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Frazer Family Papers
1776-2004 (bulk 1860-1960)

UPT 50 F848

55.0 Cubic feet
Prepared by Steven A. Banks and J.M. Duffin; later additions by Timothy H. Horning
1991

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PROVENANCE

Gift of Isabel Frazer and John Frazer, Jr. (A.B. 1947), March 6, 1991; gift of John Frazer, Jr. (A.B. 1947), May 3, 2006, June 15, 2006, and October 9, 2008; purchased at auction December 21, 2006, December 14, 2011, March 20, 2012, May 30, 2012, and September 10, 2012. 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Frazer Family Papers, a collection documenting five generations of University of Pennsylvania alum, are arranged in ten series. They include: the Persifor Frazer (1736-1792) papers, the Robert Frazer (1771-1821) papers, the John Fries Frazer (1812-1872) papers, the Persifor Frazer (1844-1909) papers, the John Frazer (1882-1964) papers, the John Frazer, Jr. (1922-2011) papers, and the Tench Frazer (1927-1990) papers, and Other Family Members and Relations, Photographs, and Memorabilia. The Persifor Frazer papers contain two sub-series, correspondence and general files. The Robert Frazer papers contain three sub-series which are personal papers, professional papers, and books. The John Fries Frazer papers contain four subseries which include student papers, professional papers, and personal papers, and books. The Persifor Frazer papers are arranged in three subseries which include correspondence, general files, and books and pamphlets. The Robert Frazer papers contain a single sub-series, general files. John Frazer's papers are arranged in seven subseries which include student papers, professional papers, personal papers, military papers, personal papers, books, chemical instruments and apparatus, and office materials. The John Frazer Jr. papers contain three sub-series which are professional papers, personal papers, and memorabilia. The Tench Frazer papers contain one sub-series which is personal papers. The Other Family and Relations include material from the following individuals (arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the person): Richard Lewis Ashhurst (1830-1911), Thomas Cave (1788-1845), Mary Ann Rhodes Denny (1811-1872), Sarah Toombs Fortson (1856-1953), Charlotte Frazer (1872-unknown), Charlotte Jeffers Cave Frazer (1815-1881), Isabel Frazer (1920-2008), Isabella Nevins Whelen Frazer (1840-1929), Mary Foxley Tilghman Frazer (1886-1976), Persifor Frazer (1808-1880), Robert Frazer (1818-1878), Tilghman Frazer (1916-1925), John Fries (1744-1824), Martha Isabella Denny Harrison (1822-1909), Samuel Alexander Harrison (1822-1890), Mary Spencer Harrison Noble (1848-1943), Tench Tilghman (1810-1874), John Leeds Tilghman (1837-1862), Oswald Tilghman (1841-1932), Patty Belle Tilghman (1851-1931), Samuel Harrison Tilghman (1885-1961). 

A part of the Frazer papers consist of approximately 500 photographs of Frazers and their relations, acquaintances, and homes. For simplicity's sake, these photographs have been arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the person or place pictured. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Persifor Frazer, 1736-1792 Persifor Frazer, the son of John and Mary Smith Frazer, was born on August 9, 1736 in Newtown Township, Pennsylvania. Frazer served as Captain of Company A, Fourth Pennsylvania Battalion and as Lieutenant Colonel of the Fifth Pennsylvania Line under Anthony Wayne. He was later appointed Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania State Militia. Frazer was an iron manufacturer and merchant. He married Mary Worrall Taylor on October 2, 1766. They had ten children: Sarah (1769-1841); Robert (1771-1821); Mary Anne (1774-1845), who married Jonathan Smith; Persifor (1776-1798); Martha (1778) 1; Mary (1780-1862), who married Joseph Smith; John (1781-1783); Martha (1783-1867), who married William Morris; Elizabeth (1786-1788); Elizabeth (1788-1857), who married Henry Myers. Persifor Frazer died on April 24, 1792. 

 

Robert FrazerRobert Frazer, 1771-1821 Robert Frazer, son of Persifor and Mary Worrall Taylor Frazer, was born on August 30, 1771 in Middletown, Pennsylvania He entered the University of the State of Pennsylvania in 1786, receiving his A.B. in 1789 and semi-honorary A.M. in 1792. Upon receiving his A.B. from the University, Frazer studied law with Jared Ingersoll and later was admitted to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 1792. He served as a member of the House of Representatives in 1795 and as the District Attorney for Delaware County, Pennsylvania He married first in 1798 to Mary Ball (1778-1798); second, in 1803 to Elizabeth Fries (1778-1815); and third, in 1818 to Alice Pennell Yarnall (1778-1830). Robert had six children by his second wife: John (1804-1805); Jacob Taylor (1806); Anne Fries (1807-1837), who married Dr. John Rhea Barton; Persifor (1809-1880); John Fries (1812-1872); Mary Worrall (1814). He also had one child by his third wife: Joseph Pennell (1818-1878), who was renamed Robert upon his father's death. Robert Frazer died on January 20, 1821.

 

John Fries Frazer, ca. 1855John Fries Frazer, 1812-1872 John Fries Frazer, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Fries Frazer, was born on July 8, 1812 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania He received his early education at Parrott's Military and Classical Institute. As a result, Frazer retained a love for the military throughout his life, and later served in the Philadelphia riots of 1844 with the First City Troop. He entered the University of Pennsylvania's Junior Class in 1828 and received his A.B. in 1830 and semi-honorary A.M. in 1833. Frazer studied under Alexander Dallas Bache, and after graduating, acted as lab assistant to Bache and Robert Hare, M.D. He was appointed Assistant in the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania under Henry D. Rogers in 1836. In 1837 Frazer resigned from survey work to study law under William M. Meredith, although in later years he never practiced law. From 1836 to 1844, Frazer held the position of Professor in the High School of Philadelphia (now Central High School). When Alexander D. Bache resigned from the University of Pennsylvania in 1844, it was Frazer who was chosen to fill his seat. Frazer was appointed Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry at the University and was the first person specifically appointed to teach chemistry. He received an honorary Ph.D. in 1854 from the University of Lewisburg, now Bucknell University, and in 1857 was awarded an LL.D. from Harvard University. From 1855 until 1868, Frazer served as the Vice-Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and from 1859 to 1860 as acting Provost. 

In addition to his long service with the University of Pennsylvania, Frazer was very active in the American Philosophical Society, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the National Academy of Science, and the Franklin Institute, editing the Journal of the Franklin Institute from 1850 to 1866. Ill health in 1856 forced a restorative sabbatical in Europe for four months and again in 1866 for eighteen months. 

John Fries Frazer married Charlotte Jeffers Cave (1815-1881), the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Hollinshead Cave in 1838. They had three children: Anne (1839-1914), who married Rev. Thomas Kittera Conrad; Sarah (1841-1918), who married Richard Lewis Ashhurst in 1861; Persifor (1844-1909). John Fries died suddenly on October 12, 1872 while giving a tour of the physical laboratory of the University on the day the new buildings in West Philadelphia were first opened to public inspection. 

 

Daguerreotype of Persifor Frazer in 1862Persifor Frazer, 1844-1909 Persifor Frazer, the son of John Fries and Charlotte Jeffers Cave Frazer, was born on July 24, 1844 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Frazer attended the school of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and then the classical school of Samuel Arthur. In 1858, he entered the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1862 with an A.B. He was commissioned in the United States Coast Survey and assigned to a South Atlantic squadron under Dupont. At the beginning of the Civil War, he requested a leave of absence to serve in the First City Troop and fought in Gettysburg Campaign. In 1864, he served as acting ensign in the Mississippi squadron. Frazer received special commendation for the survey he took of the Charleston, S.C. harbor for preparation of the attack on Fort Wagner while under fire from Confederate boats. He was honorably discharged in 1865. That same year Frazer received his semi-honorary A.M. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

At close of Civil War, Frazer studied six months in the laboratory of Booth and Garret in the study of practical chemistry. In May of 1866 until 1869, he attended the Royal Saxon School of Mines in Freiberg, Germany. Frazer passed with distinction in the examination on Mineralogy. He returned to the United States in 1869 and was appointed Assistant Geologist of Pennsylvania. As Assistant Geologist, he wrote the report on Mining and Mineralogy of Colorado and Wyoming. In 1870, Frazer was appointed Instructor in Natural History and Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1871 and to Professor of Chemistry in 1872, serving until 1874. 

In addition to his tenure at the University, Frazer served as Assistant on the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, 1874-1882. In 1889, he was appointed Professor of Chemistry of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. He filled the Chair of Chemistry at Franklin Institute from 1891 to 1893. He was a founding member of Society of American Geologists and of the Franklin Institute Journal. Frazer was the first foreigner to receive the Docteur és Science Naturelles from the University of France, which was awarded to him in 1882. He was also awarded the decoration of the Golden Palms of the Academy from the French Government in July 1890, for public instruction. 

Very active professionally, Frazer's publications include: Tables for the Determination of Minerals by the Physical Properties Ascertainable with the aid of a Few Field Instruments, Based on the System of Prof. Dr. Albin Weisbach, 1891; Biographical Catalogue of the Matriculates of the University of Pennsylvania, 1749-1893, 1893; Bibliotics, or Study of Documents, 1894; Cross Reference Catalogue of the Works of the Late E.D. Cope; "Search for the Causes of Injuries to Vegetation in an Urban Villa Near a Large Industrial Establishment Together with a Bibliography on the Subject," 1907. He was editor of the Franklin Institute Journal, 1881-1892. Some of the organizations and associations of which Frazer was a member include the American Philosophical Society, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Society of American Geologists, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, the General and Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, the Society of the War of 1812, the Society of Colonial Wars of Pennsylvania, the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Science, and the Reichsanstalt of Vienna. He served as the Secretary of the American Committee to the Congrès Géologique International in Berlin (1885), and as Vice President, representing the United States to the Congrès in London (1888) and in St. Petersburg (1897). 

Frazer was internationally respected as an expert on handwriting. He devised a process for detecting forgeries through composite photography which led to closer study of handwriting. By powerful, microscopic viewing of handwriting, Frazer found that tremors or quivers appear uniformly throughout a person's handwriting. He linked these tremors or quivers to the nerve state of the penman. Therefore, by careful, microscopic examination, forgeries can be detected by matching these tremors from one example to another. He first published his findings in his work Bibliotechs, or the Study of Documents in 1894, which went many later revisions. His discovery resulted in a demand for his expert opinion on handwriting. He gave testimony at several big trials, in particular the Molineaux murder case in New York and the Miers-Tilton case in Camden. In the latter case, Frazer would not swear to his belief in the existence of God and was thrown out as a reliable witness. Frazer filed suit and subsequently published his reaction in his "Expert Testimony: Its Uses and Abuses," in which Frazer attacked the attitudes of the judges on the bench to expert witnesses. 

Persifor Frazer married Isabella Nevins Whelen, daughter of Isabella Hubbard and Edward Siddons Whelen Sr. of Philadelphia; they had four children: Charlotte (1872-unknown) who entered the Catholic Society of the Sisters of the Assumption; Persifor Frazer, Jr. (1874-1925); Laurence (1878-1881); Dr. John Frazer (1882-1964). 

Persifor Frazer died on April 7, 1909. On the day after his death, a bill was passed by the Pennsylvania State Senate which allowed agnostics to testify as competent witnesses on affirmation. 

 

Daguerreotype of Persifor Frazer in 1862Robert Frazer (1849-1937) Robert Frazer, the son of Robert (Joseph) and Jane Biddle Wood Frazer, was born on July 22, 1849 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1863 as a member of the Class of 1867. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Delta Psi and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. In addition to an A.B. earned in 1867, Frazer also earned an A.M. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1870. A civil and mining engineer, he worked for several companies throughout his professional life, including: the Camden and Atlantic Railroad Co., Lehigh Valley Coal Co., Nelsonville Coal and Land Co., Reliance Trust Co., and Empire Coal Co. When he retired, he was president of the Bellefonte Central Railroad Co. Frazer also had an avid interest in literature and wrote "The Silent Shakespeare", in which he explored the possible identities of playwrights whose work had been attributed to William Shakespeare. 

