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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2566

John Jay Chapman scrapbooks


Scrapbooks kept by American author, poet, and essayist, John Jay Chapman.


  • 1907-1933

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 box)

Two scrapbooks compiled by John Jay Chapman concerning his writings, conflicts, interests, and plays and musical compositions. Include clippings, tickets, programs, broadsides, invitations, photographs, autograph manuscript notes by JJC, a few drafts of letters, and reviews.

Biographical / Historical

John Jay Chapman was an American essayist, literary critic, poet, and reformer. He received an AB from Harvard College in 1885 and studied for two years at Harvard Law School.


Arranged chronologically.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

52M-316. Donor unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. John Jay Chapman scrapbooks, 1907-1933: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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