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Howard Chapin Papers

Identifier: Mss. 65 C365

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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1882-1938, of Howard M. Chapin relating to his collection of books on dogs. Includes letters and booksellers' lists of books on dogs as well as correspondence, 1882-1883, of G. W. Ballantine concerning pointer dogs imported to the United States from England.

Acc. 1940.341 and 1940.342 Addition: Copy of obituary Howard M. Chapin, Providence Journal, September 19, 1940. Three page typewritten article on animal cemeteries, by Howard M. Chapin, and 23 pages of notes and clippings upon the same subject.


  • Creation: 1882-1940

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

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Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is currently being arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Acquisition Information:

1939, 1940 and 1950's  accessions are a gift of Howard Chapin or his estate.

Related Materials:

Chapin-Horowitz Cynogetica Collection (Mss. 1.10); and Chapin-Horowitz Cynogetica Collection of Books on Dogs (available by searching the library catalog), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Processing Information:

Updated by Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant, in 2010. Revised and accessions unrelated to Howard Chapin removed in August-September 2010 by Grace Hindeman, SCRC staff.

Guide to the Howard Chapin Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository