The Winterthur Library

 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera





Creator:          Chandler family                        

Title:               Letters

Dates:             1850-1890

Call No.:         Col. 717

Acc. No.:         03x68

Quantity:        49 items

Location:        9 A 5






Theophilus Parsons Chandler was assistant treasurer at the Customs House in Boston and a financial backer of the Dupont Company.  He married Elizabeth Julia Schlatter, who was from a prominent Philadelphia family, and lived in Brookline, Mass.  The Chandlers had at least four sons (Charles, who died around 1865, Theophilus Jr., Alfred Dupont, and Sumner) and probably three daughters (Mary, Alice, and Fannie or Fanny).  Elizabeth corresponded with Sophie Madeline du Pont, the wife of Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont, with friends from Wilmington, Del., and with her Clark relatives in Pennsylvania.


Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Jr. (1845-1928) was an important architect in late 19th century Philadelphia.  He studied at Harvard and the Atelier Vaudremer in Paris and worked in Boston before moving to Philadelphia in the early 1870s.  Among the buildings he designed was the train station of the Winterthur estate, near Wilmington, Del.  He also planned alterations on the Winterthur house in the 1870s and 1880s.  Although he drew plans for cottages which were published in Godey’s Lady’s Book, Chandler was especially noted for his church designs.  He founded the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the American Institute of Architects and a number of civic and social organizations.   The Philadelphia Athenaeum houses additional papers of his.  On March 8, 1873, Chandler married Sophie Madeline du Pont (1851-1931), the daughter of Louisa Gerhard and Henry du Pont.


Alfred Dupont Chandler (born 1847) graduated from Harvard, studied law with his father and R. H. Dana, Jr., and was a lawyer in New York and Boston.  He married Mary Merrill Poor on December 27, 1882; they lived in Brookline.  Alfred was a leader in many local and state reform movements.





A group of letters, most of which are addressed to Elizabeth Julia Schlatter Chandler or to her husband Theophilus Parsons Chandler.  The letters are from a number of different relatives and friends and discuss many topics, but there is no long run of correspondence with any one person.  Also included is a small group of letters written by Philadelphia architect Theophilus Chandler, Jr. in which he mostly comments about social events and office work.  His sister Alice visited him in October 1882, and her letters to their parents talk about his work.  In one letter she sketched part of a Methodist church on which he was working.  As well, the collection includes some business letters to Alfred Chandler, chiefly concerning some project to take place on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.





The letters have been divided into three groups: letters to Mr. and Mrs. Theophilus Parsons Chandler; letters written by Theophilus Chandler, Jr., and his wife Sophie; and letters to Alfred D. Chandler.  They are arranged in chronological order within each group.





Purchased from aGatherin’ of West Sand Lake, New York.  The papers had been found in Oregon.






            Chandler, Elizabeth Julia Schlatter.

Chandler, Theophilus Parsons.

            Chandler, Theophilus Parsons, 1845-1928.

Vinton, Frederick Porter, 1846-1911.

Chandler family.

Clark family.

Du Pont family .

                        Schlatter family.



Architects – PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia.

Church architecture – Designs and plans.

Dwellings – PennsylvaniaGwynedd – Maintenance and repair.

Indians of North AmericaPennsylvania.

Infants – Care.


Mourning customs.

New Jerusalem Church.


            Real estate development.

Samplers – Pennsylvania.


            Women – Social life and customs.

Young men – Social life and customs.



            Mt. Desert Island (Maine).

            Pennsylvania – Centennial celebrations, etc.      

Philadelphia (Pa.) – Architecture.

            Philadelphia (Pa.) – Social life and customs.

            Wilmington (Del.) – Social life and customs.






Location: 9 A 5



Folder 1: letters to Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Chandler


03x68.1           Mary Condy, Belmont [Mass.], April 27, 1850, to Mrs. E. Chandler, care of T. Chandler, Court St., Boston, Mass.


