Fraser, Harold: correspondence

Scope and Content

Papers of Harold Fraser, 1923-1924, consist of two parts, copies of correspondence from Harold Fraser in Hamburg, to his employers, Helbert, Wagg and Co, merchant bankers based in London, c 1923-1924 (1567/1) which describe the era of hyper-inflation, unemployment and political unrest in Germany; and a translation of a letter entitled, 'A letter from my father about his experiences during the siege and the German occupation of Warsaw', 1940 (1567/2).

Administrative / Biographical History

The copies of correspondence from Harold Fraser in Hamburg, provide an insight into the economic, social and political conditions of that city and of Germany in general covering the period of rampant inflation, record unemployment and the polarisation of political parties. Mention is made in the first letter of the strong presence in Germany of their competitor J. Henry Schroeder, another London- based merchant bank. The two companies happened to merge in 1962, now both have been subsumed under Citigroup, the European and American bank.


Arranged in chronological order.

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Harold Fraser.

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

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