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Sarah Ann Quarles Chandler collection

 Collection — Folder: S0249
Identifier: S0249

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a transcript of the diary Chandler kept while moving to Missouri. She documents the sights and experiences of the trip through Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. The diary ends in St. Louis, although the Chandlers eventually settled near Boonville, Missouri.


  • 1836


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Sarah Ann Quarles Chandler was born April 20, 1804, in Virginia. She became the second wife of Leroy Chandler April 20, 1804, in Louisa County, Virginia. In 1836, the Chandlers moved from near Charlottesville, Virginia to just outside Boonville, Missouri. Together they had 13 children. Chandler died October 26, 1865.


Information found within collection

National Archives and Records Administration. “1850, 1860 U.S. Census.” Ancestry. Accessed June 19, 2013.

“Sarah A. Chandler grave.” Find a Grave. Accessed June 19, 2013.

“Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.” Ancestry. Accessed June 19, 2013.

Wingfield, Marshall. A History of Caroline County, Virginia, from Its Formation in 1727 to 1924. 1924. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Harry Watts in 1934.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Jamie Dunn during June 2013. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/11.
Sarah Ann Quarles Chandler collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.