|Creator:||Chapman, Frederick Augustus, 1818-1891|
|Title:||Frederic A. Chapman letters to Caroline Chapman|
|Quantity:||1.0 folder (17 letters)|
Frederic A. Chapman (1818-1891) was a portrait, historical and landscape painter. He avoided the United States Military draft during the Civil War by going to Montreal, Canada.
Letters, dated September 5-November 12, 1862, written by Chapman in Canada to his wife Caroline at home in Brookyn, New York. In the letters, Chapman tells her of his lodgings, his attempts to support himself by selling maps and books, his thoughts on the war, and his advice on how to manage the household and finances. He also describes getting his passport and the steamboat trip to Canada. By reading newspapers, he is able to keep up with the draft news. The last two letters are written from Vermont as Chapman prepares to come home.
Arranged in chronological order.
Frederic A. Chapman letters to Caroline Chapman, ms 3222. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Each letter has been transcribed and the transcriptions are available in the collection.