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Chapman, John: letter (1858)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL21
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Chapman, John: letter (1858)
Date(s): 1858
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Chapman | John | 1821-1894 | publisher and physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Chapman was born in Ruddington, near Nottingham, in 1821. He became an apprentice watchmaker, and attended the local Pestalozzian Institute where he heard lectures advocating political reform. In 1842 he studied medicine in Paris and practised as a surgeon, before purchasing a London publishing business in 1844. In 1857 he qualified as a physician and practised medicine alongside his publishing and literary work. He was the owner and editor of the Westminster Review (1851-1860).


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Chapman of 1 Albion Street, Hyde Park, [London] to George Grote, 17 Nov 1858. Regarding the copyright of the Westminster Review. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library at the central building of the University of London (1921). A copy is available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Tregaskis in 1912, about 2 months after Ludlow's books were sold at Hodgson's.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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