John Jay Chapman letters to Theodore Baird and other papers
Letters from American essayist and poet, John Jay Chapman giving advice on reading and other matters.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
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.
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:
- I. Letters
- II. Other papers
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.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
- Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman letters to Theodore Baird and other papers: Guide.
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