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MS Am 1854

Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940: 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
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.
Title: John Jay Chapman papers
Date(s): 1841-1940
Quantity: 25.5 linear feet (51 boxes)
Abstract: Correspondence between American essayist John Jay Chapman and his family and friends, as well as compositions by him.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

46M-398. Gift of Chanler Armstrong Chapman, 136 East 67th Street, New York 21, New York; received: 1938 March.

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Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Jay Chapman Papers, 1841-1940 (MS Am 1854). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Chapman was an American essayist, poet, and reformer.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence with family members, friends, and literary and political associates. Includes letters by Chapman to his mother Eleanor Jay Chapman, to his first wife Minna Timmins Chapman, to his second wife Elizabeth Chanler Chapman, and to his children. Also contains autograph manuscript and typescript articles, essays, plays, poems, and reviews by Chapman as well his notebooks, among other items.

Title index to compositions by John Jay Chapman

Title index to translations by John Jay Chapman

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