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Downing, Thomas Stalker, Jr., 1852–1926

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1852-03 - 1926-02-24

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Thomas S. Downing Jr. songbook

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-004
Overview This small volume contains songs and poems collected by Thomas S. Downing Jr. (1852–1926) during his time at Haverford College. Downing, the son of a prosperous farmer in West Whiteland, Chester County, Pennsylvania, attended Haverford from 1869 through 1872. After graduating, Downing returned to Chester County and became a farmer. Various Haverford students wrote verses in Downing's songbook, some traditional and some original compositions. They cover a wide variety of topics and offer...