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John C. Frary papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0486

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a letter to Calvin Frary from an adjutant lieutenant in West Point, New York on April 14, 1855 regarding a reimbursement and an undated map.

There is also John C. Frary's resignation from West Point Military Academy, dated May 14, 1855 (OBC055).


  • 1855

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

John Calvin Frary was born to Calvin (1808–1893) and Louisa (Chollet) Frary (1811–1893) circa 1834 in New York. He had a younger sister named Josephine (1841-1897). Frary attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York from about 1852 until May 14, 1855. The family lived in Warrick County, Indiana in 1860. They had moved to Indianapolis by 1880, where Frary's parents and sister are all buried today. Frary worked as a surveyor and printer. He died in 1916 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Items in the collection. "John C. Fray." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 4, 2013. "John C. Fray." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 4, 2013. "John C. Fray." U.S., Military and Naval Academies, Cadet Records and Applications, 1800-1908. Accessed October 4, 2013. "John Calvin Frary." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed October 20, 2021.


0.07 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from Indiana State Archives on 1967/03/10.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/10/04 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/10/04 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/19 by Lauren Patton; 2021/10/20 by Brittany Kropf.
John C. Frary papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.