George Glover Crocker Collection, 1864-1918 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database
Collection Identifier: MS 2838
Extent: 1.5 Cubic Feet
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Scope and Contents: This collection documents George Glover Crocker’s (1843-1913) leadership role in public transportation and government matters. Among the subjects discussed in the letters are taxation, tax reform, women’s rights, political appointments (both Crocker’s and others), and requests for speaking engagements and consultations. In addition, Crocker’s philanthropic interests in such institutions as the Harvard Veterinary School and social activities, especially with the Thursday Evening Club and a group called the “Patriots,” are also documented. Letters to his wife, Mrs. Annie Crocker, are scattered throughout.