MC:F27/2/F1 Chapman Prize Fund Trust Financial Papers
These documents, along with MC:F27/2/MS1/6, were previously included in a bundle with a covering letter, now found as MC:F27/2/F1/7 below.
A small black book, with a list of subscribers to the Chapman Memorial, indexed alphabetically by surname. Some are written in ink with the value of their subscription noted, others in pencil with no value noted. Some pencilled names are marked ‘refused’.
A vellum-bound Barclays Bank passbook for the Chapman Memorial Prize Fund, showing the balance of the fund at the end of each year from 1907 to 1931. A side pocket contains a form from 1929 and 1930 detailing interest on debenture stocks paid to the Fund, and two cashed cheques from the Fund to Macmillan publishers in the amounts of thirteen shillings and sixpence on 15 July 1930 and 13 shillings on 1 September 1930.
A vellum-bound book, mostly left blank, with ‘E. Chapman Fund – Magdalen College’ written on the spine. The first 29 pages are numbered. The book contains correspondence relating to the recruitment of Trustees in 1910, a list of 91 subscribers to the Edward Chapman Memorial fund, a second list of the subscribers and donations. Pages 8-9 contain the minutes of the meeting of the Memorial subscribers, held in the Hall of Magdalen College on Wednesday June 15 1910. Pages 10-14 show the regulations of the fund, some of which have been crossed out. The final approved regulations are shown on a printed sheet on page 16, as of June 15 1912. There follow copies of the adverts used to publicise the prize and related correspondence. The rest of the pages are used to record the application process for the prize for the years 1914, 1923 and 1928. It is noted that the prize was not awarded between 1914 and 1923 due to the war.
A pass book for the Chapman Memorial Fund from Barclays Bank, showing payments to Macmillan for publishing adverts in ‘Nature’, to T. F. Winnel and to Alan Harper (the prize winner of 1914).
Cheque book stubs for the fund from 1923-31 and from 1931-36, showing recipients of the Chapman Memorial Prize and the amounts awarded to them for each year.
A book of 100 cash receipt forms, of which 14 have been used, showing the recipients of the Chapman Memorial Prize and the amounts awarded to them from 1923-37.
MC:F27/2/F1/7 27 June 1942
A letter from P.G. Bowman to Mr. Lee in which Bowman explains that the documents found in the supplied envelope ought to go to Magdalen, but that he is unsure as to whom exactly they should be passed on to.
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