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Fonds C 18

Alfred H. Chapman fonds

About these records

Alfred H. Chapman fonds
Dates of Creation
[1880?]-1959, 1976-[1978?]
Physical Description

ca. 2783 architectural drawings

1.66 metres of textual records

1 volume of textual records

78 photographs : black and white prints

5 photographs : colour slides

1 album of graphic materials

Scope and Content

Fonds comprises records of Alfred Chapman, a Toronto-based architect between 1906 and 1943.

Fonds consists primarily of architectural drawings associated with projects undertaken by Chapman's architectural firms: Chapman and McGiffin; Chapman and Oxley; Chapman, Oxley, and Bishop; and Chapman, Oxley and Facey. Included are specifications, correspondence, and other materials, including photographs and prints. Projects include residences, office buildings, religious houses, and public buildings, including educational institutions and recreational structures.

Fonds also contains materials related to the architectural projects. These include such as reviews of Chapman's buildings in architectural publications, and also general reference for ornamentation, decoration, and design, in the form of portfolios and loose plates, prints, and tearsheets.

The records have been augmented with materials of a biographical or genealogical nature, some collected by Chapman's son Howard D. Chapman.

Fonds has been arranged into four series according to functional differences in the records.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Alfred Hirschfelder Chapman (1878-1949) was an important architect in Toronto, Ontario between 1907 and 1943.

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Chapman, Alfred H., 1878-1949

Restrictions on Access
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Terms For Use and Reproduction
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Howard D. Chapman, son of Alfred Chapman, donated the fonds to the Archives of Ontario in 1983, 1995, 2005 and 2008.
Related Material

For drawings of Chapman & Oxley pertaining to the Ontario Government Building in the Douglas E Kertland fonds, consult C 13.

For drawings of Chapman & Oxley in the McMurrich and Oxley fonds, consult C 23.

For drawings of Chapman & Oxley pertaining to the Hospitals for Consumptives at Gravenhurst and Weston in the Arthur Heeney fonds, consult C 27.

For drawings of Chapman, McGiffin & Scott pertaining to the Royal Savings and Loan Building in Brantford, Ontario in the Wasteneys & Stern fonds, consult Sub-series F 2146-1-10.

For records of Chapman's participation in the Ontario Association of Architects, consult F 1403.

For drawings of Chapman & Oxley pertaining to Havergal College in the Rounthwaite, Dick & Hadley Architects fonds, consult C 14.


Title based on contents of the fonds.


Further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession numbers: 15465, 29866, 48506.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
C 18-1 Alfred Chapman architectural projects
C 18-2 Alfred Chapman photographs and prints
C 18-3 Alfred Chapman reference materials
C 18-4 Alfred Chapman biographical materials