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MS Am 1854.5

Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman letters to Conrad Chapman: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1854.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.
Title: John Jay Chapman letters to Conrad Chapman,
Date(s): 1915-1933.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from the American essayist, poet, and reformer John Jay Chapman to family member Conrad Chapman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*85M-33. Gift of Conrad Chapman, c/o Mr. Geoffrey W. Chapman, 294 Front Street, Marion, Massachusetts 02738; received: 1986 June.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Jay Chapman Letters to conrad Chapman (MS Am 1854.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Chapman was an American essayist, poet, and reformer.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Primarily letters from John Jay Chapman to his son Conrad Chapman concerning friends and relatives, Chapman's world travels, his Harvard reunions, both father's and son's writings and readings, and Chapman's criticism of others' writings. Many letters focus on John Jay Chapman's writings against New York Governor Al Smith's nomination as the first Roman Catholic candidate for United States President, along with a small amount of other correspondence.

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