Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

William Wilberforce Chapin papers, 1860 -- 1865

William Wilberforce Chapin papers, 1860 -- 1865

This series is open for research.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains a bound diary of day-to-day accounts of Chapin's expedition to Labrador and Greenland; correspondence of the courtship between Chapin and Isabel "Katie-Belle" Hayes, numbered in chronological order and dating from August 12, 1862 to September 22, 1863 (four days before their wedding); a "Voyage to India" journal kept by the Chapins; field notes, containing handwritten drafts and abstracts of longer works by Chapin and correspondence from missionary colleagues; and correspondence sent and received by both missionaries during their time in the field. Material transcribed and annotated by Mabel Hay Barrows Mussey (daughter of Isabel and Samuel Barrows) is indicated by the initials "MM."

This series is arranged chronologically.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Labrador journal, 1860

Box 1 Folder 2-8 Courtship correspondence with Isabel Hayes, 1862 -- 1863

Box 1 Folder 9 Voyage to India journal, 1864

Voyage to India journal kept by William Wilberforce Chapin and Isabel Chapin, and transcribed with notes by Mabel Mussey (daughter of Isabel and Samuel Barrows).

Box 1 Folder 10 Field notes, 1864 -- 1865

Box 1 Folder 11 Missionary correspondence, 1864 -- 1865

Transcribed with notes by Mabel Mussey (daughter of Isabel and Samuel Barrows).