This collection contains diaries and other papers of Frank P. Frary, a stagecoach company agent who started the San Diego
and Julian City Stage Line and served as Mayor of San Diego, CA from 1901-1905.
Frank P. Frary (1857-1911), a native of Ohio, moved to San Diego, California in 1875 as an agent of a stage company which
operated stages between San Diego and Santa Ana. It also held a government contract for carrying mail to and from Julian.
Throughout 1877, he was employed as a handy man to Lew Guillame, a beekeeper, in Harbison Canyon. Later, he and a friend,
Frank Foster, started the San Diego and Julian City Stage Line. Frank Frary was elected mayor of San Diego in 1901 and served
in that capacity until 1905. He married Maud Thayler, a schoolteacher and native of San Francisco in 1886. They had two daughters,
Ruth Thayer and Gladys May Frary.