This is in the nature of a commonplace book, compiled while Librarian at Imperial Library in Calcutta. Consists of quotations of and meditations and thoughts on Indian and English poetry and prose, and Christianity and Hinduism.
Notes on: his book Christus Natus Est – a reply to Lady Mayo’s book – comments. A number of explanations of Hindu and Buddhist mystical and philosophical terms.
The Maharajkumar Sahib of Mahmudabad. The effect of Indian literature on Europe and America. The wrong things have been translated. Comments on what has been translated and the translators. Charles Russell; Edward Fitzgerald; Cowell; K. K. Chatterji; Dr. Gilbert Carter. Comments on translation of poetry, particularly Eastern poetry, and its reception in the West. Comments on the Princes. Sayyid Abu Muhammad. Denison Ross. Lord Hailey and the vernacular literature of India. Comments on the makers of Pakistan. Further history of his attempt to interest England in the vernacular literatures of India. The British Council in India. Notes on: Persian poetry; B. S. Mitter; Educational Service; Sunni Muslims. Attitude towards British rule in India – his own and by Indians; race-prejudice; the Copyright Act.
Chapman, J.A.: Box 7
File marked: ‘Eastern Poetry’, containing 43 articles, reviews, letters, etc. ranging from ‘The cultural root of the revolutionary and terrorist movement in India’, to ‘Hafiz, and Malherbe’, ‘The Poetic East’, ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ and ‘The Literary Approach to India’ and ‘Modern Indian Poetry’. 343pp.
File marked: ‘Letters from Nabboo’ (being the Mohommad Amir Haider Khan, Maharajkumar, brother of the Raja of Mahmudabad) from Lucknow and London. Also contains J. A. Chapman’s further notes on Eastern poetry and Islam, and ‘Naboo’s’ comments. 568pp.
File marked: ‘Gleanings Dora’ but containing copies of obituary notices, some written by J. A. Chapman for Professor V. Barthold; Henry Beveridge; Professor E. G. Browne; M. Henri Cordier; Lord Curzon; Dr. T. W. Rhys Davids; Robert Scott Greenshields; de Stael Holstein; D. S. Margoliouth; F.W.K. Muller; Professor Meillet; Dr. F. Rosen; M. Emile Senart: Guy Le Strange.
Chapman, J.A.: Box 6
MS notebook of quotations entitled This English Language, by J. A. Chapman.
Two MS notebooks entitled ‘D’s diary U.S.A.’ (Diary of visit to U.S.A. by Dora Ross). n.d.
TS parody on the Athanasian Creed entitled ‘The Triarchic Faith’, about the Government of India. 3pp.
In his own country: an Anglo-Indian play in one act, by E. A. Horne, n.d.
The political system of British India with special reference to the recent constitutional changes by E. A. Horne (Indian Educational Service), Oxford 1922.
TS Article on Sayyid Abu Muhammad. 18pp, n.d.
TS Persian and Indian poems by J. A. Chapman, 1934 and 1937.
Christus Natus Est, published by author J. A. Chapman at the Imperial Library, Metcalfe Hall, Calcutta, 1923.
a & b. Religious Lyrics of Bengal by John Alexander Chapman. The Book Co., College Square, Calcutta, 1926 (2 copies).
Address by Dr. W. A. Jenkins, Vice-Chancellor, at the Annual Degree Convocation of the University of Dacca, 4 December 1955. 15pp.
Address by Dr. W. A. Jenkins, Vice-Chancellor, University of Dacca … at the 8th Pakistan Science Congress, 16 January 1956. 10pp.
Poems, by Henry Martin, Peshawar, 1929.
Poems, by Henry Martin, Peshawar, 1930.
Chapman, J.A.: Box 5
A French Commonplace Book I and II.
a. Both Ends of the Candle, the autobiography of Sir E. Denison Ross, with a foreword by Lawrence Binyon. London, Faber & Faber, 1943.
b. TS. A critical commentary on Denison Ross’s autobiography (31a) by J. A. Chapman. 137pp.
Supplement to the Catalogue of the Persian MSS in the Oriental Public Library at Bankipore (Volume II) by Manlavi Abdul Muqtadir Khan Bahadur. Patna, Government Printing, Bihar and Orissa, 1933.
Chapman, J.A.: Box 4
War, Poems, by J. A. Chapman. Savile Press 1951.
War, TS proof of 21.
War, TS proof of 21 with additional material mostly from Dante.
TS Notebooks and books:
Dante and Milton.
Hopkins, a commentary, 1951.
Persephone, 1953 (a poem).
Chapman, J.A.: Box 3
1. The Epic of Islam:
Book One: Arabia and Mecca. Privately printed 1950. (A second copy)
Book Two: Judaism and Islam. Privately printed 1950. (Preface and poem).
Book Three: Muhammed in Mecca, TS 1953
Book Four: Muhammed in Medina (bound together with Book Three)
Book Five: Hazrat ‘Ali. TS 25pp.
Book Six: Karbala. Privately printed 1950.
The Last Book: TS Bound, 107pp, 1950.Poems, by J.A.C. Calcutta, 1905. Denison Ross’s copy.
2. TS Poems, 34pp.
3. 4 TS articles and poems, and 1 MS trans.
Chapman, J.A.: Box 2
Ten volumes of quotations, comments., etc. indexed in pencil at the end of each volume, but the index is not alphabetical.
Miscellaneous offprints, etc.
The Asiatic Review, July 1949: Literary India II The religious poetry of India by Dr. Ranjee G. Shahani.
Three letters from E.H.W. Meyerstein to J. A. Chapman, 1940.
14 fascicles of TS – literary journal, and diary of bird-watching.
Chapman, J.A.: Box 1
Three TS bound volumes of a journal/log book/miscellany, typed on the back of the galley proofs of Denison Ross’s Both Ends of the Candle which includes memoirs of India, and other literary figures of the era (1930s) in India. No date. (See Box VI).
Two volumes bound TS of letters to Dora Ross, 1911-39.
Denison and Dora Ross (parts of unfinished books) TS bound, no date, but post 1943.
Nobody’s letters to F.G.E. and M.G.N. (Chapman’s sisters) TS, bound, 1936-43. Three volumes.