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Joseph Everett Chandler diaries collection

MS009 (RS18252)


Collection Name
Joseph Everett Chandler diaries collection
Collection Code
1881-1941, predominant 1919-1941
Date Notes
1881, 1886, 1919-1941
Physical Description
26 diaries
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Historical/Biographical Note

Joseph Everett Chandler was born of Pilgrim ancestry on December 11, 1863 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 19, 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

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


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.

Chandler life dates #

AvatarPosted by Jeanne Gamble on December 21, 2016
Dear Catherine,

Thank you for bringing the error to our attention. I have corrected the record today and it should take effect within a day or so.

Jeanne Gamble

Library & Archives Specialist
Historic New England

Joseph Everett Chandler #

AvatarPosted by Catherine Cramer on December 21, 2016
Glad it was helpful - sometimes even stones are incorrect!