Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Manuscript Travel Material, 1886-1922

7 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series consists of diaries and a map containing descriptions and particulars of ordinary life and travel, noting historic events and scientific phenomena such as vegetation and soil erosion, on trips covering areas of Utah, Arizona, California, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ontario, Canada. Seven of the diaries contain approximately 2,110 photographs and photographic postcards, a majority of which are captioned silver gelatin snapshots made by Fraser himself, ranging from 4x5 cm. to 16x25 cm., along with approximately 100 printed postcards.


This series is arranged chronologically.

Collection History

Custodial History

The glass lantern slides were given the Princeton Geology Department by the Fraser family following Fraser's death, and were subsequently transferred to the library.

The collection was transferred to the Rare Books division in 2010.

Processing Information

Finding aid expanded and updated by Valerie Addonizio in 2009 and 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Series 1: Manuscript Travel Material; George C. Fraser Collection, WC038, Rare Book Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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