Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - J.H. and Garner Fraser Papers, MS.000027

James Hubbard Fraser was born 1841 in Alabama and was the editor of the Clinton Banner newspaper in Clinton, Van Buren County, Arkansas, 1881-1882. He was also a lawyer and a judge.

John Garner Fraser was born in 1875 in Clinton, son of James Hubbard Fraser. Garner Fraser was a lawyer, judge, and civic leader in Clinton. He served on the 14th Judicial Circuit Court for thirteen years. Fraser died December 16, 1952.

This collection contains manuscripts written by John Garner Fraser, along with fragments of legal documents, typescripts, newsclippings, and articles.

Finding aid:

  • 1. (?) August 3: Letter, J.H. Hobbs, La Grange, Alabama, to John Fraser, Athens, Alabama, "Davies' First Lessons In Algebra"
  • 2. Undated envelope: "Old Compositions, LMA, 1860-"
  • 3. 1875: Account memo
  • 4. Undated: Algebra workbook
  • 5. 1860 October 15: "Autumn" by J.H. Fraser
  • 6. Undated: Bill of goods
  • 7. Undated: Notes from Probate Record Book B, County and Circuit Clerk, Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • 8. 1880 December: List of expenses
  • 9. 1861 May 13: "Early Impressions" by J.H. Fraser
  • 10. Undated: "The Future of the South In the Light of Its Past"
  • 11. Undated: "General Robert Edward Lee"
  • 12. Undated: Geometry, page 217
  • 13. 1860 September 10: "History and Its Uses" by J. H. Fraser
  • 14. 1861 March 1: "Idleness" by J.H. Fraser
  • 15. 1861 March 22: "Industry" by J. H. Fraser
  • 16. Undated: Legal description of property, Limestone County, Alabama
  • 17. Undated: "Men have been tyrannical from the beginning of time"
  • 18. Undated: Land notes, office of County and Circuit Clerk, Van Buren County, Arkansas
  • 19. Undated: Manuscripts on temperance
  • 20. Undated: "On War"
  • 21. 1860 August 9: "Politeness" by J.H. Fraser
  • 22. 1875-1877: Probate Court notes
  • 23. Undated: "Question in Seduction"
  • 24. Undated: Recipe, sugar cured ham
  • 25. Undated: Fragment, statement of Samuel Rhodes
  • 26. Undated: "Sketches from Paradise" by Mary MacKinnon
  • 27. 1858 December 27: "The Spirite of the Age"
  • 28. Undated: Claim note
  • 29. 1860 September 30: "Virtue, Its Own Reward" by J.H. Fraser
  • 30. 1861 April 21: "Wealth and Its Influences" by J.H. Fraser
  • 31. 1861 April 9: "What Is Necessary to True Happiness?" by J.H. Fraser (two copies)
  • 32. Undated: "Whoa...Giddap"
  • 33. Undated: E.G. Hatchett note
  • 34. 1904 October 10: Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper clipping, "Anecdotes and Humor of Frazier-Littleton Debate"
  • 35. 1951 May 6: "Arkansas Democrat" clipping: "Aunt Ann Celebrates"
  • 36. Undated: Newsclipping, "Davis Letter to Southern Soldiers"
  • 37. Undated: Newsclipping, "Miss Essie Frazer of Clinton, Ark., maid of honor for U.C.V. reunion at New Orleans"
  • 38. 1893 May 25: Poem, "A Southern Soldier's Mother" by W.E. Vasser from "The Alabama Courier"
  • 39. Undated: Printed material concerning fourth liberty loan bonds of the Victory Liberty Loan
  • 40. Printed material, "Oration delivered by Hon. Poindexter Dunn, at Little Rock, on the 15th of January, 1879 On the Occasion of the Re-Union of Govan's Brigade"
  • 41. 1843: "Synopsis of Phrenology"
  • 42. Undated: "The American's Creed" by William Tyler Page
  • 43. Undated: Quotes from the 1882 April 13 Clinton Banner
  • 44. Undated: "Preamble to the Constitution" [of unidentified group]
  • 45. Undated: "A Prophet Once Stated" by Jimmie Ligon, Secretary Treasurer
  • 46. 1874: Quote from Section 1, Article IV, Arkansas Constitution of 1874
  • 47. Undated: Wrapping paper labeled, "Files of Clinton Banner, property of Garner Fraser"
  • 48. Undated: Wrapping paper labeled, "Files of Clinton Banner, property of Garner Fraser and entrusted to C.B. Oldham"

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