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Eric Dowling fonds
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64 cm of textual records and graphic material.
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Eric Dowling was born on 8 November 1907 in Sheffield, England. He emigrated to Canada in 1923 with his parents. He was educated at the Toronto (now the Royal) Conservatory. He worked at a number of churches in Ontario before he was appointed organist and choirmaster at St. George's Anglican Church in St. Catharines where he was to serve for thirty-eight years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, serving as president from 1948-1950 and a composer of both choral and organ works. He was one of the founders of the Niagara Peninsula Centre. Eric Dowling died on 14 February 1991 in St. Catharines.
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Fonds (59-1995) consists of correspondence, tss. and mss. of speeches, bound diary-notebooks, musical socres, photographs, and printed materials including published music, programmes, and news clippings.
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Acquired from Archdeacon John Rathbone, Synod of the Diocese of Niagara.
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No further accruals are expected.
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