Fonds MS-2-709 - Allan James Chapman fonds

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Allan James Chapman fonds

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  • [after 1853] - 1997 (Creation)

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3.5 cm of textual records

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(1932 - 2005)

Biographical history

Allan James Chapman was born 4 June 1932 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. His parents were Annie Marguerite (Daisy) Chapman and Sidney Chapman. He served as a RCMP office from 1951-1980 and was married to Joan Chapman, with whom he had three children, Jean Ann, Andrew and Glen. He died in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 September 2005.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Allan James Chapman in three accessions on 21 July 1997, 27 August 1997, and 11 September 1997.

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Fonds consists of Allan James Chapman's family history, including an account of the Halifax Explosion written by his mother Annie Marguerite (Daisy) Chapman, and his grandfather Herbert Eugene Greenough's poems and essays about working on the Nova Scotia railways.

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Some of the documents are in poor conservation conditions. Careful handling is required.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Allan James Chapman and family fonds, MS-2-709, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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