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John Jay Chapman papers

Correspondence between American essayist John Jay Chapman and his family and friends, as well as compositions by him.

Dates

  • 1841-1940

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Extent

25.5 linear feet (51 boxes)

Chiefly correspondence with family members, friends, and literary and political associates. Includes letters by Chapman to his mother Eleanor Jay Chapman, to his first wife Minna Timmins Chapman, to his second wife Elizabeth Chanler Chapman, and to his children. Also contains autograph manuscript and typescript articles, essays, plays, poems, and reviews by Chapman as well his notebooks, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Chapman was an American essayist, poet, and reformer.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to John Jay Chapman
  2. II. Letters from John Jay Chapman
  3. III. Other letters
  4. IV. Compositions by John Jay Chapman
  5. V. Compositions by others
  6. VII. Other papers
  7. Title index to compositions by John Jay Chapman
  8. Title index to translations by John Jay Chapman

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

46M-398. Gift of Chanler Armstrong Chapman, 136 East 67th Street, New York 21, New York; received: 1938 March.

Title index to compositions by John Jay Chapman

  1. A book of reveries. Item no. 6487.
  2. Above our glacial crust of cowardice... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6720.
  3. Absence. Item no. 6562.
  4. Across the blaze of the sun struck snow... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6706.
  5. Address at St. Pauls' school. Item no. 6706.
  6. Alfred Treadway White. Item no. 6712.
  7. All that's left. Item no. 6684.
  8. Alma mater. Item no. 6515.
  9. Ambition. Item no. 6573.
  10. America the back slider. Item no. 6450.
  11. America's gift to France. Item no. 6714.
  12. The American intellect. Item no. 6486.
  13. America's neutrality. Item no. 6633.
  14. American opinion by an American. Item no. 6410.
  15. The annual dinner of Harvard business review. Item no. 6604.
  16. Any husband to any wife. Item no. 6615.
  17. Art in our Universities. Item no. 6645.
  18. As half awake at dawn I lie... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6687.
  19. At the club. Item no. 6701.
  20. At the theatre. Item no. 6432-6433.
  21. Autobiography. Item no. 6473.
  22. The balance of power in the drawing room. Item no. 6651.
  23. Below the cataract. Item no. 6647.
  24. The better use of the spoken word. Item no. 6596.
  25. Bismarck. Item no. 6462.
  26. The book of Job. Item no. 6637.
  27. Book reviews for Forum. Item no. 6523.
  28. Boy reading. Item no. 6568.
  29. Break the deadlock. Item no. 6493.
  30. The British propaganda in America. Item no. 6652.
  31. Cage life. Item no. 6619.
  32. Can the German be civilized. Item no. 6644.
  33. Capecod and Constantinople. Item no. 6554.
  34. Capecod, Rome, and Jerusalem. Item no. 6428.
  35. Carl Schurz. Item no. 6461.
  36. The century club. Item no. 6592.
  37. Chamber music. Item no. 6503.
  38. Children's book. Item no. 6591.
  39. Christmas eve. Item no. 6465.
  40. Christian science. Item no. 6613.
  41. Clouds. Item no. 6551.
  42. Coal and the business man. Item no. 6676.
  43. The coercion of nations. Item no. 6642.
  44. The college rooter. Item no. 6465.
  45. Colonal house. Item no. 6417.
  46. The coming poets. Item no. 6656.
  47. Contentment. Item no. 6546.
  48. Contracts. Item no. 6663.
  49. Courage. Item no. 6491.
  50. [Court cases]. Item no. 6501.
  51. Daybreak. Item no. 6548.
  52. Dean Inge's book. Item no. 6681.
  53. Death. Item no. 6689.
  54. The death of Roland. Item no. 6578.
  55. The disappearance of the educated man. Item no. 6517.
  56. The dismal science and a dismal scene. Item no. 6605.
  57. Early spring. Item no. 6540.
