Guide to the Isaac J. Frazee Papers MS.R.022

Joanna Lamb and Krystal Tribbett
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
(cc) 2017
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine 92623-9557
spcoll@uci.edu

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nonstandard finding aid on file


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Title: Isaac J. Frazee papers
Creator: Frazee, Isaac Jenkinson
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.022
Physical Description: 3.2 Linear Feet (1 document case, 2 record center boxes and 2 flat boxes, also painter's box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1910-2005
Date (bulk): 1910-1920
Abstract: Isaac Jenkinson Frazee was a postmaster in San Diego County, California, and an early Orange County, California, painter. This collection comprises letters, business correspondence, photographs, journals, artifacts, and ephemera, primarily from the 1910's. It also includes programs of Kitshi Manido: The Great Spirit, a play written by Frazee and performed by his family members, and a notebook on the Frazee family history written by William McPherson on May 1, 1937.

Access

The collection has not been processed but is open for research with the exception of Craig Walker's research folders located in box 2015-021.002.

Preferred Citation

Isaac J. Frazee papers. MS-R022. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Isaac Jenkinson Frazee was a postmaster in San Diego County, California, and an early Orange County, California, painter. This collection comprises letters, business correspondence, photographs, journals, artifacts, and ephemera, primarily from the 1910's. It also includes programs of Kitshi Manido: The Great Spirit , a play written by Frazee and performed by his family members, and a notebook on the Frazee family history written by William McPherson on May 1, 1937.

Inventory to accession 2015-021

Box 1 of 4
1. Frazee family photographs ca 1890-1950s
a. Looses photos of the family most annotations by Sara Elizabeth Frazee Worsley, grandmother of Craig Walker
2. Loose photographs and negatives
3. “Reminiscences – Sermons” 1978 printing
a. Book written by W.D. Frazee
b. First printed in 1893
4. Photo album
5. “Family Records and Reminiscences” 1889
a. Book written by L.J. Frazee
6. Notebooks
a. Ca 1841-1914?
7. “Doniphan’s Expedition” 1914
a. Full title = “Doniphan’s Expedition: Account of the Conquest of New Mexico”
b. Topics include: General Kearney’s overland expedition to California; Doniphan’s campaign against the Navajos; His march upon Chihuahua and Durango; and the operations of general price at Santa Fe.
8. “Journey Through the Years…”
a. 3 copies of “Journey Through the Years: A Tale of Early California Days” by Mrs. Isaac J. Frazee
b. undated
9. “NAHDA”
a. 2 copies
b. NAHDA: A Story of Spanish American Life, written by Isaac Jenkinson Frazee
c. Published 1898
10. “Evolove”
a. 2 copies
b. Evolve: The Quest and Findings of an Efficiency Expert as revealed by the Life and Letter of George A. Blanchard, Ph.D. Compiled by his Private Secretary Philip J. Ferguson, written by Isaac Jenkinson-Frazee
c. Published 1929
d. A philosophical work that drew from modern physics, Christianity, and American Indian spiritual beliefs.
11. “Plates” (collected images)
a. Book created by Isaac Jenkinson Frazee, the grandfather of D.W. Frazee “Doffy”. Isaac Jenkinson Frazee made the book when he was 7 years old. He later gave it to Doffy Christmas 1914.
12. Correspondence
a. Approx. 1894-1974
13. Writing by Bettie Dickinson Frazee
a. Isaac Jenkinson Frazee’s wife
b. Works include “The Making and Giving of a Pageant” and “A Broken Reed”
14. “Journey through the Years” by Bettie Dickinson Frazee
15. Family histories
16. Newspaper clippings
17. Poems
Box 2 of 4
1. Copy of poems written by Isaac Jenkinson Frazee
a. 2 notebooks
2. Copy of “Kester Ranch or Bust” diary 1881
a. 4 notebooks
b. 2 photocopies
3. Woreland Castle (Pamoosa/Moosa Valley)
4. Copy of Isaac Jenkinson Frazee diary 1878
a. Transcribed by Elizabeth Frazee Worsley
5. Kitshi-Manido scripts
6. Kitshi-Manido script scrapbooks
a. 2 script scrapbooks
7. Laguna Beach Art Association Production of Peace-pipe Pageant Play
8. Kitshi-Manido programs, fliers, and tickets
9. Music, lighting, and props
10. Craig Walker’s research files (1 of 2)
a. Contains PII restricted information (i.e. email addresses and addresses)
11. Craig Walker’s research files (2 of 2)
a. Contains PII restricted information (i.e. email addresses and addresses)
Box 3 of 4
1. Loose photographs and negatives (1 image of a naked child)
2. Poem with illustration (untitled, undated)
3. Copy of “Kester Ranch or Bust” transcribed by Elizabeth Frazee Worsley
a. 2 copies: One for Sue Worsley Ramsay and the other for “Dorothea”
4. Isaac and Bettie Frazee’s golden wedding anniversary guest list on parchment
a. 2 sheets
5. Loose images of Kitshi-Manido performance
6. Framed embroidered cloth (Bell Knox aged 10, 1804)
Box 4 of 4
1. Loose photos of Woreland Castle
2. Paintings of Woreland Castle
a. 3 paintings
3. Moosa post office
a. Scrapbook items
4. Ephemera
a. 3 gloves
b. Fabric
c. Pair of Native American baby moccasins
d. Native American beaded purse
e. Native American beaded accessory
f. Beaded whisk used by medicine man
g. Ribbon and lace
h. Wallet photo of Isaac and Bettie Frazee
i. Framed photo of a woman
j. Framed photo of Isaac Frazee, ca 1878
k. The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 1842 miniature
Wooden Painter’s Box with brushes and tools

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Frazee, Isaac Jenkinson