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Frederic A. Chapman letters to Caroline Chapman

Frederic A. Chapman letters to Caroline Chapman

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frederic A. Chapman letters to Caroline Chapman
Creator: Chapman, Frederick Augustus, 1818-1891
Inclusive Dates: 1862
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3222
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Frederic A. Chapman (1818-1891) was a portrait, historical, and landscape painter. He avoided the United States Military draft during the Civil War by going to Montreal, Canada.

Scope and Content

This collection contains letters, dated September 5-November 12, 1862, written by Chapman in Canada to his wife Caroline at home in Brookyn, New York. In the letters, Chapman tells her of his lodgings, his attempts to support himself by selling maps and books, his thoughts on the war, and his advice on how to manage the household and finances. He also describes getting his passport and the steamboat trip to Canada. By reading newspapers, he is able to keep up with the draft news. The last two letters are written from Vermont as Chapman prepares to come home.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frederic A. Chapman letters to Caroline Chapman, ms3222, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Processing Information

Each letter has been transcribed and the transcriptions are available in the collection.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Chapman, Frederick Augustus, 1818-1891 -- Correspondence
Draft resisters -- Canada -- Montreal -- Correspondence.
Draft resisters -- United States -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1862