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Thomas Croxton Papers

Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 C89

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters, receipts, invoices, and account books of Thomas Croxton concerning his law practice at Tappahannock, Va. Includes accounts with J.M. Parr & Son, commission merchants of Baltimore, Md. who received grain from Croxton by ship and sold it on consignment.


  • Creation: 1858-1899

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Thomas Croxton was born in Tappahannock, Essex County, Va. 8 March 1822. He graduated from the University of Virginia law department and practiced law. He served as commonwealth's attorney 1852-1865 and on Pickett's staff. He served in House of Representatives 1885-1887. He was judge of Essex County and also farmed. He died in Tappahannock, 3 July 1903. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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