Robert Frazer married Elizabeth McKibbin (1854-1920), daughter of Dr. David James KcKibben (Class of 1849), in 1876. They had two children: Robert (1878-1947) and Margaret (1880-1955). They were divorced in 1897. He married a second time, to Harriet P. Scheafe (1856-1929), in 1897. Robert Frazer died on October 27, 1933. 

 

Photograph of John Frazer, 1882-1964John Frazer, 1882-1964 John Frazer, son of Persifor and Isabella Nevins Whelen Frazer, was born on February 5, 1882 in Paris. He received his early education at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia and at St. Paul's School in Concord New Hampshire, graduating in 1899. In 1899, Frazer entered the University of Pennsylvania receiving his B.S. in 1903, his A.M. in 1904, and his Ph.D. in 1907. His thesis was entitled "The Application of the Rotating Anode to Certain Electrolytic Separations, and An Investigation of the Electro-Deposition of Indium by the Rotating Anode." As a student at the University he participated in several clubs and fraternities including: Mask and Wig, Delta Psi, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, St. Anthony, and Sphinx Senior Society. 

In the Fall of 1904, Frazer joined teaching staff of the Chemical Department of the College of the University of Pennsylvania. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 1910. He was promoted in 1921 to the rank of Professor; he served as the Dean of the Towne School from 1912 to 1928. From 1922 to 1923 Frazer was the Exchange Professor of Applied Science to the French Universities of Grenoble, Lyon, Marseilles, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nancy, Paris, Sorbonne, Lille, Rennes, Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers, and the école de Physique et Chemie, Paris. 

During World War I, Frazer served as a Captain in the Chemical Warfare Service, American Expeditionary Force; he was attached as Assistant Gas Officer in the First Army Corps, 78th and 6th Division in Argonne. 

Dr. Frazer belonged to several organizations and professional societies. Some of these included the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemist Society, the Franklin Institute, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Societé de Chemie Industrialle, the Society of the War of 1812, the Pennsylvania Prison Society, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, the Society of Colonial Wars of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution. 

He married Mary Foxley Tilghman (1886-1976), daughter of Oswald Tilghman, on June 9, 1915. Their children include: Tilghman (1916-1925), Isabel (1920-2008), John Jr. (1922-2011), and Tench, 1927-1990. 

 

Photograph of John Frazer, Jr.John Frazer, Jr., 1922-2011 John Frazer, the son of John and Mary Foxley Tilghman Frazer, was born on October 11, 1922 in Paris, France. He received his early education at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, graduating in 1940. He entered the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 1940 as a member of the Class of 1944 and, like his father, joined the Delta Psi fraternity. After his junior year, however, he enlisted in the Army and served in the European theater. For his service, he was recommended for a Bronze Star in 1945. Frazer returned to the United States and the University of Pennsylvania and earned his B.A. in 1947. He again served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, this time as an intelligence officer stationed in Tokyo, Japan. In the years following, he worked for Radio Free Europe in New York City whilst also working as a professional genealogist, which had been a passion of his since his early teen years. Frazer also created an index which was used as a vital tool in the creation of the National Portrait Gallery. He was also a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Society of Colonial Wars, and the Huguenot Society. 

John Frazer, Jr. died on July 7, 2011 at his home in Annapolis, Maryland. 

 

Photograph of Tench FrazerTench Frazer, 1927-1990 Tench Frazer, the youngest son of John and Mary Foxley Tilghman Frazer, was born on September 26, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his early education at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia and at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, graduating from the latter in 1945. He entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1945 and was a member of the Delta Psi fraternity and served as a delegate to the Interfraternity Council during his junior and senior years; he received his B.A. in 1949. During the Korean War 1950-53, Frazer served in the U.S. Army's 4047th Strategic Intelligence Research Analysis (SIRA) team at Fort Reilly, Kansas, where he assisted in the creation and teaching of courses at the Army Intelligence School. He was discharged honorably in 1952 to accept a commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve's Air Wing Staff. A graduate of the University of Virginia Law School in 1956, he worked for the First Pennsylvania Banking and Trust Co., the Sarasota, Florida Bank and Trust Co., and the Treasurer's Office at the University of Pennsylvania. During his later years, Frazer was an avid supporter of the University of Pennsylvania's Mask and Wig Club and he was made an honorary member. 

Tench Frazer died on September 20, 1990 at his home in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. 

 

Other Family Members and Relations 

Richard Lewis Ashhurst (1838-1911): Earned an A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1856, also an A.M. and LL.B. in 1859. He served in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War until being honorably discharged after being wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. He was named Postmaster of Philadelphia in 1906, a position he held until his death. He married Sarah Frazer (1841-1918), daughter of John Fries and Charlotte Jeffers Cave Frazer, in 1861. They had five children: Harriet (1862-1938), Richard Lewis Jr. (1865-1870), Frazer (1867-1892), Mabel (1869-1955, Mrs. Frederic Stimson), and Roger (1876-1903, 1895 A.B., 1898 LL.B.). Richard Lewis Ashhurst disappeared mysteriously from an Atlantic City pier in 1911. 

Thomas Cave (1788-1845): Father of Charlotte Jeffers Cave Frazer (Mrs. John Fries Frazer). Was a Philadelphia merchant and Apothecary General during the War of 1812. He married Sarah Hollinshead (1795-1864), daughter of Major John Hollinshead of New Jersey, an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Besides Charlotte, he and Sarah also had two sons, Henry C. and Thomas Hollinshead Cave. 

Mary Ann Rhodes Denny (1811-1872): Maternal Grandmother of Patty Belle Harrison. 

Sarah Toombs Fortson (1856-1953): Mother of Mildred Fortson (1893-1962, Mrs. Samuel Harrison Tilghman). Married Thomas E. Fortson in 1878 and resided in Wilkes County, Georgia. In addition to Mildred, their children included: Eugene Palmer (1879-1971), Blanton Erwin (1882-1968), Edward Norral (1884-1971), Mary (1886-unknown), Lawrence Ogilvie (1889-1955), and Robert Malcolm (1890-1974). 

John Fries (1744-1824): Father of Elizabeth Fries (1778-1815), second wife of Robert Frazer (1771-1821). 

Harrison Family Dr. Samuel Alexander Harrison (1822-1890), resident and local historian of Talbot, Maryland, married Martha Isabella Denny (1822-1909) in 1847. They had two daughters, Mary Spencer (1848-1943) and Patty Belle (1851-1931). Mary Spencer married Horace Noble (c. 1840-1916), a veteran of the Civil War. They had two children: Harrison Winship (1870) and Katharine Belle (1873-1950, Mrs. Ernest Simondetti). Patty Belle married Col. Oswald Tilghman (1841-1932) in 1884. They had two children: Samuel Harrison (1885-1961), who married Mildred Fortson, and Mary Foxley, who married John Frazer in 1915. 

Tilghman Family The Tilghmans of Talbot County, Maryland, were descendants of Col. Tench Tilghman, an aide de camp of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Col. Oswald Tilghman (1841-1932) was the son of General Tench Tilghman (1810-1874) and Henrietta Maria Kerr (1812-1874), daughter of John Leeds Kerr, Unites States senator from Maryland 1841-1843. General Tench and Henrietta Maria Kerr Tilghman also had another son, John Leeds Tilghman (1837-1862). Col. Oswald Tilghman married Patty Belle Harrison (1851-1931) in 1884 and had two children, Samuel Harrison (1885-1961), who married Mildred Fortson, and Mary Foxley (1886-1976), who married Dr. John Frazer (1882-1964) in 1915. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Frazer Family Papers span over 200 years of an American family. The collection provides insight into five generations of University of Pennsylvania alum as well as three generations of educators, all in the field of chemistry, at the University of Pennsylvania and contains the papers of Persifor Frazer, Robert Frazer, John Fries Frazer, Persifor Frazer, Robert Frazer, John Frazer, John Frazer, Jr., and Tench Frazer, as well as a range of other family members and relatives. The collection is particularly strong in representing the professional and personal activities of Persifor Frazer (1844-1909) and his son John Frazer (1882-1964) from the 1860s to the 1950s. 

Persifor Frazer's papers, 1776-1792, consist of correspondence, some of which was written during his time as a prisoner of war during the American Revolutionary War. There are also letters to Frazer from George Washington from the same time period; however these are not the original letters, but copies which were made at an unknown later date. There are also papers pertaining to Frazer's various military services, including court martial proceedings which Frazer presided over. 

The papers for Robert Frazer, 1768-1834, consist of material of a both professional and personal nature. The professional material primarily consists of correspondence to and about Frazer's court cases and clients. The personal material also consists of a fair amount of correspondence, mainly between Frazer and family members. There are also certificates, receipts, diplomas, and a copy of Frazer's will. 

The papers for John Fries Frazer, 1829-1871, are of greater scope. Included in this series are student notes, records, and activities, 1829-1830. As the first professor appointed to teach chemistry in the College, his professional papers include lecture notes on chemistry, [1840]-1848, geology, 1839-1848, mechanics, 1869, and topography, 1836. His research notes on his scientific interests including chemistry, geology, light, metallurgy, natural science, and steam engines are present. There are notes for other interests such as Blackstone's Commentaries on Law, literary quotations, and poetry. General correspondence, 1869, 1871 and some correspondence with his mentor, Alexander Dallas Bache, 1862-1867, are also included. Membership certificates, pamphlets and catalogs, 1830-1850, a receipt book, 1833-1834, minutes of a meeting of the Young Men Opposed to the Interference of Office Holders on Elections, 1834, and an estate inventory, 1885, finish out the series. 

The bulk of the collection contains the Persifor Frazer papers, [1860]-1909. Correspondence, 1866-1909, covers a variety of topics related to Frazer's professional interests including: chemistry, minerals, anthracite coal, the Geological Survey, scientific apparatus, the Centennial, administrative and professional duties at the University of Pennsylvania, alumni efforts, and professional organizations. Some of the correspondents are Richard Lewis Ashhurst, Rachel L. Bodley, John Cadwalader, Edward Drinker Cope, James Dewight Dana, John Fulton, Joseph Smith Harris, Charles Custis Harrison, Alexander H. Holley, Joseph P. Kimball, George Augustus Koenig, J. Peter Lesley, Thomas McKean, William Metcalf, Silas Weir Mitchell, William Pepper, Bernhart Preu, Frederick Prime, Rossiter Worthington Raymond, Alfred Richard Cecil Selwyn, Stevens Institute of Technology, Herbert Welsh, Edward Siddons Whelen, James Nevins Whelen, and Henry Whelen. There is some personal correspondence scattered throughout largely related to family concerns, such as Anne Frazer's broken engagement in 1875 and his mother's illness and death in 1881. In addition there is also a file of correspondence on William Byrd Page. Letterpress books, 1870-1886, detail Frazer's professional and some personal activities. 

Persifor Frazer's general files, [1860]-1869, 1880-1908, cover a wide range of topics. The professional activities and interests reflected in these files includes his involvement with the Academy of Natural Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Philosophical Society, Scientific Societies Conference, Congrès Géologique International, the Mexican mine tunnel enterprise, and his efforts to introduce German manufacturing processes to America. Frazer's activity as an expert handwriting analyzer is also well documented. Some personal interests included involvement with the First City Troop, the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, Franklin Chess Club, and the Philadelphia Fencing and Sparing Club. His papers reflect his personal interest in poetry (primarily romantic), religion and ethics, music, and sports. There is also a diary documenting his courtship of Isabella N. Whelen. A final subseries of books and pamphlets by Frazer and others finish out the collection. 

The American Philosophical Society also holds a collection of Persifor Frazer's papers, the guide for which can be found here: http://www.amphilsoc.org/mole/view?docId=ead/Mss.B.F867-ead.xml

Robert Frazer's papers, 1867-1933, consist of only a much smaller amount of mostly personal material, including his research about the Frazer family origins in Scotland and Ireland. There is also a manuscript of an unpublished second edition, dated 1932, of his book The Silent Shakespeare, the first edition of which was published in 1915. 

