immediate neighbourhood.

The houses in question are those formerly in the ownership of Jacob Tonson, [the younger, bookseller]; [Samuel] Foote ('the wit and dramatist'); a house belonging to Mr J. Richardson mentioned by Faulkner in his History of Fulham; Bartolozzi's house 'opposite Foot's Villa'; and that of Dr [William] Crotch (1775-1847, composer), of which Croker owned a lithograph, sketched in this letter. Croker, his wife (Marianne Croker, painter) and son (Thomas Francis Dillon Croker (1831-1912), lived at Rosamond's Bower between 1837 and 1846, and he published a brief account of the house for private circulation in 1842, later incorporating it into A Walk from London to Fulham(1860).
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