Catalogue of correspondence and papers of Sir Malcom Fraser (1878-1949)

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Papers of Sir Malcom Fraser (1878-1949), 1912-1960

Correspondence and papers of Sir Malcolm, with later related newscuttings, and a photograph.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 4787-4790
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Sir John Malcolm Fraser (1878-1949) was an MP. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers dating from 1912-1960, with later related newscuttings and a photograph.


Bought, Henry Bristow, cat. 313 (1994), item 197, with the help of Bodley's Canadian Friends.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 4787, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Fraser | Sir | John Malcolm | 1878-1949 | Knight MP

Subjects (LCSH)

Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century

Descriptive List

Fraser's diary of meetings with senior members of the Conservative Party, 1910-1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4787
Extent: 61 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 40-57) loose memoranda and notes removed from the front of the diary

Letters from various correspondents to Fraser, arranged chronologically, 1912-1938
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4788
Extent: 126 leaves

Papers of Fraser, mainly drafts of speeches for Andrew Bonar Law and memoranda
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4789
Extent: 108 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 20-49) a memorandum to Bonar Law on food taxes, and related correspondence, 1912-1913

Further papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4790
Extent: 197 leaves

Scope and Content:


  • (fols. 140-145) copy of a statement from Sir Max Aitken (later Lord Beaverbrook) concerning the Daily Express, 1915
  • (fols. 146-147) a list of names for possible inclusion in a new cabinet, 18 May 1915
  • (fols. 189-192) a funeral service sheet for Fraser, 1949
  • (fols. 193-8) newscuttings, 1914-1960

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14 January 2014