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   Leon Fraser Papers, 1897-1945 [Bulk Dates: 1924-1943]

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leon Fraser Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Series III: Personal Papers, 1897-1945

Series III contains the personal papers of Leon Fraser. Included here is financial material related to various properties owned by Fraser as well as investments. There is a sizable amount of correspondence between Fraser and his foster mother Susan D. Bonar. Some speeches and writings of Fraser's can be found in this series as well. Additionally, there are clippings, photographs, and a scrapbook documenting the launching of the steamship freighter "Leon Fraser" in 1942. Lastly, there is a copy of the suicide note that Fraser left for his son in 1945.

Apartments
1935-1936

Box 24
1060 5th Ave. 12A, New York, NY, 1935-1943
Box 24
1060 5th Ave. 6C, New York, NY, 1943
Box 24
Houses
Long Island--Correspondence, 1935-1939
Box 24
Hoffman House, Jericho, Long Island, 1935
Box 24
Appleton House, Upper Brookville, Long Island, 1936
Box 24
Thompson House, Glen Cove, Nassau, 1938
Box 24
North Granville, New York
Property, 1937-1939
Box 24
Emma Lang Stevens Hospital, 1941-1942
Box 24
Correspondence and other Documents, 1941-1943
Box 24
Correspondence--Hodgkins, Haven, 1940-1943
Box 24
Store Property, 1939-1942
Box 24
American Guernsey Cattle Club, 1937-1941
Box 24
Income Tax, 1941-1942
(2 folders)
Box 24
Family
1939-1943
Box 24
Fraser, Margaret Maury (wife)
Release from Active Duty, Estate, 1919-1943
Box 24
Fiduciary Trust Company of New York, 1938-1945
Box 24
Fiduciary Trust Company of New York, 1940-1945

Box 25
Income Tax Returns, 1938-1942
Box 25
Maury, John M. (Brother-in-Law), 1936-1941
Box 25
Maury Family, 1916-1919 1942
Box 25
Bonar, Susan D. (Foster Mother)
Surrogate's Court Account, 1937
Box 25
Correspondence, 1897 1909-1918
Box 25
Postcards, 1910-1934 undated
(2 folders)
Box 25
Fraser, Leon and Margaret--Marriage Certificate, 1922
Box 25
Spanish Visa and Medical Information on Pet, 1938-1939
Box 25
Condolence Letters to Leon Fraser for death of Margaret Fraser, 1942
Box 25
Fraser, Leon--Last Will and Testament, Letter to son, James L. Fraser, 1944-1945
Box 25
Condolence Letters to James L. Fraser for death of Leon Fraser, 1945
Box 25
Pressed Flowers, 1908 1914 undated
Box 25
Personal Finances
Fiduciary Trust Company of New York
Correspondence, 1935-1942
Box 25
Advice and Receipts, 1932-1944
Box 25
Cash Statements, Statements of Securities Held and Cash Balances, Statements of Account, 1934-1943
Box 25
Statements of Account, 1934-1943

Box 30
Statements of Checking Account, 1932-1944

Box 25
Cheques, 1937-1944
Box 25
Guarantee Trust Company, 1939-1942
Box 25
Banque Commerciale de Bale, 1935-1942
Box 25
Dresdner Bank
Correspondence and other Documents, 1937-1939
Box 25
Advices and Receipts, 1931-1941
Box 25
Bank of the Manhattan Company
1935-1940
Box 25
Statements of Account, Cheques, 1940-1943
Box 25
Washington County National Bank--Cheques, 1941-1944
Box 25
Insurance Companies
Correspondence and other Documents, 1935-1943
Box 25
Policies and Receipts, 1935-1943
Box 25
Correspondence with Fiscal Authorities, 1936-1943
Box 25
Income Tax Returns, 1935-1944
(2 folders)
Box 25
Compensation and Payments Received, 1936-1943
Box 25
Contributions, 1936-1942

Box 26
Speeches
Address at Annual Stockholders Meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA, 1941
Box 26
"Economic Recovery and Monetary Stabilization," Vital Speeches of the day andTestimony of Leon Fraser on the Bretton Woods Agreements Act, 1936-1945
Box 26
Germantown Academy Commencement Address, Philadelphia, PA, 1942
Box 26
"The National and International Aspects of his Public Service", in Dedication of the Thomas Nelson Perkins Room in Massachusetts Hall to the use of the President and Fellows of Harvard College, "Reconstructing World Money", in Pioneering for a Civilized world. Report of the New York Herald Tribune Twelfth Forum on Current Problems at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, 1941, 1944
Box 26
Writings
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on the Bank for International Settlements, 1935-1936
Box 26
Various, 1936-1937, 1944
Box 26
Josephson, Matthew--Profile of Leon Fraser in The New Yorker and Correspondence, 1941-1942
Box 26
Articles About (various), 1933
(2 folders)
Box 26
Christmas Cards, 1938-1943 undated
(7 folders)
Box 26
Pittsburgh Steamship Company--Steamship Freighter "Leon Fraser"
Correspondence, 1942-1943
Box 26
Photographs, undated
Box 26
Scrapbook, 1942
Box 26
Clippings, 1942

Box 28
Inspection Trip to Northampton for Universal Atlas Cement Company, 1944

Box 26
Daily Calendar, 1943

Box 28
Cartoons of Leon Fraser, undated
Box 28
Awards and Recognitions, 1924-1942
Box 28
Scrapbook, 1924-1925
Box 28
Photographs, 1919 undated
(3 folders)
Box 28
Memorabilia, 1943 undated
Box 28
Receipts and Tickets, 1935-1941
Box 28
Domestic Matters, 1935-1942
(2 folders)
Box 28
Clubs, 1935-1943
(2 folders)
Box 28
Clippings, 1917-1945
(3 folders)
Box 28
Correspondence and other Documents, 1934-1952
Box 28
Plaque (in German) (printed signatures of Adolph Hitler, Paul von Hindenburg, and Hjalmar Schacht, director of the Reichsbank), 1934 May 5

Box 29
Awards, 1926-1943 undated

Box 30
Pages Glorieuses: Days of Hope and Glory, 1932
Box 30
Photographs, undated
(2 folders)
Box 30
Cartoon, 1933
Map-case 15/M2/2
Photographs, 1942-1943
Map-case 15/M2/2

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