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Hatchett Chandler correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0295

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters written to other members of the Fort Morgan Historical Commission concerning the fort and Chandler's "Little Gems" project, 1960-1963.

Dates

  • 1960-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. 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. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

William Temple Hatchett Chandler, was born on 24 January 1881 in Montgomery, Alabama. Member of the Fort Morgan, Alabama, Historical Commission.

Chandler was the custodian at Fort Morgan from the time of World War II until 1957, as well as secretary of the Fort Morgan Historical Commission. In his positions as custodian and secretary, he was largely responsible for the development of the park at Fort Morgan and for its popularity as an historical attraction. He wrote at least two books about Fort Morgan: Little Gems of Fort Morgan (1954), and The Red Dragon Flag (1965).

He died on 23 August 1967 in Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama, and is buried just outside the gates of Fort Morgan Park on the peninsula guarding the entrance into Mobile Bay, approximately 20 miles west of Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Extent

0.03 Linear Feet (15 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters written to other members of the Fort Morgan Historical Commission concerning the fort and Chandler's "Little Gems" project.

Provenance

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1992

General

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Processed by

unknown; updated by R. Rumstay, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the Hatchett Chandler correspondence
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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