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Fraser Family fonds Series
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Memorabilia

This series of memorabilia includes programmes for reunions of University College clubs (1890, 1900), programmes of the University College Modern Language Club (1892-1905, 1907-1909) and of Victoria Modern Language Club (1904-1905), undated sheet ...

Correspondence

There are two lots of correspondence in this series. The first consists of correspondence to and by William H. Fraser. There is a little, mostly letters to the editor on university topics, before his appointment as lecturer in 1887. The bulk, h...

Lecture notes

This series begins with a register of students in Italian, Spanish, and Phonetics for 1914-1915 for all four years in the pass and honours courses.Professor W. H. Fraser's lectures in Italian and Spanish cover a substantial portion of the per...

Addresses

The addresses in this series are largely public talks, some of which were written on cards, that were delivered in conjunction with lantern slide shows that were highly popular at the turn of the century. The subjects are art, architecture, litera...

Manuscripts and Publications

W. H. Fraser's principal writing were of textbooks on French and German grammar, co-authored by John Squair and William Henry Van der Smissen. They were used for two generations in Ontario schools and had wide acceptance elsewhere. They wen...

Graphic material

This series consists of photoprints and photonegatives taken by or belonging to W. H. Fraser and his wife, Helene. Included are formal and casual family snapshots, photoprints and negatives of a trip to Europe in 1905, and several images taken du...

Personal and biographical

Biographical information, will, address books, diaries, certificates, notebooks, and related material documenting the private activities of Frieda Fraser. The "five-year" diaries record a wide variety of her activities, the weather, bir...

Graphic material

This series consists of photoprints, some photonegatives (including nitrate negatives), and slides documenting the activities of the Fraser family over two and more generations. While most of the images document the activities of Frieda and Bud, ...

Correspondence

The letters in this series consists of letters received by Frieda from Bud, from her friends and family. Frieda and Bud were separated for long periods in the 1920s and the 1930s and did not live together until the end of the 1930s, following the...

Education

This series begins with a single file of course notes taken by Frieda Fraser while a Form V student at Havergal College in 1915-1916. It is followed by others containing course and laboratory notes for the Physics and Biology section of the under...

Administrative and professional records

The first part of this series contains files documenting Frieda's employment at the University of Toronto and her administrative duties, especially in the School of Hygiene. Included are files on the Committee on Antigens (1944-1952); minute...

Manuscripts, publications, and addresses

Professor Fraser had eleven scientific papers published between 1928 and 1964, though she wrote many reports and some papers that were not published. This series contains offprints of all of her published papers and a draft of one. Also included...

Lecture notes

The School of Hygiene played a threefold role in the educational programme of the University by offering instruction in public health subjects to graduates, by providing courses for undergraduates, and by conducting research. For almost forty yea...

Research: general files

Beginning in the mid-1920s and even after her retirement in 1965, Dr. Fraser carried on research at the University of Toronto. For the first twenty years, usually with her brother, Donald, her research concentrated on the development of scarlet f...

Research: Laboratory Reports

Associated with the research files are nine boxes of laboratory notebooks with the results of experiments conducted between 1925 and 1964. The arrangement is chronological, and by notebook number where more than one is used in a project.The earli...

Works of Art

Frieda Fraser was a amateur artist who sketched most of her life. While she drew only for herself and her friends, the items in this series, and scattered through her correspondence and notebooks elsewhere, demonstrate more than a little talent. ...

Personal and biographical

This series consists of a volume of Longfellow's poetry (last part, including back cover missing), with a bookplate with the coat-of-arms of the Williams family (Sir John Bickerton Williams, Kt., LLD, FSA), a certificate for the family plot i...

Correspondence

This series consists of correspondence divided into two distinct parts. Except for a few letters received from family and friends between 1916 and the 1940s, the first part contains letters received by Bud from Frieda between 1924 and 1942, most ...

Graphic material

This series documents Edith Williams' life, beginning with photoprints of her as a baby, taken probably late in 1900 or 1901, and ending with a colour photoprint of her in old age. In between are numerous black-and-white and several colour p...