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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1854.5

John Jay Chapman letters to Conrad Chapman

Overview

Letters from the American essayist, poet, and reformer John Jay Chapman to family member Conrad Chapman.

Dates

  • 1915-1933

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.3 linear feet (1 box)
Primarily letters from John Jay Chapman to his son Conrad Chapman concerning friends and relatives, Chapman's world travels, his Harvard reunions, both father's and son's writings and readings, and Chapman's criticism of others' writings. Many letters focus on John Jay Chapman's writings against New York Governor Al Smith's nomination as the first Roman Catholic candidate for United States President, along with a small amount of other correspondence.

Biographical / Historical

Chapman was an American essayist, poet, and reformer.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*85M-33. Gift of Conrad Chapman, c/o Mr. Geoffrey W. Chapman, 294 Front Street, Marion, Massachusetts 02738; received: 1986 June.
Title
Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman letters to Conrad Chapman: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00421

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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