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Allan Vaughan Elston papers, circa 1916-1961
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Description
Allan Vaughan Elston (1887-1976) was a free-lance writer of western fiction and mystery stories. His publications include Come Out and Fight! (1941), Long Lope to Lander (1954) and Saddle Up for Steamboat (1973). The collection consists of research notebooks, typescripts, novels, magazines containing short stories, and stories clipped from magazines, all by Elston.
Background
Allan Vaughan Elston was born on July 28, 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri. Elston studied engineering at the University of Missouri where he earned a civil engineering Bachelor of Science degree in 1909. After college he worked as a transitman for railroads in the West and Midwest, a resident engineer, a cattle rancher and a consulting engineer. He began work as a free-lance writer of western fiction and mystery stories in 1924. He became well known for his western novels and was a member of the Western Writers of America. Elston's publications include Come Out and Fight! (1941), Roundup on the Picketwire (1952), Long Lope to Lander (1954), Showdown (1956), and Saddle Up for Steamboat (1973). He passed away on October 21, 1976 in Santa Ana, California.
Extent
7.0 linear ft. (14 document boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.