Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958

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American author and historian.

From the description of Interviews, ca. 1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86171823

Journalist and book dealer, Portland, Oregon.

From the description of Fred Lockley family papers, 1839-1958. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779318

Portland, Or. journalist, author and antiquarian book dealer, specializing in Pacific Northwest history. Graduate of Willamette University (1895). General manager of "Pacific Monthly Magazine," Portland (1905-1910), columnist on "Oregon Journal" (1911-1950). Wrote "Oregon's Yesterdays" (1928), "Oregon Trailblazers" (1929) and other books.

From the description of Fred E. Lockley, Jr. papers, 1913-1958. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 35106853

Fred Lockley (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), then as feature writer for the Oregon journal in Portland, and he also wrote books pertaining to Oregon history and collected Western books and manuscripts. His father, Frederic E. Lockley (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. After the war, he joined the staff of the Cleveland leader, then worked on the Evening bulletin of Leavenworth, Kansas, before becoming editor of the Salt Lake City Tribune and the Salem, Oregon, Capital journal.

From the description of Papers of Fred Lockley, 1859-1950. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228721156

Fred Lockley (1871-1958) was a well known columnist for the Oregon journal.

From the guide to the Fred Lockley reminiscences and letters, 1913-1940, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

Frederick E. Lockley was a Portland, Oregon journalist, editor, author, and antiquarian book dealer. He worked on a number of Portland area magazines and newspapers and in the 1920s published a number of books on Oregon pioneers including Oregon Trail Blazers (1929) and Oregon's Yesterdays (1928). Nothing more is known about the Holmans.

From the description of Holman divorce paper, ca. 1920s. (Spokane Public Library). WorldCat record id: 743357781

Fred Lockley (1871-1958) was a well known columnist for the Oregon journal.

He was the son of a newspaper editor. He was born in Leavenworth, Washington but eventually moved to Oregon with his family. From 1901 to 1905 he was a part owner of the Pendleton East Oregonian. He began working for the Oregon journal in 1911 and made his name as a writer working for the paper. He interviewed more than 10,000 people in the course of his life.

From the description of Fred Lockley reminiscences and letters [manuscript], 1913-1940. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 706988529

Biography

This collection consists of the papers gathered by Frederic E. Lockley, Jr.: his own papers, those of his father, papers relating to the Pacific Monthly magazine, and manuscripts that Lockley collected pertaining to Oregon history.

Fred Lockley's father, Frederic E. Lockley, Sr. (1824-1905), had been born in England and came to the United States in 1848. Though his ambition was to be a writer, necessity forced him into a variety of jobs until he found employment on Frank Leslie's Illustrated News, then as proof-reader on Horace Greeley's Tribune, and later with the printing firm of Johnson, Fry & Co. Lockley had taken out naturalization papers in 1859 and, with the coming of the Civil War, enlisted with the Union forces in 1862. After the war he joined the staff of the Cleveland Leader and in 1869 moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, on the Evening Bulletin. There he attended an Indian Council at Ocmulgee (Oklahoma) and became interested in Indian problems. 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 and as a non-Mormon often took a stand against the Church hierarchy. After a brief time with the San Francisco Tribune, he went to Butte, Montana, to edit the Inter-Mountain, moved to Arkansas City, Kansas, to edit the Traveler, then in 1888 settled in Salem, Oregon, to edit the Capital Journal. After 1899 he spent the remainder of his life in Missoula, Montana, until he was stricken with paralysis during a visit to his son in Salem and died in 1905.

Frederic E. Lockley, Jr. (1871-1958) first gained prominence as assistant editor and manager of the Pacific Monthly, the Portland based literary magazine that aspired to be the West Coast counterpart of the Atlantic Monthly. Lockley was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, on March 19, 1871 and moved with his family to the various towns in the West where his father was employed. During his boyhood he served 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 (in Salem). He was also circulation manager and part owner of the East Oregonian of Pendleton, Oregon. In 1907 (some sources say 1905) he became associated with the Pacific Monthly. Lockley wrote voluminously, not only for the Pacific Monthly, but for the American Magazine, Youth's Companion, and various other Eastern magazines. In 1911 Lockley joined the staff of the Portland newspaper, the Oregon Journal, as columnist and feature writer. He entered the service during the first World War 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 as well as with his writing of 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.

