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Chapman, Robert William, 1881-1960 (scholar and editor)

 Person

Biography

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.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Series

Correspondence with individuals, 1910-1974

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1910-1974
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Robert William Chapman: Correspondence to A.F. Scholfield and Charles Sayle, 1923-1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/231-234
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1923-1925
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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