Loves receiving E.C.’s letters, wants very much to see her – maybe next summer; plans to leave Belmont soon [apparently moving to Maryland]; hopes E.C. will not have to leave Boston; E.C.’s visit to Philadelphia to see the Lammots and her brother William sounds delightful; regrets scattering of families; surprised to hear of William Worcester’s wedding; sympathy for Professor Webster and his family – has been following the trial [Prof. John Webster of Harvard was convicted of murdering his colleague George Parkman]; mentions having 7 or 8 students to whom she will teach English and French


03x68.2a-b      Charles Chandler, West Boxford [Mass.], Dec. 30, 1850, to mother, Mrs. T.P. Chandler, Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Thanks for presents E.C., Mary and Fanny sent; has been feeding Uncle Isaac’s large dog; Ally could ride on the dog’s back; bad storm yesterday ruined his fort; heard Mr. Nortlend  [or Northend] of Salem and Mr. Byers of Scotland lecture on education; New Year greetings


03x68.3a-b      A. P. Chute, Lynnfield, December 5, 1854, to brother [brother-in-law?] Theophilus P. Chandler, Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Appreciates offer to pay more for the board of Chandler’s mother – they need the money; would like to receive $1 to $1.50 more per week, but won’t insist on it; Mrs. Ropes and Alice still with them [A.P. Chute also mentions Sarah, who is probably his wife and possibly Theophilus’ sister]


03x68.4a-b      Mary [possibly Mrs. Edward Gilpin], Wilmington, Delaware, February 14, no year but probably 1857, to “My own dear one” (Mrs. E.J. Chandler)


Would love to have Mary Chandler come visit – she could bring her “work” [sewing] and they would get it done; sorry to hear of death of Mrs. Bemen after her confinement; doesn’t know what will become of the Bemen children; Mr. Gilpin has had to close his mill and Ned lost his job; Ned is going to work for Lammot at the du Pont factory while he looks for other work; other family news; new church is almost done - is very plain but looks old; Mr. Worcester came to preach; she and Meta “came to the conclusion we would be called the ‘split hoof Swedenborgians’”; wishes they could meet again

[a Swedenborgian church was built in Wilmington in 1857; Edward Gilpin was a leading member of the church]


03x68.5a-b      Thos. Wright Clark, 124 N. 13th St., no city, May 21, 1865, to cousin Mrs. E.J. Chandler, Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Has been very ill for six weeks; mother there to nurse him; mentions death of gallant Charlie; sends rent for cottage


03x68.6a-b      Sophie [Mrs. Samuel Francis du Pont], Louviers, Wilmington, Delaware, March 6-7, 1866, to Mrs. Theophilus P. Chandler, Brookline, with envelope


Hasn’t been able to write because of eye troubles; has heard that Mrs. Chandler has been ill; am glad she was able to visit Brookline in 1864; saddened by loss of her friend Henry Winter Davis of Maryland; has been writing letters of introduction for Dorsey Gardner; sends love to Mary, Alice, Fanny, and the boys

[Dorsey Gardner was the son of Maria Ridgely Dorsey and Charles Cazenove Gardner; for further information see Col. 83]


03x68.7a-b      Tom [Clark], Gwynedd Farm, Pennsylvania, December 22, 1866, to cousin Mrs. E.J. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


No one else loves him as his mother and Mrs. Chandler do; remembers when he first heard the expression “silver lining” from her, after a storm at the cottage; has caught cold while serving as cashier of Gwynedd fair (held to raise money to build a new Episcopal church); Mary Clark and her friends made some pretty articles to sell at the fair; hopes to dine with Ellis and Mary Ann on Sunday; discusses Ellis’ son’s activities (shooting, dancing, skating) and his other children; Tom’s mother lives with Ned and he visits them too; Bert not well; Christmas greetings


03x68.8a-b      Meta [Margaretta du Pont Gilpin?], Wilmington, Delaware, February 3, 1867, to aunt Eliza, Mrs. T.P. Chandler, Brookline, Mass., with envelope (envelope endorsed: Gilpin, now Mrs. Dupont)


Sends thanks for the presents Aunt Eliza made for herself [Meta] and her mother; will pack the anchor carefully and take it to her new home

