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MS Am 2286

Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman letters to Theodore Baird and other papers: Guide.

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Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Last update on 2009 December 9

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: Harvard Depository
Note: This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.
Call No.: MS Am 2286
Creator: Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.
Title: John Jay Chapman letters to Theodore Baird and other papers,
Date(s): 1901-1958.
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.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Acquisition Information:

*84M-30. Gift of Theodore Baird, 38 Shays Street, RD 6, Amherst, Ma 01002 (via transfer from the Harvard University Archives); received: 1984 Dec. 13.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Jay Chapman Letters to Theodore Baird and Other Papers (MS Am 2286). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

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:

Scope and Content

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.

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