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Albert W. Dowling papers

Identifier: MS-0015

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains several letters from Albert Dowling to John M. Lord, a friend and Washington College graduate, class of 1935. He has also sent a forward “Voices: The Past Pleads” and numerous poems. Some of the poems note the publications they are in or the date and a few have handwritten notes.


  • 1937-1946

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to Washington College. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Washington College as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical Information Note

Albert Warner Dowling (1914-1977) was born on December 18 to Elsie Warner Dowling and John Richard Dowling, Jr. in Rock Hall, Maryland. He graduated Washington College in 1933 with a B.A. in English at the age of eighteen. In his Junior year he wrote a play “George Washington at Washington College” which was performed for 150th anniversary of the College. He then went on to receive a graduate degree in English from Johns Hopkins University. In 1937 Dowling began teaching at Baltimore Polytechnic. A writer and a poet, in 1959 Dowling published On Chesapeake Shores, a collection of poems about the Eastern Shore. Albert passed away on March 29, 1977.


.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial history

Papers were in the possession of John M. Lord.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John M. Lord, Jr., 2005.

Finding Aid to the Albert W. Dowling Papers
L. Sheldon
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Washington College Archives & Special Collections Repository

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