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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 with the 110th Infantry in France, June 28 & 30, 1918. Letter010207
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier with the 110th Infantry in France, July 7, 1918.Letter010208
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier with the 110th Infantry in France, July 10, and 11, 1918.Letter 010209
Letter Jennie Culp from nephew Robert Frasier with the 110th Infantry in France, July 14, 1918.Letter010210
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier with the 110th Infantry in France, including an account of his wound, July 24, 25 & August 1, 1918.Letter 010211
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, August 2 & 3, 1918. Letter010212
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, August 5 & 7, 1918.Letter010213
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, August 8, 1918. Letter010214
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, August 9-11, 1918.Letter010215
Letter to an unidentified Lieutenant from Floyd Kuntz about conditions in Company I, 110th Infantry, August 10, 1918.Letter010216
Letter to Robert Frasier from Captain J.A.Griffin, 110th Infantry, regarding Frasier's wounding, August 11, 1918.Letter010217
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, with account of the Spanish Flu, August 13, 16, 1918. Letter010218
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, August 18-21, 1918. Letter010219
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, August 22, 23, 1918.Letter010220
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, August 26, 27, 1918. Letter010221
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, August 28, 30, 1918. Letter010222
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, August 31, September 1 & 2, 1918.Letter010223
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, September 4, 1918.Letter010224
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, September 5, 6, 1918.Letter010225
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, September 6,7, 1918.Letter010226
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, September 9, 10, 1918.Letter010227
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, September 12, 13, 15, 1918.Letter010228
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, September 21, 1918.Letter010229
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, September 24, 1918.Letter010230
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier at the military hospital in France, September 26, 27, 1918.Letter010231
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