Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Peleg W. Chandler

 

GA-8

 


Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

The Peleg W. Chandler Collection was acquired by the Hayes Presidential Center in 1953.

Biographical Sketch

Peleg Whitman Chandler was born April 12, 1816, in New Gloucester, Maine, to Peleg and Esther Parsons Chandler. He attended Bangor Seminary and Bowdoin College. Upon graduation in 1834, he studied law in his fatherís office, the office of Theophilus Parsons, and the Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1837. That same year he married Martha Ann Bush. The couple had four children.

In addition to a successful law practice, Peleg Chandler contributed to the legal profession through his writings. He was a reporter for the Daily Advertiser, covering cases in higher courts. He founded the Law Reporter, the first successful legal magazine in the United States. He published the popular, two-volume American Criminal Trials in the United State and London. Chandler was elected to the Boston common council, serving from 1843 to1845. He served two terms (1844-1846, 1862-1863) in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He also served as Bostonís city solicitor from 1846 to1853 and as U.S. Commissioner of Bankruptcy. He was a member of the governorís council in 1850 as well as a trustee of Bowdoin College. The accomplishment that pleased him most was the establishment and protection of a public garden next to the Boston Common. Peleg Chandler died May 28, 1889, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Scope and Content

The collection contains miscellaneous personal, legal, and political correspondence received by Peleg Chandler from 1845 to1880. The approximately 200 pieces are arranged alphabetically by correspondentsí surnames.

Inventory

Ac. 794

Ĺ linear ft.

 

ABBOTT, J. G.
    n.d, March 29

ADAMS, C. F.
    1880, Oct. 6

ANDREW, ISAAC W.
    1880, Aug. 26
    1880, Aug. 28

ANDREW, JOHN F.
    1880, March 25

ANDREW, ALFREDA
    1880, June 24

ANDREWS, HENRY C.
    1875, March 3

APPLETON, JOHN
    1880, June 22

APPLETON, MARY R.
    1880, July 4

BARROWS, WM. G.
    1880, June 20

BATTLES, W. P.
    1880, June 19

BISHOP, ROBERT R.
    1879, Nov. 12
    1880, Feb. 14
    1880, Dec. 17

BONNEY, ANNA
    1875, June 1

BOUTWELL, GEO. S
    1880, June 19

BRADLEY, C. S.
    1879, June 17

BROWN, W. W.
    1880, June 25

BROWNE, A. G.
    1880, April 26
    1880, Aug. 26
    1880, Dec. 17
    1880, Dec. 20

CHAMBERLAIN, JOSHUA L.
    1878, March 7
    1880, Nov. 8
    1880, Dec. 11

CHANDLER, PELEG
    1845, March 22
    1868, Dec. 5 [photocopy]
    1874, March 6
    1874, May 12
    1877, March 29
    1878, Jan. 29

CHANDLER, PARKER C.
    n.d.
    1876, Feb. 23
    1876, Feb. 28
    1876, March 3
    1880, Feb. 17

CHAPMAN, HENRY L.
    1880, June 21

CHUTE, S. M.
    1875, Jan. 27

CLAPP, MARY G.
    1879, March 16
    1879, March 20

CLARKE, EDW. H.
    1877, April 11

CLEAVELAND, E. P.
    1877, Dec. 28

CLEAVELAND, N.
    1874, Aug. 3
    1875, March 26
    1875, April 1

CLIFFORD, JOHN H.
    1875, Jan 19

COLE, SAMUEL V.
1880, July 7

CRANDALL, H. BURR
    1880, Aug. 31
    1880, Sept. 7
    1880, Sept. 21

CROSS, JOSEPH
    1874, April 9

DEANE, CHARLES
    1878, June 15
    1880, Aug. 21

DELANO, THOS. W.
    1880, June 24

DIXWELL, J. J.
    1875, May 15

EASTMAN, CHAS. E., MRS.
    1878, May 6
    1878, May 7

EVERETT, C. C.
    1879, May 26

FIELD, W. A.
    1880, July 9

FISHER, GEO. A.
    1874, Nov. 11

FORBES, J. M.
    n.d., Jan. 18

FRYE, WM. P.
    1880, July

GIBBS, GEO. L.
    1880, June 24

GODDARD, C. W.
    1875, March 20

GODDARD, D. A.|
    1880, Feb. 13
    1880, June 20
    1880, Aug. 23

GOODENOW, J. H.
    1878, March 4

GRAY, WM.
    1880, March 20

HALE, CHARLES
    1875, July 23
    1876, July 5

HALE, EDW. E.
    1874, Oct. 16
    1876, Aug. 20
    1878, Feb. 8
    1880, Mach 23

HAMLIN, CYRUS
    1874, June 16
    1878, Dec. 16
    1879, March 28
    1880, July 23
    1880, Aug. 9

