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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1854.8

John Jay Chapman additional papers


Correspondence and compositions of American writer and reformer John Jay Chapman.


  • Creation: 1888-1959

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)

Includes clippings, correspondence, holograph manuscripts by Chapman and others, materials relating to Chapman's 1912 Coatesville speech, notebooks, photographs, printed materials by and about Chapman, and a scrapbook. Correspondents include: Nicholas Murray Butler, Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler Chapman, Oswald Garrison Villard, Sarah Wyman Whitman, and others.

Biographical / Historical

Chapman was an American essayist, poet, and reformer.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

87M-33. Gift of John Winthrop Aldrich; received: 1987.

Separated Materials

One box of books and three printed items transferred to Rare Books within Houghton Library.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt.

Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1888-1959: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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