Title: John Lofland manuscript
Call Number: Coll164
Creator: Lofland, John, 1798-1849
Dates: 1846
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Collection consists of the two-page, original manuscript of a poem entitled "Thoughts, on visiting the Baltimore City and County Almshouse," by John Lofland (The Milford Bard). Poem is dated May 5th, 1846.
Citation: John Lofland manuscript, Collection 164, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

John Lofland (1798-1849), also known as "The Milford Bard," was a poet from Milford, Delaware. Lofland lived in Baltimore from 1838-1846, where he wrote for many city publications and became part of the literary culture, alongside Poe and others.

Scope & Content


A single item.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Accession information is unknown.

Processing Note

Item was housed in an acid free folder, in a box with other manuscripts and records. Previously assigned Ms. Coll #17.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

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Finding Aids

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll164.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


Lofland, John, 1798-1849


Poetry, American--19th century

Baltimore (Md.)

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