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Chapman family correspondence


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Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Susanna Morikawa
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Seth Chapman, letters from his brothers, (1828-1840).
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ALsS from T. Ellwood, 1830, 3mo 14, tells of family's financial problems. Mother operates a boarding house, Katura runs a small school from home where her younger siblings are studying. ALS from Edward contains the same information, noting that he and Ellwood will help financially support their mother and Katura when they are of age, Katura is ill with severe cough. Two of the 8 ALsS have typed transcripts.

Ann Chapman and daughter Ann Elizabeth Chapman to Seth Chapman and brothers, (1830s-1840s).
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Family news. Ann Eliza's undated ALS reports that Edward and Ellwood are learning trades and living with their mother, Katura at school and then teaching, Baldwin with his uncle John Chapman. Attending Philadelphia Yearly Meetings.

Samuel Baldwin Chapman to his mother, 1849 8 mo 7.
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Travel arrangments

T. Ellwood to brothers, (1853-1854).
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2 AlsS. ALS 1854, 4mo 20, relates that their mother is failing; she died in 1854. An earlier letter explains that he and wife are taking care of her and asks brothers to contribute to her extensive bills. Typed transcript of 1854 letter.

Seth Chapman to son, (1852-1853).
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3 ALsS to his son who is at Henry Ridgway's school in NJ. Also typed transcripts.

Miscellaneous, (1850-1870).
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5 Miscellaneous 1857-1870 Business concerns of Seth Chapman, purchase of lots in Brooklyn. 1867 ALS from a friend.

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