[Margaretta du Pont Gilpin married Alexis Irenée du Pont on November 5, 1867]


03x68.9a-b      H.P.C. [Honan Chandler], Boston, March 17, 1867, to aunt, Mrs. T.P. Chandler, Newton Center, Massachusetts, with envelope


Must leave for the west tomorrow and has been unable to see her; encloses a photo; expects a child in the fall


03x68.10a-c    From unknown person, probably Mrs. Clark, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1867, to “my darling child,” Mrs. E.J. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


At Dean(?) Farm in Gwynedd (home of Tom and Eliza Clark) – lovely place with beautiful garden; sorry to say that gardener will have to return to Ireland; writer mentions that she considers Mrs. Chandler as her eldest child; Mrs. Roguet(?), Mary Condy, and Mrs. Bradford have all called on her; news of other family and friends; Edward’s baby is being bottle-fed


03x68.11a-b    Alice Chandler, New York, August 4, 1867, to father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


Arrived in New York yesterday – was seasick on the way; took train to West Point; will go to minstrel show; saw a drowned boy being carried passed her in the street


03x68.12a-b    Alfreda [Chute?], Gorham, New Hampshire, November 12, 1867, to Mr. T.P. Chandler, Custom House, Boston, with envelope


Had been relying on brother Albion (now dead) to advise her – knew Mr. Chandler would also feel his death deeply; Sarah enjoys her cottage housekeeping

[Albion may be the A.P. Chute who wrote a letter to Mr. Chandler in 1854]


03x68.13a-b    Alfreda [Chute?], Gorham, New Hampshire, November 19, 1867, to Mrs. T.P. Chandler, care of T. P. Chandler, Custom House, Boston, with envelope


Appreciates her letter and sorry not to be able to see her; has been ill; sorrow over brother’s sudden death; mentions Charlie’s early “removal” [i.e. death]; Isaac and his girls visited her in October


03x68.14a-b    Thomas [Clark], Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, December 1, 1867, to cousin Mrs. E.J. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


Is enclosing a copy of cousin Ellen Abert’s letter [no longer with this letter] and also a letter from his mother [see description below]; Lydia Warder (or Warden) is not in list of those people who came with William Penn - will try to do some more research on her; Chris(?) Schlatter has been in the city but not able to see Thomas’ mother; am putting a new French roof [a mansard roof?] on their house – improves the looks of the house and gives them more rooms; family has been increased by birth of twins; other news of family


03x68.14c        Enclosed with above: E.L. Clark, no place, no date, to son Thomas Clark, no place


About Lydia Warden (or Warder); mentions her mother’s sampler; other family history



Folder 2: letters to Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Chandler


03x68.15a-b    Fannie [Chandler], Boston, February 5, 1882, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, with envelope


Thanks for the delicious cake; health of Mrs. Candler and Mrs. Hayter(?); snow very deep and city very quiet; called on Uncle Peleg; have been filing papers; glad father’s cold is better


03x68.16a-b    Sophie du Pont (Mrs. Samuel Francis du Pont), Wilmington, February 18, 1882, to Mrs. Chandler, care Theophilus P. Chandler, Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Appreciates her letter because she knows writing is difficult for Mrs. Chandler; writing is proving more difficult for her as well; sister[-in-law] Julia’s illness and death were very sudden; only brother Henry remains of her generation; misses seeing Margaretta [Margaretta Lammot du Pont? wife of Albert Victor du Pont]; Mrs. Chandler’s daughter-in-law Sophie had been kind to Julia; sorry to hear Mr. Chandler has been ill; sends love to Chandler children

[Julia du Pont Shubrick died on February 11, 1882; she was the daughter of Victor and Gabrielle du Pont and the wife of Irvine Shubrick]


03x68.17         Sister Meta [Gilpin?], [Wilmington?], February 19, 1882, to Eliza [Chandler, Brookline]


