John Jay Chapman letters to his family
Letters from American poet John Jay Chapman to his family.
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.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Seventy-four letters by John Jay Chapman to his family, including one (item 72) which tells of a visit with Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Biographical / Historical
Chapman was an American poet, essayist and playwright.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
57M-136. Gift of Edward Pickman, Esq. Dudley Farms, Bedford, Massachusetts; received: 1957 December.
Purchased from Gotham Book Mart Inc., 41 West 47th Street, New York 30, New York.
- Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman letters to his family, 1884-1885: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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