Farish C. Chandler family papers

Farish C. Chandler family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Chandler, Farish C., Sr.
Title: Farish C. Chandler family papers
Dates: circa 1784-1918
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3415

Biographical/Historical Note

Farish C. Chandler, Sr. graduated from the University of Georgia in 1915 and served as a colonel in the United States Army during World War I. He was the father of Lt. Farish C. Chandler, Jr. and the brother of Isaac V. Chandler (UGA class of 1925).

Sarah Gilliam Williamson lived in Georgia during the Revolutionary War. The daughter of William Gilliam and Mary Jarrett, she married Micajah Williamson, who became a Lieutenant-Colonel. Many battles took place in the Williamsons' neighborhood in Wilkes County, and Sarah often found herself nursing her husband back to health when he was injured. In the meantime, she managed their plantation, supplied the army, and made clothes for her husband and their children and slaves.--Adapted from Revolutionary Reader by Sophie Lee Foster.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of mimeograph copies of information regarding the life of Sarah Gilliam Williamson during the Revolutionary War and letters from Col. F.C. Chandler to his younger brother Isaac V. Chandler (and two other correspondents identified only by their first names, Vivian and Otis) concerning his service in World War I. There are letters from Fort Collins, France, Chattanooga (Tennessee), Bristol (Virginia), and from his active service with the American Expeditionary Force and the British Expeditionary Force. Also included is a DVD recording of a 64th anniversary celebration of D-Day in Normandy, France. F. C. Chandler, Jr. attended the ceremony as a guest of the United States Air Force.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Chandler, Farish C., Sr. -- Correspondence
Chandler, Isaac V. -- Correspondence
Correspondence
DVDs.
Families of military personnel--United States--Correspondence.
Great Britain. Army. British Expeditionary Force.
Mimeograph copies.
Plantation overseers--Georgia--Wilkes County--Biography.
Plantation owners--Georgia--Wilkes County--Biography.
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence.
United States--History--1901-1953.
United States. Army. -- Officers--Correspondence
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae--Correspondence
Williamson, Sarah Gilliam
Women plantation owners--Georgia--Wilkes County--Biography.
Women--Georgia--Wilkes County--Biography.
World War, 1914-1918--United States.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Anniversaries, etc.--France--Normandy

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Farish C. Chandler family papers, circa 1784-1918. MS 3415. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Genealogy, Biographical Information - Chandler Family
 
2Genealogy - Jarrett/Jarratt Family
 
3Genealogy - Ramsay Family
 
4Genealogy - Reid Family
 
5Biographical Information - Sarah Margaret Willins
 
6Army Service Material - Farish C. Chandler
 
BoxFolder
21Old Family Letters 1863-1928 (photocopies only), 1863-1928
 
2Correspondence, 1886-1902
 
3Correspondence, 1917-1919
 
4Correspondence, 1922-1943
 
5Correspondence, 1944 January
 
6Correspondence, 1944 February
 
7Correspondence, 1944 March-June
 
8Correspondence, 1944 July
 
9Correspondence, 1944 August
 
10Correspondence, 1944 September
 
11Correspondence, 1944 October
 
12Correspondence, 1944 November
 
13Correspondence, 1944 December + no date
 
14Correspondence, 1945 January-February
 
15Correspondence, 1945 March
 
BoxFolder
31Correspondence, 1945 April-November
 
2Correspondence, 1947-1949
 
3Correspondence, 1950-54
 
4Correspondence, 1955-1956
 
5Correspondence, 1957-1959
 
6Correspondence, 1960-1968
 
7Correspondence, 1969-1979
 
8Correspondence, undated
 
9Empty Envelopes
 
10Writings
 
11Writings - "My Experience in the World War," by Farish C. Chandler, Sr.
 
12Printed Material
 
13Photographs
 
14Media - DVD: "Hap's War" Farish C. Chandler, Jr.