His son, Laurence Campbell Lockley (1899-1969), many of whose papers are also in the collection, taught English at U.C.L.S. then changed to the field of marketing research. He became market analyst for such firms as Du Pont and Curtis Publishing Company before becoming the dean of the School of Commerce at U.S.C. and professor of Business Administration at the University of Santa Clara

From the guide to the Frederick E. Lockley Collection, 1849-1949, (The Huntington Library)

"Fred Lockley (1871-1958) was a newspaper columnist, a rare book dealer, and the author of books on Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. He was born March 19, 1871, in Leavenworth, Kansas, to Elizabeth Metcalf Campbell and Frederic Lockley, a Civil War veteran and newspaper editor. In 1888, he headed to Salem, Oregon, to work as a compositor on the Capital Journal. Lockley attended Oregon Agricultural College in Corvallis in 1889-1890 and graduated from Willamette University with a degree in education in 1895. Two years later, he married Hope Gans; they had three children, only one of whom survived childhood.

"After laboring for a year on a farm in Polk County, Lockley took a job at the Salem Statesman . As field editor for the weekly magazine, Pacific Homestead, he rode on horseback all over Oregon, usually staying overnight at the homes of people he met. Interested in their histories, he began writing about pioneers and pioneer life.

"Lockley continued to move from job to job, working as an assistant to a government topographer, mapping what is now Glacier National Park, and as a mail carrier and clerk in the Salem post office. In 1900, he mined gold in Nome, helped establish the first free mail delivery in Alaska, and worked for the Nome Nugget . In 1902, at Hope's urging, the family moved to Pendleton, and he became the circulation manager and part-owner of the East Oregonian . Four years later, he sold his interest in the paper, and the family moved to Portland.

"From 1905 to 1910, Lockley was general manager of The Pacific Monthly magazine. He left the magazine in 1911 to join the editorial staff of the Oregon Journal and to write a column, "Impressions and Observations of a Journal Man." In 1917-1918, he served as a war correspondent in France for the Oregon Journal, the New York Herald, and the London Globe. Hope Lockley died in 1928, and Fred married Laura Simpson in 1930.

"Lockley wrote many books-including Oregon Folks, Oregon's Yesterdays, Oregon Trail Blazers, and Oregon Outdoors, in addition to articles and stories for the American Magazine, Collier's, McClure's, Sunset, and other magazines.

"After Lockley's death on October 15, 1958, Pendleton native Mike Helm worked with the hundreds of interviews and documents that Lockley had collected from Oregon pioneers in the 1920s and 1930s. Conversations with Pioneer Women (1981) and Conversations with Pioneer Men (1981, 1996) are a tribute to Lockley's dedication to Oregon history and a significant resource on early Oregon settlers."

Source: http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/entry/view/lockley_fred_1871_1958_/

