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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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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2286
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.
Title: John Jay Chapman letters to Theodore Baird and other papers,
Date(s): 1901-1958.
Quantity: 1 collection (.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*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.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Biographical / Historical

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 Contents

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.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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