The Chauncey Brewster Chapman, Jr. Papers are divided into two separate series: the Law Practice Series (1949 - 1959), and the Department of Interior Series (1959 - 1980), corresponding, respectively, to Chauncey Brewster Chapman, Jr.'s early career as an attorney engaged in private practice, and his extended career in the Interior Department. Judicial and legal matters relative to territories, wildlife, and claims, which later became general legal services, form the major part of the collection.
The first series deal with domestic matters within the Interior Department while the remaining series, the bulk of the collection, deal specifically with matters pertaining to American territories outside the continental United States. Congratulatory letters from Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, John S. Taeni (an assiduous autograph collector), and Representative Harold T. (Bizz) Johnson of California regarding Chapman's appointment as associate solicitor for territories, wildlife, and claims can be found in the personal filed, as well as photographs of Mr. Chapman.
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