- Drake, Joseph Rodman, 1795-1820
- Call number
- MssCol 4351
- Physical description
- .1 linear feet (1 folder)
- Preferred Citation
- Joseph Rodman Drake papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820) was an American poet. Drake's poems were frequently published in the Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, and he was considered a member of the "Knickerbocker Group." In 1819, Drake and fellow poet Fitz-Greene Halleck wrote a series of satirical verses for the New York Evening Post, which were published under the penname "The Croakers." He died of tuberculosis soon after. The papers consist of one letter to Fitz-Greene Halleck, probably from 1817, informing Halleck of the suicide of Walter Franklin; one undated manuscript verse, signed Croakers, "to _____ Esquire;" and an image of Drake published by the Society of Iconophiles in 1903
Some material in this collection was originally received as part of the Ford collection.
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
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Alternative form available
"To _____ Esquire" was published in The Croakers by Joseph Rodman Drake and Fitz-Greene Halleck, New York: The Bradford Club, 1860