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Chandler Family Papers M029

Title:
Chandler family papers
Creator:
Chandler family
ID:
M029
Date [inclusive]:
1831-1890, undated
Extent:
5.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The collection includes correspondence, a diary, an account book, photographs, clippings and realia by and concerning Peleg Whitman Chandler and Charles Peleg Chandler, as well as digital copies of family documents and letters dated 1834 to 1881.
Preferred Citation:

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

Peleg Whitman Chandler (Bowdoin 1834) was born in New Gloucester, Massachusetts (now Maine), on April 12, 1816, to Peleg Chandler Jr., and Esther Parsons Chandler. Chandler was an attorney in Boston, Massachusetts (1837-1889), City Solicitor (1846), Member of the House of Representatives (1845-1847), and of the Executive Council (1854); and Trustee of Bowdoin College (1871-1889). In 1838 he established the Law Reporter and compiled American Criminal Trials.

On November 30, 1837, Chandler married Martha Ann Bush (b. July 16, 1812), daughter of Parker Cleaveland, a professor at Bowdoin College from 1805 to 1858, and Martha Bush Cleaveland of Brunswick, Maine. They had three children: Ellen Maria Chandler (1839-1908); Horace Parker (1842-?), a poet; and Parker Cleaveland (1848-1908), an attorney in Boston and New York City. Chandler died in Boston on May 28, 1889.

Charles Peleg Chandler (Bowdoin 1854) was born on January 4, 1835, in Foxcroft, Maine, to Charles Parsons Chandler (Bowdoin Class of 1822), who was an attorney and Maine State Senator (1854-1857), and Sarah Wheeler Chandler, the great-great granddaughter of Sir John Murray, First Duke of Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. Chandler was the grand-nephew of Peleg Whitman Chandler. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1857, he embarked on his career as an attorney in the law office of Gov. John A. Andrew (Bowdoin Class of 1837) in Boston (1857-1861).

During the Civil War, Chandler served with distinction as an officer at the First Battle of Bull Run, after which he was commissioned major of the 1st Mass. Volunteers (1861), and then lieutenant colonel. On the same day he received his commission as colonel, Chandler was killed at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Richmond, Virginia, while leading his regiment during the charge of Hooker's Brigade, June 30, 1862.

More information on the Cleaveland and Chandler families is available through Cleaveland-Chandler Papers.

The collection includes correspondence, a diary, an account book, photographs, clippings and realia by and concerning Peleg Whitman Chandler and Charles Peleg Chandler, as well as digital copies of family documents and letters dated 1834 to 1881. The Peleg Whitman Chandler material includes correspondence to Chandler from family members and others (1843-1890), and a series of letters from and to Peleg W. Chandler regarding a petition before Congress of Theophilus P. Chandler (1863-1882).

The Charles Peleg Chandler material primarily relates to his Civil War service and largely comprises letters to Chandler's mother from 1861 and 1862 that are descriptive of his war-time experiences, including a series of letters describing the battle of Williamsburg (May 11, 1862-May 17, 1862). There is also a small amount of Civil War related correspondence from General Hooker, Governor Andrew, C. E. Stowe, J. P. Fessenden, William W. Bullock, and others, and letters regarding the search for the whereabouts of Col. Chandler after the Battle of Malvern Hill, and his death. Among the correspondents included in the family documents and letters are Andrew Campbell Chandler, Sr. and Jr., Cora Evelyn (Bean) Chandler, and Frederick Hewett Chandler.

Series Description:

Correspondence of Peleg W. Chandler and correspondence concerning the petition of Theophilus P. Chandler

Scope and Contents note:

This series contains miscellaneous correspondence to Peleg Whitman Chandler from Horace Parker (his son), Mary Ware (a cousin), Eliza Deane (nephew), G.S. Hillard, and others from 1843 to 1890.

Arrangement note:

Chronological with undated material at the end.

Theophilus Parsons Chandler to P.W. Chandler, 1843-1849.

Box 1 Folder 1

P.W. Chandler to Peleg Chandler (father), 1845-1846.

Box 1 Folder 2

P.W. Chandler to Charles Parsons Chandler (brother), 1847-1851.

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, 1852-1855.

Box 1 Folder 4

P.W. Chandler to Charles Parsons Chandler (brother), 1855-1857.

Box 1 Folder 5

Typescript of letter from P.W. Chandler Charles Parsons Chandler, Boston, Aug. 23, 1855.

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, 1860.

