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Dobbin-Brown papers

Identifier: MS 0302


This collection contains the business papers of George W. Dobbin, including case files, legal papers, and correspondence. Also included are various scrapbooks of theatre programs, as well as Robert Davidson Brown's journal describing his trip abroad.


  • 1671-1943


Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.

Biographical / Historical

George W. Dobbin (1809-1891) was a judge of the Supreme bench of Baltimore County, as well as a founding member of the Maryland Historical Society.


2.09 Linear Feet (4 full Hollinger boxes; 2 half Hollinger boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from the estate of George Dobbin Brown, December 1950.

Related Materials

PP 0175, George W. Dobbin photograph collection

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the George W. Dobbin business papers, 1827-1891; case files re: litigation of William Bose, Michael Campbell, Catherine Dobbin, St. John Church, Ellicott City (Maryland), William G. Thomas and Alberton Manufacturing Company, Thomas Murphy, and Henry Elliott. Includes Dobbin's subject files on Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and material on the science of photography in the 1870s. Also, Robert Davidson Brown's journal of a trip to Ireland and England in 1847; five scrapbooks of theater programs, 1871-1906; and a ship's pass, c.1706, through the Dardenelles written in Turkish

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Revision Statements

  • 2019-07-29: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States