John Frazer's papers, 1903-1955, deal primarily with his student days and his professional career, both at the University of Pennsylvania. His student papers, 1903-1907, consist of scrapbooks, printed ephemera, and notes on analytical chemistry, electro chemistry, industrial chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. There are some laboratory notes and information on his Ph.D. and doctoral examination. His professional papers include his lecture notes on chemistry, 1923-1928, roll books, 1909-1928, laboratory notes, 1923-1934, and articles on his work with sulphur contents in plants. Correspondence and clippings offer insight into his work as well. His personal involvement with the Delta Alumni Association, 1942-1955 and the First City Troop, 1913-1915 can also be seen in the collection. Several annotated books and a large sampling of chemical instruments and apparatus complete the series. 

John Frazer, Jr.'s papers, 1932-1982, contain correspondence for the most part, which is generally between Frazer and his parents, siblings, and cousin Persifor "Perky" Frazer (1921-2008). The correspondence covers Frazer's time spent in Europe during World War II and includes many detailed descriptions of his experiences while there. There is also a small amount of Frazer's professional genealogical work included in the papers. 

The Tench Frazer papers, 1935-1986, also contain correspondence of a personal nature for the most part, as well as childhood journals. There is also a small amount of material pertaining to his education at the University of Virginia Law School during the early to mid-1950s. 

The collection also contains documentation regarding several other members of the Frazer family and their relations, the contents of which range from personal correspondence to matters regarding property and investments. Most notable among these individuals is Col. Oswald Tilghman (1841-1932). Col. Tilghman was a veteran of the American Civil War, fighting for the Confederacy fighting in Company B, Terry's Texas Rangers of Washington County, Texas. He was captured at the Siege of Port Hudson in 1863 and was held as a prisoner of war on Johnson's Island in Lake Erie until the conclusion of the war. After the war, Tilghman became involved in Maryland politics and served on the state senate 1893-1897 and was Secretary of State of Maryland 1904-1908. Later in his life, Tilghman was president of the Board of Development of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and was auditor of the circuit court of Talbot County for over twenty years. 

The University of Delaware Special Collections Library holds a collection of Tilghman family papers, the finding aid of which can be found at the following URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/html/mss0524.html

The photographs in the collection consist of portraits from about the 1840s through the 1910s. Subjects living before or during the advent of photography tend to be represented here by undated photographs of paintings. More informal snapshots begin in the early 20th century and continue to the 1950s. There are also some photographs of family homes included. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • American Philosophical Society.
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Delta Alumni Association.
  • Franklin Chess Club.
  • Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • International Geological Congress.
  • Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
  • New York Academy of Sciences.
  • Penn Relay Carnival.
  • Pennsylvania. Militia. Troop of Philadelphia Cavalry, 1st.
  • Philadelphia Fencing and Sparring Club.
  • Society of American Geologists.
  • Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey.
  • Sons of the Revolution. Pennsylvania Society.
  • Sons of the Revolution.
  • Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • University Club of Philadelphia.
  • University of Pennsylvania.

Personal Name(s)

  • Addison, William H.F., (William Henry Fitzgerald), 1881-1963.
  • Ashhurst, Richard Lewis, 1838-1911
  • Bache, A. D., (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
  • Bodley, Rachel L.
  • Brown, Amos P., (Amos Peaslee), 1864-1917
  • Cadwalader, John, 1842-1925
  • Cope, E. D., (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897
  • Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895
  • Frazer, Jr., John
  • Frazer, Robert, 1771-1821
  • Fulton, John, 1826-1916
  • Harris, Joseph S., (Joseph Smith), 1836-1910
  • Harrison, Charles Custis, 1844-1929
  • Holley, Alexander H., (Alexander Hamilton), 1804-1887
  • Kimball, Joseph P.
  • Koenig, George Augustus, 1844-1913
  • Lesley, J. P., (J. Peter), 1819-1903
  • McKean, Thomas, 1842-1898
  • Metcalf, William, 1838-1909
  • Mitchell, S. Weir, (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
  • Page, W. Byrd, (William Byrd), 1866-1940
  • Pennypacker, Samuel W., (Samuel Whitaker), 1843-1916
  • Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921
  • Pepper, Edward, 1847-1913
  • Pepper, William, 1843-1898
  • Preu, Bernhard.
  • Prime, Frederick, 1846-1915
  • Raymond, Rossiter W., (Rossiter Worthington), 1840-1918
  • Robinson, Beverley, 1844-1924
  • Selwyn, Alfred Richard Cecil, 1824-1902
  • Togno, Rosalie Acelie Guillou.
  • Vossion, Louis, 1847-1906
  • Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
  • Whelen, Edward Siddons, 1839-1884
  • Whelen, Henry.
  • Whelen, Isabella N.
  • Whelen, James Nevins, 1845-1901

Subject(s)

  • Chemistry--Study and teaching--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

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INVENTORY

 

PERSIFOR FRAZER, 1736-1792 

 

Box

Folder

Biographical Material 

 

n.d. 

30

1

Correspondence 

 

1777-1779 

30

7

As a Prisoner of War, 1777-1778 

30

8

Copies of Letters from George Washington in 1777, n.d. 

30

9

Re: Fort Ticonderoga, 1776 

30

10

General Files 

 

Court Martials, 1776 

30

2

Fifth Pennsylvania Regiment, 1776 

30

3

Miscellaneous, 1779-1780 

1

1

Pennsylvania Militia, 1782 

30

4

Reciepts, 1776-1792 

30

5

Regiment Papers, 1777-1782 

30

6

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ROBERT FRAZER, 1771-1821 

 

Box

Folder

Professional Papers 

 

Court Cases and Legal Opinions 

 

Alice Yarnall v. Walker Yarnall, 1814 

30

69

Brief of Joseph Taylor's Title to Longhook Island, 1768 

30

70

Indenture of Marian Mayer, 1817 

30

71

Judicial System, 1804-1820 

30

72

Mercer County Land, 1786-1834 

30

73

Newton Farm, 1815-1819 

30

74

Walker Yarnall v. Robert Fairlamb, 1817 

30

75

Legal Correspondence 

 

1790, 1795-1796 

30

43

1797 

30

44

1798 

30

45

1799 

30

46

1800 

30

47

1801 

30

48

1802 

30

49

1803 

30

50

1804 

30

51

1805 

30

52

1806 

30

53

1807 

30

54

1808 

30

55

1809 

30

56

1810 

30

57

1811 

30

58

1812 

30

59

1813 

30

60

1814 

30

61

1815 

30

62

1816 

30

63

1817 

30

64

1818 

30

65

1820 

30

66

1821 

30

67

Undated 

30

68

Personal Papers 

 

Ancestoral Information, n.d. 

30

76

Correspondence 

 

1789 

30

11

1790 

30

12

1791 

30

13

1792 

30

14

1793 

30

15

1794 

30

16

1795 

30

17

1796 

30

18

1797 

30

19

1798 

30

20

1799 

30

21

1800 

30

22

1802 

30

23

1803 

30

24

1804 

30

25

1805 

30

26

1806 

30

27

1807 

30

28

1808 

30

29

1809 

30

30

1810 

30

31

1811 

30

32

1812 

30

33

1813 

30

34

1814 

30

35

1815 

30

36

1816 

30

37

1817 

30

38

1818 

30

39

1819 

30

40

1820 

30

41

1821 

30

42

Deed, Mary Worral Taylor to Robert Frazer, 1817 

 6

 

Diplomas and Certificates 

 

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1814 

1

1

Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, 1795 

 1

 

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Certificate of Admission, 1792 

 1

 

United States District Court, Middle Circuit Certificate of Admission, 1800 

1

1

University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1789 

 1

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1789 (photograph of original), n.d. 

33

1

University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1792 

 1

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1792 (photograph of original), n.d. 

33

2

Inventory of Library, 1821 

30

77

Marriage License, Alice Yarnall, 1818 

30

78

Mortgage, Elihu Chauncey, 1808 

30

79

Notice of Election to Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1799 

30

80

Poetry, 1780-1802 

30

81

Receipts, 1792-1799 

30

82

Receipts, 1800-1809 

30

83

Receipts, 1810-1821 

31

1

Typed Summary of Receipts from 1794-1818, n.d. 

31

2

Will, 1820 

31

3

Books 

 

The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments. Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1803. 

 51

 

Raymond, Sir Thomas. Reports of Divers Special Cases Adjudged in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, in the Reign of King Charles II. Second Edition. 1743. 

 50

 

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JOHN FRIES FRAZER, 1812-1872 

 

Box

Folder

Student Papers 

 

Committee of the Senior Class, 1830 

1

10

Course Notes 

 

Classical Scrap Book, 1829-1830 

1

2

Mathematics, 1828-1829 

1

3

Mathematics, Dr. Robert Adrain, 1830 

1

4

Memoranda, 1829 

1

5

Natural Philosophy, 1829 

1

6

Natural Philosophy, Dr. Alexander D. Bache 

1

7

Senior Essays, 1829 

1

8

Student Record Reports, 1829-1830 

1

9

Professional Papers 

 

Lecture Notes 

 

Chemistry, [1840] 

1

11

Chemistry, 1841-1848 

1

12

Chemistry and Metals, Vol. 2, 1842 

1

13

Examination Question, Univ. of Pa., 1871 

1

14

Geology, Franklin Institute, 1839-1840 

1

15

Geology, Franklin Institute, 1840-1841 

1

16

Geology, 1841-1848 

1

17

Geology, 1844 

2

1

Mechanics, 1869 

2

2

Mechanics, 1869 

2

3

Miscellaneous 

2

4

Topography, 1836 

2

5

Notes 

 

Blackstone's Commentaries on Law 

2

6

Chemistry 

2

7

Chemistry 

2

8

Chemistry, 1841 

2

9

Chemistry and Geology, 1840s 

2

10

Chemistry Laboratory, 1838 

2

11

Geological Expedition 

2

12

Geology 

2

13

Light 

2

14

Literary Quotations, 1832 

2

15

Metallurgy of Iron by Karsten 

2

16

Natural Science Quotations 

2

17

Poems and Translations from Classics, 1831, 1834 

3

1

Steam Engines 

3

2

Tables, etc. 

3

3

Personal Papers 

 

Correspondence 

 

1862-1867, Bache, Alexander Dallas 

3

5

1867-1868 

33

5

1869, 1871 

3

4

Diplomas and Certificates 

 

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1835 

 2

 

Franklin Institute, 1835 (2 copies) 

 2

 

Harvard University, LL.D., 1857 

 2

 

Miscellaneous Membership Certificates, 1835-1869 

3

7

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1863 

 2

 

Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1869 

 2

 

Philomathean Society, 1830 

 2

 

Resolutions Passed by the Franklin Institute, 1872 

 2

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1830 

 2

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1830 (photograph of original), n.d. 

33

3

University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1833 

 2

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1833 (photograph of original), n.d. 

33

4

Estate, Inventory and Account, 1885 

3

6

Meeting of Young Opposed to the Interference of Office Holders in Elections, Correspondence, 1833-1834 

3

11

Meeting of Young Opposed to the Interference of Office Holders in Elections, Minutes, 1834 

3

10

Pamphlets and Catalogues 

 

Coastal Survey Report, 1850 

3

9

Coastal Survey Report, ca. 1830s 

3

8

Miscellaneous 

3

7

Passport, 1867 

33

6

Photographic Wood Block Portrait 

3

13

Receipt Book, 1833-1834 

3

12

Receipts, 1850-1851 

33

7

Books 

 

Frazer, John Fries. Personal Library Catalogue, 1840 

 51

 

Chalmers, Rev. Thomas. The Evidence and Authority of the Christian Revelation. Seventh Edition. Hartford: G. Goodwin and Sons Printers, 1822. 

 50

 

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PERSIFOR FRAZER, 1844-1909 

 

Box

Folder

Correspondence Files 

 

1866 

3

14

1868 

34

14

1870 

3

15

1872 

3

16

1873 

3

17

1874 

3

18

1875 

3

19

1875 

34

15

1876 

3

20

1876, Ashhurst, Richard L. 

