Peter Fraser

Scope and Content

The archive contains his letters whilst at school in Derbyshire, at Edinburgh University and as a doctor in the Rhondda, Llangefni and Caernarfon. He became Medical Officer of health for Caernarfonshire. He left in 1908 to become a medical missionary in Lushai, Kassia Hills in the Assam region of India. His attempts to compile a dictionary of the Miso native language, the photographs he took as well as the correspondence to family members record many aspects of his career. He is known for his campaign against the 'bawi' system which he described as slavery which allowed orphaned children to become the property of wealthy men. Several references to this are amongst his papers. See D Ben Rees, Vehicles of Grace and Hope: Welsh Missionaries in India, 1800-1970.

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