Margaret (Terry) Chanler (1862-1952)

Mrs "Daisy" Margaret Louisa (Terry) Chanler; Author

She was born in Rome, Italy, where she was privately educated before receiving a diploma in music from the St. Cecilia Conservatory, Rome, where she studied under Sgambati who'd been a pupil of the celebrated composer Liszt. She was known to her friends as "Daisy" and came to America in 1886 becoming one of Edith Wharton's closest friends and taking a DLitt from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. She wrote her memoirs, Roman Spring (1934); Autumn in the Valley (1936) which contains observations on Wharton; and, translated Gertrud von Le Fort's Hymns to the Church (1937). In December, 1886, she married her cousin, Winthrop Astor Chanler, by whom she had 8-children: Laura Astor (Mrs. Lawrence Grant White); John Winthrop; Beatrice (Mrs. Pierre Francis Allegaert); Hester Marion (Mrs. Edward Motley Pickman); Marion Winthrop; Gabrielle (Mrs. Porter Ralph Chandler); Hubert Winthrop; Theodore Ward.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 17/09/2022 and last updated on 17/09/2022.