34

16

1877 

3

21

1878 

3

22

1879 

3

23

1880, A-F 

3

24

1880, G-Z 

3

25

1881 

3

26

1881 

34

17

1882 

34

18

1882 

3

27

1883 

34

19

1883, A-H 

3

28

1883, I-Z 

3

29

1884 

34

20

1884, A 

4

1

1884, B 

4

2

1884, British Association for the Advancement of Science 

4

3

1884, C-F 

4

4

1884, G-K 

4

5

1884, L-M 

4

6

1884, Miscellaneous 

4

12

1884, N-P 

4

7

1884, Pepper, William 

4

8

1884, R-T 

4

9

1884, Telegrams 

4

11

1884, U-Z 

4

10

1885 

34

21

1885, A-E 

4

13

1885, F-L 

4

14

1885, M-P 

4

15

1885, Q-Z 

4

16

1886 

34

22

1886, A 

4

17

1886, B 

4

18

1886, C-E 

4

19

1886, F 

4

20

1886, G-H 

4

21

1886, I-L 

4

22

1886, Miscellaneous 

5

2

1886, M-O 

4

23

1886, P 

4

24

1886, Q-S 

4

25

1886, T-Z 

5

1

1887, A-B 

5

3

1887, Bennet, Samuel C. 

34

23

1887, C-E 

5

4

1887, F-J 

5

5

1887, K-O 

5

6

1887, Miscellaneous 

5

11

1887, Page, William Byrd 

5

7

1887, P-R 

5

8

1887, S-T 

5

9

1887, U-Z 

5

10

1888, A-D 

5

12

1888, E-G 

5

13

1888, H-L 

5

14

1888, M-S 

5

15

1888, T-Z 

5

16

1888, W 

34

24

1889, A-B 

5

17

1889, C-D 

5

18

1889, E-G 

5

19

1889, H-J 

5

20

1889, K-O 

5

21

1889, P-Q 

6

1

1889, R-T 

6

2

1889, U-Z 

6

3

1890, A-F 

6

4

1890, G-K 

6

5

1890, L-M 

6

6

1890, N-R 

6

7

1890, S-Z 

6

8

1891, A-E 

6

9

1891, F-L 

6

10

1891, M-O 

6

11

1891, P-R 

6

12

1891, S-Z 

6

13

1892, A-E 

6

14

1892, F-L 

6

15

1892, Miscellaneous 

7

2

1892, M-S 

6

16

1892, T-Z 

7

1

1892, Pepper, William 

6

17

1893, A-D 

7

3

1893, E-J 

7

4

1893, K-M 

7

5

1893, N-Q 

7

6

1893, R-S 

7

7

1893, T-Z 

7

8

1894, A-C 

7

9

1894, D-F 

7

10

1894, G-L 

7

11

1894, M-R 

7

12

1894, S-Z 

7

13

1895, A-C 

7

14

1895, D-F 

7

15

1895, G-K 

7

16

1895, L-M 

8

1

1895, N-R 

8

2

1895, S-Z 

8

3

1896, A-B 

8

4

1896, C-E 

8

5

1896, F-G 

8

6

1896, H-L 

8

7

1896, M-P 

8

8

1896, Q-T 

8

9

1896, U-Z 

8

10

1897 

8

11

1898, A-E 

8

12

1898, F-H 

8

13

1898, I-Z 

8

14

1898, Pepper, Mary 

34

25

1899, A-B 

8

15

1899, C-E 

8

16

1899, F-G 

8

17

1899, H-L 

9

1

1899, M-P 

9

2

1899, Q-S 

9

3

1899, T-V 

9

4

1899, W-Z 

9

5

1900 

34

26

1900, A-D 

9

6

1900, E-K 

9

7

1900, L-O 

9

8

1900, P-R 

9

9

1900, S-Z 

9

10

1901, A-C 

9

11

1901, D-F 

9

12

1901, G-M 

9

13

1901, N-S 

9

14

1901, T-Z 

9

15

1902, A-B 

9

16

1902, C-E 

9

17

1902, F-G 

10

1

1902, H-J 

10

2

1902, K-L 

10

3

1902, M-O 

10

4

1902, P 

10

5

1902, Q-R 

10

6

1902, S-T 

10

7

1902, U-Z 

10

8

1903, A 

10

9

1903, B-C 

10

10

1903, D-F 

10

11

1903, G-H 

10

12

1903, I-K 

10

13

1903, L-M 

10

14

1903, N-Q 

10

15

1903, R 

11

1

1903, S 

11

2

1903, T 

11

3

1903, U-V 

11

4

1903, W-Z 

11

5

1904 

34

27

1904, A-B 

11

6

1904, C-E 

11

7

1904, F-G 

11

8

1904, H-L 

11

9

1904, M-O 

11

10

1904, P-R 

11

11

1904, S-T 

11

12

1904, U-Z 

11

13

1905, A-B 

11

14

1905, C-E 

11

15

1905, F-G 

11

16

1905, H-L 

11

17

1905, M-P 

11

18

1905, Q-T 

11

19

1905, U-Z 

12

1

1906, A-C 

12

2

1906, D-F 

12

3

1906, G-K 

12

4

1906, L 

12

5

1906, M 

12

6

1906, Miscellaneous 

12

12

1906, N-P 

12

7

1906, Ra 

12

8

1906, Re-S 

12

9

1906, T 

12

10

1906, U-Z 

12

11

1907, A-B 

12

13

1907, C 

12

14

1907, D 

12

15

1907, F-G 

12

16

1907, H-K 

12

17

1907, L-M 

12

18

1907, Miscellaneous 

13

5

1907, N-P 

12

19

1907, R 

13

1

1907, S 

13

2

1907, T 

13

3

1907, U-Z 

13

4

1908 

34

28

1908, A-B 

13

6

1908, C-E 

13

7

1908, F-G 

13

8

1908, Frazer, John 

34

29

1908, H-L 

13

9

1908, M-P 

13

10

1908, R-T 

13

11

1908, U-Z 

13

12

1909 

34

30

1909, A-Z 

13

13

1909, Calling Cards at PF's Funeral 

13

16

1909, Letters of Condolence 

13

14

1909, Letters of Condolence 

13

15

Undated 

34

31

Letter Press Books 

 

1870-1884 

14

1

1872-1876, indexed 

14

2

1876-1883 

14

3

1882 

14

4

1883-1886 

14

5

General Files 

 

Academy of Natural Sciences 

15

1

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Meeting 1884 

15

2

American Naturalist 

15

3

American Philosophical Society 

15

4

Bar Harbour, Maine 

15

5

Barbet Distilling Apparatus 

 

A-B 

15

6

C-Z, Miscellaneous 

15

7

Biographical Sketches, Obituaries 

15

8

Book Solicitations, Academic and Scientific 

15

9

Book Solicitations, Genealogical 

15

10

Books 

 

Illustrations for Persifor Frazer's Descendants, Vol. 2 

15

11

Letters Relating to 1894 Book 

15

12

Newspaper Clippings of Reviews, etc., 1894-1900 

15

13

Charity Organizations 

15

14

Class of 1862 

 

Book Proofs 

15

16

Class of 1862 

15

15

Clubs 

15

17

Cope, Edward Drinker, Altercation 

15

18

Death 

 

Autopsy Report by Dr. R.S. Lavenson, 1909 

31

30

Clippings 

31

31

Examination of Brain by E.A. Spitzka, 1909 

31

32

Diaries, Journals 

 

Diaries, journals (General) 

15

19

Dr. Hayden's Corp, Wyoming, 1869 

15

20

Dr. Hayden's Corp, Wyoming, 1869 

15

21

Trip to Colorado, 1880 

15

22

Dinner Invitations 

15

23

Distribution Lists of Publications 

15

25

Essays 

15

26

Exhibitions and Expositions 

15

27

Family, Children 

15

28

Financial Material 

15

29

First City Troop, Civil Action 

15

30

Franklin Chess Club 

15

31

Geological Societies 

15

32

Geological Surveys 

15

33

German Patents 

 

A-M 

16

1

16

2

R-Z 

16

3

Specifications, etc. 

16

4

Graphotypique 

16

5

Handwriting 

16

6

Handwriting Testimony 

 

April 1896 

16

8

May 1896 

16

9

May 1896, Joseph Holt Will 

16

10

May 1896, Joseph Holt Will, Photographs 

16

11

1896, Miles, F. Basil 

16

7

June 1896 

16

12

September 1896 

16

13

1897 

16

14

1898 

16

15

January-April 1899 

16

16

April-September 1899 

16

17

October-November 1899 

16

18

December 1899-1903 

16

19

Miscellaneous and No Date 

16

20

International Congress of Geologists 

 

1885 

16

22

1886 

16

23

1886-1888 

31

37

1887 

16

24

1888, January-June 

16

25

1888, June-December 

17

1

1897 

17

2

n.d. 

16

21

American Committee, 1885-1887 

17

3

American Committee Report, 1886 

 

A-D 

17

4

E-H 

17

5

I-O 

17

6

P-T 

17

7

American Committee Report, 1887-1890 

31

36

Archeon Circular Replies 

17

8

Geological Map of Europe 

 

1886 

17

9

Geological Map of Europe, Subscriptions 

 

General 

17

10

1886-1888 

17

11

1887-1888 

31

35

1890 

17

12

1896-1897 

17

13

1899 

17

14

Miscellaneous Reports 

 

(1) 

17

15

(2) 

17

16

1886 

31

38

Notes on Third Session, 1886 

 

Administration 

17

19

General 

17

17

General 

17

18

Inventions, 1881, n.d. 

31

39

Jamestown Exposition, 1907 

17

20

Knots, n.d. 

31

40

Ledger Book of Scientific Exchanges, 1885-1892 

 2

 

Letter of Thanks, International Electrical Exhibition, Franklin Institute, 1884 

 2

 

Literary Essays, c. 1901 

31

41

Manuscript, Reminiscences in Philadelphia and Washington and Naval Hydrography in Time of War during 1860 and 1861, 1891 

31

43

Manuscript, Reminiscences of the Mississippi Squadron in 1864-65, 1895 

31

42

Medical Examinations, 1906-1907 

31

44

Memorials 

17

21

Student Record from Freiburg 

17

20

Mexican Tunnel Enterprise 

 

1890-1891 

18

1

1899 

18

2

1902-1903 

18

3

August 1889 

17

26

Financial Statements, 1889 

18

4

January-May, 1889 

17

23

July, 1889 

17

25

June, 1889 

17

24

Miscellaneous 

18

5

n.d. 

17

22

November-December, 1889 

17

29

October, 1889 

17

28

Receipts, 1889 

18

6

September, 1889 

17

27

Miscellaneous, 1888-1892 

31

46

Miscellaneous 

18

7

Music 

 

"Ella" Plates 

18

9

"Ella" Plates 

18

10

"The Guiding Star" Copyright Certificate, 1907 

31

45

"Le Retour de Paris" Plates 

18

11

"Le Retour de Paris" Plates 

18

12

"Le Retour de Paris" Plates 

18

13

"Le Retour de Paris" Plates 

18

14

Music, General 

18

8

Naval Post, GAR 

18

15

Pachucha, Mexico, Mining Operation, 1889 

18

16

Pan-Republic Congress, 1890-1891 

31

47

Passport, 1897 

31

48

Pennsylvania Fencing and Sparring Club 

 

A-D 

18

23

E-Z 

18

24

General, 1861-1898 

18

25

Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 

 

(General) 

18

17

4th of July Celebration, 1891 

 

A-L 

18

18

M-Z, Bills 

18

19

Clippings 

18

20

Miscellaneous 

18

21

Pepper, Edward 

18

22

"Persifor Frazer's Descendants", Notes, 1904 

31

16

Personal Bibliography, c. 1897 

31

49

Philobiblon Club, 1900 

31

50

Photographs 

18

25

Phrenological Character Study 

18

26

Poetry, [1860]-1900 

18

27

Poetry, [1860]-1900 

18

28

Poetry, "A Sunset", 1907 

31

51

Political Material 

18

29

Postcards of Europe, [1906] 

18

30

Record book of a fraternity attendance and quotations 

 2

 

Religion and Ethics 

18

31

Religion and Ethics, Newspaper Clippings 

19

1

Report on Properties in Giles and Bland Counties Virginia, 1887 

31

52

Scientific and Chemical Processes 

19

2

Scientific Societies 

19

3

Scientific Societies Conference, 1895 

 

A-G 

19

4

H-Z 

19

5

Invitations 

19

6

Membership Lists 

19

7

Semester Evaluation, University of Pennsylvania, 1858 

31

53

Society of Cincinnati 

19

8

Society of Loyal Volunteers 

19

9

Sons of the American Revolution and Sons of the Revolution, Proposed Union 

 

