MC:F10 Papers of Richard Chandler (D.D., Fellow 1770-1780)
The letters and papers were given to the archives by Colonel Reginald Lee in 1941. Richard Chandler (1738-1810) was a fellow of Magdalen College 1770-80. He matriculated at Queen’s College in 1755. He obtained a Demyship at Magdalen College in 1757 and he received his B.A. in 1759, and an M.A. in 1761. Chandler became Senior Proctor and Senior Dean of Arts in 1772. He obtained his B.D. and D.D. in 1773. He was Junior Dean of Arts 1773, Bursar 1774, and Vice-President 1775, Dean of Divinity 1777. In 1783, he became the Curate of West Tisted. He was Rector of Tylehurst in 1810 when he died. Chandler, an eminent scholar and antiquary, was the author of The Life of William Waynflete (published 1811).
The papers in this collection relate almost entirely to Chandler’s work on an edition of the Greek poet Pindar, which was never completed. Papers relating to Chandler’s life of William Waynflete, which came into the hands of President Martin Routh, may be found at MC:PR30/1/MS1/1-3.
Catalogued January 2005.
MC:F10/C1 Correspondence with W. Clarke Jr.
MC:F10/C2 Correspondence requesting access to various editions of Pindar MSS
MC:F10/MS1 Manuscript notes and collations for Chandler’s edition of Pindar
MC:F10/MS2 Letters pertaining to the acquisition of the Chandler papers
MC:F10/MS3 Letters relating to Dr. Robert Dudley Middleton’s work Dr. Routh