COLLECTION GUIDES

1821-1947; bulk: 1896-1925

Guide to the Collection

Restrictions on Access

The Henry Daland Chandler papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, postcards, poetry and essays, diaries, account books, a recipe book, a household inventory, drawings, sketchbooks, architectural notebooks, and printed material of Henry Daland Chandler and the Chandler family of Boston, Mass.

Biographical Sketches

Henry Daland Chandler (1884-1969) was the son of Francis Ward Chandler (1844-1926) and Alice Daland Chandler (ca. 1854-1932) of Boston and brother of Helen (Chandler) Winlock (1887-1972) and Ethel (Chandler) Bartol (1890-1975). Henry was a graduate of the Groton School (1902) in Groton, Mass. and of Harvard University (1906). He became an architect and continued his education at the Ecole de Beaux Arts (1910-1912) while travelling in Europe. He married Ellen Bancroft Dalton, the daughter of Henry Dalton and Florence (Dummer) Dalton at the Emmanuel Church in Boston on 11 June 1925.

Francis Ward Chandler (1844-1926), son of Samuel Ward Chandler and Elizabeth Fales Richmond, was born in Boston in 1844. Francis Ward Chandler graduated from Lancaster Academy (1861) and attended Harvard College until the beginning of the Civil War. He enlisted in the 53rd Massachusetts Volunteers on 6 September 1863 and mustered out on 2 September 1863. He married Alice Daland on 12 October 1882. He studied architecture following the war and later served as head of the department of architecture at the MIT from 1888 to 1911.

Alice Daland Chandler (1854-1932) was the only daughter of Henry Tucker Daland and Helen E. Chamberlain of Boston. She married Francis Ward Chandler (1844-1926) at the Trinity Church in Boston on 12 October 1882. She and Francis lived on Marlborough Street in Boston and in North Haven, Maine with their children Henry Daland Chandler, Helen Chandler (Winlock), and Ethel Chandler (Bartol).

Helen (Chandler) Winlock (1886-1972), daughter of Francis Ward Chandler and Alice Daland Chandler, was born in Boston on 26 February 1886. She married Herbert Eustis Winlock (1884-1956), who conducted archaelogical excavations for the Metropolitan Museum in Egypt from 1906-1931. Helen and Herbert were married at the Trinity Church in Boston on 26 October 1912. They had three children: Frances Winlock (1913-1935), William Crawford Winlock (1915-1917), and Barbara Winlock (1919-1996). Helen outlived two of her three children and died in North Haven, Maine in 1972.

Collection Description

This collection consists of papers of the Chandler family of Boston, including correspondence, diaries, accounts, sketchbooks, postcards, poetry and essays, and printed material of Henry Daland Chandler (1884-1969), Francis Ward Chandler (1844-1926), Alice Daland Chandler (1854-1932), Helen (Chandler) Winlock (1886-1972), Ethel (Chandler) Bartol (1890-1975) and other members of the Chandler, Daland, and Chamberlain families. Papers of Henry Daland Chandler include material related to his studies at Groton School and Harvard College, social announcements, club activities, and World War I military correspondence. His volumes include three diaries kept from 1896-1947, three sketchbooks created from 1938-1939 and three architectural notebooks kept from 1941-1947.

Family correspondence relates primarily to personal matters but includes letters from trips to Lake Como, Florence, and Naples (1894-1895); Virginia Beach (1897); Washington, DC (1890); England, France, and Germany (1904); and Ormond Beach, Florida (1915). Correspondence also describes regular visits to Intervale, N.H. and the Chandler summer homes in North Haven, Maine. Of particular significance are letters from Helen (Chandler) Winlock and her husband, archaeologist Herbert Winlock, to family members in 1912 and 1913 regarding Herbert's work in excavating the Deir el Bahari Temple Complex in Luxor, Egypt. Volumes include an undated household inventory, a recipe book, various sketchbooks, a poetry book, account books, and diaries. Personal diaries include two diaries kept by Alice Daland Chandler (1854-1932) and 47 diaries by Francis Ward Chandler (1844-1926) detailing his daily life.