1890-1892 

19

11

1897 

19

12

A-Z 

19

10

Organization 

 

(1) 

19

13

(2) 

19

14

(3) 

19

15

Sons of the American Revolution and Sons of the Revolution 

 

Membership Applications 

19

16

Publications 

19

17

Spectroscope, 1872 

31

54

Speeches, 1887 

31

55

University of Pennsylvania Alumni Catalogue Committee, 1908-1909 

48

30

Sports 

19

18

"Stray Thoughts" 

19

19

Trip to Europe, 1908 

19

20

University of Pennsylvania, Moore School Dedication 

19

21

Whelen Family 

19

22

Books, Journal Articles, and Pamphlets 

 

Frazer, Persifor. A Recent Chapter in the Modernist Controvery: The History of the Wahrmund Incident. The American Journal of Theology 13. April 1909. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Identification of Human Beings by the System of Alphonse Bertillon. The Journal of the Franklin Institute 167. April 1909 and May 1909. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Bibliotics or the Study of Documents, Determination of the Individual Character of Handwriting and Detection of Fraud and Forgery, New Methods of Research. Third Edition. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, Company, 1901. Annotated. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Bibliotics or the Study of Documents, Determination of the Individual Character of Handwriting and Detection of Fraud and Forgery, New Methods of Research. Third Edition. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, Company, 1901. Green cover. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Bibliotics or the Study of Documents, Determination of the Individual Character of Handwriting and Detection of Fraud and Forgery, New Methods of Research. Third Edition. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, Company, 1901. Red cover. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Concerning Soils, Germs, and Worms. Reprint from the Journal of the Franklin Institute. April 1904. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Des Faux en écriture et de l'écriture Méthode Scientifique Nouvelle d'Analyse et D'Examen. Trans. L. Vossion and H. Bouët. Paris: Guillaumin et Cie, 1899. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Ernst Haeckel's Solution of the World Riddle. The Open Court 18. January 1904. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Essays and Pamphlets by Persifor Frazer D. Sc. Volume I, 1870-1883. Leather bound book of pamphlets. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Essays and Pamphlets by Persifor Frazer D. Sc. Volume II, 1884-1890 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. Essays and Pamphlets by Persifor Frazer D. Sc. Volume II, 1884-1890 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. Expert Testimony: It's Abuses and Uses. Reprint from The American Law Register. February 1902. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Franklin Institute; Its Services and Deserts. Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute, 1908 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. A Manual of the Study of Documents to Establish the Individual Character of Handwriting and to Detect Fraud and Forgery Including Several New Methods of Research. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1894. Annotated. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Mémoire sur la Géologie de la Partie Sud-Est de la Pennsylvanie. Doctor of Natural Sciences Degree diss., Université de Lille (France). Lille: Imprimerie Six-Horemans, 1882. 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. Mémoire sur la Géologie de la Partie Sud-Est de la Pennsylvanie. Doctor of Natural Sciences Degree diss., Université de France, 1882 (published by Imprimerie Six-Horemans of Lille). Bound. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Mémoire sur la Géologie de la Partie Sud-Est de la Pennsylvanie. Doctor of Natural Sciences Degree diss., Université de Lille (France). Lille: Imprimerie Six-Horemans, 1882. 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. A New Method for Judging the Authorship of Handwriting. Reprint from Scientific American. November 1901. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Notes on the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota. Reprint from Transaction of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, n.d. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Persifor Frazer's Descendants I: Notes and Papers of or Connected with Persifor Frazer in Glasslough Ireland and His Son John Frazer of Philadelphia, 1735 to 1765. [Publisher unknown?], 1906 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. The Progress of Chemical Theory: Its Helps and Hindrances. Reprint from the Journal of the Franklin Institute, April-June 1891 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Review of Les Révélations de L'criture d'après un Controle Scientifique, by Alfred Binet. Reprint from Science 24. October 1906: 431-38 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Rocks of Mount Desert Island, Maine. Reprint from the Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 16. 1904. 2 copies. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Saint Augustine and Haeckel: Epitome of Haeckel's World Riddles. Reprint from American Geologist. June 1902. Two copies. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Scientific Methods in the Study of Hand-Writing. Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute, 1907. 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. Search for the Causes of Injuries to Vegetation In an Urban Villa Near a Large Industrial Establishment Together with a Bibliography of the Subject. N.p.: By the author, 1907. 2 Copies. 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. Some Wars in Science: Address before the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Society of Colonial Wars, 1904. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. The Service of the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary During June and July, 1863. The Journal of the Military Service Institution (1908): 281-296 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. Tables for the Determination of Minerals by Physical Properties Ascertainable With the Aid of a Few Field Instrument. Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1901. 

 50

 

Frazer, Persifor. Tables for the Determination of Minerals by Physical Properties Ascertainable With the Aid of a Few Field Instrument. Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1901. Leather cover. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Tables for the Determination of Minerals by Physical Properties Ascertainable With the Aid of a Few Field Instrument. Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1901. Annotated. Leather cover. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor. Tables for the Determination of Minerals by Physical Properties Ascertainable With the Aid of a Few Field Instrument. Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1901. Leather cover. Annotated. 

 20

 

Frazer, Persifor and Amos Peaslee Brown. Tables for the Determination of Minerals by Physical Properties Acsertainable With the Aid of a Few Field Instruments. Fifth Edition. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1910. Leather cover. 

 20

 

Binet, Alfred. Les Revelations de L'Ecriture d'apres un Control Scientifique. Paris: Feli; Les Révélations de L'écriture d'après un Controle; Binet, Alfred. Les Révélations de L'écriture d'après un Controle Scientifique. Paris: Félix Alcan, éditeur, 1906. 

 20

 

Committee of the Society of the Alumni. Biographical Catalogue of the Matriculates of the University of Pennsylvania, 1749-1893. Philadelphia: Avil Printing Company, 1894. 

 50

 

Committee of the Society of the Alumni. Biographical Catalogue of the Matriculates of the University of Pennsylvania, 1749-1893. Philadelphia: Avil Printing Company, 1894. 

 50

 

Eyre, Lincoln L., orator. Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania, Biennial Celebration. Philadelphia: William F. Fell and Co., 1887. Presented by author to Frazer. 

 20

 

Lavay, Jerome B. Disputed Handwriting; An Exhaustive, Valuable, and Comprehensive Work upon One of the Most Important Subjects of To-Day; With Illustrations and Expositions for the Detection and Study of Forgery by Handwriting of All Kinds. Chicago: Harva 

 20

 

Mitchell, S. Weir. Some Memoranda in Regard to William Harvey, M.D. New York: n.p., 1907. Annotated and signed by the author. 

 20

 

Pepper, Edward. De la Malaria. Paris: Libraire de l'Academie de Medecine, 1891. 

 50

 

Savarin, Brillat. Physiologie Du Gout, Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante. Paris: Paulin Editeur, 1846. Annotated. 

 20

 

Sayce, A. H., ed. The First Book of Moses Called Genesis. The Temple Bible. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1901. Annotated. 

 20

 

Sayce, A. H., ed. The First Book of Moses Called Genesis. The Temple Bible. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1902. Annotated. 

 

 

Wells, David A. Familiar Science, or the Scientific Explanation of the Principles of Natural and Physical Science, and Their Practical and Familiar Applications of the Employments and Necessities of Common Life. Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1856. An 

 

 

Diplomas and Certificates 

 

Academy of Natural Science, 1869 

 2

 

Affidavit of Birth, 1883 

 2

 

American Philosophical Society, 1872 

 2

 

Board of Examiners, International Electrical Exhibition, 1884 

 2

 

Deutschen Gesellschaft, 1877 

 2

 

Diplomas and Certificates, Copies of 

15

24

Docteur ès Sciences Naturelles, Université de France, 1883 (and 2 copies) 

 2

 

Franklin Institute, 1873 

 2

 

Franklin Institute, 1881 

 2

 

General Society of the War of 1812, 1894 

 2

 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1876 

 2

 

Honorable Discharge Certificate, 1865 

 2

 

John Scott Legacy Medal and Premium, 1905 

 2

 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 1878 

 2

 

Officier de l'Instruction Publique Certificate, 1890 

 2

 

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 

 2

 

Philadelphia Naval Veteran Association, 1894 

 2

 

Sons of the Revolution, 1892 

 2

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1862 

 2

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1862 (photograph of original), n.d. 

31

33

University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1865 

 2

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1865 (photograph of original), n.d. 

31

34

Memorabilia 

 

Academic Gown worn while receiving the Doctor of Science in 1883 from the Université de France 

 27

 

Sons of the American Revolution Medal; John Fries Frazer (1812-1872), Cufflinks 

54

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ROBERT FRAZER, 1849-1933 

 

Box

Folder

General Files 

 

Ancestoral Research, 1889-1925 

31

17

Ancestoral Research, 1889-1925 

31

18

Ancestoral Research, Maps, 1877-1910 

31

19

Ancestoral Research, n.d. 

31

20

Correspondence, 1871-1888 

31

21

Diploma, University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1867 

 9

 

Genealogical Notes, 1933 

31

22

Ireland Trip, 1911 

31

23

Party in Philadelphia, 1911 

31

24

"Silent Shakespeare" Manuscript, 1932 

31

25

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JOHN FRAZER, 1882-1964 

 

Box

Folder

Student Papers 

 

Notes 

 

Analytical Chemistry I, 1906 

21

2

Analytical Chemistry II 

21

3

Analytical Chemistry, 1903/1904 

21

1

Chemistry, 1903 

21

4

Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis 

21

5

Electro Chemistry 

21

6

Electro Chemistry 

21

7

Electro Chemistry 

21

8

Electro Chemistry, 1903 

21

9

Examination Questions for PhD and Doctoral Disseration 

21

22

History of Chemistry 

21

10

History of Chemistry, 1903/1904 

21

11

Industrial Chemistry 

21

12

Industrial Chemistry 

21

13

Inorganic Chemistry 

21

14

Inorganic Chemistry, 1903 

21

15

Mineral Analysis, 1903 

21

16

Organic Chemistry 

21

17

Organic Chemistry, 1903 

21

18

Physical Chemistry 

21

19

Physical Chemistry Laboratory Notes, 1907 

21

20

Theories of Chemistry, 1904 

21

21

Trigonometry, 1900 

33

12

Professional Papers 

 

Curriculum Vitae, 1921 

33

13

Deanship of Towne School 

 

Correspondence 

 

1912-1928, Smith, Edgar F. 

33

17

1912-1929, Penniman, Josiah H. 

33

16

1913-1928 

33

18

1913-1928 

33

19

1920-1927, Mumford, Edward W. 

33

20

Fuel Engineering, 1927 

33

21

Report of the Committee of Faculty Representatives on University Policy, 1920 

33

22

Resignation, 1928 

33

23

Exchange Professorship 

 

Arrangements 

22

12

Article 

22

13

Catalogues 

22

14

Catalogues 

22

15

Catalogues 

22

16

Catalogues 

22

17

Correspondence 

 

Correspondence (General) 

23

1

Brunter, A.R. 

23

2

re: Frazer vs. Galy 

23

3

General 

23

4

Kennelly, A.E. 

23

5

Provost Penniman 

23

6

Person 

23

7

Smith, Edgar F. 

23

8

Data for Report 

23

9

Lectures, B-F 

23

10

Lectures, G-L 

23

11

Newspaper Clippings 

23

12

Pasteur Centennial 

23

13

Presentation to French Chemists re: Chemical Warfare Services, 1922 

33

25

Universite de Nancy, Publications 

23

14

Scientific Work 

 

Article, "Sulfur Content in Plants" 

 

Correspondence 

22

10

Letters of Acknowledgement, 1935-1936 

33

24

Notes and Reference 

22

11

Laboratory Notes 

 

1903, 1928-1932 

22

6

1932 

22

7

1932 

22

8

1933-1934 

22

9

General Notes 

22

5

University Teaching 

 

Engineering Student Enrollment Chart 

23

16

Leave of Absence, 1918 

33

14

Lecture Notes 

 

Chemistry I, 1923-1925 

21

24

Chemistry I, 1926 

22

1

Chemistry I, 1928 

22

2

Chemistry II, n.d. 