  58. Earth hath her hurts... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6421.
  59. Ecstacy. Item no. 6565.
  60. The educated catholic. Item no. 6519.
  61. Educator crackers. Item no. 6596.
  62. The education of Henry Adams. Item no. 6506.
  63. Egbert Chapman. Item no. 6702.
  64. An episode of thirtyfifth street. Item no. 6479.
  65. [Essays]. Item nos. 6409, 6455, 6460, 6471, 6472, 6485, 6507, 6535, 6581, 6625, 6660, 6671.
  66. [Essay on Ezekiel Kelly]. Item no. 6475.
  67. [Essay on [ ] Gibbs]. Item no. 6699.
  68. [Essay on Plato]. Item no. 6527.
  69. [Essays on Theodore Roosevelt]. Item nos. 6469 and 6470.
  70. [Essay on Woodrow Wilson]. Item no. 6634.
  71. Experience on taking ether. Item no. 6704.
  72. Extracts from my secret journal. Item no. 6539.
  73. February thaw. Item no. 6569.
  74. The fifth canto of the purgatorio. Item no. 6614.
  75. The finale of Hamlet. Item no. 6679.
  76. First aid. Item no. 6608.
  77. The foiled magician. Item no. 6579.
  78. General man. Item no. 6524.
  79. George Inness. Item no. 6697.
  80. Get out that garden hand... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6418.
  81. Goethe. Item no. 6439.
  82. Goodbye to Oxfordshire. Item no. 6448.
  83. [Greatmen]. Item no. 6574.
  84. Harvard's new experiment. Item no. 6597.
  85. Harvard's plight. Item no. 6655.
  86. The Harvard roll of honor. Item no. 6624.
  87. Health, disease and F. F. Alexander. Item no. 6583.
  88. The heavens. Item no. 6416.
  89. Hello Mac. Item no. 6609.
  90. [Henry Adair]. Item no. 6627.
  91. Hidden sources. Item no. 6683.
  92. Highbrows, guttersnipes, and tax-payers. Item no. 6670.
  93. Highlife. Item no. 6607.
  94. Horrible misconduct of a French waiter. Item no. 6413.
  95. I lay at midnight in a waking sleep.... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6685.
  96. I sing the Jews... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6526.
  97. [If I should die tonight]... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6708.
  98. If words were feather dusters... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6703.
  99. Imaginary Obituaries. Item no. 6694 and 6695.
  100. In defense of women. Item no. 6480.
  101. An Indian summer morning. Item no. 6690.
  102. Infancy and English. Item no. 6530.
  103. Interlude. Item no. 6571.
  104. In the looking glass. Item no. 6557.
  105. Interview with a publisher. Item no. 6513.
  106. John Jay Chapman's remarks. Item no. 6468.
  107. Johnstown. Item no. 6686.
  108. June. Item no. 6543.
  109. La dictee de M. Merimé. Item no. 6411.
  110. Last words. Item no. 6537.
  111. Latin and Greek. Item no. 6510.
  112. The league [of nations]. Item no. 6646.
  113. The league of nations redivivus. Item no. 6514.
  114. The league muddle. Item no. 6650.
  115. L'Envoy - with a copy of verses. Item no. 6407.
  116. Lessons of prohibition. Item no. 6511.
  117. Life is full of haste and waste. Item no. 6414.
  118. Lincoln and Hamlet. Item no. 6649.
  119. Lines on Byron's centenary, 1924. Item no. 6675.
  120. Lines written in William James' principles of pyscology. Item no. 6497.
  121. The loeb classics. Item no. 6678.
  122. Love's reasoning. Item no. 6547.
  123. Lucian the writer. Item no. 6587.
  124. Lucian the writer: A plea for the amateur. Item no. 6640.
  125. Macaulay on Bentham. Item no. 6655.
  126. The magazines and new talent. Item no. 6437.
  127. Major George Haven Putnam. Item no. 6669.
  128. Marsyas. Item no. 6577.
  129. The masque of André. Item no. 6580.
  130. Mckim, Mead and White. Item no. 6654.
  131. M. Coue. Item no. 6451.
  132. Me coming age. Item no. 6564.
  133. [Memoranda]. Item no. 6622.
  134. Memorandum. Item no. 6512.
  135. Memorandum on compulsory disarmament. Item no. 6458.
  136. Memories of Paul Fuller. Item no. 6434.
  137. [The mermaid]. Item no. 6612.
  138. Mescolato dantisco. Item no. 6406.
