Croke Admiralty Papers

Scope and Content

Admiralty papers compiled by Croke, including drafts of a digest of Admiralty law.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Alexander Croke (1758-1842), knight, was a lawyer and author. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from William Ogden of Oxford, dealer in antiquities, in 1878.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 29136-41.