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Hardy Bryan Croom Papers

 Collection — Container: Folder 1, Map Case 1, Drawer 2
Identifier: MSS 1991-010

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of pages from letterbook containing correspondence, mostly from Hardy B. Croom to his brother Bryan Croom. There is also correspondence from Hardy B. Croom to his wife, Frances, to Seth P. Lewis, Thomas Baltrell, Dr. John Torrey, John B. Carrol, Henry Gaskins, and Samuel C. Bellamy. The letters were written from Newboern and Ruston, N.C., New Orleans, La., Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa., New York, Tallahassee, Fl., Charleston, S.C., and Augusta, Ga.


  • Created: 1831-1837
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1991

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Hardy Bryan Croom, native of North Carolina, was a botanist and Florida plantation owner. In 1834, the land granted to General Lafayette for appreciation of his efforts in the Revolutionary War was sold by his heirs and was purchased by Hardy Bryan Croom. Croom's brother, Bryan H. Croom also purchased extensively in the Leon County and Gadsden County areas. Croom died with his family in the wreck of the steamer Home south of Cape Hatteras in 1837.


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Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. William W. Rogers

Method of Acquisition

Source: Copied from letterbook at Florida State Archives, Box 452.  Original source: Supreme Court of Florida, January-June terms, 1857.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed October, 1991.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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