Chapman, Robert

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Chapman, Robert Gender: M
Robert William Chapman
born on 5 October 1881 at 07:20 (= 07:20 AM )
Place Dalkeith, Scotland, 55n54, 3w04
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°11' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°16 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 20°34'


British scholar, book collector and editor of Samuel Johnson and Jane Austen. As secretary of the Clarendon Press he played a part in producing the Oxford English Dictionary, combining editorial and administrative responsibilities at the press.

In 1923 Chapman produced an edition of five novels of Jane Austen; further Austen miscellania were published separately in the 1920s and 1930s before being collected together as a sixth volume, Minor Works, of The Novels of Jane Austen. He also edited (1932) Austen's correspondence, though this involved him in some controversy with Austen's critics.

After retirement from the Clarendon Press in 1943, Chapman worked on "what many consider his greatest accomplishment": a three-volume edition (1952) of Samuel Johnson's letters.

Chapman died on 20 April 1960 in Oxford, UK. He was 78.

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  • other kind of relationship with Austen, Jane (born 16 December 1775). Notes: Editor and collector of Austen's works
  • other kind of relationship with Johnson, Samuel (born 7 September 1709 Jul.Cal. (18 Sep 1709 greg.)). Notes: Editor of Johnson's letters


  • Death, Cause unspecified 20 April 1960 in Oxford (Age 78)
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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record


  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor