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Joseph Everett Chandler diaries collection

MS009 (RS18252)

Details

Collection Name
Joseph Everett Chandler diaries collection
Collection Code
MS009
Dates
1881-1941, predominant 1919-1941
Date Notes
1881, 1886, 1919-1941
Physical Description
26 diaries
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Collection
GUSN
187799
Reference Code
MS009

Historical/Biographical Note

Joseph Everett Chandler was born of Pilgrim ancestry in 1864 at Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was educated professionally at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and after graduating in 1889, established an independent office in Boston.During his career, Mr. Chandler acquired a reputation as an authority on Colonial architecture. He was the author of a number of books and articles on the subject, and was identified with the restoration of various historical landmarks in his home state, among which were the Paul Revere House, the Old Corner Book Store in Boston, and the House of the Seven Gables in Salem. In addition, he designed several public buildings and supervised the erection of the Colonial Village, a housing project in Springfield, Massachusetts. After retiring to his home in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Chandler died on August 20, 1945 at the age of eighty-one in Boston.Source: Withey, Henry F. and Elsie Rathburn Withey. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects Deceased, 117.

Record details

Originator
Chandler, Joseph Everett (Diarist)
Material Type
diaries
manuscripts (document genre)

Comments

Joseph Everett Chandler #

AvatarPosted by Catherine Cramer on December 4, 2016
Mr. Chandler's birth year and exact death date are incorrect. According to his grave stone he was born December 11, 1863 and died August 19, 1945. He is interred at Vine Hills Cemetery, Plymouth, MA.