Box 1 Folder 7

Eliza B. Deane (nephew) to P.W. Chandler, 1860.

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, 1861.

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, 1862.

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, 1863.

Box 1 Folder 11

G.S. Hillard to P.W. Chandler, 1863.

Box 1 Folder 12

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, 1864.

Box 1 Folder 13

Horace P. Chandler (son) to P.W. Chandler, 1864.

Box 1 Folder 14

Mary G. Ware (cousin) to P.W. Chandler, 1864.

Box 1 Folder 15

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, 1865.

Box 1 Folder 16

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, 1866.

Box 1 Folder 17

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, 1867-1888.

Box 1 Folder 18

Cyrus Hamlin to P.W. Chandler, 1879-1882

Box 1 Folder 19

P.W. Chandler to Parker Cleaveland Chandler (Son), 1885-1888.

Box 1 Folder 20

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, 1889-1890.

Box 1 Folder 21

Correspondence to P.W. Chandler, undated.

Box 1 Folder 22

Scope and Contents note:

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 note:

Chronological, and by author with material other than letters at the back.

Correspondence to Theophilus P. Chandler, 1863, 1867.

Box 2 Folder 1

Hooper[?] to Peleg W. Chandler, 1867.

Box 2 Folder 2

Correspondence between Hugh McCulloch and G.S. Hillard, 1868, 1869.

Box 2 Folder 3

G.S. Hillard to George D. Whittle, 1869.

Box 2 Folder 4

P.W. Chandler to Wm. L. Putnam, 1876.

Box 2 Folder 5

Charles E. Grinnell to Wm. L. Putnam, 1876.

Box 2 Folder 6

Winfield S. Hutchinson to Wm. L. Putnam, 1876.

Box 2 Folder 7

Correspondence between E.B. Smith and W.L. Putman, 1876.

Box 2 Folder 8

W.L. Putnam to P.W. Chandler, 1876.

Box 2 Folder 9

G. Putnam[?] to P.W. Chandler, 1876

Box 2 Folder 10

Charles E. Grinnel to P.W. Chandler, 1876.

Box 2 Folder 11

W.L. Putnam to P.W. Chandler, 1877.

Box 2 Folder 12

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, 1877.

Box 2 Folder 13

Dwight Foster to P.W. Chandler, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 14

H. Hamlin to P.W. Chandler, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 15

Half a letter to P.W. Chandler, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 16

W.L. Putnam to P.W. Chandler, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 17

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, January to August, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 18

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, September to December, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 19

Correspondence between Angus Cameron and W.L. Putman, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 21

Correspondence between Henry Fitz and W.L. Putman, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 22

Correspondence between H. Hamlin and W.L. Putman, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 23

R.R. Bishop and G. Putnam, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 24

E.R. Hoar to Geo. O. Shattuck, 1878.

Box 2 Folder 25

S.D. Lindsey to W.L. Putnam, 1878,1879.

Box 2 Folder 26

Franklin Rives to W.L. Putnam, 1878,1880.

Box 2 Folder 27

A.D. Chandler to P.W. Chandler, 1878, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 28

Parker C. Chandler to P.W. Chandler, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 29

W.L. Putnam to P.W. Chandler, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 30

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 31

Franklin W. Hackett to W.L. Putnam, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 32

W. Ladd to W.L. Putnam, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 33

A.S. Wheeler to W.L. Putnam, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 34

Telegram to W.L. Putnam, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 35

W.L. Putnam to S.D. Lindsey, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 36

W.L. Putnam to J.G. Abbott, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 37

James L. Little to Gen. B.F. Butler, 1879.

Box 2 Folder 38

Ed L. Pierce to [Mr.C?], 1879.

Box 2 Folder 39

W.L. Putnam to P.C.Chandler, 1879,1880.

Box 2 Folder 40

P.C. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, 1879 to 1882.

Box 2 Folder 41

A.S. Wheeler to P.W. Chandler, 1879,1881.

Box 2 Folder 42

W.L. Putnam to A.S. Wheeler, 1879,1881.

Box 2 Folder 43

Correspondence between W.W. Rice and W.L. Putman, 1879, 1880, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 44

J.G. Abbott to W.L. Putnam, 1879, 1880, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 45

H.L. Dawes to P.W. Chandler, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 46

Wm. Frazier to P.W. Chandler, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 47

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, January and February, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 48

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, March and April, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 49

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, May and June, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 50

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, July thru December, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 51

W.L. Putnam to P.W. Chandler, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 52

W.L. Putnam to Hutchins and Wheeler, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 53

A.S. Wheeler to W.L.Putnam, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 54

Wm. Frazier to W.L. Putnam, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 55

[?] Locke to W.L. Putnam, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 56

Correspondence between Henry Anderson and W.L. Putman, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 57

J.H. Osmer to Jas. M. Stone, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 58

[?]Lothrop to [?]Conkling, 1880.