HAMMOND, S. C. F.
    1879, Jan. 4

HASKELL, DANL. N.
    1872, Sept. 10
    1874, Sept. 17

HAVEN, FRANKLIN
    1875, Feb. 20

HIBBARD, J. R.
    1874, Nov. 3

HIGGINSON, THOS. WENTWORTH
    1880, Nov. 13

HOPKINS, C. F.
    1880, June 20

HOAR, E. R.
    1870, July 31
    1875, April 2
    1880, Dec. 7

HOVEY, WM. A.
    1877, Jan. 1
    1877, Nov. 7

HOWARD, CHAS.
    1874, March 11
    1874, Sept. 26
    1874, Nov. 22
    1875, March 14

KENNARD, M. P.
    n.d.
    1880, April 22
    1880, June 19

LEE, HENRY
    1880, June 25

LEVERETT, GEO. V.
    1874, Nov. 11

LOTHROP, S. K.
    n.d., Jan. 9
    1874, Nov. 11
    1874, Nov. 30

LOVEJOY, CARO S.
    1874, Oct. 15
    1874, Dec. 5

LOWE, A. T.
    1870, June 22

LUNT, WM. PARSONS
    n.d., June 22

MCCLARY, S. F.
    1878, Feb. 5

MCKEEN, F. A.
    1878, Dec. 29

MCKEEN, JAMES
1875, Feb. 16

MILLS, R. T.
    1880, Dec. 12

MORISON, J. H.
    1880, March, 31
    1880, Dec. 8

MORSE, R. M., JR.
    n.d., Jan. 21

MUNSON, N. C.
    1880, June 24

MUZZEY, H. W.
    1878, Jan. 11

NEWTON, WM. S.
    1880, June 26

NORTHEND, W. D.
    1880, June 29

PACKARD, A. S.
    n.d.
    1880, Jan. 19
    1880, Aug. 23
    1880, Dec. 15

PACKARD, GEO. T.
    n.d.

PAINE, ALBERT W.
    1880, Dec. 14

PARSON, ELLEN E.
    n.d., Sept. 3

PARSONS, THEOPHILUS
    n.d., March 17
    1875, Feb. 5
    1878, Jan. 30

PEABODY & STEARNS
    1880, Nov. 1

PERKINS, FREDERIC BEECHER
    1876, Feb. 1

PETTEE, JOS.
    1874, March 5
    1880, July 6

PIERCE, EDWARD L.
    n.d.
    1874, May 14

PIERCE, HENRY B.
    1880, May 22

PIERCE, FREDERICK O.
    1879, Oct. 14

PLAISTED, H. M.
    1880, June 29

PUTNAM, GEORGE, JR.
    1874, Aug. 27
    1874, Sept. 1

QUINCY, JOSIAH
    1880, Sept. 1

REED, JAMES
    1875, March 10

REED, JOHN
    1880, June 23
    1880, June 19

RICE, ALEX H.
    1875, March 24
    1876, Jan. 10
    1877, March 28
    1880, Jan. 7
    1880, Jan. 19
    1880, Aug. 4

RICE, W. W.
    1880, March 28

ROSS, A.
    1880, Aug. 4

SANGER, GEORGE P
    1878, Nov. 25

SEWALL, J. B.
    1880, May 15

SIMMONS, W. A.
    1878, March 2

SMITH, CHAS. C.
    n.d., June 29
    1880, June 28
    1880, Aug. 19
    1880, Aug. 24
    1880, Dec. 21

SPRAGUE, F. P.
    1880, Oct. 13

SPRAGUE, P.
    1879, April 16

STEARNS, WILLIAM G
    1878, Jan. 11

THATCHER, GEO. A.
    1874, May 11

THAYER, J. B.
    1874, Jan. 7
    1874, Sept. 1
    1874, Sept. 4
    1875, March 28
    1878, Feb. 7
    1878, April 24
    1880, June 21
    1880, Nov. 20

TUTLE, C. W.
    1880, Aug. 27

WASHBURN, EMORY
    1875, May 16

WATERMAN, JOHN A.
    1880, Oct. 5

WATERS, E. F.
    n.d.
    1876, Feb. 10

WHEELER, A. S.
    1880, Dec. 7

WHIPPLE, E. P.
    1880, March 31

WINSOR, JUSTIN
    1879, March 10
    1880, Jan. 16

WINTHROP, ROB. C.
    1880, June 22

WOODBERRY, D. S.
    1880, July 30

WOODMAN, CYRUS
    1880, April 21
    1880, May 14
    1880, Sept. 3

WOODMAN, JABEZ
    1874, March 2

YOUNG, S. J.
    1874, Nov. 17

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