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The Papers of Guy Chapman

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHPN

Scope and Contents

Second World War campaign maps; "Les grandes unites francaises", 1939-40 (published, 1967, 1 volume); and manuscript copy of "A passionate prodigality", 1930 (2 volumes)


  • Creation: 1930 - 1967


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holder and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Guy Chapman was born in September 1889 and was educated at Westminster School, Christ Church, Oxford, and the London School of Economics. He married Margaret Storm Jameson in 1926.

Chapman served in the Royal Fusiliers, 1914-20, particularly in France and Belgium, 1915-18 (despatches twice, OBE, MC), and also served in World War Two. He was engaged in book publishing, 1920-40, and was Professor of Modern History, University of Leeds, 1945-53, and later visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 1948-9.

He published, "A Passionate Prodigality", 1933; "Beckford, a biography", 1938; "A Bibligraphy of the Works of William Beckford", 1931; "Culture and Survival", 1940; "The Dreyfus Case: A Reassessment", 1955 (rewritten as "The Dreyfus Trials", 1972); "The Third Republic of France: the First Phase", 1963; and "Why France Collapsed", 1968.

He died in June 1972.


1 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

The collection has been catalogued and copies of the catalogue are available at Churchill Archives Centre, at The Historical Manuscripts Commission and on the Janus website:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was presented to Churchill Archives Centre by Mrs Storm Jameson Chapman (widow) between 1972 and 1975.


This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in March 2004.


Chapman, Guy Patterson, 1889-1972, historian

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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