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Hale-Chandler papers

Identifier: MS-72

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The papers of John P. Hale contain correspondence, booklets, and manuscripts of some of his speeches. The material documents Hales's professional life as politician and member of the House of Representatives and Senate. Correspondents include John Albion Andrew, Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, Richard Henry Dana, Charles Mayo Ellis, Joshua Reed Giddings, Theodore Parker, William F. Smith, Henry Brewster Tappan, Levi Woodbury, Henry B. Stanton, Theodore Sedgwick, Franklin Pierce, John G. Palfrey, Horace Greeley, Solomon Foot, Quincy Adams, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Subjects covered in the letters include slavery, the Mexican War and the annexation of Texas. Correspondence and receipts from his time in Spain, as well as biographical material is also included.

The collection also contains correspondence between Hale's grandparents, Samuel Hale, a Loyalist, and his wife Lydia Parker Hale, as well as correspondence between Hale's daughter Lucy and her husband William Eaton Chandler. Genealogical information relating to the Hale, Parker and O'Brien families, as well as clippings related to Nathan Hale and receipts, accumulated by Lucy Chandler, are also included.


  • 1777 - 1970


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


4.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)

1 portfolio

Language of Materials


Additional Description


John Parker Hale (1806-1873), politician. Dartmouth College Honorary Degree 1861. The collection contains correspondence, booklets, clippings, manuscripts and genealogical material, documenting Hales' life as a politician and member of the House of Representatives and Senate.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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