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Chandler Family Papers, 1831-1890, n.d.

 



Correspondence, Peleg W. Chandler, 1843-1890, n.d.
.3 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M29.1.1

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Series Description:
This series contains miscellaneous correspondence to Peleg Whitman Chandler from Horace Parker (his son), Mary Ware (a cousin), Eliza Deane (niece), G.S. Hillard, and others from 1843 to 1890.
Arrangement:Chronological with undated material at the end.
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Restrictions:None.


Correspondence Concerning the Petition of Theophilus P. Chandler, 1863-1882, n.d.
1 linear foot.
Catalog Number: M29.1.2

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Series Description:
Theophilus P. Chandler, the brother of Peleg W. Chandler, was Assistant Treasurer of the United States, at the subtreasury in Boston, from 1863 to 1868. In 1867 a subordinate, Julius F. Hartwell, illegally loaned money from the subtreasury. This correspondence concerns efforts, largely on the part of Peleg W. Chandler, to pass a bill in congress that would relieve T.P. Chandler of any liability in the matter. The bulk of the correspondence is between Peleg W. Chandler and W.L. Putnam. In addition, there are letters to and from: Parker C. Chandler, A.S. Wheeler, John G. Abbot, and other involved parties. Material regarding the estates of J. Wiley Edmands and Horatio Woodman, who were apparently trying to claim a similar immunity is included. There are a series of affidavits concerning T.P. Chandler's petition, various printed copies of the petition, as well as of similar petitions and cases that had been brought to Congress, plus newspaper clippings related to the petition. Also included (located at the end of the series) are three unrelated letters to W.L. Putnam (1908, 1909), and one unrelated letter from Horace Chandler(1909).
Arrangement:Chronological, and by author with material other than letters at the back.
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Restrictions:None.


Charles Peleg Chandler, Civil War Material, 1857-1862, n.d.
.3 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M29.2

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Series Description:
This series contains Civil War letters from Charles Peleg Chandler to his mother (June 20, 1861-June 26, 1862) including one containing gossip about "Mrs. President Lincoln" (November 1, 1861). There is a series of letters describing the Battle of Williamsburg (May 11, 1862-May 17, 1862), and other letters detailing Chandlers experiences and impressions of the war. The series also includes correspondence from General Hooker, Governor Andrew, C.E. Stowe, J.P. Fessenden, William W. Bullock, and others, and, in addition, letters regarding the search for the whereabouts of Col. Chandler after the Battle of Malvern Hill, and his death. Other material includes: three photographs of Col. Chandler; an 1862 newspaper clipping of the approach of the Union Armies on Richmond, including a map; and Charles P. Chandler's Civil War journal (May 22, 1861-June 14, 1861.
Arrangement:Chronological with undated material at the back.
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Restrictions:None.


Personal and Family Material, 1831-1857
0.17 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M29.3

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Series Description:
This series includes a letter from Charles Peleg Chandler to his father while Charles was a Bowdoin student, as well as two of Charles' Bowdoin College semester bills, and his expense book. Peleg W. Chandler's Bowdoin College diary and law practice day book are also included.
Arrangement:Alphabetical by person, then chronological.
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Finding Aid/Index: Restrictions:None.


Realia, 1861, n.d.
3.0 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M29.4

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Series Description:
This series contains a remnant of a Civil War flag and fragments of a flag staff.
Arrangement:Alphabetical.
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Finding Aid/Index: Restrictions:None.


Family Documents and Letters, 1834-1881
one CD
Catalog Number: M29.5

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Series Description:
This series contains digital copies of Chandler family documents and letters dated 1834-1881. The material represents Books I and II from the collection gathered by various members of the Chandler family and stored in a trunk owned by Solomon Hewett Chandler. In the early 1990's Warner Chandler, Jr. catalogued the documents and letters, which were then scanned by the Nelson family in 2002 in Adobe PDF and JPEG formats. Correspondents include: Andrew Campbell Chandler, Sr. (1830-1894), Catherine Clark Cunningham (1829-1906), Solomon Hewett Chandler (1828-1903), Andrew Campbell Chandler, Jr. (1856-1935), Cora Evelyn (Bean) Chandler (1858-1935), Charles Peleg Chandler (1857-19??), Frederick Hewett Chandler (1860-19??), and Roland Cunningham Chandler (1865-19??).
Arrangement:Three separate arrangements on the CD: by author, by year, and chronologically.
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Finding Aid/Index: Restrictions:No access restrictions, but copying not allowed.


 
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