William W. Chapin Family Papers

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William W. Chapin Family Papers
Creator: Chapin (Family : Chapin, William Wisner, 1851-1928)
Call Number: A.C46
Dates: 1896-1916
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Collection Overview
Title: William W. Chapin Family Papers
Creator: Chapin (Family : Chapin, William Wisner, 1851-1928)
Call Number: A.C46
Dates: 1896-1916
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The Chapin family lived at 110 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester.

Scope and Content
The Chapin Family Papers consist of 117 letters and 4 items of memorabilia. It is primarily correspondence to Harrison Lyon Chapin (1878-1955) and/or his younger brother Louis Chapin from their immediate family, including their father William Wisner Chapin (1851-1928), mother Elizabeth Gale (Lyon) Chapin (1852-1937, brother, sisters and grandmother.

The letters are non-business in nature, mentioning family doings, events, happenings, and trips. Many of the letters were written in 1907 when Harrison and Louis were managing a lead and zinc mine in Joplin, Missouri for their uncle, Edmund Lyon ("Op" or "Oppie" to his family). Mrs. Chapin was the sister of Edmund Lyon (1855-1920) and he and his family are mentioned in some of the letters. The Bessie R. Chapin Photograph album includes pictures taken between 1896- 1899. (Vibrant Silence (1965) is the biography of Edmund Lyon and his wife Carolyn Talcott Lyon, written by their daughter Carolyn Lyon Remington. The book mentions and pictures the Chapin family.)

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Chapin, William Wisner, 1851-1928
Chapin, Elizabeth Gale, 1852-1937
Lyon, Edmund, 1855-1920
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. William C. Chapin, October 15, 1957.Access
The William W. Chapin Family Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], William W. Chapin Family Papers, A.C46, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Related collection: Edmund Lyon Family Papers (A.L98) .


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