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Farish C. Chandler family papers

Farish C. Chandler family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Farish C. Chandler family papers
Creator: Chandler, Farish C., Sr.
Inclusive Dates: 1784-1918
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box
Collection Number: ms3415
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Farish C. Chandler, Sr. graduated from the University of Georgia in 1915 and served as a colonel in the U. S. 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, she was 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

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 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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Farish C. Chandler family papers, ms3415, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Chandler, Farish C., Sr. -- Correspondence
Chandler, Isaac V. -- Correspondence
Families of military personnel -- Correspondence.
Plantation overseers -- Georgia -- Wilkes County -- Biography.
Plantation owners -- Georgia.
Soldiers -- United States.
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 -- Georgia -- Biography.
Women plantation owners -- Georgia -- Wilkes County -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
World War, 1914-1918.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Genealogy, Biographical Information - Chandler Family
12Genealogy - Jarrett/Jarratt Family
13Genealogy - Ramsay Family
14Genealogy - Reid Family
15Biographical Information - Sarah Margaret Willins
16Army Service Material - Farish C. Chandler
21Old Family Letters 1863-1928 (photocopies), 1863-1928
22Correspondence, 1886-1902
23Correspondence, 1917-1919
24Correspondence, 1922-1943
25Correspondence, 1944 January
26Correspondence, 1944 February
27Correspondence, 1944 March-June
28Correspondence, 1944 July
29Correspondence, 1944 August
210Correspondence, 1944 September
211Correspondence, 1944 October
212Correspondence, 1944 November
213Correspondence, 1944 December + no date
214Correspondence, 1945 January-February
215Correspondence, 1945 March
31Correspondence, 1945 April-November
32Correspondence, 1947-1949
33Correspondence, 1950-54
34Correspondence, 1955-1956
35Correspondence, 1957-1959
36Correspondence, 1960-1968
37Correspondence, 1969-1979
38Correspondence - undated
39Empty Envelopes
311Writings - "My Experience in the World War," by Farish C. Chandler, Sr.
312Printed Material
314Media - DVD: "Hap's War" Farish C. Chandler, Jr.