Francis Taliaferro Brooke (1811-1851)

Further reading:

Brent Tarter, “Francis Taliaferro Brooke (1763-1851),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography (1998).


A Narrative of my Life: For My Family, (1849).

Research collections:

College of William and Mary (Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library)
Williamsburg, Va.
Francis Taliaferro Brooke Papers, 1796-1804; 2 items; appointments to the Virginia militia and as judge of the General Court of Virginia.

Library of Congress (Manuscripts Division)
Washington, D.C.
Henry Clay Family Papers, bulk 1814-1852.  A childhood friend of Henry Clay, Francis T. Brooke was Clay’s longest and most most intimate correspondent and one of three political confidants to whom Clay wrote regularly. Microfilm edition and finding aid available.

New York Historical Society
New York, NY.
Partial letter, 1828, to James Monroe expressing concern for his welfare.

Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Richmond, Va.
Brooke Family Papers, 1824-1835; 4 items.
Correspondence with an unidentified author (concerning elections in New York) and John Forsyth (concerning John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay); last will and testament.

Francis Brooke Letter, 1842, concerning Robert Kirkwood in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina, 1781.