“What a blessing … to be able to sit down and write to my friend, after more than sixty years love”; several founders of New Church societies [Swedenborgian church] have died, including Mr. Parsons and Mrs. Shubrick; Sophie [probably referring to Mrs. Samuel Francis du Pont] has lots of company, although not able to read and write as much as she used to do; Marguerite [du Pont Lee, Mrs. Cazenove Gardner Lee) is happy in Washington; news of other family and friends; Samuel has gone to live in Philadelphia; Paulina loves living in the country and is enjoying her new chicks


03x68.18         Mary, no place but probably Wilmington, February 19, 1882, to “My dear loved one” (Eliza Chandler)


Mentions death of Mrs. Shubrick from apoplexy; she was buried from Catholic church “though there were no Catholic friends or relatives to attend”; Jenny’s children have whooping cough; news of Ned, sister Meta, Paulina, and others; do like your new minister?; love to all


03x68.19a-b    Ellis [Clark], Philadelphia, June 19, 1882, to cousin Mrs. E.J. Chandler, Brookline, with envelope


Had a safe journey home; Bessie happy to be graduating; Gertrude taking exams; La Mere [probably his wife] still has neuralgia; friend of Ellis Junior has brought news of him from Mexico; delighted to have been able to visit her and her family


03x68.20a-b    Eliza [Clark?], Hoyt, Penn., June 19, 1882, to cousin Mrs. T.P. Chandler, Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Tells about her trip back to Hoyt after visiting Brookline – all family came to meet her at the gate; Lizzie has had malaria, as have Jenny’s children; no luck in selling house yet, but doesn’t really want to move into city in the summertime; May and Rob did well on exams, but Ned not so well; has planted the lilies but not the seeds; really enjoyed her visit with the Chandlers


03x68.21a-b    Fannie [Chandler], Tudor Cottage, Nahant, Mass., July 13, 1882, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, with envelope


Baby enjoyed the journey and is sleeping well, but misses her grandparents, aunts, and uncles; the boarding house in which they are staying is quiet and the food good; Ellen shall stay to finish the sewing; is packing up her city house; child’s picture is good; needs Alice to send contents of a drawer – contains collars; misses the family in Brookline but the change of air will be good and the grounds of the boarding house are pleasant


03x68.22a-b    Alice [Chandler], Philadelphia, October 12, 1882, to father, Mr. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass.


Can imagine the birthday party they are having for him; Orphy wouldn’t let her send him the usual present of silk handkerchiefs – suggested [illegible] instead; baby will soon be old enough for her grandfather to take her egg gathering; am sitting in library with coal fire and a canary; children are well and puppy is growing; describes puppy’s antics; describes Methodist Sunday School building and church designed by Orphy (includes sketches)


03x68.23a-c    Alice [Chandler], Philadelphia, October 19, 1882, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Something about hens and a rooster; Mary Ann is redoing her house; cousin Ellis is busy settling his mother’s estate; news of Mamie, Bessie, Gertrude, Lizzie, Aunt Meta, young Noland, and others; went to see trained horses; excitement about bicentennial of William Penn’s landing (encloses program for the event – see below); Sophie and the Lincoln Institute are helping with the Indian children who are attending the event; has seen outside of some of Orphy’s buildings but not the insides; Scott house is finest in city; “Oprhy is fast becoming the fashion and is doing beautiful work”


03x68.23d       Enclosure with above: Official Programme for Pennsylvania’s Bi-centennial, 1882, October 22-27.


03x68.24a-b    Mary, Louisville, Kentucky, December 10, 1882, to “my own loved one,” Mrs. T. P. Chandler, Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Happy to hear of Alfred’s engagement; as soon as arrived in Louisville there was illness in the family; enjoys listening to the children singing; is teaching them to read; death of Frank Smith, whose father Dan was raised by Eleuthera [du Pont]

[Alfred Dupont Chandler married Mary Merrill Poor on December 27, 1882]


03x68.25         Mary, no place (probably Louisville), March 11, 1883, to ‘dear old friend and sister” (Eliza Chandler)


Thanks for the needles; expects family will come visit her this summer; plans to return home next week; wishes could be at the dedication of the New Church in Philadelphia; Ned’s mill is running again after the big flood; Alice’s sister Polly has sent boxes of clothing and shoes for the flood victims; sends love

[the New Church to which Mary refers is probably the Church of the New Jersusalem, a Swedenborgian church in Philadelphia, which was designed by T.P. Chandler, Jr.]


