John Fraser Estate collection 1823-1873
John Fraser Estate collection
Fraser, John, 1769-1813
The John Fraser Estate collection consists of letters and legal documents relating to the drawn-out litigation over John Fraser's property in Eastern Florida, which he left to his African-born children. His sister disputed the validity of the will based on the race of the children, and the dispute was drawn out for decades, as executors and lawyers mismanaged the property.
The material is in English
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The University of Michigan
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