Robert Frazer account book and Fannie Frazer scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Title
Robert Frazer account book and Fannie Frazer scrapbook
Date
1813-1815; 1865-1878
Extent
0.27 Cubic feet
Subjects
Business records--Kentucky--Lexington.
Arrangement
The account book is arranged chronologically, while the scrapbook is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
Preferred Citation
69M47: [identification of item], Robert Frazer account book and Fannie Frazer scrapbook, 1813-1815; 1865-1878, University of Kentucky Special Collections
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Robert Frazer (1759-1851), originally from Ireland, was a silversmith in Lexington, Kentucky. He had a partnership with Thomas Phillips, and was the co-founder of Phillips & Frazer c. 1799. Robert was the uncle of famous painter, Oliver Frazer, and took over his nephew's education when his brother, Alexander Frazer died.
Fannie Frazer was a descendant of Robert Frazer.
Gaitskill, Elizabeth Redd. "Oliver Frazer." Frontier Folk. n.p. n.d. Web. 1 September 2011.
Kentucky Historical Society. The register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 13. Frankfort, KY: The State Journal Company. 1915. Web. 1 September 2011.
"Silversmiths-- Foster to Frederick." Sterling Flatware Fashions. n.p. n.d. Web. 1 September 2011.
Scope and Content
The Robert Frazer account book is a daily account book for a general store in Lexington, Kentucky, that dates from December 1813- February 1815. Fannie Frazer, a descendant of Robert, later used the account book as a scrapbook. Newspaper clippings and multiple pictures, including biblical depictions, engravings of presidents, and images from the Vernon Gallery, cover the first third of the book. Items in the scrapbook range in date from 1865-1878.

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