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Collection TitleCL 23 Frasier Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:June 2009
Date Updated:April 2017
Provenance:

Portions of this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Judith A. Keough in 2002.

Terms:Diaries; Elmira (N.Y.); Wellsburg (N.Y.); World War, 1914-1918 
Historical:

Frederick Augustus Frasier worked as a druggist at F.A. Frasier & Co. on the American Block of Railroad Avenue from the early-1860s until his retirement in 1873.  At that time he opened a hotel on Railroad Avenue called Frasier House, but retired from that a year later and purchased a house at 418 Main St.  He either left Elmira or died in 1898. 

Robert Frasier, son of Frederick Frasier, was born in Elmira, but spent his adult life in Wellsburg, NY.  He and his wife Harriet had a daughter named Isadora.  During World War I (WWI), he served as a lieutenant in the 110th Infantry with the American Expeditionary Force in France.  He was wounded in combat on July 28, 1918 and spent the remainder of the war in hospitals and desk jobs before returning to the United States.  After the war, he worked as a commercial designer.   

Harriet Frasier, wife of Robert Frasier, served as the head of the Women's Liberty Loan Committee of Wellsburg during World War I. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Scope:The Frasier Family Collection contains Lt. Frasier's World War I correspondence, 1917-1919; general Frasier family correspondence including greeting and postcards, 1908-1921; assorted papers relating to the D.A.R. and the Woman's Liberty Loan, 1917-1919; Frederick Frasier diaries, 1881-1898; and miscellaneous papers. 
Notes:

 

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1881-1962
AbstractThis collection contains material related to the Frasier Family of Elmira and Wellsburg, New York.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning military life, 1917. Letter010101
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning military life, May 20, 1917. Letter010102
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning military life, May 23, 1917. Letter010103
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning military life, May 24, 1917.Letter010104
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning military life, May 31, 1917.Letter010105
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning military life, June 11, 1917.Letter010106
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, March 14, 1918. Letter010107
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, March 20, 1918.Letter010108
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, March 26, 1918.Letter 010109
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, March 29, 1918. Letter010110
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, April 1, 1918.Letter010111
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, April 4, 1918.Letter010112
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, April 8, 1918. Letter010113
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, April 11, 1918.Letter010114
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, April 18, 1918. Letter010115
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life with the 110th Infantry at Camp Handcock, Georgia, April 22, 1918.Letter010116
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life at Camp Merritt, New Jersey, April 27, 1918.Letter010117
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning life at Camp Merritt, New Jersey, April 28, 1918.Letter010118
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier responding to news from home, May 1, 1918. Letter010119
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier, Company I 110th Infantry, describing the voyage to France, May 19, 1918.Letter010201
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier describing the village of St Waite, France, May 22, 1918.Letter 010202
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier describing conditions in France, May 24, 1918.Letter010203
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier with the 110th Infantry in France, June 4, 1918.Letter010204
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier with the 110th Infantry in France, June 17, 1918. Letter010205
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier with the 110th Infantry in France, June 23, 1918.Letter 010206
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