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Fred Lockley Papers and Addenda: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection consists of the papers of Oregon historian and Pacific Monthly editor Fred Lockley Jr. (1871-1958) and his father, newspaper editor Frederic E. Lockley Sr. (1824-1905), as well as some family papers. Includes the memoirs, Civil War diary and letters, and later correspondence and observations from Salt Lake City of Fred Lockley Sr. The collection also includes correspondence and business papers related to the Pacific Monthly magazine, including letters concerning literary figures such as Jack London, Edwin Markham, and others. There are also materials related to Oregon history.
Background
Frederick E. Lockley Sr. (1824-1905) was born in England and came to the United States in 1848. He worked for Frank Leslie's Illustrated News and Horace Greeley's Tribune before joining the Union forces during the Civil War in 1862. After the war, he joined the staff of the Cleveland Leader, and in 1869, moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, and worked on the Evening Bulletin. There he attended an Indian Council at Ocmulgee (Oklahoma) and became interested in Indian affairs. His letters and articles were published in the New York World, Lippincott's Magazine, the Overland, and many other periodicals. He became editor of the Salt Lake City Tribune in 1872. After a brief time with the San Francisco Tribune, he went to Butte, Montana, to edit the Inter-Mountain, before moving to Arkansas City, Kansas, to edit the Traveler. In 1888, Lockley settled in Salem, Oregon, to edit the Capital Journal. After 1899, he spent the remainder of his life in Missoula, Montana. He died in 1905, while visiting his son, Frederick E. Lockley Jr. (1871-1958), in Salem, Oregon. Frederick E. Lockley Jr. (1871-1958) was an Oregon historian, editor and rare book dealer. He first gained prominence as editor and manager of the Pacific Monthly (1907-11). Lockley was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, on March 19, 1871, and moved with his family to the various towns in the American West where his father, Frederic E. Lockley Sr. (1871-1958), was employed as a newspaper editor. During his boyhood, he worked on the newspapers edited by his father--as carrier-boy on the Butte Inter-Mountain, printer's devil on the Arkansas City Traveler, and later, as compositor, pressman, reporter, and circulation manager on the Capital Journal at Salem, and still later, as field agent, collector and solicitor on the Oregon Statesman and Pacific Homestead. He was also circulation manager and part owner of the East Oregonian of Pendleton, Oregon. Around 1907, Lockley began work with the Pacific Monthly. He wrote for the Pacific Monthly, as well as for other magazines including American Magazine and Youth's Companion. In 1911, Lockley joined the staff of the Portland newspaper, the Oregon Journal, as a columnist and feature writer. He entered the service during World War I and served with the Y.M.C.A. in front line work at Amiens and Abbeville on the British Front. Upon his return, he continued with the Oregon Journal, and wrote books on Oregon history. During these years, he also conducted a book business specializing in Western books and manuscripts, which he continued until his death in 1958. Lawrence Campbell Lockley (1899-1969) was the son of Frederick E. Lockley Jr. (1871-1958). He taught English before changing fields and becoming a market analyst for such firms as Du Pont and Curtis Publishing Company. He later became dean of the School of Commerce at the University of Southern California and professor of Business Administration at the University of Santa Clara.
Extent
Approximately 1,400 pieces in 21 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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