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Fraser family letters

Identifier: UA-10.3.441

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photocopies of letters written by William Fraser, Eugene Law, and Fred E. Miller to John C. Fraser, his wife Mrs. Eliza M. Fraser or John Fraser (father of William and John C.) The letters describe their life at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). They write about work, classes and activities. Other topics included the buildings, professors, weather, sports and politics.


  • Creation: 1866 - 1881


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

William Fraser graduated in 1870 with a B.S. from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) and then attended Rush Medical College and received a M.S. He died on October 6, 1895.

Eugene Francis Law graduated in 1883 with a B.S. from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) and then graduated from the University of Michigan law school with a LL.B. in 1892. He was a Circuit Judge in the 31st Michigan Circuit Court.

Frederick E. Miller attended Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) for two years from 1866 to 1868.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)

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Custodial History

Letters were donated by the Kalamazoo Public Museum.

Existence and Location of Originals

The Fraser-Mallow Collection at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Property Rights: Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

Processing Information

Record group changed from c.00589 to UA 10.3.441 to reflect Fraser's connection to Michigan State University. -M. Badgley-Malone, August 2021.

Fraser Family Letters
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
February 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US