31

26

Courses in Chemistry, 1927 

21

23

Resignation, 1929-1933 

33

15

Roll Books, 1909-1917 

22

3

Roll Books, 1917-1928 

22

4

Military Papers 

 

A.E.F. General Headquarters, 1918 

33

26

Adjusted Service Bonds, 1936 

33

27

Army Orders, 1918 

33

28

Bills for Equipment, 1918 

33

29

Chemical Warfare Service, 1918 

33

30

Commission in AEF, 1918 

33

31

Correspondence, 1918-1920 

33

32

Correspondence, 1923-1924 

33

33

Discharge Papers, 1919-1920 

33

34

France Orders, 1918 

33

35

Miscellaneous, 1918, 1927 

33

36

Reappointments, 1924-1929 

33

37

Service Record, 1918, 1945 

33

38

Personal Papers 

 

928 Spruce Street, Inventory of Contents, 1924 

31

27

Address Book, 1922 

48

28

Benjamin Franklin 250th Birthday, 1932 

33

39

Checkbook Stubs, 1922-1923 

33

40

Children's Education Account Book, 1923-1925 

33

41

Clubs 

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1907-1908 

33

55

Committee of American Universities on Exchange with France of Professors of Engineering and Applied Science, 1922 

33

56

Delta Alumni Association 

 

50th Anniversary of John Frazer, 1949 

23

22

Centennial, 1949 

23

21

Graham Wood Memorial, 1955 

23

23

Membership Lists, 1977-1979 

24

1

Membership Lists, 1977-1979 

24

2

Minutes 

 

1942-1944 

23

17

1945-1949 

23

18

1950-1951 

23

19

1952-1955 

23

20

First City Troop 

 

Certificate, 1910 

32

1

January-September, 1913 

24

3

October 1913-1915 

24

4

Philadelphia Charity Ball, 1911 

33

58

Philadelphia City Institute, 1910 

33

59

The Philadelphia Club, 1918 

33

60

Saint Anthony's Club, 1910-1914 

33

61

Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, 1914 

33

62

Society of the War of 1812, 1914 

33

63

Thursday Evening Soirees, Attendance Record, 1909-1913 

24

5

Correspondence 

 

1895 

34

32

1898 

34

33

1899 

34

34

1900 

34

35

1901 

34

36

1904 

34

37

1905 

34

38

1907 

34

39

1909 

34

40

1911 

34

41

1912 

34

42

1912, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

34

43

1913 

34

44

1914 

34

45

1914, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

 

(1) 

34

46

(2) 

34

47

(3) 

34

48

(4) 

34

49

1915, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

 

(1) 

34

50

(2) 

34

51

(3) 

34

52

(4) 

34

53

1916 

35

1

1917 

35

2

1918 

35

3

1918, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

35

4

1919 

35

5

1920 

35

6

1921 

35

7

1922 (1) 

35

8

1922 (2) 

35

9

1923 (1) 

35

10

1923 (2) 

35

11

1924 

35

12

1925 

35

13

1926 

35

14

1927 

35

15

1928 

35

16

1929 

35

17

1930 

35

18

1931 

35

19

1932 

35

20

1933 

35

21

1934 

35

22

1935 

35

23

1936 

35

24

1937 

35

25

1938 

35

26

1939 

35

27

1939, Frazer, John Jr. 

35

28

1940 

35

29

1940, Frazer, John Jr. 

35

30

1941 

36

1

1942 

36

2

1943 

36

3

1944 

36

4

1944, Frazer, John Jr. (1) 

36

5

1944, Frazer, John Jr. (2) 

36

6

1945 

36

7

1945, Frazer, John Jr. (1) 

36

8

1945, Frazer, John Jr. (2) 

36

9

1946 

36

10

1947 

36

11

1948 

36

12

1948, Frazer, John, Jr. 

36

13

1949 

36

14

1950 

36

15

1950, Frazer, Tench 

36

16

1951 

36

17

1951, Frazer, John Jr. (1) 

36

18

1951, Frazer, John Jr. (2) 

36

19

1951, Frazer, Tench 

36

20

1952 

36

21

1953 

36

22

1954 

36

23

1955 

36

24

1956 

36

25

1957 

36

26

1958 

36

27

1959 

36

28

1960-1964 

36

29

Undated 

36

30

Date Book 

 

1951-1952 

33

42

1954-1957 

33

43

1957-1960 

33

44

1960-1961 

33

45

1962-1964 

33

46

Descendants of Tench Tilghman Family Reunion, 1955 

32

2

Diplomas and Certificates 

 

Certificate of Recommendation to France, 1923 

 3

 

Couleurs d'un Spectre solaire Produit par un Prisme de Sulfure de Carbone 

 3

 

First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, 1903 

 3

 

Homage Reconnaisant de L'Institut de Chemie Appliquée, 1923 

 3

 

Miscellaneous Membership Certificates 

24

5

Pennsylvania Prison Society, 1911 

 3

 

Phi Beta Kappa, 1933 

33

57

Academic Gown and Hood 

 

 

Society of Sigma Xi, 1910 

 3

 

St. Paul's School Diploma, 1896 

 3

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1904 

 3

 

University of Pennsylvania, A.M.,1904 (photograph of original), n.d. 

33

10

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1903 

 3

 

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1903 (photograph of original), n.d. 

33

9

University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1907 

 3

 

University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1907 (photograph of original), n.d. 

33

11

Edgar F. Smith Signed Photographs 

 3

 

European Trip, 1914 

33

47

Financial Information, 1924-1925 

33

48

Frazer, John (b. 1709) - Copies of papers, c. 1956 

32

3

Frazer, Persifor II v. Morgan, Corlies Fisher - Clippings, 1913-1915 

32

4

Frazer, Persifor II v. Morgan, Corlies Fisher - Notebooks kept by John Frazer, 1911-1913 

32

5

Frazer, Persifor II v. Morgan, Corlies Fisher - Will, Maria Newbold Welsh Frazer Morgan, 1909 

32

6

Frazer, Persifor II, Death of, Autopsy, 1925 

33

49

Frazer, Persifor II, Death of, Letters of Condolences, 1925 

33

50

Frazer, Persifor III and Frazer, Ellen Glendinning - Divorce, 1934-1935 

32

7

Frazer, Tilghman (1916-1925), 1916, 1925 

32

8

Hatfield, Henry Reed, Illness of, 1934 

33

51

Honeymoon Travel Journal, 1915 

33

52

Lease Information, 1922 

33

53

Log Book, Voyages of the Efterpie 

 3

 

Miscellaneous Photographs 

24

8

Photostats of General Persifor Frazer c. 1958-1961 

32

9

Printed Material and Pamphlets 

 

Class of 1903, University of Pennsylvania 

24

11

Miscellaneous 

24

12

Saint Paul's School Alumni Association 

24

13

Smith, Edgar Fahs 

24

14

Scrapbooks 

 

Student Life, Saint Paul's School 

24

9

Student Life, University of Pennsylvania 

24

10

Smith, Edgar Fahs, Death of, 1928 

33

54

Whelen, Edward S. - Estate, Annuity Account, 1932-1936 

32

10

Whelen, Edward S. - Estate, Reserve Account, 1931-1936, 1939 

32

11

Whelen, Edward S. - Estate, Reserve Account, 1943, 1946, 1948 

32

12

Books 

 

Frazer, John. The Application of the Rotating Anode to Certain Electrolytic Separations and An Investigation of the Electro-Deposition of Indium by the Rotating Anode. Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co., 1907 

 50

 

"Dean Frazer Exchange Professor to French Universities." The Pennsylvania Gazette, Vol. 20, No. 26 (1922): 607-608. 

 50

 

Frazer, Sally. "Recollections of the Battle of Brandywine." 1931. (typed transcription) 

 50

 

Chemical Instruments and Apparatus 

 

About 20 glass stirring rods of varying sizes 

 26

 

3 small glass jars with lids 

 26

 

2 long glass funnels 

 26

 

2 #50 beakers (1 Corning) 

 26

 

1 #150 "Pyrick Corning" beakers 

 26

 

1 #125 "Pyrick Corning" flasks 

 26

 

2 #125 "Pyrick Corning" flasks (full cone) 

 26

 

2 #250 "Pyrick Corning" flasks (full cone) 

 26

 

1 #250 "Pyrick Corning" flasks with cork 

 26

 

1 50ml measuring tube 

 26

 

1 100ml measuring tube 

 26

 

2 glass dishes, 4.1cm deep, 8cm wide 

 26

 

8 test tubes, 2 of each size 

 26

 

11 petri dishes of varying sizes 

 26

 

5 petri dishes, some German made 

 26

 

5 small porcelain "Champion Sillimanite" crucibles with lids 

 26

 

1 porcelain crucible 

 26

 

1 medium-sized porcelain "Champion Sillimanite" crucible 

 26

 

1 large porcelain "Champion Sillimanite" crucible 

 26

 

1 large hollow glass tube 

 26

 

2 bottles of Litmus paper, one blue and one red 

 26

 

2 ring stands, one wood and one metal 

 26

 

1 metal base for bunsen burner 

 26

 

1 metal top for bunsen burner 

 26

 

2 metal rings with triangle holder, one with and one without guards 

 26

 

1 metal clamp for ring 

 26

 

1 nickel clamp scissors 

 26

 

2 65mm German watch glasses, imported by Arthur H. Thomas, Philadelphia 

 26

 

1 weighing watch crystal, 10.0025gm 

 26

 

2 metal clamps, opposite push form 

 26

 

2 brass tweezers 

 26

 

1 German-made plastic spoon 

 26

 

1 porcelain "Coors" stirrer 

 26

 

2 large wooden tooth picks 

 26

 

1 "White Rock" bottle open and bottle cap 

 26

 

1 small measuring spoon 

 26

 

1 10cm. metal ruler with leather case 

 26

 

1 long rubber tube 

 26

 

2 medium-sized corks 

 26

 

5 rubber corks 

 26

 

2 plain corks 

 26

 

1 cork with date 13 May 1915 written on it 

 26

 

1 metal hook 

 26

 

2 boxes, "Carl Schleicher and Schüll" blue resin filter paper, 9cm 

 26

 

2 boxes, "Edward P. Dolbey and Co., Phila." 4 in filter paper 

 26

 

1 box, "W. and R. Ralston, Lts." #42 filter paper 

 26

 

1 box, "A. H. Thomas Co." 70mm filter paper 

 26

 

2 boxes, "Edward P. Dolbey and Co., Phila." 3 in filter paper (with 1933 stamp on it) 

 26

 

2 boxes, "W. and R. Ralston, Lts." #42 9cm. filter paper 

 26

 

2 "Benson and Hedges" paper funnels 

 26

 

Office Materials 

 

3 full signature stamps 

 26

 

2 impressions for full signature stamps 

 26

 

2 impressions for initial signature stamps 

 26

 

1 stamp with "Equation?" 

 26

 

1 metal stamp with return address 

 26

 

1 metal "Excelsior" stamp pad 

 26

 

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JOHN FRAZER, JR., 1922-2011 

 

Box

Folder

Professional Papers 

 

Encyclopedia Americana - Biographical Articles, 1969 

32

14

Encyclopedia Americana - Genealogy Article, 1969-1970 

32

15

Genealogy Research 

 

Ashmun/Ball/Smith families, 1971 

32

16

Ashmun/Ball/Smith families, 1971 

32

17

Benet family, 1977 

32

18

Bramble/Eckert/Fletcher/Rambo families, 1976-1977 

32

19

Bramble/Eckert/Fletcher/Rambo families, 1976-1977 

32

20

Bresow, Louise , 1970 

32

21

Descendents of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1969 

32

22

Descendents of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1975-1979 

32

23

Descendents of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1975-1979 

32

24

Emory/Horton/Hart families, 1973-1978 

32

25

Emory/Horton/Hart families, 1978-1986 

32

26

Emory/Horton/Hart families, 1986-1989 

32

27

Garretson family, 1972 

32

28

Personal Papers 

 

Correspondence 

 

1932-1935 

37

1

1936 

37

2

1937 

37

3

1938 

37

4

1938, Frazer, John Sr. 

37

5

1939 

37

6

1939, Frazer, John Sr. 

37

7

1940 

37

8

1941 

37

9

1942 

37

10

1943 

37

11

1943, Frazer, John Sr. 

