Letters received, 1866-1874.


Letters received, 1866-1874.

These letters were received by Chandler after he retired from the bench and consideration of public office due to deafness. Yet, he continued to advise on the law and was consulted on legal and political matters by many including Governor Bullock and Congressman Hooper. In retirement, Chandler pursued other interests. A number of letters comment on his observations on the Authority of the Gospels, by a Layman (Chicago, 1867), a work notably influenced by Swedenborgian doctrines. Born in Maine, Chandler graduated from Bowdoin College in 1834 but maintained his ties to the state, where he owned a summer hotel, and to the school, which awarded him a L.L.D. in 1867. As an influential and respected resident of Boston, Chandler was involved in Back Bay improvements and in the development of the South End as a trustee of Huntington Avenue Lands. Correspondents include E.R. Hoar, John H. Clifford, George W. Blagden, George Otis Shattuck, John Codman Ropes, Rufus Ellis, Samuel Hurd Walley, Charles Wentworth Upham, George Tyler Bigelow, Cyrus Woodman, Alexander H. Bullock, Samuel Hooper, Charles Beecher, Edward Kent, Samuel Bowles, John Gorham Palfrey, George Frisbie Hoar, A.S. Packard, John Appleton, John Ross Key, Issac F. Redfield, Charles G. Greene and Charles Franklin Dunbar.

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