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The Daily Dispatch: January 11, 1865., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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A Parisian character. The Boulevard des Italians lost, last week, by the hand of death, one of its oldest frequenters, Major Fraser, an old dandy, who, from 1827 to 1864, inhabited Paris, and who, when in town, was rarely to be seen elsewhere than at that small, but choice, section of the boulevard which extends from the Chaussee d' Antin to the Rue Lafitte. His history is curious, and few people know it. Major Fraser was the great grandson of the Simon Lord Lovel, executed for high treasdes Italians lost, last week, by the hand of death, one of its oldest frequenters, Major Fraser, an old dandy, who, from 1827 to 1864, inhabited Paris, and who, when in town, was rarely to be seen elsewhere than at that small, but choice, section of the boulevard which extends from the Chaussee d' Antin to the Rue Lafitte. His history is curious, and few people know it. Major Fraser was the great grandson of the Simon Lord Lovel, executed for high treason in the reign of George H. Some of his
family then settled in France, and took service in the French army. Major Fraser's father emigrated to Portugal in 1790, and took a Portuguese wife. The issue of this marriage made its way in the world. Two daughters, yet living, are the wives of rich noblemen; the one is a Marquis de Bombolles, and the other the Marquis de Gargello, of Naples; one son was a secretary of embassy in Austria; the other, Henry Erskine Fraser, was the Major Fraser who has just gone to his grave. He waHenry Erskine Fraser, was the Major Fraser who has just gone to his grave. He was born at Badajoz, Portugal, where he lived up to the age of eleven years. He had then lost both father and mother, and was committed to the care of M. de Labselern, the tutor of Prince Felipe de Schwartenberg. The two pupils were sent together to Russia, where they entered the military service as cadets. Their friendship, dating thus early, was continued in Paris. The Major used to be fond of recounting how he took part in the battle of Leipsic, and road into Paris with his regiment of Russi