Skip to main content

Wickett Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2007-032-r

Scope and Contents

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, 8mm and 16 mm films, and photos. The collection is drawn from three donations (accession numbers 2007-32, 2008-09, and 2009-4) from Geof Wickett.


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

30 Textile, wedding accessories 1884

31 Textile, ethnic costume, kimono 20th c.

Chair, chamber pot early 20th c.

Textile, wedding dress 1884

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

The following is an inventory of the Wickett Family Collection. This collection's inventory is divided between two accessions, 2007.32 and 2009.4. The designated accessions have been listed along side the box numbers.

Box 2(2007.32): #14 (green ceramic bowl), #16 (pink ceramic baby booty flower pot), #17 (white ceramic baby buggy flower pot), #40 (baby grooming set), #112 (4" x 6" postcard box)

Box 3(2007.32) : #108 (glass punchbowl), #109 (14 small punch glasses white with green handles, 1 chipped and thrown out)

Box 4(2007.32): #3 (white satin choker with metal buckle), #8 (man's white linen detachable collar), #11 (man's pince-nez, broken), #89 (wrapped around skirt, orange with black stripes), #91 (silk, chartreuse, orange border and red striped throw), #92 (white cotton with drill sole and felt lining socks), #93(wrap around skirt with orange and black stripes and fine green), #94 (white silk sash with purple flowers),

Box 5(2007.32): #9 (11 handmade doilies), #47(baby dress), #48 (nightgown dress), #49 (white, kidskin gloves), #50 (white bow tie), #52( purple silk crepe evening gown with sleeveless purple wrap), #53 (ivory, heavily beaded dress), #54 (apricot, tiered with articicial flowers on lace trim dress), #55 (terracotta with flower pattern and lace on sleeves dress), #56 (hat, cloche brown velveteen), #57 (beaded balck lady's bag, floral pattern), #59( lace cuff fragment)

Box 6(2007.32): #61 (black smock with turquoise lining and small brass botton), #64 (child's coat black with gold thread patterns), #73 (hat, skullcap black silk with red top knot), #86(robe, orange with yellow stripes), #87( hat, gasaboshi woven bamboo)

Box 7(2007.32): #60 (man's coat with purple gold brocade), #62 (robe, wool brown and natural with embroidery), #82 (robe, brown with white stripes), #84 (robe, purple with yellow stripes), #85 (child's robe purple with yellow stripes)

Box 8(2007.32): #22 (autograph book), #23 (travel diary), #34 (travel diary, brown leather), #35 (william Wickett's bible), #41 (hymnal book, Capt. Clarke), #42 (personal letter from Judge E.G. Franklin to Charles Chapman referencing the hymnal book), #43 (hymnal book, Methodist hymn and tune book)

Box 9(2007.32): #65 (woman's red boots), #66 (woman's "geta" sandals), #67( Agal headband purple belt with gold and black barrels), #68 (woven, rice straw sandals), #69 (purple and green leather slippers, man's), #70 (lady's embroidered slippers with sequins), #71 (lady's embroidered slippers with sequins), #72 (hat, skullcap black velveteen with red top knot), #74 (Agal headband, natural thread with gold barrels), #75 (socks, used for foot binding), #80 (textile, green with black fur edging, felt lining, orange string), #114 (child's boots, red)

Box 10(2007.32): #76 (headscarf, grey with purple and blue stripes and black tassels), #77 (headscarf, turquoise with purple and magenta stripes and black tassels), #78 (headscarf, orange with purple and green stripes with multicolored), #79 (headscarf, silk orange with green and brown stripes and black tassels), #96-107(tableclothes)

Box 11(2007.32): #63 (headscarf, Keffiveh), #83 (headscarf, Keffiveh orange with green), #96-107 (tableclothes)

Box 12(2007.32): #10 (hat, dress, grey), #12 (hat, cowboy)

Box 13(2007.32): #32 (coins, in leather album)

Box 14(2007.32): #31 (photo album "American Celebration III"), #44 (testimonial, William Marwood Wickett), #45 (book, wooden guest)

Box 15(2007.32): #15 (token, train), #24 (essay, school), #25 (script, play), #26-30 (postcards), #36 (lapel pin), #37 (ephemera, grey bifold card), #38 (ephemera, four carte d' viste), #39( ephemera, little brown jug), #46 (personal letter), #51( ephemera, calendar), #116 (Associate's Brunch Newsletter), #117 (ephemera, newspaper clippings)

Box 16(2009.4): #2 (printed music)

Box 17(2009.4): #2 (printed music)

Box 18(2009.4): #11 (smock, multicolored), #12 (check writer), #13 (cushion, Chapman bleacher seat)

Box 19(2009.4): #60-70 (magazines, pamphlets, wedding invitations, Wickett papers, letters of sympathy, Chapman papers, Chapman folders, CU trustee info)

Box 20(2009.4): #3-10 (book, printed music, ephemera, music cards, binder, sheet music, music, flyers), #18 (sheet music)

Box 21(2009.4): #17 (sheet music)

Box 22(2009.4): #52 (carved water buffalo, covered wagon), #53 (samaritan torah)

Box 23(2009.4): #56-59 (rolls of cinekodak film, super flash bulbs, empty 16 mm film reel) & (2007.32) #118-120 (film, film 16 mm reel, film 16 mm reel) *NOTE: #56-59 have been placed in the freezer due to chemical decomposition*

Box 24(2009.4): #22-30 (spoon, miniature buddhas, clay figures, stamp, miniature clay pot, cigarette holder, miniature clay pot, miniature guitar), #32 (miniature spoon/fork set), #36 (incense burner), #38 (figurine). #25 is omitted.

Box 25(2009.4): #39 (arrow tip), #40 (chalk fragment), #42-50 (toy wheel fragment, napkin ring, ink pens, shoe horns, opium pipe, spoon/ladle, stone, decorative fashion accessory, pipe cleaner)

Box 26(2009.4): #20 (New Testament), #21(Spoon/fork set), #31(miniature doll), #33-35 (haircomb, hair comb, salt/pepper shakers), #37 (letter opener), #41a-41d(cloth and cardboard dolls), #51 (opium pipe)

Box 27(2009.4): #14 (inlaid wood walking stick), #15 (gold-topped, engraved walking stick), #19 (construction blueprints), #72 (wooden walking cane)

Box 28(2009.4): #54a-54j (16mm film case: death valley, yosemite, sheep, honduras trip, mexico trip, mississippi trip #1-2, rose parade, alaska #1-2)

Box 29(2009.4): #55a-55f (16 mm film case: nature study, New York, Washington DC, Niagara, YMCA, YMCA camp, bill's 5th grade thanksgiving program, Osceola YMCA camp arch raitt)

Box 30 (2007.32): #2 (pair of white kidskin gloves with black buttons), #4-7(handkerchief, fingerless gloves, lace veil, artificial flowers)

Box 31(2007.32): #95 (kimono, blue with flowers)

Unboxed, stored in B26: #110 (Chamber pot chair)


  • Early 20th century

Language of Materials

The majority of material in this collection is in English with a few items in Japanese, Chinese and Arabic.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

Biographical / Historical

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.


22 Linear Feet (31 boxes, Flat File Drawer, Garment Rack)


This collection is organized by material type.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Geof Wickett.

Finding Aid for the Wickett Family Collection
Emily Freyer '10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange 92866 USA US