Box 2 Folder 59

T.E. [Roessle] to W.L. Putnam, 1880,1881.

Box 2 Folder 60

L.D.W. Sweat to W.L. Putnam, 1880,1882.

Box 2 Folder 61

W.L. Putnam to L.D.W. Sweat, 1880, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 62

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, January to June, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 63

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, July to December, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 64

J.D. Taylor to W.L. Putnam, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 65

A.S. Wheeler to W.L. Putnam, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 66

Leopold Morse to W.L. Putnam, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 67

W.L. Putnam to Leopold Morse, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 68

Correspondence between Wm. W. Crapo and W.L. Putman, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 69

Wm. A. Russell to P.W. Chandler, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 70

Geo. A. Fitch to Parker C. Chandler, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 71

Hutcins & Wheeler to E.F. Stone, 1881.

Box 2 Folder 72

J.D. Taylor to J.T. Ufdegraff[?], 1881.

Box 2 Folder 73

W.L. Putnam to P.W. Chandler, 1881,1882.

Box 2 Folder 74

P.W. Chandler to Parker C. Chandler, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 75

P.W. Chandler to W.L. Putnam, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 76

A.S. Wheeler to W.L. Putnam, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 77

Wm.[P.] Frye to W.L. Putnam, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 78

Eugene Hale to W.L. Putnam, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 79

Correspondence between Melville W. Fuller and W.L. Putman, 1882.

Box 2 Folder 80

J.G. Abbott to Hutchins, [n.d.]

Box 2 Folder 81

Ed L. Pierce to P.W. Chandler, [n.d.]

Box 2 Folder 82

Petitions to U.S. Congress on behalf of Theophilus P. Chandler.

Box 2 Folder 83

Affidavits concerning the Estate and bankruptcy of T.P. Chandler.

Box 2 Folder 84

$250,000 Bond of T.P. Chandler.

Box 2 Folder 85

Various affidavits concerning the matter of T.P. Chandler.

Box 2 Folder 86

Estate of J. Wiley Edmands.

Box 2 Folder 87

Estate of Horatio Woodman.

Box 2 Folder 88

Newspaper clippings.

Box 2 Folder 89

Winfield S. Hutchinson to W.L. Putnam, 1908, 1909.

Box 2 Folder 90

Horace P. Chandler to [?], 1909.

Box 2 Folder 91

Miscellaneous notes.

Box 2 Folder 92

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:

Arranged chronologically with undated material at the back.

J.P. Fessenden to Charles Peleg Chandler, Bowdoin College, [Apr.30], 1857.

Box 3 Folder 1

William Warren Bullock to Charles P. Chandler, [n.p.], 5 April, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 2

C.E. Stowe to Capt. C.P. Chandler, Andover, April 23, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 3

Hugh Greene to C.P. Chandler, Boston, May 1, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 4

Oliver Warren to Charles Peleg Chandler, Boston, 22 May, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 5

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Georgetown, D.C., June 20, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 6

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Washington D.C., June 24, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 7

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, "Great Falls" on the Potomac, July 9, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 8

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, "Great Falls" on the Potomac, July 10, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 9

John A. Andrew to C.P. Chandler, Boston, July 16, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 10

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Centreville, Va., July 20, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 11

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Centreville, Va. or "Bull Run", July 21, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 12

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Georgetown Heights, D.C., July 22, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 13

Charles P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Arlington Heights, Va., Aug. 2, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 14

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Bladersburg, Md., August 15, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 15

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 16

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near Bladensburg, Md., Sept. 8, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 17

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Smithville near Lower Marlboro, on the Pautuxent, Maryland, September 12, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 18

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near Pautuxent River, Md., September 14, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 19

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, September 15, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 20

Charles P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Prince Fredericktown, Md., September 18, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 21

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near Lower Marlboro, Md., Sept. 20, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 22

Charles P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Near Lower Marlboro, Md., Calvert County, September 28, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 23

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near Lower Marlboro, Md., September 30, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 24

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Washington, D.C., October 28, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 25

Charles P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Washington D.C., November 1, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 26

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Washington D.C., November 3, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 27

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Down the Potomac, Nov., 17, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 28

General Hooker to Major C.P. Chandler, [n.p.], Nov. 19, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 29

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near [Bull] Ferry, Lower Potomac, Md., November 25, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 30

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Lower Potomac, Maryland, Dec. 9, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 31

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Md., Dec. 14, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 32

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Lower Potomac, Md., 18 Dec., 1861.

