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Manuscript Group 53
REAH FRAZER PAPERS
1739 -1879 (bulk 1821-56)
10.5 cu. ft.


Correspondence, legal papers, and accounts of Reah Frazer (b. 1804, d. 1856), prominent attorney and for many years a major political figure in Lancaster County, including business and family papers of his father, William Clark Frazer(b. 1776/7,d. 1838), Lancaster attorney and supreme court judge in the Territory of Wisconsin, 1836-38, and his grandfather, William Frazer (b. 1753, d. 1817), Revolutionary War veteran and justice of the peace in Newcastle County, Delaware. Featured are:

  • numerous legal papers and accounts concerning slaves and freedmen
  • legal papers pertaining to a case involving the Schuylkill Navigation Company, 1847
  • political correspondence and other items relating especially to the 1840 elections
  • five letters from Simon Cameron, 1853
  • a memorandum from S. C. Stambaugh to James Buchanan, 1835




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