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Call No.: MS Am 2286
Creator: Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.
Title: John Jay Chapman letters to Theodore Baird and other papers,
Quantity: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American essayist and poet, John Jay Chapman giving advice on reading and other matters.
John Jay Chapman was an American essayist, poet, playwright, and reformer. His wife was Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler Chapman. Theodore Baird was a professor of English at Amherst College, Massachusetts.
Organized into the following two series:
- I. Letters
- II. Other papers
John Jay Chapman's letters to Baird contain thoughts and advice on reading and other matters concerning young Baird's life and studies. Elizabeth Chapman's letters concern securing her husband's letters to Baird for possible publication. Collection also contains clippings on various members of the Chapman family and pamphlets by or about John Jay Chapman.