Mariana Wright Chapman family photographs
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a number of portraits of Chapman family members, as well as some loose photos of scenes. This collection is part of Family Papers of Mariana Wright Chapman, RG5/260.
- 1808 - 1983
- Chapman family (Family)
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This collection is available for research use.
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Biographical / Historical
Mariana Wright Chapman was born in New York City in 1843, the daughter of Quakers Aaron and Mary Willets Wright. She attended Friends Institute, later called Friends Seminary, until her family's move to Springboro, Ohio, in the early 1850s. She spent two years at Antioch College. In 1864 she married Noah H. Chapman under the care of Springboro Monthly Meeting. The young family moved east in 1880 and purchased a home in Brooklyn, New York.
As their three sons and two daughters got older, Mariana became active in the struggle for woman suffrage. Her interest had been aroused in the mid 1880s when she attended a women's suffrage meeting and was inspired by the speakers. She was eventually named President of the Women's Suffrage Association of Brooklyn and then resigned to take the office of president of the New York State Suffrage Association. She was also a member of the Brooklyn Women's Club from 1888 until her death, was a charter member of the New York League for Political Education, and was instrumental in founding the Friends Equal Rights Association. In addition to suffrage, she was also actively involved in other social and religious concerns, particularly prison reform, peace, and education. She died at her country home in Port Washington, New York, in 1907, after a long illness.
Noah H. Chapman was born in Ohio in 1836, the son of Joseph B. and Charlotte Haines Chapman. He worked in the dry goods business in Cincinnati, and, after the move to New York in 1880, was a member of the firm of what became Field, Chapman, & Co., commission merchants. He was also an Elder of New York Monthly Meeting.
.3 Cubic Feet (1 binder)
Mariana Wright Chapman was a prominant New York Quaker suffragist. This small collection contains a number of portraits of Chapman family members, as well as some loose photos of scenes.
This collection is organized by picture size.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Anne Chapman Booth, 2006. Gift of Estate of Anne Chapman Booth, 2007. Gift of Estate of Anne Chapman Booth, 2014.017. Part of Family Papers of Mariana Wright Chapman, RG5/260.
This collection was removed from Family Papers of Mariana Wright Chapman, RG5/260.
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