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Charles F. Chandler papers, 1847-1937, bulk 1864-1925

Series I: Personal, 1847-1925

The Personal Series is comprised of material related to Chandler's personal and domestic life, including material relating to the upkeep and management of his home and a number of photographs of Chandler and his associates. Additionally, the series contains his correspondence files relating to matters both personal and professional.

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Subseries I.1: Correspondence, 1857-1925

Subseries I.1 contains correspondence both sent and received by Charles Chandler. Though this file falls within the series of Chandler's personal papers, this correspondence often relates to his professional life and could have been sent in any of his various capacities as professor, member of the Metropolitan Board of Health, and a member of various professional organizations. The subseries also includes the correspondence of Chandler's second wife, Augusta Chandler and correspondence relating to their wedding.



Box 1 Folder 1 to 20 A-Z, (20 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 24 to 27 1860-1925, (4 Folders)



Box 2 Folder 1 to 7 1860-1925, (7 Folders)



Box 3 Folder 1 1870-1924


Box 3 Folder 2 to 3 Personal, 1870-1924


Box 3 Folder 4 Chandler, Augusta Mrs., 1904-1928


Box 3 Folder 5 Christmas Cards, undated


Box 3 Folder 6 Kimball, 1891-1918


Box 3 Folder 7 Marriage to Ms. Augusta Polhemus, 1905



Box 4 Folder 1 to 3 Letterbooks, 1857-1891, (3 volumes)


Subseries I.2: Biographical Materials, 1847-1925

This subseries contains a great deal of information related to Chandler's personal life and professional activities including some biographical articles and printed matter about Chandler, the subject files related to his many professional and social clubs and organizations, as well as school work and early diaries and scrapbooks depicting his younger life and travels. This series also includes the realia and three dimensional material connected with the collection but not part of one of Chandler's specific subject files. The objects in this series range from Chandler's pipe to small chemical apparatus. Also of interest here are some of Mrs. Augusta Chandler's files, notably scrapbooks such as her dinner party or opera-going books which depict the social obligations of a well-to-do woman in New York at the turn of the twentieth century.



Box 5 Artifacts



Box 6 Folder 1 to 2 Address Books, (2 Folders)


Box 6 Folder 3 Biographical Materials


Box 6 Folder 4 Biographical-- Printed, 1883-1944


Box 6 Folder 5 Card Plates


Box 6 Folder 6 Consultant Fees



Box 7 Folder 1 to 6 Clippings-- General, (6 Folders)


Clubs and Societies, 1870-1924



Box 8 Folder 1 to 5 A, (5 Folders)



Box 9 Folder 1 to 6 A-I, (6 Folders)



Box 10 Folder 1 to 6 K-N, (6 Folders)



Box 11 Folder 1 to 7 O-S, (7 Folders)



Box 12 Folder 1 to 6 S- W, (6 Folders)



Box 13 Folder 1 Miscellaneous


Box 13 Folder 2 to 3 Payments and Dues, (2 Folders)


Course Work


Harvard



Box 14 Folder 1 Class Notes, 1953-1954


Box 14 Folder 2 Journals and Class Notes, 1953-1954


Secondary School


Box 14 Folder 3 Notes and Assignments


University of Göttingen


Box 14 Folder 4 1855-1856


Box 14 Folder 5 Class Notes, 1855-1856, (2 Folders)


Box 14 Folder 6 Correspondence, 1855-1902



Box 15 Folder 1 Diaries, 1876-1893 (scattered), 1876-1893


Box 15 Folder 2 Family History


Box 15 Folder 3 Notebooks, Undated


Box 15 Folder 4 Scrapbook, 1847-1855


Box 15 Folder 5 Trip to Europe, 1869


Box 15 Folder 6 Will and Legal Documents


Scrapbooks



Box 16 Folder 1 1882-1886


Box 16 Folder 2 Food and Drug Fraud Clippings, 1868-1869


Box 16 Folder 3 Trip to Europe, 1896


Chandler, Augusta Mrs. Material



Box 17 Folder 1 Correspondence with Charles Chandler, 1904 and undated, 1904, undated


