Lockley's papers include letters regarding articles in the Oregon Journal, book trade
correspondence and other personal and business papers. Correspondents include Theodore
Roosevelt, Mrs. Thomas E. Dewey, David Starr Jordan, Ezra Meeker, Vilhjalmur Stefansson,
William M. Ladd, and Reginald R. Stuart.
Frederick E. Lockley (b. 1871) was a Portland, Oregon journalist, editor, author, and
antiquarian book dealer. Starting as a newspaper carrier boy, he was a printer, pressman,
reporter, and manager of several Oregon newspapers. Lockley was the general manager of
Pacific Monthly Magazine, Portland (1905-1910) and editorial writer and columnist on the
Oregon Journal (1911-ca. 1950). He was also the author or editor of a number of histories
including Oregon Trail Blazers (1929), Oregon's Yesterdays (1928), Vigilante Days at
Virginia City (1924), To Oregon by Ox-Team in '47 (1924?) and others. Specializing in
Pacific Northwest history, he bought and sold books.