  139. The Metaphysician. Item no. 6403.
  140. The miasma. Item no. 6630.
  141. Michael Angelo's sonnets. Item nos. 6440, 6441, 6442.
  142. The mundania conference. Item no. 6449.
  143. Musam meditamur. Item no. 6498.
  144. Mutability. Item no. 6567.
  145. My heavy sleep a sullen thunder broke... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6474.
  146. My secret journal. Item no. 6538.
  147. My secret journal, part IV. Item no. 6629.
  148. [My secret journal], part VI. Item no. 6630.
  149. [My secret journal], part VII. Item no. 6680.
  150. The nearest thing. Item no. 6566.
  151. The new dawn in education. Item no. 6489.
  152. [Newspaper articles translated in Italian]. Item no. 6662.
  153. Night piece. Item no. 6550.
  154. The noisy wren. Item no. 6544.
  155. [Notes from l'Avenir aux etats-unis]. Item no. 6505.
  156. Notebooks. Item no. 6723.
  157. [Notes on a will]. Item no. 6664.
  158. Note on Thomas Carlyle. Item no. 6658.
  159. No pilots we. Item no. 6545.
  160. Obituary of Mrs. Gardner. Item no. 6492.
  161. Ode. Item no. 6431.
  162. O God when the head is clearest... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6404.
  163. Old houses at Oxford. Item no. 6552.
  164. On doing good. Item no. 6632.
  165. The only real one. Item no. 6616.
  166. On youth. Item no. 6419 and 6422.
  167. Our Architects. Item no. 6575.
  168. Our conoscienti. Item no. 6500.
  169. Our great private schools. Item no. 6516.
  170. Our Santayana. Item no. 6693.
  171. Our slovenly thinking. Item no. 6659.
  172. Our Universities. Item no. 6602.
  173. The outsider. Item no. 6618.
  174. The pantomine of Herod and Holofernes. Item no. 6620.
  175. Patriotism. Item no. 6521.
  176. Patriotism and our foreign population. Item no. 6635.
  177. Phi Beta Kappa. Item no. 6443 and 6509.
  178. The Philippines. Item no. 6518.
  179. Phoenix party. Item no. 6427.
  180. Photograph of a novelist. Item no. 6447.
  181. Plato. Item no. 6522.
  182. Plays. Item nos. 6477, 6482, 6533, 6534, 6610, 6700.
  183. Pleading and practise. Item no. 6446.
  184. Poems. Item nos. 6423, 6429, 6496, 6710.
  185. Poem to Josephine S. Lowell. Item no. 6420.
  186. Poe's cottage! humble, meagre, tiny, neat... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6466.
  187. The Poe's cottage poetry prize. Item no. 6603.
  188. The poet in the hospital. Item no. 6405.
  189. Portrait of Mr. Charles Knox. Item no. 6457.
  190. Portrait of Josiah Royce the philosopher. Item no. 6657.
  191. The practical aspect. Item no. 6478.
  192. The practical question. Item no. 6459.
  193. Prayer. Item no. 6463.
  194. The preface ofThomas Hooker's survey of the summe of church discipline. Item no. 6721.
  195. The prize donkey. Item no. 6531.
  196. Prospects of conflict. Item no. 6488.
  197. Protest. Item no. 6502.
  198. Provincetown. Item no. 6415.
  199. Psalms of captivity. Item no. 6576.
  200. Que scai' je? Item no. 6621.
  201. Regeneration. Item no. 6555.
  202. The rehearsal club. Item no. 6590.
  203. Religion always in politics. Item no. 6508.
  204. Remarks at the Biltmore lunch. Item no. 6672.
  205. Remarks at the dinner given by Good Government club A. Item no. 6444.
  206. Remarks of John Jay Chapman. Item no. 6436 and 6456.
  207. Resurgam. Item no. 6476.
  208. Retrospection. Item no. 6682.
  209. Review of [Catallus and Horace and their environment]. Item no. 6600.
  210. Review of [Catholicism and the American mind]. Item no. 6601.
  211. Review of [Evolution and religion in education]. Item no. 6586.
  212. Review of [La Vie de disraeli par André Maurios]. Item no. 6585.
  213. Review of [Lucian the satirist and artist]. Item no. 6638 and 6639.
  214. Review of [The man and his beliefs]. Item no. 6582.
  215. Review of Litz and Wagners correspondence. Item no. 6484.
  216. Review of [Race or nation]. Item no. 6584.
  217. [Robert Burns]. Item no. 6549.