03x68.26a-c    Sumner [Chandler], Philadelphia, June 14, 1883, to father, Mr. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope [letter paper and envelope are from Theophilus Chandler, Jr.]


Wedding was successful; Mildred Clark the prettiest of the six bridesmaids; all the Clarks asked after her; presents were nicely displayed – had 80 or more; Walter’s bride is very nice


03x68.27         Emily Parsons(?), Cambridge, September 22, no year, to Elisa [Eliza Chandler?]


Will be happy to take her (Elisa) into her hospital, but as she is not destitute, the charge will be $3 a week; will have a charming allopathic doctor; recommends a galvanic battery treatment for her back; has an entirely new life now; one of her children has died – put flowers around her in the coffin; young patients are taken out in a carriage every day


03x68.28         Envelope addressed to Mrs. T.P. Chandler, Brookline, Mass., postmarked Wilmington, Nov. 5




Folder 3: letters from Mr. and Mrs. Theophilus P. Chandler, Jr.


03x68.29a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, April 25, 1878, to father, T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Has returned from wedding; Sophie and the bride were the prettiest and best dressed girls there; “The female portion of the B’wine were greatly excited with the event”; everyone thinking about going to country or seashore for the summer; wants to stay in town and work but it’s too hot for Sophie; has started plans for the Mt. Salem Methodist Church in Wilmington [now Mt. Salem United Methodist Church, next to Rockford Park]; monument bids have been opened

[Sophie’s brother William married his cousin Mary Lammot du Pont on April 24, 1878]


03x68.30a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, April 17, 1882, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope (typed letter)


Sophie saw Mrs. Stewart and told her about Uncle Charlie and the girls; Sophie, Miss Russell, and Lina went to the opera; visited Victorine on the Brandywine; Lina read letters from Meta Kembel (Mrs. De Forest) who is traveling in India


03x68.31a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, July 10, 1882, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope (typed letter)


Received letter for Ellis Clark; had a number of du Pont relatives over to celebrate the 4th; visited some farms with Mr. du Pont; Sophie taking German lessons; went to laying of cornerstone for a Methodist Sunday school building in Philadelphia


03x68.32a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, July 15, 1882, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Encloses check; her letter received; bad explosion at the du Pont mills this week – chemist killed; 45th wedding anniversary of Louisa Gerhard and Henry du Pont; have enjoyed summer in the city


03x68.33a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, July 23, 1882, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope (typed letter)


Saw a turtle crawling over the lawn this morning; Sophie has been making raspberry vinegar (gives directions for making it); finished reading a novel; went to church at St. Marks; describes dresses of girls; saw friends in New York on Friday; cook hates his early breakfasts


03x68.34a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, October 15, 1882, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Chandler Giblens has come for a visit – have gone to church and to the park, where climbed a 200 foot high observatory


03x68.35s-b    Sophie [du Pont Chandler], Philadelphia, January 8, 1883, to Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, with envelope


Am writing on the new stationery which Mrs. Chandler gave her; guesses that Mrs. Chandler is eagerly looking forward to Alfred’s and Mary’s homecoming; they really enjoyed their visit to Brookline for the wedding;

[Alfred Chandler and Mary Poor were married on December 27, 1882]


03x68.36a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, April 15, 1883, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Would like to hear more about the theatricals; went out to dinner last night at home of John Gerhard; went to church this morning; went with John Gerhard and his son to park this afternoon and had wonderful time; encloses newspaper article about his country houses [article no longer with letter] and will send photo of church; might go to Lake George soon to see about a commission there; encloses “no. 849” [a check?]; ask Alice to tell him about mother’s portrait; hope she’s able to spend much time in the garden


03x68.37a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, May 20, 1883, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Encloses check for Mr. Vinton, who is painting her portrait; can decide about frame later; where will she hang it?; hopes father is pleased with it

            [Frederic Porter Vinton was a portrait painter working in Boston at this time.]


