Arthur Hugh Chaplin CB (1905-1996) was the Principal Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum .  Often known as Hugh Chaplin , he was a prolific author in the fields of librarianship and cataloging, working hard to achieve an international standard for cataloging through participation in the major international conferences of his time.     In 1963,
Arthur Hugh Chaplin was born in Bexhill-on-Sea on 17 April 1905.  He was the son of Herbert Frederick Chaplin, a Wesleyan Minister, and his wife, Florence Bessie (née Lusher).   The young Chaplin was educated at Bedford Modern School and later studied Latin at the University of London .  After graduating from the School of Librarianship and Archives at University College London .   He was demonstrably adept at modern languages and used his skills to great effect at a later interpreter at international cataloging conferences. 
Chaplin’s career in librarianship began at the university libraries of Reading and Belfast .  He joined the British Museum in 1930 as Assistant Keeper and ict Was Promoted to Deputy Keeper of Printed Books in 1956. In 1959 He Was Made Principal Keeper of Printed Books and later Took care of the public services of the British Museum Library. 
Chaplin was a prolific author in the fields of librarianship and cataloging, working hard to achieve an international standard for cataloging through participation in the international conferences of his time.     In 1963, he was the first non-American recipient of the Margaret Mann Citation in Cataloging and Classification for his masterly preparation of the Draft Statement of Principles which shows creative insight into universal conditions Of bibliographical entry ‘and would form the basis of an international agreement reached at the IFLA Conference on Cataloging Principles held in Paris in 1961. [4 ]
Chaplin was made a Fellow of University College, London in 1969 and Companion Order of the Bath in 1970. 
Chaplin died in London on 24 December 1996. 
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