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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
Receipt for money owed by Mrs. Robert Frasier to L.J. West, August 13, 1918.Receipt010711
Poems - Untitled reigious poetry by Marion Drake; Le Caford, poem about World War I (WWI) by Stephen Pill.Poem010712
This folder contains photographs of Robert Frasier as an infant; Isidora Frasier as an infant; unidentified photographs of women, children and a WWI-era soldier. Photographs010801
Christmas cards sent to Robert & Helen Frasier, 1917-1919.Greeting Card010901
Trade Card - Church Illustrated Lesson Card. December 27, 1914.Trade Card 010902
Trade Card - Daily Bible Passages, January 20, February 3, and November 18.Trade Card010903
(9) Birthday Cards sent to members of the Strouse family, 1908-1921. Greeting Cards010904
Valentine's Day and Easter greeting cards, ca. 1910s.Greeting Card010905
Postcards sent to Mrs. Harriet Frasier by Robert Frasier notifying her of his safe arrival, 1918. Postcards010906
Picture postcards, ca. 1910s - Camp Hancock trafic police, Augusta, Georgia; Camp Handcok mess shacks and tents, Augusta, Georgia; Lac Du Bourget, France; Aix Les Bains, France; Richmond County Court House, Augusta, Georgia; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Augusta, Georgia; Post Office and Barrett Plaza, Augusta, Georgia; Lower Green Street, Augusta, Georgia; Youree Hotel, Shreveport, Louisiana; Hotel Royal Palms, Miami, Florida; Rye Beach, New Hampshire; Cocoanuts, Florida; State, War and Navy Building, Washington D.C.Postcards010907
Calling Cards - Mr. Fred E. Higgins; Mr. Robert G. Frasier; Mrs. Robert Gonzales Frasier.Calling Cards010908
Telegram to Mrs. Harriet Frasier reporting the wounding of Lt. Robert G. Fraiser in combat on July 28, 1918.Telegram020101
Invitation to the wedding of Harriett Emerick and Frederic Bevens, August 5, 1918.Invitation020201
Invitation to the wedding of Helen Bryan and Mark Maxon, June 29, 1918.Invitation020202
Invitation to the wedding of Olive Decker and Ralph Twining, April 10, 1917.Invitation020203
Receipt for payment of D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) dues by Mrs. Robert G. Frasier, January 24, 1920.Receipt020301
Booklet - 1919-1920 Yearbook for the Chemung Chapter, N.S.D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution)Booklet020302
Brochure - Directions for Ordering The Official Insignia N.S.D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution)Brochure020303
Brochure - The Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine of Official D.A.R. News, Historical Events, Genealogy and Biography.Brochure020304
Letter to the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution from Anna Scott Block regarding the Memorial Continental Hall Fund, October 15, 1917. Letter020305
Drawings by Rober G. Frasier during his time in World War I, 1918.Drawings020401
Document appointing Mrs. Robert G. Frasier as the chairman of the Wellsburg Woman's Liberty Loan Committee, March 21, 1919.Document020501
Weekly financial report for the Wellsburg chapter of the National Woman's Liberty Loan Committee, May 10, 1919.Document020502
Letter from Depot Quartermaster to Lt. Robert G. Frasier confirming the transfer $100 of his pay to the Chemung Canal Trust Company, May 3, 1918.Letter020601
Document certifying that Robert Gonzales Frasier is insured for $10,000 under the War Risk Insurance, December 1, 1917.Document020701
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