03x68.38a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, June 13, 1883, to father, Mr. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Sumner arrived safely; going to a wedding tomorrow; many changes in Philadelphia since the elder Chandlers were married there; went to the Brandywine on Sunday where there were fields of red clover, large strawberries, and perfect roses; Victorine has a fine garden; goes horseback riding early in the morning and visits his buildings; has twelve men working in his office


03x68.39a-b    Orphy (T.P.C., Jr.), Philadelphia, June 24, 1883, to father, Mr. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope


City deserted for summer; took 10 draftsmen out to visit buildings yesterday; has staked out the site for a barn and cottage; the barn is to be a model one; “The hay and straw each have a barn and the stables and other buildings are grouped around them”; cottage modeled after Norwegian ones; working on plans for a splendid house and gate lodge [does not give location of the estate that is to include these buildings and barn]; Sophie planning to spend the 4th on the Brandywine



Folder 4: letters to Alfred Dupont Chandler


03x68.40a-b    William McLean, conveyancer, Philadelphia, March 24, 1879, to Alfred D. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


Has several questions about his mother’s (Mrs. Chandler’s) ancestors – trying to get the names correct and figure out the relationships [apparently trying to clear title to a piece of property in Chestnut Hill]


03x68.41a-b    Roland Redmond, New York, October 10, 1879, to Alfred D. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


Enjoyed his sketch of Phelps in the “Report of the Class of ‘68”; “So you came near running down Hollyhead [i.e. Holyhead?] after I left the Baltic?  That was a narrow escape and you were well out of it.”


03x68.42a-b    Alfred D. Chandler, Washington, February 21, 1881, to mother, Mrs. T.P.C., Brookline, Mass., with envelope


Saw Orphy and Sophie – both have colds; mentions their pet dog; Alfred now in Washington; presented Carl Schurz in the Department of the Interior with the invitation and signatures; Edward Pierce, General Chamberlain of Maine, and he had a chat with Mr. Schurz; plans to have dinner with some other Bostonians this evening; tomorrow will have dinner with Secretary Schurz and go to the president’s reception


03x68.43a-b    Henry W. Poor, Poor Oliphant & Co., New York, August 8, 1882, to Alfred D. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


Has been seeing people about the Mt. Desert Island project; it’s hot so most people who would be interested in the scheme are not in town


03x68.44a-b    Henry W. Poor, Poor Oliphant & Co., New York, October 28, 1882, to Alfred D. Chandler, Boston, with envelope

People have less and less money to invest in something like the Mt. Desert project; but the plan sounds good so try to secure the right to sell the land


03x68.45a-c    Cora (Mrs. William A.) Kimball, New York, December 14, 1882, to Alfred D. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


Sends addresses he asked for; congratulations on upcoming wedding – wishes she could be there; love to his mother


03x68.46a-b    Col. G. N.(?) Dana, Newport, New Hampshire, October 26, 1887, to Alfred D. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


Chandler should not ask him to extend the bond without partial payment; nevertheless, Dana will continue to hold the bond; had a gorgeous morning at the lake; will look him up when comes to Boston; if Chandler comes to Newport, he can stay with Dana


03x68.47a-b    Col. G. N.(?) Dana, Newport, New Hampshire, March 7, 1888, to Alfred D. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


Evans says Gardner will hold the property until May 1; Mr. Dodge of Sunapee wants to build a hotel on the lake and Dana referred him to Chandler for funds; everyone waiting for a bull market


03x68.48a-b    Heywood S. French, Sunapee, New Hampshire, January 12, 1890, to Alfred D. Chandler, Boston, with envelope


Mr. Baker is not able to help them; have four inches of snow but is warmer and may rain


03x68.49a-b    O. Howes(?), Boston Board of Fire Underwriters, Boston, November 25, 1899, to Alfred D. Chandler, Boston, with envelope (typed letter)


Enclosed is a check – Chandler needs to send a receipt