Printed materials in this collection include the Anna Ticknor Library Association's educational bibliographies from 1882-1899, Groton School printed materials from 1897-1908 and newspaper clippings from 1907-1921.

Acquisition Information

The architectural materials were the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman H. Butterfield, November 1974.

Restrictions on Access

The Henry Daland Chandler papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.

Restrictions on Use

The Massachusetts Historical Society does not claim ownership to the literary rights (copyright) of letters and documents written during the lifetime of Henry Daland Chandler or Helen Chandler Winlock. The Massachusetts Historical Society cannot give permission to publish or quote from documents by individuals for whom it does not hold copyright. Use of these materials does not imply permission to publish. It is the sole responsibility of the researcher to obtain formal permission from the owners of the literary rights (copyright) to publish or quote from documents in this collection.

Photocopies are for personal use only. Personal use photocopies may not be donated or deposited in other libraries or archives, or made available to other researchers without the written permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Henry Daland Chandler papers, 1896-1947

This series contains personal correspondence, diaries, sketchbooks, and architectural notebooks of Henry Daland Chandler. Correspondents include Henry Daland Chandler’s classmates from Groton School and Harvard College, alumni, friends, and extended family.

A. Personal Correspondence, 1903-1924

Arranged chronologically.

This subseries contains correspondence of Henry Daland Chandler with non-family members including friends, classmates, and colleagues. Included are letters from his classmates at Groton School and Harvard College, alumni, friends and extended family. Subjects include academic affairs, wedding announcements, and club activities. The subseries also contains correspondence from members of the military during World War I (1914-1918), including General William Crozier. Other notable correspondents include Helen Peabody, Pauline D. Whiton, and Isabella Stewart Gardner.

For Henry Daland Chandler’s correspondence with family members, see Series II.

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B. Volumes, 1896-1947

Arranged chronologically.

This subseries consists of Henry Daland Chandler’s personal diaries, sketchbooks, architectural notebooks, and travel graphics. The 1896 diary contains a few pages in Jan. and Feb. listing daily activities in Boston. The 1914 memorandum book contains lists, addresses, notes, and other small architectural drawings. The 1945-1947 diary contains three pages of entries.

The subseries contains two undated sketches, an undated sketchbook containing drawings of sailboats, and a 1938 sketchbook largely containing architectural sketches. The 1939 sketchbook contains a drawing of penguins and other subjects in Bermuda visited while on vacation. The architecture notebooks contain photographs, architectural sketches, notes, and calculations.

A set of commercial travel photographs include images of Rome, Italy including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Coliseum, the Temple of Vesta, the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, and other famous architectural sites. These images also include architecture on the island of Capri, Italy.

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Diary, 1896
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Memorandum book, 1914
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Sketchbook, 1938
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Sketchbook, 1939
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Architecture notebook, 1941
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Diary, 1945-1947
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Architecture notebook, 1945
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Architecture notebook, 1946-1947
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Sketches, n.d
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Sketchbook, n.d
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Commercial travel photographs, n.d

II. Chandler family papers, 1821-1926

This series contains correspondence of the Chandler family relating to life in Boston, North Haven, Maine, and various travels abroad to England, France, Germany, and Italy. Letters from Herbert and Helen (Chandler) Winlock detail life during excavations in Egypt from 1912-1913. Volumes in this series contain Alice Daland Chandler’s account books and diaries, Francis W. Chandler’s diaries and memoranda books, and miscellaneous diaries and accounts of extended family.

A. Correspondence, 1850-1926

Arranged chronologically.

