Fonds Chapman family CB DOC - Chapman family

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Chapman family

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CA MNBM Chapman family CB DOC

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3.5 cm of textual records

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I. Bowden Chapman (b. ca. 1827), the son of Philip Chapman and Elizabeth Jones, maried Maria Clarke, daughter of Rev. Alexander Clarke, D.D. They lived near Shediac, New Brunswick and had six children: J. Carritte (b. 1854), became a Presbyterian minister; William Young, also a minister; Howard , (b. 1869), a physician; Alexander Clarke (1862-1926), stayed on the homestead engaged in farming and operating a milling business, married Mary Isabel Trenholm; daughter Bess (b. 1865), married W.M. Spence, merchant in Port Elgin, N.B.; Frances (Fanny) (b. 1857) married Dr. Trueman of Searletown, P.E.I.

Bowden Chapman owned a sawmill and later manufactured shingles in addition to long lumber. He was appointed postmaster of Chapman in 1873.

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Fonds consists family and business correspondence, a deed, appointments to postmaster's position, business accounts, and essays. The business correspondence deals with shippings lumber aboard the Peake Bros. schooner, 1891-1892. Included are essays written by Howard Chapman on historical topics such as Halifax history, the Cape Tormentine breakwater and lumbering.

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Purchase 1962, 1964


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