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Chapman Family Correspondence and Other Documents
MSS 0048  
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Description
Papers of the family of American painter John Gadsby Chapman (1808-1898) consisting mostly of the correspondence of John Chapman and his son, Conrad Wise Chapman. Of special interest are Conrad Chapman's letters to his family, written while he served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Also included is a letter written by American painter Thomas Sully (1783-1872), dated 1830.
Background
John Gadsby Chapman (1808-1898) was an American painter who gained great recognition in the mid-19th century. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, he was a pupil of George Cooke and C.B. King. A student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, he was elected a member of the National Academy in 1836.
Extent
1.20 linear feet (10 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.