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Walter E. Holt, Jr., photographs of the Frear family and letter from J. Allen Frear, Jr.

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Walter J. Holt, Jr., grew up in Dover, Delaware, and his family was good freiends of the Frear family. In 1954, as a senior at Dover High School, Holt made individual portraits of the Frear family. He graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Universtiy of Delaware in 1958, and had a 45-year career in photography.

The Walter E. Holt, Jr., photographs of the Frear family and letter from J. Allen, Frear, Jr. contains seven photographic portraits taken between 1954 and 1957 by Walter E. Holt, Jr. of Delaware Senator J. Allen Frear, Jr., his wife, Esther Frear, their son Fred, and their daughter Clara. Also included is a letter from Senator Frear to Walter Holt, believed to be the photographer's father.

Box 1, Item 0008: Shelved in SPEC GRA 0098 manuscript boxes

Gift of Walter E. Holt, Jr., 2021.

Processed and encoded by John D. M. Caldwell, March 2021.

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University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2021 March 4
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Collection Inventory

Photograph of Senator Frear, circa 1954.
Photograph of Senator Frear, circa 1954.
Photograph of Esther Frear and daughter Clara, circa 1954.
Photograph of Esther Frear, circa 1954.
Photograph of Fred Frear, circa 1954.
Photograph of Esther Frear, Senator Frear and Ruth Holt, possibly taken in the Century Club on The Green, Dover, circa 1955-1957.
Photograph of Esther Frear, Senator Frear, and two unidentified people, possibly taken in the Century Club on The Green, Dover, circa 1955-1957.
Letter from Senator J. Allen Frear, Jr. to Walter E. Holt, July 26, 1951.

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