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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Hatchett Chandler correspondence MSS.0295

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

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Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Hatchett Chandler correspondence

Unit ID:

MSS.0295

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (15 items)

Dates:

1960-1963

Abstract:

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

creator

Chandler, Hatchett (William Temple Hatchett), 1881-1967

Scope and Contents note

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.

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown; updated by R. Rumstay, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Preferred Citation:

Hatchett Chandler correspondence, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1992

Biographical/Historical note

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.

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None

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None

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama Historical Commission (lcsh)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Correspondence (aat)

Environment and Conservation (localbroad)

Fort Morgan (Ala.) (lcsh)

Historic buildings--Alabama--Mobile. (lcsh)

Literature and Authors (localbroad)

Organizations (localbroad)

War and Military (localbroad)

Hatchet Chandler Box 3582