John Jay Chapman correspondence and compositions
Correspondence of American poet and reformer John Jay Chapman with literary and political associates as well as compositions relating to Chapman's book Lucian, Plato and Greek mortals.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Contains letters from various friends to Chapman, mostly praising his books and translations, in particular his Dante translation. Letters also discuss book reviews by Chapman, a London Times article about his work, poets, religion, and finances. Collection also contains a letter Chapman wrote to the editor of the New York Times, and a sermon about Chapman. Also includes compositions by Chapman, including translations of Sophocles' Antigone, and Lucian's the Free Lance and Death, Lucian Attacks Pederasty, and Lucian and Plato. Collection also includes poems, clippings, translations, lectures, and notes.
Biographical / Historical
Chapman was an American essayist, poet, and reformer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*48M-191. Gift of Mr. W. Stephen Thomas, Rochester Museum of Arts & Sciences, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York; received: 1948 December 16.
In memory of William Sturgis Thomas, M.D.
- Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman correspondence and compositions, 1841-1940: Guide.
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