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Cheney (John Vance) Papers
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A collection of material related to the life and work of John Vance Cheney, American author and librarian.
John Vance Cheney (1848-1922) was an author and librarian. Cheney grew up in Dorset, Vermont, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar; however, he decided not to practice law and moved to California. From 1873 he was a frequent contributor of poetry to periodicals, especially to the "Century." From 1887 to 1894 he served as librarian of the San Francisco Free Library. His literary associates included John Muir, Edwin Markham and Joaquin Miller. In 1894 Cheney moved to Chicago to become librarian of the Newberry Library, where he remained until 1909; his last years were spent in San Diego, California.
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