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MS Am 1517

Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman letters to his family, 1884-1885: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1517
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.
Title: John Jay Chapman letters to his family,
Date(s): 1884-1885.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American poet John Jay Chapman to his family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57M-136. Gift of Edward Pickman, Esq. Dudley Farms, Bedford, Massachusetts; received: 1957 December.
Purchased from Gotham Book Mart Inc., 41 West 47th Street, New York 30, New York.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Jay Chapman Letters to His Family, 1884-1885 (MS Am 1517). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Chapman was an American poet, essayist and playwright.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Seventy-four letters by John Jay Chapman to his family, including one (item 72) which tells of a visit with Alfred Lord Tennyson.

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