Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Chandler family
Creator
Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858
Title
Cleaveland-Chandler Family papers
ID
M035
Date [inclusive]
1803-1937, undated
Extent
2.0 linear feet
Language
Abstract
The collection contains family correspondence, documents, memoirs and diaries, photographs, and receipts, together with a storekeeper's ledger, and financial records kept by members of the family.

Preferred Citation

Cleaveland-Chandler Family Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Parker Cleaveland, a scientist and long-time member of Bowdoin's faculty, was born on January 15, 1780, in Rowley, Massachusetts. He was professor of chemistry, mineralogy, and natural philosophy (1805-1858), librarian and on the faculty of the Medical School of Maine, and author of An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy and Geology(1816), the first major American mineralogical textbook. Cleaveland died in Brunswick, Maine, on October 15, 1858.

Cleaveland's son, James Bowdoin Cleaveland (1809-1854, Bowdoin 1828) was a lawyer in Gray (1833-1836) and Passadumkeag, Maine (1836-1854), as well as a member of the Maine Legislature (1851-1852). Another son, John Appleton Cleaveland (1819-1873; Bowdoin 1840), was a businessman in Brunswick and Boston, and a clerk at the U. S. Treasury in Boston (1862-1873). Cleaveland's daughter, Martha Ann Bush Cleaveland, married Peleg Whitman Chandler (1816-1889, Bowdoin 1834), a Boston lawyer (1837-1889), member of the Massachusetts Legislature (1845-1847) and the Massachusetts Council (1853), and a Bowdoin trustee (1871-1889).


Scope and Content

The collection contains family correspondence (1803-1937), documents (1813-1878), memoirs and diaries, photographs, and receipts (1849-1884), together with a storekeeper's ledger (1844-1847) and financial records kept by members of the family. Principal correspondents include Parker Cleaveland; James Bowdoin Cleaveland; Martha Ann Bush Cleaveland Chandler (1812-1881); Peleg Whitman Chandler; and Horace Parker Chandler (b. 1842), who was a notary public, magistrate, and real estate businessman in Boston, Massachusetts.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Related Materials

Related materials

For related materials, please see the Parker Cleaveland Collection (M34).


Collection Inventory

 M035.1 Correspondence, 1803-1937, undated   1.0 linear feet

Series Description:

This series contains correspondence to and from members of the Cleaveland and Chandler families. Correspondents include Parker Cleaveland, James Bowdoin Cleaveland, Martha Ann Bush Cleaveland Chandler, Peleg Whitman Chandler and Horace Parker Chandler.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-27

1803-1838 

    2 1-31

    1839-1931 

      3 1

      post 1931 

        3 2-7

        n.d. 


           M035.2 Family Records, 1813-1908, undated   0.75 linear feet

          Series Description:

          Scrapbooks of articles concerning and obituaries of Peleg W. Chandler, a diary of Helen C. Weld, essays by Grace Chandler, unidentified photographs and printed ephemera, and documents relating to family members.

          Arrangement:

          Arranged alphabetically.

          Access Restrictions:

          No restrictions.

          Box Folder
          3 8

          Diary: Martha Chandler, 1860 Mar 31 - Oct 16 

            Volume
            1

            Diary: Helen C. Weld?, Christmas 1895 - 1896 Jul 4 

              Box Folder
              3 9

              Documents 

                3 10

                Ephemera 

                  Volume
                  2

                  Essays: Grace Chandler 1887 Oct - 1888 Jun 

                    Box Folder
                    3 11

                    Family information 

                      3 12

                      Memoir: Peleg W. Chandler (from Mass. Historical Society; incomplete, electrostatic copy) 

                        3 13

                        Photographs: miscellaneous 

                          Volume
                          3

                          Scrapbook: "H.P.C. [Horace Parker Chandler] Personal" - mainly newspaper clippings, some indexed by title, 1876-1908 

                            3a-3b

                            Scrapbooks: Horace Chandler, compiler - newspaper clippings relating to business and real estate notices in Boston and Chicago, 1872-1878 

                              Volume-folio
                              4

                              Scrapbook: newspaper articles concerning Peleg W. Chandler 

                                Box Folder
                                3 14

                                Scrapbook: newspaper obituaries of Peleg W. Chandler, 1889 


                                   M035.3 Financial Records, 1844-1931, undated   0.25 linear feet

                                  Series Description:

                                  This series contains financial records of the Chandler family, including a storekeeper's ledger, a balance book, investment records, bank records, receipts, and account books.

                                  General Note:

                                  There are also P. W. Chandler financial records in the Parker Cleaveland Collection: Personal and Financial Records (M34.4), specifically in the folder that includes the Cleaveland House, 1872-1873.

                                  Arrangement:

                                  Arranged alphabetically.

                                  Access Restrictions:

                                  No restrictions.

                                  Volume
                                  1

                                  Esther Chandler: Account book, 1846 Feb - 1848 Nov 

                                    Volume-folio
                                    2

                                    Grace Chandler: Balance book, 1908 Jan - 1910 Jan; investment records 1908 Jan - 1925 Nov 

                                      Volume
                                      3

                                      Grace Chandler: Bank records, 1931 

                                        4

                                        Peleg W. Chandler: Account book, 1870 Oct 18 - 1871 May 10 

                                          Box Folder
                                          3 15

                                          Peleg W. Chandler: Account book, 1882 Sep - Oct 

                                            3 16

                                            Peleg W. Chandler: Bank book, 1857 Jan - Jun 

                                              3 17

                                              Peleg W. Chandler: Checkbook 

                                                3 18

                                                Peleg W. Chandler: Petty cash book, 1873 - 1876 

                                                  3 19

                                                  Peleg W. Chandler: Receipts, 1832 - 1881 

                                                    3 20

                                                    Peleg W. Chandler: Receipts, 1882 

                                                      3 21

                                                      Peleg W. Chandler: Receipts, 1883-1888 

                                                        Volume-folio
                                                        5

                                                        John Appleton Cleaveland: Business ledger, 1844 Nov 4 - 1847 Jan 29