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Guide to the David Chandler Collection 1838-1857

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Descriptive Summary


Chandler, David. Collection




0.25 linear feet (1 box)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


David Chandler (fl. 1838-1857) was a shopkeeper in Newburgh, New York in the mid-1800s. This collection contains a number of account books and journals kept between 1838 and 1857.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Chandler, David. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

David Chandler was a shopkeeper in Newburgh, New York in the mid-1800s. Contains account books recording purchases including appliances, weaponry, “sundries,” and foodstuffs. Little is known about Chandler beyond what is contained in this collection.

Scope Note

The David Chandler collection includes six notebooks. Four are account books in which Chandler kept record of the transactions in his store. These books are arranged chronologically. Two are journals kept by Chandler in the 1840s. Entries concern his life at the store, debts incurred and paid, and the weather. These books are also arranged chronologically.

The collection was previously part of the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.

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Box 1   Folder 1

Account Books, 1838-1848

  • Account book, 1838 - 1840
  • Account book, 1847 – 1848
Box 1   Folder 2

Account books, 1853-1857

  • Account book, 1853 - 1854
  • Account book, 1856 - 1857
Box 1   Folder 3

Journals, 1841 - 1846

  • Journal, 1841 - 1842
  • Journal, 1844 - 1846