Fraser, Maxwell.

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Fraser, Maxwell.

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Dorothy May Fraser (1902-1980), adopted the pen-name Maxwell Fraser, and later became Mrs Edgar Phillips. She was a prolific author of popular travel books. She was born in London. Her father was one of the Frasers of Dumballock and Newtown, Inverness-shire and her mother was born in Philadelphia of old Puritan stock. In 1951, Maxwell Fraser married Edgar Phillips of Pontllan-fraith, Monmouthshire, better known as the poet 'Trefin', who was later to become Archdruid of Wales. She wrote several books of Welsh interest, including Wales (1952), West of Offa's Dyke (1958), Welsh Border Country (1972) and edited the anthology In Praise of Wales (1950). Her research on Augusta Waddington Hall (Lady Llanover) and related materials were printed in the the National Library of Wales Journal, 1960-1970, and in the Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1963-1964.


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