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ED 372

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ED 372


Letters from James Chapman



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A King's Scholar, Chapman was elected to King's in 1818, became a fellow in 1822, and from 1822 - 1835 was an assistant master at Eton. From 1834 - 1845 he was Rector of Dunton-Waylett, Essex, and in 1845 was elected Bishop of Colombo. In 1861 he returned to England and from 1863 was Rector of Wootton Courtney, Somerset. He became a Prebendary of Wells in 1868, having previously assisted the Bishop of Wells, and in 1862 was elected a Fellow of Eton.


1815 - 1820

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Letters mainly to William Mayd, 1797 - 1879, Chapman's slightly older contemporary in College, who went to Exeter College, Oxford and later became Rector of Withersfield, Suffolk. Also included are a letter to another Eton contemporary, Edward Coleridge, and to `Colonel Coleridge' and four letters to Mayd from another contemporary, often mentioned by Chapman, Robert Battiscombe, and Robert Holberton The letters from Eton contain many details about individuals in College, and Chapman's work and sport


Formerly ms.392

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ED 250, ED 360 and correspondence of provosts and bursars.

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