- Category : 1881-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Tension 3
British scholar, book collector and editor of Samuel Johnson and Jane Austen. As secretary of the Clarendon Press he played a part in producing the Oxford English Dictionary, combining editorial and administrative responsibilities at the press.
In 1923 Chapman produced an edition of five novels of Jane Austen; further Austen miscellania were published separately in the 1920s and 1930s before being collected together as a sixth volume, Minor Works, of The Novels of Jane Austen. He also edited (1932) Austen's correspondence, though this involved him in some controversy with Austen's critics.
After retirement from the Clarendon Press in 1943, Chapman worked on "what many consider his greatest accomplishment": a three-volume edition (1952) of Samuel Johnson's letters.
Chapman died on 20 April 1960 in Oxford, UK. He was 78.