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R. Howard Bland papers

 Collection 0060-MDHC

R. Howard Bland, upon receiving his law degree from Harvard in 1905, joined the Baltimore law firm of Poe, Claggett, and Bland, where he remained until 1916. He subsequently made his mark in the business world, serving variously as a director of the Chespeake and Potomac Telephone Co. and of the Consolidated Gas, Electric, Light, and Power Company and as president of the U.S. Fidelity and Guarantee Company. His papers contain correspondence relating to his years at Harvard as a law student; the Boston cultural scene; society in Villanova, Pennsylvania; and Bland's courtship with Mary Paul.


  • 1903-1917

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


1.50 Linear Feet

Custodial History

The papers of R. Howard Bland were accessioned in the University of Maryland Libraries in 1972.

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Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742