Col. Dooley Set up Claudius Crozet Exhibit at Library

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Col. Edwin Dooley at Crozet Library
Col. Edwin Dooley at Crozet Library

Col. Edwin Dooley of Virginia Military Institute, the biographer of Claudius Crozet, was back in Crozet last month following his November appearance here to give a lecture on the life of the town’s namesake, to set up an exhibit on Crozet’s life at Crozet Library.

“Claudius Crozet is a real hero of mine,” he explained.

The selection of mounted photographs includes a letter from Thomas Jefferson, written in a very neat hand, to Crozet explaining that Jefferson was not able to offer Crozet a teaching job at The University of Virginia. Another shows Villefranche, Crozet’s birthplace in France.

The exhibit is donated to the library and will be on display intermittently.

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