Fonds MG005 - Rev. Thomas Shaw Chapman Collection

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Rev. Thomas Shaw Chapman Collection

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  • 3 graphic items
  • 2 textual items

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Thomas Shaw Chapman was born in Richmond County on 10 January 1824 to Thomas Chapman and Jane Armstrong. He studied at Bishop's College, in Lennoxville, and was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1848. Following his ordination, Rev. Chapman ministered around Quebec as a travelling missionary for a year and spent part of this time at Grosse Isle during a cholera outbreak. In 1850, he was appointed parishes in Dusdwell and South Ham, Westbury, Stoke, Wotton, Weedon and part of Wolfestown. He married Jane Green Early, a widow and his cousin, on 2 June 1851. Together, the couple had five children: Edward F., Henry E., Mary, Nellie, and Carrie. Rev. Chapman passed away 29 February 1912 and is buried at the Saint Paul Anglican cemetery in Marbleton.

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The Collection consists of:

  • "Speech given by the late Rev. T.S. Chapman during a trip to England in 1872." Typed copy and original manuscript copy, headed "University of Bishop's College-some account of..."
  • Diploma. Province of Quebec. Provincial Exhibition 1881. Diploma awarded to Rev. T.S. Chapman, Marbleton, Quebec. "For snow plough of mechanical design for making double track winter roads, and preventing "cahots"."- Photograph of T.S. Chapman. Inscription on back of photo reads "to Anna Francis Bennett, from her god-father." 6" x 4".
  • Postcard addressed to T. S. Chapman, 1905
  • Newspaper clipping. Niles-Moe marriage. Rev. T.S. Chapman officiating.

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Bernard Epps and Pamela Bown


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T.S. Chapman was one of the group of Honoris Causa graduates, those who received their degrees before the College received its Royal Charter in 1853, allowing it to bestow university degrees.

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