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Collection Number: 04984

Collection Title: Margaret Rogers Chandler Papers (#4984), 1743-1889, 1926

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 90 items)
Abstract Margaret Rogers Chandler (fl. 1780s-1860), daughter of John Rogers (1723-1789), patriot leader, member of the Continental Congress, and first chancellor of Maryland, was also descended from the Lee family of Virginia. She married Walter Story Chandler in 1799 and resided in Georgetown, D.C., where she raised a large number of children. One of her sons, Colonel Daniel Thomas Chandler (1820-1877) served on General Robert E. Lee's staff during the Civil War. The collection includes letters, family histories, genealogical papers, and financial and legal documents relating mainly to members of the Chandler, Lee, and Rogers families of Virginia and Maryland during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Many of these papers were apparently compiled through genealogical research conducted by Margaret Rogers Chandler. Letters from family members often include genealogical information in reply to Margaret Chandler's inquiries. Most of the correspondence is with Chandler's son, Colonel Daniel Thomas Chandler (1820-1877), concerning family history and family business. Many of the legal and financial documents relate to Daniel Thomas Chandler and his sister, Mary Chandler. Financial information concerns bank dealings and taxes. Legal documents include wills, real estate dealings, deeds, and promises of indenture. A 1926 real estate agreement's connection to the collection is unclear.
Creator Chandler, Margaret Rogers.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Terry Alford of Springfield, Va., in July 1999 (Acc. 98408) and from Americana & Collectibles of Manchester, Md., in March 2005 (Acc. 100031).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Margaret Rogers Chandler (fl. 1780s-1860) was the daughter of John Rogers (1723-1789), patriot leader, member of the Continental Congress, and first chancellor of Maryland (appointed in 1778). Margaret Chandler was also descended from the Lee family of Virginia. She married Walter Story Chandler in 1799 and resided in Georgetown, D.C., where she raised a large number of children. One of her sons, Colonel Daniel Thomas Chandler (1820-1877) was captured during the Civil War, imprisoned, and then released in exchange for the nephew of Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee. Subsequently, Daniel Chandler served on General Robert E. Lee's staff, and, having visited Andersonville Prison in that capacity, was a witness at the trial of camp commander Major Henry Wirz.

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Letters, family histories, genealogical papers, and legal and financial documents relating mainly to members of the Chandler, Lee, and Rogers families of Virginia and Maryland during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Many of these papers were apparently compiled through genealogical research conducted by Margaret Rogers Chandler. Letters from family members often include genealogical information in reply to Margaret Chandler's inquiries. Most of the correspondence is with Chandler's son, Colonel Daniel Thomas Chandler (1820-1877), concerning family history and family business. Many of the legal documents and financial documents relate to Daniel Thomas Chandler and his sister, Mary Chandler. Financial information concerns bank dealings and taxes. Legal documents include wills, real estate dealings, deeds, and promises of indenture. A 1926 real estate agreement's connection to the collection is unclear.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Original Deposit, 1743-1871.

About 50 items.

Letters, family histories, genealogical papers, and other documents relating mainly to members of the Chandler, Lee, and Rogers families of Virginia and Maryland during the 18th and early 19th centuries, apparently compiled through genealogical research conducted by Margaret Rogers Chandler. Letters from family members often include genealogical information in reply to Margaret Chandler's inquiries. Most of the correspondence is with Chandler's son, Colonel Daniel Thomas Chandler (1820-1877), concerning family history and family business.

Several of the documents, including wills and records of births and deaths from the Story family bible, are dated copies. Several of these copies are also annotated with additional family history by Margaret Chandler, and some of the copies appear to be in Margaret Chandler's handwriting.

Folder 1

Will of Philip Lee, 1743 #04984, Series: "Original Deposit, 1743-1871. " Folder 1

Folder 2

Land tract, 1759 #04984, Series: "Original Deposit, 1743-1871. " Folder 2

Folder 3

Correspondence, 1826-1871 #04984, Series: "Original Deposit, 1743-1871. " Folder 3

Folder 4

Genealogy, wills, and related papers, 1859 and undated #04984, Series: "Original Deposit, 1743-1871. " Folder 4

Folder 5

Other business and personal papers #04984, Series: "Original Deposit, 1743-1871. " Folder 5

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38 items.

Family and business correspondence and financial and legal documents relating mainly to members of the Chandler family of Virginia and Maryland during the 19th century. Most of the letters are to Colonel Daniel Thomas Chandler (1820-1877) about business matters. Many of the legal and financial documents relate to Daniel Thomas Chandler and his sister, Mary Chandler. Financial information concerns bank dealings and taxes. Legal documents include wills, real estate dealings, deeds, and promises of indenture. Several of these legal documents are copies of older versions and include information that was added at a later time. A real estate agreement from 1926 shows the purchase of a lot in San Mateo County, Calif., by Mrs. M. C. Wing. Its connection to the collection is unclear.

Folder 6

Correspondence, 1865-1889 and undated #04984, Series: "Addition of March 2005 (Acc. 100031), 1828-1889, 1926." Folder 6

Folder 7

Financial material, 1864-1885 #04984, Series: "Addition of March 2005 (Acc. 100031), 1828-1889, 1926." Folder 7

Folder 8

Legal material, 1828-1871, 1926 #04984, Series: "Addition of March 2005 (Acc. 100031), 1828-1889, 1926." Folder 8

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Processing Information

Processed by: Aletha Andrew, July 2000

Encoded by: Aletha Andrew, July 2000

Finding aid updated in April 2005 by Nathalie Wheaton because of addition.

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