Box 17 Folder 2 Calendar, 1925


Box 17 Folder 3 Notebooks


Scrapbooks


Box 17 Folder 4 to 5 General, 1904 and 1914-1915, 1904, 1914-1915, (2 Folders)


Box 17 Folder 6 Addresses



Box 18 Folder 1 Dinner Parties, 1909-1911


Box 18 Folder 2 to 4 Recipes, 1908-1909 and Undated, 1908-1909, Undated, (3 Folders)


Box 18 Folder 5 Opera, 1908


Subseries I.3: Financial Records, 1825-1926

These files provide an intimate glimpse into the Chandler household through detailed information about household accounts, including bills, receipts and correspondence about standing orders and accounts. Additionally, the subseries includes information about many properties either owned or managed by Charles and Augusta Chandler, many of which were ancestral properties that were willed to the couple. Copies of some of these wills and property deeds are included.



Box 19 Account Books, 1855-1921



Box 20 Account Books, 1855-1921



Box 21 Account Books, 1855-1921



Box 22 Account Books, 1855-1921



Box 23 Account Books, 1855-1921



Box 24 Account Books, 1855-1921



Box 25 Account Books, 1855-1921


Household Accounts



Box 26 Folder 1 to 2 Bills and Receipts, 1902-1920, (2 Folders)


Box 26 Folder 3 to 4 Correspondence, 1880-1922, (2 Folders)


Box 26 Folder 5 Ledgers, Undated


Box 26 Folder 6 54th St. and Madison Protection Society, 1890-1907


Box 26 Folder 7 Middle Park Ave. Improvement Association, 1902



Box 27 Folder 1 to 2 Westhampton House, 1880-1891, (2 Folders)


Box 27 Folder 3 Westhampton House-- Plans and Drawings


Properties and Estates


Craig Family Estates



Box 28 Folder 1 to 5 General, 5 Folders



Box 29 Folder 1 to 4 Correspondence, 1868-1879, (4 Folders)


Box 29 Folder 5 to 6 Deeds, (2 Folders)



Box 30 Legal Documents, 1825-1883, (6 Folders)



Box 31 Folder 1 to 2 Berard Estates, 1890-1924, (2 Folders)


Box 31 Folder 3 Hudson Estates, 1887-1891


Box 31 Folder 4 to 6 Smith Family Estates, 1913-1926, (3 Folders)


Box 31 Folder 7 Miscellaneous, 1864-1925


Box 31 Folder 8 Ledger



Box 32 Ledgers and Letterbooks, 1895-1898 and undated, 1895-1898, undated


Subseries I.4: Photographs, Undated

These photographs document both, in their subject matter, Chandler's leisure activities and homes, and, in their techniques, his active interest in photographic technology. The snapshots of Chandler and his family focus on photographs of his homes and gardens and travels. In addition to these files, there are also a number of professional portraits of Chandler and his colleagues located within these files.



Box 33 Folder 1 Awards


Box 33 Folder 2 to 5 Family Photographs, (3 Folders)


Box 33 Folder 6 Houses and Gardens



Box 34 Houses and Gardens, (6 Folders)



Box 35 Folder 1 Laboratory and Apparatus


Box 35 Folder 2 Machinery


Box 35 Folder 3 Miscellaneous


Box 35 Folder 4 Negatives


Portraits


Box 35 Folder 5 to 6 Chandler, (2 Folders)



Box 36 Folder 1 to 2 Chandler, (2 Folders)


Box 36 Folder 3 Chandler With Colleagues


Box 36 Folder 4 to 6 Chandler's Associates, (3 Folders)


Box 36 Folder 7 Cartes-de-visite


Box 36 Folder 8 Chandler's German Professors



Box 37 Folder 1 to 2 Female Family and Friends (Unidentified), (2 Folders)


Box 37 Folder 3 Projects and Photographic Experiments


Box 37 Folder 4 Professional Organizations


Box 37 Folder 5 School of Mines


Travels


Box 37 Folder 6 Art


Box 37 Folder 7 England (Henley Regatta)


Box 37 Folder 8 France


Box 37 Folder 9 Germany


Box 37 Folder 10 Italy


Box 37 Folder 11 Morocco


Box 37 Folder 12 Spain


Box 37 Folder 13 United States


Box 37 Folder 14 Unidentified