Chapman, Robert William, 1881-1960 (scholar and editor)
Robert William Chapman (1881-1960), English scholar and editor, was born at Eskbank, near Dalkeith, Perthshire, on 5 October 1881. Chapman attended the high school at Dundee, then went with a bursary to St Andrews, where he obtained first class honours in classics. With the Guthrie and Adam de Brome scholarships he proceeded to Oriel College, Oxford, where he won the Gaisford prize for Greek prose (1903) and was awarded a first class in classical moderations (1904) and in literae humaniores (1906). In 1906 Chapman was appointed assistant secretary to the secretary to the delegates of the Clarendon Press, Charles Cannan. After he returned to Oxford after the First World War he succeeded to the secretaryship in January 1920, after Cannan's death. Chapman died at Cowley Road Hospital, Oxford, on 20 April 1960.
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This subseries consists mainly of files formerly in Meynell's boxes labelled 'People' and 'Nonesuch people'. Some other related papers are with the letters. The name of the item is the name of the correspondent. A few organizations are in this sequence along with individuals. Meynell's correspondence with his parents is in series A.
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.