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William Arthur Chapman, 1849-1917

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1849
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Date of Death: 1917.02.15
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Identity:

William Arthur Chapman was a civil servant and playwright. He was the son of Samuel Chapman, the Deputy-Marshall of the Queen's Bench Prison. He married Florence Juliet Kerrison (d. 1914), the daughter of William Kerrison.

Life:

Chapman was educated at St Omer in France and at Syndney College in Bath. He entered the Admiralty as a Clerk in 1867 and was appointed head of the Record Office in 1899. He was the author of Plays and Lyrics. His address in London was 62 Lancaster Gate.

Bibliography:

Jopling, Louise, Twenty Years of My Life, 1867 to 1887, London, 1925; Who Was Who: A Companion to Who's Who, vol. 2, 1916-1928, London, 1942; Who was who: a cumulated index, 1897-1990, London, 1991.