MS Am 2566
Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman scrapbooks, 1907-1933: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Am 2566
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933.
Title: John Jay Chapman scrapbooks,
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Scrapbooks kept by American author, poet, and essayist, John Jay Chapman.
52M-316. Donor unknown.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
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John Jay Chapman Scrapbooks, 1907-1933 (MS Am 2566). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
John Jay Chapman was an American essayist, literary critic, poet, and reformer. He
received an AB from Harvard College in 1885 and studied for two years at Harvard Law
Two scrapbooks compiled by John Jay Chapman concerning his writings, conflicts, interests,
and plays and musical compositions. Include clippings, tickets, programs, broadsides,
invitations, photographs, autograph manuscript notes by JJC, a few drafts of letters,
- (1). Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. [Plays and music] : scrapbook, 1907-1916. 1 volume in 1 folder.
32 paginated sheets, many blank.
Includes materials relating to plays written by JJC.
Includes clippings, programs, broadsides, tickets, invitations, but also includes:
- Page 1: Photograph of cast in "King Ithuriel" given at Seven Hundred Acre Island, 1907 September. Included
in image: Victor Chapman, Elizabeth Emmet, Irene Gibson, Alida Chanler, Irene Gibson, Willy Chanler, Chanler Chapman, and Nancy Perkins.
- Page 2: Broadside for "The lost prince." 1907 November 2.
- Page 3: Photograph of Harold Harris as "The lost prince," 1907.
- Page 5: Miscellany for "The hermits."
- Page 6: Program for "The lost prince" 1908.
- Page 7: Manuscript program for "King Ithuriel" 1909 at Miss Chapin's School.
- Page 11: Photograph of cast from "A sausage from Bologna" at Newcomb College, 1910.
- Page 12: Announcement for "the treason and death of Benedict Arnold."
- Page 14: Photograph of cast from "The lost prince" 1911.
- Page 15: Program for "Christmas once more," cantata for children.
- Page 21: Photographs of the cast of "The treason and death of Benedict Arnold," at
Brookside Theatre in Mt. Kisco, New York. 1915 June.
- Page 23: Photographs of the cast of "The treason and death of Benedict Arnold," at
Brookside Theatre in Mt. Kisco, New York. 1916 July.
- Page 29: Program for "Cupid and psyche" at the Yale School of the Fine Arts, undated.
- (2). Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. [Miscellaneous topics] : scrapbook, 1920-1932. 1 volume in 1 folder.
Includes clippings, letters to the editor written by JJC, autograph manuscript notes by JJC, pamphlets, leaflets, reviews of JJC's plays, draft letter from JJC to Mr. Price and printed articles by JJC.
Topics especially include: Ku Klux Klan, JJC's controversy with Harvard over proposed
Fellow of University being a Roman Catholic, controversy with JJC over his charges
that Harvard is controlled by big business, and many other topics.
- (3). Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. [Materials removed from scrapbook], 1 folders
Loose materials removed from item (2).
Includes autograph manuscript notes by JJC, clippings by and about JJC, reviews of
JJC's works, printed poems by JJC, and other printed items collected by JJC.