  218. Robert Shaw Minturn, '84. Item no. 6696.
  219. Roosevelt in Mugwumps. Item no. 6494.
  220. Science and fear. Item no. 6490.
  221. The sceptic. Item no. 6617.
  222. Shakespeare and Dante. Item no. 6653.
  223. Shakespeares prose. Item no. 6631.
  224. Shakespeare the man. Item no. 6628.
  225. She was an extremely unpleasant old soul... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6536.
  226. Sickness. Item no. 6594.
  227. Signor Fallai. Item no. 6481.
  228. Sing children sing... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6435.
  229. Sketch of a head of H. J. Item no. 6705.
  230. Snake charmer. Item no. 6556.
  231. Social results of commercialism. part I. Item no. 6424.
  232. Social results of commercialism. part II. Item no. 6425.
  233. Song. Item no. 6426 and 6532.
  234. Sonnet to Elizabeth. Item no. 6529.
  235. [Speech on St. Paul's school]. Item no. 6570.
  236. The stage. Item no. 6520.
  237. St. Stephen's college. Item no. 6588.
  238. Strike at the source. Item no. 6413.
  239. The study of history. Item no. 6595.
  240. Success of direct methods. Item no. 6636.
  241. Sunday opening question. Item no. 6626.
  242. Surprise party at Rokeby. Item no. 6606.
  243. The sword. Item no. 6453.
  244. Take out your compass. Item no. 6430.
  245. Tariff on art. Item no. 6467.
  246. Teaching of English. Item no. 6661.
  247. Theodore Roosevelt and the Independent Nomination. Item no. 6495.
  248. There is a certain type of woman I see... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6504.
  249. There was Maria Chapman too... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6698.
  250. These women. Item no. 6691.
  251. Thomas Mott Osborne. Item no. 6666.
  252. Thomas Rodman Plummer. Item no. 6641.
  253. Those earnest Victorians. Item no. 6598.
  254. Thoughts on Beveridge's Lincoln and liquor law. Item no. 6525.
  255. Three May poems. Item no. 6541.
  256. Three sonnets to Helen. Item no. 6464.
  257. To a Roman catholic friend. Item no. 6572.
  258. To a young squirrell. Item no. 6559.
  259. To the reader. Item no. 6673.
  260. To the rescue. Item no. 6715.
  261. Treesfall - the sounds are shifted in the night...[first line of poem]. Item no. 6707.
  262. Tyrannies. Item no. 6593.
  263. The Union club incident. Item no. 6677.
  264. The unwilling genius. Item no. 6713.
  265. Vague reflections. Item no. 6692.
  266. Vers Libre. Item no. 6560.
  267. Voices of impatient ire. Item no. 6688.
  268. Waiting. Item no. 6408.
  269. Washington and Lafayette. Item no. 6528.
  270. Welcome life. Item no. 6667.
  271. Well-bred piglets. Item no. 6542.
  272. What we lack. Item no. 6558.
  273. When we had reached the top of the flight... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6709.
  274. When sleep has piled has mountain... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6563.
  275. Why call them Universities. Item no. 6643.
  276. Why not. Item no. 6648.
  277. Why not speak out. Item no. 6438.
  278. Why we are morons. Item no. 6454.
  279. William Lloyd Garrison. Item no. 6589.
  280. The winner. Item no. 6668.
  281. Work away and set the stone... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6499.
  282. The world's a rough and noisy school. Item no. 6553.
  283. Yet must I not give nature... [first line of poem]. Item no. 6623.
  284. Ye weepers cease!.. [first line of poem]. Item no. 6402.
  285. Y. M. C. A. memoranda. Item no. 6483.
  286. Young Jamie Crow. Item no. 6611.
  287. [Miscellaneous compositions]. Item no. 6722.
Title index to translations by John Jay Chapman
  1. Bovio, Giovanni: Christ at the feast of Parim. Item no. 6716.
  2. Euripedes: The media. Item no. 6719.
  3. Hugo, Victor: Oceano nox. Item no. 6717.
  4. Sophocles: The antigone. Item no. 6718.
Title
Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00932

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