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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
Information Relative to Compensation and Continuance of War Risk Insurance, February 27, 1919.Document020702
Receipt for $7.30 paid by Robert G. Frasier to the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, March 31, 1919.Receipt020703
Envelope, Mrs. Harriet Amanda Frasier Wellsburg, New York. from Treasury Department, Washington D.C. June 28, 1918Envelope020704
Genealogical information on the Tubbs and Decker families.Document020801
Diaries - Frederick A. Frasier, 418 Main Street, Elmira, 1881-1884.Diaries020901
Diaries - Frederick A. Frasier, 418 Main Street, Elmira, 1885-1889.Diaries021001
Diaries - Frederick A. Frasier, 418 Main Street, Elmira, 1890-1893.Diaries021101
Diaries - Frederick A. Frasier, 418 Main Street, Elmira, 1894-1897.Diaries021201
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