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Francis Murphy correspondence to Elizabeth Biller Chapman

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00417

Scope and Contents

Correspondence addressed to Elizabeth Biller Chapman, including handwritten letters and cards, many of which concern Chapman's poetry. Also, some of Chapman's typed poems with Murphy's comments. Approximately 92 items.

Dates of Materials

  • 1990's-2016


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Murphy is Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature at Smith College.


0 linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Contents arranged chronologically, with some notes, by donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift: Elizabeth Biller Chapman, Smith College class of 1965, 05-10- 2017.

Finding aid to Francis Murphy correspondence to Elizabeth Biller Chapman
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-23: Updated legacy finding aid and published.

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063