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Register of the Frederick E. Lockley Papers, 1913-1950
Mss137  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
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Collection is open for research.