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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1854.6

John Jay Chapman papers concerning Dante's "Divine comedy" in translation

Overview

Papers concerning the translation of Dante's "Divine Comedy" by the literary scholar John Jay Chapman.

Dates

  • 1889-1892

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.4 linear feet (1 volume)

Leaves of the Milan 1864 edition of La Divina Commedia annotated by Chapman and interleaved with MS translations and notes in the hand of Chapman and Minna Timmons Chapman. Also includes a folder of miscellaneous manuscripts and typescripts of memoranda and brief notes removed from Chapman's books.

Biographical / Historical

Chapman was a literary scholar and Harvard professor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*86M-57. Gift of John Winthrop Aldrich, Rokeby, Barrytown, New York 12507; received: 1986 Mar. 28.

Title
Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman papers concerning Dante's "Divine comedy" in translation: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00480

Repository Details

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