H. B. Croom papers, 1822-1838.

Creator: Croom, H. B. (Hardy Bryan), 1798-1837.
Collection number: 3772
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Abstract: Croom, native of North Carolina, botanist, planter in Gadsden County, Fla., died with his immediate family in a shipwreck. Papers gathered in the course of litigation over Croom’s estate, consisting chiefly of his correspondence, including letters to his wife, letters received from relatives about family affairs, letters concerning his plantation and slaves, and correspondence with botanists John Bachman and John Torrey.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Papers in this collection were gathered in the course of litigation over Croom’s estate and consist chiefly of his own correspondence. Included are letters concerning his plantation slaves. Microfilm available.