Fraser, Mary Crawford (1851–1922)

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Fraser, Mary Crawford (1851–1922)

British travel writer and novelist. Name variations: Mrs. Hugh Fraser. Born Mary Crawford, April 8, 1851, in Rome, Italy; died June 7, 1922; dau. of Thomas Crawford and Louisa Cutler Ward Crawford; sister of Marion Crawford (writer); m. Hugh C. Fraser, 1874.

Best known for travel writings undertaken while traveling in Europe with father and then with diplomat husband; lived in China, Italy, Austria, Chile, and Japan; writings include A Diplomatist's Wife in Japan (1899), A Diplomatist's Wife in Many Lands (1901) and Seven Years on the Pacific Slope (1915); novels include Palladia (1896), The Splendid Porsenna (1899) and Gianella (1909).