About the Collection

The Fraser Family Papers, 1755-1872, collection contains a bound receipt book kept by Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina planter and merchant Frederick Fraser (1762-1816), the son of Scotland native John Fraser who settled in South Carolina around 1700. The Frederick Fraser Receipt Book, 1793-1816, documents the numerous receipts written by merchants, acquaintances, and family members of the Fraser family. Included in the book are receipts for taxes, interest payments, pew rentals, tuition money for Frederick Fraser’s children and the sale of enslaved people.

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