37

12

1943, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

37

13

1944 (1) 

37

14

1944 (2) 

37

15

1944, Frazer, John Sr. 

37

16

1944, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

37

17

1945 

37

18

1945, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

37

19

1946 

37

20

1947 

37

21

1948 

37

22

1949 

37

23

1950 

37

24

1951 

38

1

1951, Frazer, John Sr. 

38

2

1951,Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

38

3

1952 

38

4

1953 

38

5

1954 

38

6

1955 

38

7

1956 

38

8

1957 

38

9

1958 

38

10

1959 

38

11

1960 

38

12

1961 

38

13

1962 

38

14

1963-1981 

38

15

Undated 

38

16

Insurance Information, 1982 

32

29

Receipts, 1951-1952 

32

30

Recommendation for Bronze Star, 1945 

38

17

Memorabilia 

 

Academic Cap and Gown, 1947 

 29

 

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TENCH FRAZER, 1927-1990 

 

Box

Folder

Personal Papers 

 

Correspondence 

 

1935-1937 

38

29

1938-1939 

38

30

1940 

38

31

1941 

38

32

1942 

38

33

1943 (1) 

38

34

1943 (2) 

38

35

1943, Frazer, John Sr. 

38

36

1944 

39

1

1944, Frazer, John Sr. 

39

2

1945 

39

3

1945, Frazer, John Sr. 

39

4

1947-1949 

39

5

1950 

39

6

1951 

39

7

1951, Frazer, John Sr. 

39

8

1951, Frazer, Mary 

39

9

1951, Frazer, John Jr. 

39

10

1952 

39

11

1953 

39

12

1954 

39

13

1955 

39

14

1956 

39

15

1957 

39

16

1958 

39

17

1959 

39

18

1960 

39

19

1961 

39

20

1962 

39

21

1963 

39

22

1964 

39

23

1965 

39

24

1967 

39

25

1968 

39

26

1969 

39

27

1970 

39

28

1971 

39

29

1972 

39

30

1973 

39

31

1974 

39

32

1975 

39

33

1976 

39

34

1981 

39

35

1986 

39

36

Undated 

39

37

Journal, 1938 

38

18

Journal, 1939 

38

19

Journal, 1939 

38

20

Journal, 1941 

38

21

Lease, 1954 

38

22

Navajo News, 1942 

38

23

University of Virginia Law School 

 

Graduation, 1956 

38

25

John Bassett Moore Society, 1955-1956 

38

26

Law Department Directories, 1951-52, 1952-53 

38

27

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, 1954 

38

24

Student Legal Forum, 1954-1956 

38

28

Whelen, Edward S., Estate, 1949 

32

31

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RELATED FAMILIES/PERSONS 

 

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Folder

ASHHURST, RICHARD LEWIS, 1838-1911 

 

Diploma, University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1856 

 

 

Diploma, University of Pennsylvania, A.M., 1860 

 

 

Diploma, University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1860 

 

 

THOMAS CAVE, 1788-1845 

 

Bills and Receipts, 1818-1834 

49

1

Correspondence, 1832-1852 

49

2

Franklin Institute Membership, 1837 

 

 

MARY ANN RHODES DENNY, 1811-1872 

 

Power of Attorney to J.A. Denny, n.d. 

49

3

SARAH TOOMBS FORTSON, 1856-1953 

 

Correspondence, 1912-1935 

48

41

Correspondence, 1936-1947 

48

42

CHARLOTTE FRAZER, 1872-unknown 

 

Correspondence 

 

1885-1888 

43

1

1889 

43

2

1890-1894 

43

3

1895-1899 

43

4

1900-1904 

43

5

1905-1908 

43

6

1922-1923 

43

7

1936-1939 

43

8

1940-1951 

43

9

Undated 

43

10

CHARLOTTE JEFFERS CAVE FRAZER, 1815-1881 

 

Univ. of PA Class of 1873 Autograph Book, c. 1873 

48

27

ISABEL FRAZER, 1920-2008 

 

Correspondence 

 

1936 

41

31

1937 

41

32

1938 

41

33

1938, Frazer, Mary Tilghman 

41

34

1939 

41

35

1939, Frazer, Mary Tilghman 

41

36

1941-1942 

41

37

1943 

41

38

1944 

41

39

1945 

41

40

1948 

41

41

1949 

41

42

1950 

41

43

1951 

41

44

1952 

41

45

1953 

42

1

1954 

42

2

1955 

42

3

1956 

42

4

1957 (1) 

42

5

1957 (2) 

42

6

1958 (1) 

42

7

1958 (2) 

42

8

1959 

42

9

1960 

42

10

1961 

42

11

1961, Frazer, Mary Tilghman 

42

12

1962 

42

13

1963 

42

14

1964 

42

15

1965 

42

16

1966 

42

17

1967 

42

18

1968 

42

19

1968, Frazer, Mary Tilghman (1) 

42

20

1968, Frazer, Mary Tilghman (2) 

42

21

1969 

42

22

1970-1979 

42

23

1990-2004 

42

24

Undated 

42

25

Memorabilia 

 

Cap and Gown, Bryn Mawr College, [1947] 

 28

 

ISABELLA NEVINS WHELEN FRAZER, 1840-1929 

 

Passport, 1894 

48

33

MARY TILGHMAN FRAZER, 1886-1976 

 

Correspondence 

 

1897-1904 

39

38

1905 

39

39

1906 

39

40

1907 

39

41

1908 

39

42

1909 

39

43

1910 

39

44

1911 

39

45

1912 

39

46

1913 

39

47

1914 

39

48

1915 

39

49

1916 (1) 

40

1

1916 (2) 

40

2

1917 (1) 

40

3

1917 (2) 

40

4

1918 

40

5

1919-1921 

40

6

1922 

40

7

1923 (1) 

40

8

1923 (2) 

40

9

1924 

40

10

1925 

40

11

1926 

40

12

1927 

40

13

1928 

40

14

1929 

40

15

1930 

40

16

1931 

40

17

1932 

40

18

1933 

40

19

1935 

40

20

1936 

40

21

1937 

40

22

1938 

40

23

1938, Frazer, Isabel 

40

24

1939 

40

25

1939, Frazer, Isabel 

40

26

1940 

40

27

1941 

40

28

1942 

40

29

1943 

40

30

1944 

40

31

1944, Frazer, John Sr. (1) 

40

32

1944, Frazer, John Sr. (2) 

40

33

1945 

41

1

1946 

41

2

1948 

41

3

1949 

41

4

1950 

41

5

1951 

41

6

1952 

41

7

1953 

41

8

1953, Hart, Albert 

32

13

1954 

41

9

1954, Frazer, Tench 

41

10

1955 

41

11

1956 

41

12

1957 

41

13

1958 

41

14

1959 

41

15

1960 

41

16

1961 

41

17

1962 

41

18

1963 

41

19

1964 

41

20

1965 

41

21

1966 

41

22

1967 

41

23

1968 

41

24

1969 

41

25

1970 

41

26

1972 

41

27

1973 

41

28

Undated 

41

29

Passport, 1887 

41

30

PERSIFOR FRAZER, 1809-1880 

 

Personal Papers 

 

Bills and Receipts 

 

1830-1831 

34

2

1831-1834 

34

3

1834-1835 

34

4

1836-1839 

34

5

1839-1842 

34

6

1847-1855 

34

7

1856 

34

8

1857-1860 

34

9

1861 

34

10

1865-1866 

34

11

1868-1872 

34

12

n.d. 

34

13

Correspondence, 1847-1851 

31

29

Correspondence, Frazer, Robert (1849-1933), 1879 

48

29

Ledger Book, 1834-1852 

31

4

Will, 1880 

31

5

ROBERT FRAZER, 1818-1878 

 

Personal Papers 

 

Correspondence 

 

1840-1849 

31

6

1850-1859 

31

7

1860-1869 

31

8

1870-1878 

31

9

Undated 

31

10

Diploma, Norwich University, 1837 

 5

 

Early Drawing, Civil Engineering, n.d. 

 8

 

Map of Land Owned by the Widow Robenson, 1836 

 5

 

Matriculation Certificate, Therapeutic Institute of Philadelphia, 1835 

49

20

Matriculation Certificate, Therapeutic Institute of Philadelphia, Botany Courses, 1835 

 7

 

Membership Certificate, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1866 

 5

 

Membership Certificate, Franklin Institute, 1839 

 8

 

Passport, 1840 

31

15

Proficiency Certificate, Civil Engineering, Norwich University, 1837 

 5

 

Receipts, 1847-1855 

33

8

Professional Papers 

 

Legal Documents, 1836-1850 

31

11

Legal Documents, 1851-1873 

31

12

Robert Frazer II v. Henry Myers, 1844 

31

13

Will, Priscilla Yarnall, 1831 

31

14

TILGHMAN FRAZER, 1916-1925 

 

Correspondence, 1921, n.d. 

48

31

Shady Hill Country Day School Report Cards, 1924-1925 

48

32

JOHN FRIES, 1744-1824 

 

Correspondence 

 

1793 

49

5

1794 

49

6

1795 

49

7

1796 (1) 

49

8

1796 (2) 

49

9

1797 (1) 

49

10

1797 (2) 

49

11

Undated 

49

12

Typed transcripts of correspondence from 1784 and 1793-1795, n.d. 

49

13

Typed transcripts of correspondence from 1796, n.d. 

49

14

Typed transcripts of correspondence from 1797, n.d. 

49

15

Estate Documents, 1820-1824 

49

4

MARTHA ISABELLA DENNY HARRISON, 1822-1909 

 

Correspondence, 1860-1861, n.d. 

48

34

SAMUEL A. HARRISON, 1822-1890 

 

Personal Papers 

 

Bills and receipts, 1859-1860 

47

34

Bills and receipts, 1862-1866 

47

35

Bills and receipts, 1867-1872 

47

36

Checks, 1857-1858 

48

1

Checks, 1859 

48

2

Checks, 1883 

48

3

Checks, 1886-1889 

48

35

Correspondence 

 

1854 

48

4

1855 (1) 

48

5

1855 (2) 

48

6

1857 

48

7

1858 

48

8

1859 

48

9

1860 

48

10

1861 (1) 

48

11

1861 (2) 

48

12

1862 

48

13

1864 

48

14

1865 (1) 

48

15

1865 (2) 

48

16

1866 

48

17

1867 

48

18

1868 

48

19

1869 

48

20

1872 

48

21

1873 

48

22

1876 

48

23

1879 

48

24

1887 

48

25

Undated 

48

26

Estate of A. B. Harrison, 1850-1869 

32

32

Letters and Accounts of Richard Lane, 1848-1883 

32

33

Meeting of Association of Schools, 1866-1872 

32

34

Scrapbook, Articles Contributed to Newspapers, Vol. I 

 51

 

Scrapbook, Articles Contributed to Newspapers, Vol. III 

 51

 

Tax Information, 1865 

32

35

MARY SPENCER HARRISON NOBLE, 1848-1943 

 

Passport Application, 1930 

49

16

TENCH TILGHMAN, 1810-1874 

 

Correspondence, 1857-1874 

48

36

JOHN LEEDS TILGHMAN, 1837-1862 

 

Correspondence 

 

1854-1855 

48

37

1856-1859 

48

38

1860 

48

39

1861-1862 

48

40

OSWALD TILGHMAN, 1841-1932 

 

Personal Papers 

 

Address book, n.d. 

