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Coin silver beaker or julep cup with beaded rim and footring, marked on base W.H. Calhoun in rectangle (William Henry Calhoun, working Nashville, TN 1835-d. 1865, reference Benjamin Caldwell, Tennessee Silversmiths, pp. 49-52). Inscribed on face: To James S. Frazer from his aunt F.P. Murfree, Dec. 25, 1858. 3-1/2"H, 4.07 oz troy. Note: James Stokes Frazer was born 1852 in either Lebanon or Nashville to Dr. Henry S. Frazer and Elizabeth Maney Murfree. He attended Cumberland University Law School and practiced law in Middle Tennessee until his death in 1892. Frazer married Mary Washington, a daughter of George Augustine Washington of Wessyngton Plantation and a distant cousin to President George Washington. James Frazer's aunt, who gave him the cup, was Fannie Priscilla Dickinson Murfree (1816-1902), wife of William Law Murfree (brother of Elizabeth Maney Murfree). William and Elizabeth's grandfather (James S. Frazer's great grandfather), Hardy Murfree, was a Revolutionary War hero who founded the town of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Provenance: descended in the family of James S. Frazer. Condition: Scattered minor dents including one below inscription, light scratching, overall very good condition.