Wickett Family Collection


Summary Information

University Archives
Wickett Family Collection
Early 20th century
22.0 Linear feet (29 boxes)
Language of Materials note
The majority of material in this collection is in English with a few items in Japanese, Chinese and Arabic.

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Biographical/Historical note

Geof Wickett is the great-grandson of C. C. Chapman through his paternal grandmother, Ethel Chapman Wickett, who was the daughter of C. C. Chapman with his wife Lizzie Pearson Chapman.

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Scope and Contents note

The Wickett Family Collection contains Chapman and Wickett family memorabilia, realia, and ephemera from the early 20th century onward. It includes, among other things, items acquired from the family's international travels, including musical items, artistic items, textiles, 16 mm films, and photos. The collection is drawn from two donations (accession numbers 2007-32 and 2009-4) from Geof Wickett.

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Arrangement note


1 Realia, dolls (Ethel Wickett's) ca. 1885

2 Realia, misc. (domestic) 20th c.

3 Realia, punch bowl and glasses 20th c.

4 Textiles, assorted 19th and 20th c.

5 Textiles, assorted 20th c.

6 Textiles, assorted 20th c.

7 Textiles, assorted (incl. some ethnic costumes) 20th c.

8 Books, religious and travel 19th and 20th c.

9 Costumes, ethnic 20th c.

10 Textiles, assorted (domestic and foreign) 20th c.

11 Textiles, assorted (domestic and foreign) 20th c.

12 Hats, dress and cowboy 20th c.

13 Coins 20th c.

14 Books - guest, photo, and testimonial 20th c.

15 Ephemera, domestic and foreign 20th c.

16 Ephemera, music and songbooks 20th c.

17 Ephemera, music and songbooks 20th c.

18 Realia - smock, check writer, and cushion 20th c.

19 Ephemera, assorted papers, trustee and university info 20th c.

20 Ephemera, printed music 20th c.

21 Ephemera, oversize printed music 20th c.

22 Realia, travel 20th c.

23 Realia, film 20th c.

24 Realia, travel 20th c.

25 Realia, travel 20th c.

26 Realia, travel 20th c.

27 Walking sticks, architectural plans ca. 1938

28 Film, travel ca. 1940

29 Film, travel ca. 1940

Chair, chamber pot early 20th c.

Flat file

Drawings, Chapman family tree

Drawings, Orange Union High School, plans for Memorial Hall ca. 1949

Drawings, Orange Union High School, plans for campus expansion ca. 1949

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Wickett family
  • Chapman family.

Personal Name(s)

  • Heppenstall, Nancy Wallace Pearson, 1834-1916
  • Wickett , William H., Dr., 1886-1963
  • Wickett, Ethel Chapman, 1887-1963
  • Chapman, Charles C., (Clarke), 1853-1944
  • Clarke, David, 1799-?
  • Chapman, Elizabeth Pearson, (Lizzie), 1961-1894


  • Chapman family
  • Wickett family

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