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Leon Fraser papers, 1897-1945, bulk 1924-1943

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.

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Apartments



Box 24 1935-1936


Box 24 1060 5th Ave. 12A, New York, NY, 1935-1943, 1060, 1935-1943


Box 24 1060 5th Ave. 6C, New York, NY, 1943, 1060, 1943


Houses


Box 24 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


North Granville, New York


Box 24 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)


Family


Box 24 1939-1943


Fraser, Margaret Maury (wife)


Box 24 Release from Active Duty, Estate, 1919-1943


Box 24 Fiduciary Trust Company of New York, 1938-1945



Box 25 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, 1916-1919, 1942


Bonar, Susan D. (Foster Mother)


Box 25 Surrogate's Court Account, 1937


Box 25 Correspondence, 1897 1909-1918, 1897, 1909-1918


Box 25 Postcards, 1910-1934 undated, 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, 1908, 1914 undated


Personal Finances


Fiduciary Trust Company of New York


Box 25 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 30 Statements of Account, 1934-1943



Box 25 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


Dresdner Bank


Box 25 Correspondence and other Documents, 1937-1939


Box 25 Advices and Receipts, 1931-1941


Bank of the Manhattan Company


Box 25 1935-1940


Box 25 Statements of Account, Cheques, 1940-1943


Box 25 Washington County National Bank--Cheques, 1941-1944


Insurance Companies


Box 25 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 26 Contributions, 1936-1942


Speeches


Box 26 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 and Testimony 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


Writings


Box 26 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, 1938-1943, undated, (7 folders)


Pittsburgh Steamship Company--Steamship Freighter "Leon Fraser"


Box 26 Correspondence, 1942-1943


Box 26 Photographs, undated


Box 26 Scrapbook, 1942



Box 28 Clippings, 1942



Box 26 Inspection Trip to Northampton for Universal Atlas Cement Company,, 1944



Box 28 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 29 Plaque (in German) (printed signatures of Adolph Hitler, Paul von Hindenburg, and Hjalmar Schacht, director of the Reichsbank), 1934 May 5, 1934



Box 30 Awards, 1926-1943 undated, 1926-1943, undated


Box 30 Pages Glorieuses: Days of Hope and Glory , 1932


Box 30 Photographs, undated, (2 folders)



Mapcase 15-M2-2 Cartoon ("A L'Abri"), 1933

Large printed cartoon by Derso and Kelen, Basel 1933, approximately 24x36. Titled "A L'ABRI" (French for 'to the shelter'). Depicts about two dozen named diplomats running to shelter under a large umbrella. This cartoon likely commemorates the handoff of the presidency of the Bank of International Settlements from Gates McGarrah to Leon Fraser in 1933.


Mapcase 15-M2-2 Photographs, 1942-1943