This series contains personal letters of the Chandler family relating to life in Boston, North Haven, Maine, and various travels in Europe. The bulk of the letters are from Alice Daland Chandler (1854-1932) to her husband Francis Ward Chandler (1844-1926), son Henry Daland Chandler (1884-1969) to parents during his schooling, and daughter Helen (Chandler) Winlock (1886-1972) to parents during travels in Cairo, Egypt. Within this series are receipts of service and sales for the family home on 195 Marlborough Street in Boston from 1883-1892. Early correspondence discusses daily life, children, education, and travels including a trip to Lake Como, Florence, and Naples (1894-1895); Virginia Beach (1897); Washington, DC (1890); England, France, and Germany (1904); and Ormond Beach, Florida (1915). Other travels in regular visits to Intervale, N.H. and the Chandler summer homes in North Haven, Maine.

Early letters detail Henry's experiences at the Groton School in Groton, Mass. until graduation in 1902. An 1899 letter from Groton School describes Henry Daland Chandler's condition after catching mumps from a fellow classmate. Most of these letters describe Henry Daland Chandler's academic and extracurricular activites at Groton. Report cards also document Helen's education at St. Timothy's in Catonsville, Maryland in 1904.

Of particular significance are letters from Helen (Chandler) Winlock and her husband, archaeologist Herbert Eustis Winlock, to family members from 1912 to 1913 regarding Herbert's work in excavating the Deir el Bahari Temple Complex in Luxor, Egypt. Included is Helen's 24 Nov. 1912 letter to her mother from Highclere Castle in Newbury, England, describing the castle and the Egyptian collections of Lord Carnarvon. The letters discuss life in Luxor, the early archaeological camps of the Metropolitan Museum's expedition, and visitors to the site, including Rudyard Kipling in March 1813. Also within this series are letters from various non-family members to Alice Daland Chandler congratulating Ethel (Chandler) Bartol on her engagement in November 1913 to Dr. Edward Francis Washburn Bartol of Lancaster, Mass.

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1850-1897
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1898-1914 March
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1914 April-1926
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Postcards, 1893-1922
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Poetry and essays, n.d

B. Volumes, 1821-1925

Arranged chronologically.

This series consists of Alice Daland Chandler’s account books and diaries, Francis W. Chandler’s diaries and memoranda books, and miscellaneous volumes. The miscellaneous volumes contain diaries, account books, and undated material of extended family.

i. Alice Daland Chandler volumes, 1863-1877

This subseries contains Alice Daland Chandler’s account books listing her childhood expenses from age nine to seventeen, and diaries written in June 1869 from Boston and from August to September 1870 describing her trip to the Adirondacks. Both diaries contain pressed flowers. Also included is Alice Daland's 1877 watercolor sketch of Kneeland's Point, Cohasset, Mass.

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Account book, 1863-1865
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Account book, 1868-1870
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Diary, 1869
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Account book, 1870-1871
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Diary, 1870
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Watercolor, 1877

ii. Francis W. Chandler volumes, 1875-1925

Francis W. Chandler’s diaries contain sparse entries on daily activities, weather, expenses, and calculations.

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Diary, 1875
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Diary, 1876
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Diary, 1877
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Diary, 1878
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Diary, 1879
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Diary, 1880
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Diary, 1881
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Diary, 1882
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Diary, 1884
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Diary, 1885
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Diary, 1886
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Diary, 1887
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Diary, 1888
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Diary, 1889
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Diary, 1890
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Diary, 1891
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Diary, 1892
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Diary, 1893
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Diary, 1894
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Diary, 1895
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Memorandum book, 1895
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Diary, 1896 January - April
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Diary, 1896
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Diary, 1897
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Diary, 1898
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Diary, 1899
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Diary, 1899
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Diary, 1900
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Diary, 1901
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Diary, 1902
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Diary, 1903
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Diary, 1904
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Diary, 1905
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Diary, 1906
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Diary, 1907
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Diary, 1908
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Diary, 1909
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Diary, 1910
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Diary, 1912
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Diary, 1913
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Diary, 1914
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Diary, 1920
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Diary, 1921
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Memorandum book, 1921-1922
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Diary, 1922
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Diary, 1923
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Diary, 1924
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Diary, 1925

