Alexander Campbell Fraser was born at the Manse in Ardchattan, Argyllshire, 3 September 1819. He was the son of the Rev. Hugh Fraser of Ardchattan. Fraser was educated and home and then studied at Edinburgh University. He became Professor of Logic at New College, Edinburgh, in 1846, and held the Chair until 1856 when he became Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at Edinburgh University in succession to Professor Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856). Fraser was the Gifford Lecturer on Natural Theology at Edinburgh University, 1894-1896, in succession to Professor Otto Pfleiderer (1839-1908) of Berlin. His publications include Essays in philosophy (1856), Life and letters of George Berkeley, D.D. (1871), Philosophy of theism: being the Gifford lectures delivered before the University of Edinburgh in 1894-96 (1895-1896), Thomas Reid (1898), and Berkeley (1909). Between 1850 and 1857, he was editor of the North British Review . Fraser retired from his Chair at Edinburgh University in 1891. Professor Alexander Campbell Fraser died on 2 December 1914.
From the guide to the Lectures and Papers of Professor Alexander Campbell Fraser (1819-1914), 1856-1901, (Edinburgh University Library)