43

11

Correspondence 

 

1869 

43

18

1875-1878 

43

19

1881-1884 

43

20

1885-1889 

43

21

1890-1894 

43

22

1895-1899 

43

23

1900 

43

24

1901 

43

25

1903 

43

26

1904 

43

27

1905 

43

28

1906 

43

29

1907 

43

30

1908 

43

31

1909 

43

32

1910 

43

33

1911 (1) 

43

34

1911 (2) 

43

35

1912 (1) 

43

36

1912 (2) 

43

37

1913 

43

38

1914 

43

39

1915 

43

40

1916 

44

1

1917 

44

2

1918 

44

3

1919 

44

4

1920 

44

5

1921 

44

6

1922 

44

7

1923 

44

8

1924 

44

9

1925 

44

10

1926 

44

11

1927 

44

12

1928 

44

13

1929 

44

14

1930 

44

15

1931 

44

16

1932 

44

17

Undated 

44

18

Date book, 1922-24 

43

12

Estate of John Harper, 1900-1904 

43

13

Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association, 1895 

43

14

Receipts, 1893-1930 

43

15

Will, Matthew Tilghman Ward, 1905 

43

17

Will, Tilghman, Richard, 1905 

43

16

PATTY BELLE TILGHMAN, 1851-1931 

 

Personal Papers 

 

Bills and receipts, 1889-1911 

44

19

Checks, 1894-1926 

44

20

Correspondence 

 

1865-1869 

44

25

1870-1874 

44

26

1875-1879 

44

27

1880 

44

28

1881 

44

29

1882 

44

30

1883 

44

31

1884 

44

32

1885 

44

33

1886 

44

34

1887-1889 

44

35

1890 

44

36

1891 

44

37

1892 

44

38

1893 

44

39

1894 

44

40

1895-1899 

44

41

1900 

44

42

1901-02 

44

43

1903 

44

44

1904 

44

45

1905 

44

46

1906 

44

47

1907 

44

48

1908 

44

49

1909 

44

50

1910 

44

51

1911 

45

1

1912 

45

2

1913 

45

3

1914 

45

4

1915 (1) 

45

5

1915 (2) 

45

6

1916 

45

7

1917 

45

8

1918 

45

9

1918, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

45

10

1919 

45

11

1919, Tilghman, Samuel Harrison 

45

12

1919, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman (1) 

45

13

1919, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman (2) 

45

14

1920, Samuel Harrison Tilghman (1) 

45

15

1920, Samuel Harrison Tilghman (2) 

45

16

1920, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

45

17

1921 (1) 

45

18

1921 (2) 

45

19

1921, Tilghman, Samuel Harrison (1) 

45

20

1921, Tilghman, Samuel Harrison (2) 

45

21

1922 

45

22

1922, Tilghman, Samuel Harrison (1) 

45

23

1922, Tilghman, Samuel Harrison (2) 

45

24

1922, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman 

45

25

1923 

46

1

1923, Tilghman, Samuel Harrison 

46

2

1924 

46

3

1925 

46

4

1926 

46

5

1927 

46

6

1928 

46

7

1929 

46

8

1930 

46

9

1931 

46

10

Undated (1) 

46

11

Undated (2) 

46

12

Undated (3) 

46

13

Undated, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman (1) 

46

14

Undated, Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman (2) 

46

15

Insurance information, 1900-1930 

44

21

Mortgage information, 1902-1918 

44

22

Will, Martha Isabella Harrison, 1896 

44

23

Will, Samuel A. Harrison, 1890 

44

24

SAMUEL HARRISON TILGHMAN, 1885-1961 

 

Personal Papers 

 

Correspondence 

 

1898-1899 

46

24

1900-1904 

46

25

1905-1909 

46

26

1910-1914 

46

27

1915 

46

28

1916 

46

29

1917 

46

30

1918 

46

31

1919 

46

32

1920 

46

33

1921 

46

34

1922 

47

1

1923 

47

2

1924 

47

3

1925 

47

4

1926 

47

5

1927 

47

6

1928 (1) 

47

7

1928 (2) 

47

8

1929 (1) 

47

9

1929 (2) 

47

10

1930 (1) 

47

11

1930 (2) 

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1931 (1) 

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1931 (2) 

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1932 

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1933 

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1934 

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1935 

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1936 

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1937 

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1938 

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1939 

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1940 

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1941 

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1942 

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1943 

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1944 

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1945 

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1946 

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1948 

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1949 

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1950-1958 

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Undated 

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Diary, 1919 

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Diary, n.d. 

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Estate of Oswald Tilghman, 1939 

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Insurance Information, 1927-1944 

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Lease, 1945 

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Maryland Nautical Academy, 1898-1899 

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Receipts, 1900-1940 

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Saint John's College, 1901 

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Tilghmans of Hope, Maryland, 1838-1939 

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CAVE FAMILY 

 

Genealogical Data, 1892 

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WHELEN FAMILY 

 

Family History, 1924 

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Photo Album 

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UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENCE 

 

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1860-1937, n.d. 

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PHOTOGRAPHS 

 

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People 

 

Adrain, Robert (1775-1843) 

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Allen, Charles 

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Ames, Charles W. 

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Ashbourne, Charles A. 

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Ashhurst, Frazer (1867-1892) 

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Ashhurst, Harriet (1862-1938) 

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Ashhurst, Mabel (1869-1902) 

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Ashhurst, Richard Lewis (1838-1911) 

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Ashhurst, Richard Lewis Jr. (1865-1870) 

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Ashhurst, Roger (1872-1903) 

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Ashhurst, Sarah Frazer (1841-1918) 

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Barton, Dr. John Rhea (1795-1895) 

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Baumann, Clara and [illegible] 

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Bayard, James A. 

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Bell, Charlie and Sam 

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Cave, Sarah Hollinshead (1795-1864) 

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Cave, Thomas (1788-1845) 

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Chance, H. M. 

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Chapman, Max 

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Connie, Augusta 

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Conrad, Anne Frazer (1839-1914) 

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Dewey, J.H. 

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d'Invilliers, Edward Vincent 

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Dolan, Thomas and Ann Gray 

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Doriot, Marie L. 

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Dougherty, Frazer, Gertrude, Graham and Mary 

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Duffus, Agnes Evans Whelen (1875-1933) 

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Fellows, W. A. 

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Fisker, Francis 

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Forbes, Diana 

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Forbes, Mr. and Mrs Murray, and daughters 

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Forman, Frederick W. 

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Fraser, John 

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Fraser, Simon 11th Lord Lovat (1667-1747) 

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Frazer, Anne Fries (1807-1837) 

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Frazer, Charlotte (1872-?) 

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Frazer, Charlotte Jeffers Cave (1815-1881) 

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Frazer, Isabel 

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Frazer, Isabel (b. 1920) 

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Frazer, Isabella Nevins Whelen 

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Frazer, John (1882-1964) (1/3) 

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Frazer, John (1882-1964) (2/3) 

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Frazer, John (1882-1964) (3/3) 

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Frazer, John (1882-1964), in laboratory 

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Frazer, John Fries (1812-1872) (1/2) 

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Frazer, John Fries (1812-1872) (2/2) 

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Frazer, John Jr. (1920-?) 

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Frazer, John Jr. 

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Frazer, Laurence (1878-1881) 

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Frazer, Mary Anne Taylor (1774-1845) 

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Frazer, Mary Ball (1778-1798) 

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Frazer, Mary Foxley Tilghman (1886-1976) 

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Frazer, Mary T., Tilghman, Isabel, and John Jr. 

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Frazer, Persifor "Perky" (1921-2008) 

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Frazer, Persifor "Persi" (1900-1982) 

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Frazer, Persifor (1808-1880) 

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Frazer, Persifor (1844-1909) 

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Frazer, Persifor (1844-1909), Persifor (1874-1925), Persifor (1900-1982), and Persifor (1921-2008) 

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Frazer, Persifor II (1874-1925) 

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Frazer, Robert I (1771-1821) 

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Frazer, Robert II (1818-1878) 

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Frazer, Robert III (1849-1933) 

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Frazer, Robert IV 

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Frazer, Tench 

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Frazer, Tench (1927-1990) 

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Frazer, Tench (1927-1990), Photo Album 1935-1936 

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Frazer, Tilghman (1916-1925) 

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Frazer, Virginia M. K. 

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Fry, Charles (1850-1910) 

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Genth, F. A. 

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Genth, F. A. Jr. 

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Godon, Sarah Nevins 

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Greene, Martha Coit Hubbard (1706-1782) 

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Greene, Thomas Jr. 

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Hall, Charles E. 

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Harden, E. B. 

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Harden, John 

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Harris, Stephen 

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Harrison, Jonathan (1758-1831) 

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Harrison, Martha Isabella Denny (1822-1909) 

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Harrison, Martha Isabelle Denny (1822-1909) 

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Hartranft, S. S. 

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Hartshorne, Joseph 

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Hatfield, Henry Reed (1858-1943) 

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Hilger, Maria 

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Hubbard, Daniel (1736-1796) 

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Hubbard, Mary Greene (1733-1808) 

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Ibbetson, Samuel Kerr (1822-?) 

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Ibbetson, Sally Pepper (1845-?) 

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Jefferson, Thomas (alledged) 

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Lesley, J.P. 

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Leverett, John (1616-1679) (Gov. of Mass. 1673-79) 

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Mask and Wig Club, [1900] 

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McCreath, A. S. 

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Nevins, Cornelia 

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Nevins, David (1747-1838) 

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Nevins, James (1790-1866) 

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Nevins, Marry Hubbard (1756-1820) 

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Nevins, Mary Lathrop (1751-1836) 

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Pepper, Edward Jr. 

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Pepper, Edward Jr. and Frederick 

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Pepper, Edward Sr. 

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Pepper, Frederick 

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Pepper, Sarah Cave 

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Pillin, Charles C. 

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Platt, Franklin 

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Platt, W. G. 

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Queen Charlotte 

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Robinson, William Henry 

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Rodgers, Rev. John (1666-1745) 

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Rogers, John (the martyr) (1505-1555) 

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Ruhn, Sophie Genifer 

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Sabatier, Paul and Edgar F. Smith, Golden Jubilee Meeting, 1926 

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Sanders, R. H. 

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Savage, John 

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Savage, Margaret 

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Seliman, Ambrose C. 

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Sergeant, John (1749-1852) 

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Sesquerer, Leo 

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Sheafer, A. W. 

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Sherwood, Andrew 

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Smith, Elizabeth Wright 

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Smith, Persifor Frazer (1808-1882) 

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Stevenson, J. J. 

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Stimson, Frederic J. and Mabel Ashhurst 

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Stimson, John M. 

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Stockton, N. Allen 

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Thompson Family 

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Tilghman, Patty Belle Harrison (1851-1931) 

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Tilghman, Samuel Harrison (1885-1961) 

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Unidentified Silhouettes, photographed on 35mm negatives, 1979 

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Unidentified Women, n.d. 

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Wainwright, Jonathan M. (1883-1953) 

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Ware, James 

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Ware, Thomas 

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Welsh, Frances Frazer 

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Westcott, Carrie 

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Westcott, Marie 

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Whelen Family 

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Whelen, Dennis 

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Whelen, Edward Siddons (1813-1894) 

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Whelen, Elizabeth 

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Whelen, Emily 

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Whelen, Isabella Hubbard Nevins (1817-1885) 

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Whelen, Israel 

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Whelen, Mary Siddons 

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Whelen, Sarah Thompson 

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Whelen, Virginia Harrison 

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Willing, Alice Barton (1832-1903) 

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Willing, Anne 

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Willing, Ava Alice Lowle 

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Willing, Susan Ridgway 

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Young, Charles 

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Whelen, Mary 

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Unidentified Group Shots, n.d. 

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Unidentified Men, n.d. 

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Unidentified Photographs Belonging to Persifor Frazer (1844-1909) 

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Daguerreotypes and Cased Photographs 

 

Cave, Henry C. 

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Cave, Sarah Hollinshead (1795-1864) 

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Cave, Sarah Hollinshead (1795-1864) and daughters Ann and Sarah 

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Cave, Sarah Hollinshead (1795-1864) and son Henry Cave 

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Frazer, Charlotte Jeffers Cave (1815-1881) 

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Frazer, Jane Biddle Wood (1820-1879) 

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Frazer, John Fries (1812-1872) 

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Frazer, Robert II (1818-1878) 

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Kirby, Hannah 

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Unidentified Girl 

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Unidentified Woman 

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Places 

 

8015 Navajo Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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Airdlie (1/2) 

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Airdlie (2/2) 

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Edgewood 

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Frazer House, Thornbury, PA (1/4) 

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Frazer House, Thornbury, PA (2/4) 

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Frazer House, Thornbury, PA (3/4) 

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Frazer House, Thornbury, PA (4/4) 

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Oakdale, Howard County, Maryland 

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Pasteur Chemical Apparatus, Towne School, 1923 

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Saint Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire 

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Silver Lake 

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Unidentified 

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MEMORABILIA 

 

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Frazer Family Crest Copper Engraving Plate 

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