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

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 

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. 


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 heading home from France, December 25, 1918.Letter010326
Menu - Christmas Dinner, Officers' Mess C, Headquarters 41st Division of the American Expeditionary Force, December 25, 1918.Menu010327
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier waiting to leave France, January 1, 1919.Letter010401
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier on the ship headed for home from France, February 5, 12, 15, 1919. Letter 010402
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier concerning his return to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, February 18, 1919.Letter010403
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier as he leaves for Camp Upton, February 19, 1919.Letter010404
American Railway Express Company receipt for shipping Robert Frasier's bed roll Wellsburg, February 19, 1919.Receipt010405
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Robert Frasier upon his arrival at Camp Upton, New York, February 21, 1919.Letter010406
Letter to Harriet Frasier from her friend May concerning daily life, October 4, 1914.Letter 010501
Letter to Harriet Frasier from her friend May concerning daily life, November 12, 1915.Letter010502
Letter to Harriet Frasier from her friend Fannie Barnum concerning daily life, February 10, 1918.Letter010503
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Mrs. A. S. Wilhelm concerning daily life, February 23, 1918.Letter010504
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Mrs. A.S. Wilhelm concerning daily life with photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm and his sister enclosed, September 20, 1918. Letter010505
Letter to Mrs. Harriet Frasier from Mrs. A.S. Wilhelm concerning daily life, January 22, 1920.Letter010506
Magazine - The Youth's Companion: July 8, 29, August 19, 1920.Magazine010601
Newspaper Clippings - General Pershing's Message to Troops, 1918; Goodnight Stories for Little Ones.Newspaper Clipping010701
Booklet - Dundee Telephone Directory, 1961-1962.Booklet010702
Invitation to the New Year's Day Celebration in Honor of Our Soldiers, January 1, 1919.Invitation010703
Booklet - Appel, December 15, 1916. Concerns the war effort in Belgium. Written in French.Booklet010704
Booklet - Intermediate State by The Young Churchman Company.Booklet010705
Booklet - Who and Where Are Our United Offering Missionaries? 1912-1913.Booklet010706
Booklet - Making Your Dreams Come True: War Savings Stamps, January 1919.Booklet010707
Booklet - Confirmation.Booklet010708
Newsletter - Holy Cross Tracts, Holy Cross Order of the Episcopal Church, May 1915-August 1917Newsletter010709
New York Telephone Company bills for R.G. Frasier, August-September 1920.Bill010710
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