Box 3 Folder 33

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Lower Potomac, Md., Jan. 19, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 34

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near Budd's Ferry, Md., 26 Jan., 1862.

Box 3 Folder 35

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Lower Potomac, Md., 2 Feb., 1862.

Box 3 Folder 36

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Maryland, 9 Feb., 1862.

Box 3 Folder 37

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, March, 1862, Maryland. incomplete letter.

Box 3 Folder 38

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Lower Potomac, Md., 16 March, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 39

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Lower Potomac, Md., 23 March, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 40

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Lower Potomac, Md., 30 March, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 41

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Lower Potomac, Md., 4 April, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 42

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near Budd's Ferry, Md., 6 April, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 43

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near Yorktown in Virginia, 12 April, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 44

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near Yorktown, Virginia, 13 April, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 45

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, before Yorktown, Virginia, 20 April, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 46

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, before Yorktown, Virginia, 27 April, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 47

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, before Yorktown, Virginia, 4 May, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 48

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Williamsburg, Va., 7 May, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 49

Charles P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Williamsburg, Va., 11 May - 17 May, 1862

Box 3 Folder 50

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, beyond Bew Kent, Va., 18 May, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 51

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near White Oak Swamp, Henrico County, Va., 25 May, 1862

Box 3 Folder 52

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near White Oak Swamp, Henrico County, Va., May 27, 1862

Box 3 Folder 53

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near White Oak Swamp, Va., 31 May, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 54

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, near "Fair Oaks" Station on Richmond & York River RR, Va., 6 June, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 55

John A. Andrew to Major Charles P. Chandler, [n.p.], 18 June, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 56

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, [n.p.], 26 June, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 57

C.P. Chandler to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, [n.p.], 26 June, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 58

William P. Fessenden to Mr. Charles W. Lowell, care of Charles P. Chandler, Portland, 4 Aug., 1862.

Box 3 Folder 59

John A. Andrew to Brig. Gen'l. Joseph Hooker, Boston, 4 Aug., 1862.

Box 3 Folder 60

John A. Andrew to Hon. E.M. Stanton, Boston, August 4, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 61

J.M. Manning to Mrs. C.P. Chandler, Boston, Aug. 8, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 62

R. MacKall to Col. Chas. W. Lowell, Calvert County, Md., Oct. 6, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 63

[unsigned] to Miss Mary E. Chandler, [n.p.], [n.d.]

Box 3 Folder 64

Miscellaneous covers

Box 3 Folder 65

Three photographs of Col. Chandler

Box 3 Folder 66

Printed Executive Order, Boston, Nov. 1, 1861.

Box 3 Folder 67

Newspaper clipping, 1862.

Box 3 Folder 68

Charles P. Chandler: Civil War Journal, May 22, 1861 - June 14, 1861.

Volume 1

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.

Charles Peleg Chandler: 1850 Sep 1 - 1857 May 5, expense book

Volume 1

Charles Peleg Chandler: 1850 Dec 10, letter to his father

Box 3 Folder 69

Charles Peleg Chandler: 1851 Sep 3 and 1853 May 20, Bowdoin semester bills

Box 3 Folder 70

Peleg W. Chandler: 1831 Dec 27 - 1833 Aug 29, Bowdoin College diary

Volume 2

Peleg W. Chandler: 1846 Feb 23 - 1849 Nov 22, day book of law practice

Volume 3

Series Description:

This series contains a remnant of a Civil War flag and fragments of a flag staff.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Civil War flag (remnant).

Map-case Realia

Flag staff (fragments). Written on the envelope containing the fragments: "Pieces of the flag staff at the Marshall House Alexandria, from which poor Col Edsmith drew down the Secession flag the moment before his death: cut by me, August 1861. C.P. Chandler, 1st Man [sic] infantry." Written on a staff fragment: "..Part of Flag Staff Great Falls of the Potomac..."

Box Realia 2

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.

Access Restrictions:

Finding Aid/Index: No access restrictions, but copying not allowed.

Digital copies of Chandler family documents and letters, 1834-1881

Box Mss. CD 1
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