FRÉMONT, John Charles, 1813-1890


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In John Torrey collection, 1744-1894; and William J. Duane papers, [ca. 1760s]-[1860s].


Arizona Historical Society
Tucson, AZ
Papers: 1880-1971. 1 foot. Correspondence with Ben Soza relating to the construction of Frémont’s house in Tucson, and architectural plans, bulletins and newspaper clippings relating to the preservation of the house by Arizona Historical Society and Tucson Heritage Foundation.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 22 items.


Brigham Young University
Special Collections
Provo, UT
Papers: 1861-1890. 8 letters. 4 from Frémont relating to personal business and military affairs, and 4 from his wife Jessie Benton Frémont pertaining to family affairs.


California Historical Society Library
San Francisco, CA
Papers: Documents regarding California Battalion of Mounted Riflemen, formed by J.C. Frémont, in Melville Schweitzer papers, 1846-1878; and items in J.D.B. Stillman papers, 1849-1898.


Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: 1845, 1884. 2 items. Also references in various collections.


Henry E. Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: 57 items (1845-1890) in various collections, and portrait.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In Joel Roberts Poinsett papers, 1785-1851; and William Morris Davis letters, 1853-1879.


Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: Correspondence in Lew Wallace papers, 1799-1923; and Jefferson Columbus Davis papers, 1847-1880.


Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: Correspondence in Jefferson Columbus Davis papers, 1826-1873.


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 3 letters (May 23, 1863; February 14, 1884; November 2, 1888) in Bookfellow Foundation autograph collection, 1705-1940.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1862, 1864, undated. 3 letters.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Buckingham Smith papers, 1702-1857; Nathaniel Prentice Banks papers, 1829-1911; Theodore Talbot papers, 1843-1861; in Micajah McGehee journal (undated) of Frémont’s 4th expedition, on 1 microfilm reel; and in Preuss’ diaries relating to his service with Frémont’s 1st, 2nd, and 4th expeditions to the West in George Carl Ludwig Preuss diaries, 1842-1849, in German. Transcripts of some of the diaries. Available on 1 microfilm reel.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 26 items (1846-1889) in various collections.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: In Albert Tracy papers, 1843-1893; and John Bigelow papers, 1839-1912.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1850-1888. 10 items.


Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1882-1889. 3 items. Letters sent.


Southwest Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Papers: 1838-1907. Ca. 65 items. Correspondence, military commissions, and memorabilia. Correspondence is chiefly between Frémont and his father-in-law, Thomas Hart Benton, and with his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont. Finding aid. Also portrait.


Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: Miscellaneous papers in the William Carey Jones collection; and Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900.


University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: Ca. 1839-1927. 5 boxes and 4 volumes. Includes correspondence, accounts and miscellaneous papers, photographs, sequel to autobiography, and papers of his wife and children. Finding aid. Also letters in several other collections.


University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: In Department of the West papers, 1861.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 7 letters (1861) in various collections. Finding aid.


Utah State Historical Society
Salt Lake City, UT
Papers: In Theodore Talbot journals, 1843, 1849-1852, available on microfilm; Charles Carl Ludwig Preuss diary, June-October 1842, available on microfilm; and Jesse Benton Frémont’s description (2 pages) of Frémont’s fifth expedition through southeast Utah, original in Bancroft Library.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967; Gilman family papers, 1659-1935; Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852; and S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938.


The John C. Fremont Expeditions
Department of History University of Illinois
Urbana, IL
Documentary publication project.
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL; Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY; Hagley Museum and Library, Greenville, DE; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; New York Historical Society, New York, NY; University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, MI; Utah State University Special Collections, Logan, UT; and others.