iii. Miscellaneous volumes, 1821-1911

This subseries consists of miscellaneous volumes, including diaries and accounts of the Chandler and extended families. These volumes include Eliza Smith's 1821 diary containing sparse entries; a 1839 penmanship practice book; H. E. Chamberlain’s 1843 poetry book; Helen E. Daland’s account book, 1856-1859; an undated inventory of an unknown household; an undated anonymous diary of a journey to upstate New York; August P. Chamberlain's undated sketchbook; and Mrs. B. P. Chamberlain's undated handwritten recipe book.

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Eliza Smith diary, 1821
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Loose items removed from Eliza Smith diary, 1821
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Penmanship practice book, 1839
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H. E. Chamberlain poetry book, 1843
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Helen E. Daland account book, 1856-1859
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Anonymous account book, 1911
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Houehold inventory, n.d.
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Anonymous diary of a journey to New York, n.d
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Augustus P. Chamberlain sketchbook, n.d
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Mrs. B. P. Chamberlain recipe book, n.d

III. Printed material, 1882-1931

Arranged chronologically.

This series contains assorted printed items including Anna Ticknor Library Association publications, Groton School materials, and newspaper clippings. American author and educator Anna Ticknor established the Society to Encourage Studies at Home in 1872 to promote distance learning. The Anna Ticknor Library Association formed to circulate the Society's materials to learners after the Society’s cessation following Ticknor's death in 1896. Educational topics include American literature and history, English literature, birds, botany, domestic and sanitary sciences, traveling lists (Italy, Germany, Austria, England and Scotland), and Medieval, Renaissance, classic, and modern art. Ephemera contains tickets, menu specimens, and receipts among other material. The Groton School material contains the Groton School Alumni Association constitution, school programs, and other school documents. Newspaper clippings primarily include articles on World War I and other local events in Boston.

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Anna Ticknor Library Association records, 1882-1899
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Ephemera, 1887-1931
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Groton School records, 1897-1908
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Newspaper clippings, 1907-1921

Materials Removed from the Collection

Photographs have been removed from this collection to the Henry Daland Chandler photographs, 1908-1923. Photo. Coll. 144.

The following printed material has been removed from the collection and separately cataloged:

Plan of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 1901. With ms. notations.

Theatre broadside, 22 June 1909. Harvard University. Miss Maude Adams in an English version of Schiller's "Joan of Arc."

Theatre broadside, 23 June 1909. Miss maude Adams and the Adams Express Company, "Joan of Arc." Theatre H.P.C.

Theatre broadside, 14 Feb. 1914. Boston Architectural Club, Foire Ambulant. Includes production of "The Only Way."

Plan of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 1926. With ms. notations.

Smith, Roland Cotton. Sermon. "Phillips Brooks the Liberal." (Boston, 1930.)

Preferred Citation

Henry Daland Chandler papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Bartol, Edward Francis Washburn, b. 1874.
Bartol, Ethel Chandler.
Chamberlain, Augustus P.
Chamberlain, B. B., Mrs.
Chandler, Alice Daland, 1854-1932.
Chandler, F. W. (Francis Ward), 1844-1926.
Chandler family.
Crozier, William, 1855-1942.
Daland, Helen E. Chamberlain.
Daland family.
Smith, Eliza.
Winlock, Helen Chandler.
Winlock, Herbert Eustis, 1884-1950.

Organizations:

Anna Ticknor Library Association.
Groton School.

Subjects:

Account books--1856-1911.
Archaeologists.
Archaeological expeditions -- Egypt.
Architects -- Massachusetts.
Architecture -- Sketch-books.
Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs.
Europe--Description and travel.
Family history--1850-1899.
Family history--1900-1949.
North Haven (Me.)--Social life and customs.
Sketchbooks.