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Oliver Frazer and Frazer family correspondence, 1823-1865

Frazer, Oliver, 1808-1864

Miniature painter, Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 microfilm reel (ca. 50 items)

Summary: Twenty-two letters from portrait painter Oliver Frazer to his mother Nancy; two letters from Oliver to his brother James, 1823 and 1828; a letter from Frazer to his uncle, Robert Frazer, 1835; a letter from Robert Frazer to Oliver, 1837; and an account concerning Oliver Frazer's funeral and estate, 1865.

Biographical/Historical Note

Oliver Frazer was a portrait painter. Born 1808 in Fayette Cty., Ky. Studied with Thomas Sully in Philadelphia, followed by four years in Europe, 1834-1838.


Microfilm negative was purchased from the Division of Special Collections and Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.

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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Oliver Frazer and Frazer family correspondence, 1823-1865. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.