Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers

Date
1556-1998
By
Rosenberg familyEichelbaum family; Chapman family
Ref
MS-Group-0754
Description
Comprises letters, diaries, notes, drafts, cuttings and other papers of the Chapman family, particularly of Henry Samuel Chapman; his aunts; his children, especially Frederick Revans Chapman; his father and grandfather (both named Henry Chapman); his grandaughter, Clara Vera and the the Eichelbaum family into which she married. Source of title - Supplied Relationship complexity - See also other Chapman material (Henry Samuel Chapman, Chapman family) separately described. Arrangement: Divided into series: Papers relating to the Chapman family in general, with seperate series for major writers such as Henry Chapman 1744-1798 and Christiana Fanny 1775-1871; Henry Samuel Chapman; Frederick Revans Chapman; and the Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families. Because of the complexity of the records, there is some anomaly: letters to and from Henry Chapman 1770-1863, known to be a prolific writer, only survive in the papers of Fanny and Henry Samuel Chapman; the division into subseries of the Henry Samuel and Frederick Revans Chapman series follow differing principles; and transcripts of Henry Samuel Chapman's writings and on Chapman family history, organised by Frederick Revans Chapman and by Siegfried and Clara Eichelbaum have been placed in a seperate series. Henry Samuel Chapman, 1803-1881, son of Henry Chapman, 1770-1863 and grand-son of Henry Chapman 1744-1798, arrived in New Zealand in 1840 and in the same year married Catherine Brewer, 1810-1865. Their son, Frederick Revans Chapman, 1849-1936, married Clara Jane Cook in 1879. Their daughter, Clara Vera, 1885-1953, married Siegfried Eichelbaum, 1884-1952, in 1915. Ann Eichelbaum was born in 1921 and married Wolfgang Rosenberg in 1945. Quantity: 442 folder(s). 28 volume(s). 1 Electronic document(s). 8 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Mss, printed matter Provenance: The Chapman family papers were passed to the Eichelbaum family through marriage. The papers, together with those of the Eichelbaum family, were then passed to Ann Rosenberg, the great-granddaughter of Henry Samuel Chapman. Typescripts and originals of some of Henry Samuel Chapman's correspondence were donated to the Library by Vera Eichelbaum in 1941, and the John Stuart Mill correspondence in 1998. The major and final accession was donated in 2006. Sir Frederick Revans Chapman and his daughter and son-in-law, Clara and Siegfried Eichelbaum, aware of the historical importance to New Zealand and Australia of the earlier family papers, had most of Henry Samuel Chapman's letters typed for the use of researchers. Later, copies relating to Chapman's activities in Canada were made from papers held at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. These original papers are now held by Archives Canada. Transfers: Pamphlets and other publications transferred to the Printed Section, while a photograph album and some loose photos are with the Photographic Archive (PA-Group-0067), and a collection of locks of hair of the Chapman family are with the Curios Section. The main collection is with Manuscripts and Archives. Subsequently two cassette tapes relating to Dr Sylvia Chapman have been transferred to the Oral History Centre - To Book Collections - Pamphlets and other publications - To Photographic Archive - Photograph albums - To Other - To the Curios Section, a collection of Chapman family hair samples - To Oral History Collection - Two cassette tapes.
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442 folder(s), 28 volume(s), 1 Electronic document(s), 8 Linear Metres, Diaries, Drafts (Documents), Electronic documents, Electronic records (Digital records), Family papers, Manuscripts, Notes (Documents), Personal correspondence, Research notes, Mss, printed matter
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Letters to his wife
Date: 1778-1785 From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8670-006 Description: Letters from Henry Chapman to his second wife, Christina, writing from both London, and then from Philadelphia, mainly concerning his commercial ventures and...
Letters from Henry Brewer Chapman
Date: 1856-1859 From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8670-072 Description: Letters to Henry Samuel and Catherine Chapman from the eldest son, Henry Brewer Chapman, covering his years at St Peter's College, Westminster, in London. Ma...
Letters from Henry Chapman
Date: 1847-1848 From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8670-016 Description: Letters from Henry Chapman 1770-1863, in London, to his sister, Christiana Fanny, in Bath. In addition to family and social matters, Henry Chapman passes on ...
Diary
Date: Jul 1839-Mar 1840 From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8670-025 Description: Diary, in the form of unbound notebooks, kept by Fanny Chapman, while living near Bath. Describes everyday life, the circle of friends, and social routine of...
Diary of Christina Chapman
Date: [ca 1796] From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8670-027 Description: Diary, in the form of two unbound notebooks, kept by Christina Chapman, the wife of Henry Chapman 1744-1798. One volume is dated 1796, but the other has no d...
Diary
Date: Jun 1808-Mar 1810 From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8670-020 Description: Diary, in the form of two disbound notebooks and a number of loose pages, dating from 1808, kept by Fanny Chapman, while living near Bath, apparently with he...
Loose newspaper cuttings
Date: 1842-1867 From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: fMS-Papers-8670-06 Description: Loose newspaper cuttings, collected by H S Chapman from Tasmanian, Melbourne and Sydney newspapers, re both his political and legal activity in Tasmania and ...
Diary
Date: Jun 1811-Nov 1812 From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8670-022 Description: Diary, in the form of unbound notebooks, kept by Fanny Chapman, while living near Bath with the Powell family. Describes everyday life, the circle of friends...
Letters from the Barraud family
Date: 1863-1864 From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8670-080 Description: Letters from Charles and J Barraud, writing from Wellington and London respectively. Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Ephemerides
Date: 1854-1856 From: Chapman, Eichelbaum and Rosenberg families : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8670-157 Description: Newspaper cutting of the farewell dinner held for Henry Samuel Chapman in Hobart on his leaving for Melbourne (1854); Newspaper cuttings re elections for So...