From the guide to the Fred Lockley papers, 1911-1950, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf American Newspaper Union. Trade catalogs of newspapers, 1853-1962. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Yeaton, C. F. Yeaton letter, 1927. Spokane Public Library, Downtown Branch
referencedIn Newell, Robert, 1807-1869. Letter : Lewiston, Idaho Territory, to Medorem Crawford, Feb. 8, 1869. University of Idaho Library
referencedIn Corless, John. John Corless diary [manuscripts], 1878-1931. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf McAllister, Tom. Harold S. Gilbert / by Raymond B. Walker. Impressions and observations of the Journal man, January 30, 1936 / by Fred Lockley. Farewell to Harold Gilbert / by Tom McAllister. Multnomah County Library
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. The fact is -- / Fred Lockley. Multnomah County Library
creatorOf Wilkins, Atlantis N. Letter : Spokane, Washington, 19--, to Fred Lockley, Portland Oregon. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Papers, 1921-1931. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Pinart, A. L. (Alphonse Louis), 1852-1911,. Documents relating to Peru, circa 1550-1850. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Higginson, Ella Rhodes, 1862-1940. The pioneer of the West : poem, [n.d.]. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Holman divorce paper, ca. 1920s. Spokane Public Library, Downtown Branch
creatorOf Hamilton, Hugh, 1729-1805. Lawyer's commonplace book, 1802-1803. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Clark, Susie I. Poems, 1943-1948, Portland, Oregon, addressed to Fred Lockley. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Observations and impressions of the Journal man. Oregon State Library
referencedIn Utah Southern Railroad. Pass for F. Lockley, 28 Apr 1880. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Frederick E. Lockley Collection, 1849-1949 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-. Fred Lockley reminiscences and letters [manuscript], 1913-1940. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. The fact is -- / Fred Lockley. Multnomah County Library
creatorOf Harned, Frank White. In memory of Judge Henry E. McGinn : poem, 1923, May 11, Portland, Ore. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Fred Lockley reminiscences and letters, 1913-1940 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Lockley manuscript : typescript, [1975?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Interviews, ca. 1925. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Shelby, Eugene. Papers, 1880-1928. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Deady, Lucy Ann, 1835-1923. Recollections, 1923. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Fred E. Lockley, Jr. papers, 1913-1958. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Papers of Fred Lockley, 1859-1950. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Landess, George W., b. ca. 1854. United States patent, George W. Landess, 1886 February 1. Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Fred Lockley family papers, 1839-1958. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf McKellar, Peter. Poems, 1927, July, Portland, Oregon. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Higginson, Ella, 1862-1940. Letter, 1936, Aug. 30, Bellingham, Wash., to Fred Lockley. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Lockley, Fred,. Fred Lockley collection, 1931-1936. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Alexander, Tony. Letter : Seattle, Wash., to Mr. Fred Lockley, Portland [Or.], 1926 Apr. 23. Newberry Library
referencedIn Alexander, T. T. Alexander letter to Fred Lockley [manuscript], 1925 March 12. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Fred Lockley scrapbook, 1901-1913. University of Washington Libraries
creatorOf Fred Lockley papers, 1911-1950 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Papers, 1914-1917. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
creatorOf McAllister, Tom. Harold S. Gilbert / by Raymond B. Walker. Impressions and observations of the Journal man, January 30, 1936 /by Fred Lockley. Farewell to Harold Gilbert / by Tom McAllister. Multnomah County Library
creatorOf Seley, Etta (Squiers). Letter, 1937, May 14, Port Blakely, Wash., to Fred Lockley. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
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correspondedWith Alexander, T. person
associatedWith Alexander, Tony. person
associatedWith Bagley, Clarence, 1843-1932. person
associatedWith Barnes, A. M. person
associatedWith Bechdolt, Frederick R. (Frederick Ritchie), 1874-1950. person
associatedWith Bonney, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), b. 1838. person
associatedWith Brown, Valentine. person
associatedWith Campbell, Elizabeth Metcalf. person
associatedWith Campbell family. family
associatedWith Clark, Susie I. person
correspondedWith Corless, John. person
associatedWith Deady, Lucy Ann, 1835-1923. person
associatedWith Diven, Robert Joseph, 1869- person
associatedWith Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Hugh, 1729-1805. person
associatedWith Harned, Frank White. person
associatedWith Higginson, Ella, 1862-1940. person
associatedWith Hill, Samuel, 1857-1931. person
associatedWith Holman, John. person
associatedWith Holman, Martha. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith James, Edith M. person
associatedWith James, George Wharton, 1858-1923. person
associatedWith Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Ladd, William S., 1826-1893. person
associatedWith Landess, George W., b. ca. 1854. person
associatedWith Lane family. family
associatedWith Lane family. family
associatedWith Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877 person
associatedWith Lockley, Elizabeth Campbell. person
associatedWith Lockley family. family
associatedWith Lockley, Fred, family
associatedWith Lockley, Frederic E., 1824-1905. person
associatedWith Lockley, Frederick E., 1825-1906. person
associatedWith Lockley, Laura Simpson. person
associatedWith Lockley, Lawrence Campbell, 1899- person
associatedWith Lockley, Maude. person
associatedWith London, Charmian. person
associatedWith London, Jack, 1876-1916. person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. person
associatedWith McKellar, Peter. person
associatedWith Meeker, Ezra, 1830-1928. person
associatedWith Metcalf family. family
associatedWith Metcalf, Margaret. person
correspondedWith Newell, Robert, 1807-1869. person
associatedWith Oregon Daily Journal. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon Journal (Portland, Or.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pacific Monthly Journal (Portland, Or.) corporateBody
associatedWith Packwood family. family
associatedWith Packwood, William H. person
associatedWith Pease, Lute, 1869-1963. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Redington, J. W. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944. person
associatedWith Seley, Etta (Squiers). person
correspondedWith Shelby, Eugene. person
associatedWith Simon, Nathan D. person
associatedWith Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909. person
associatedWith Strong, Sydney, 1860-1938. person
associatedWith Treadwell, George A. person
associatedWith Utah Southern Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith Vail, R. W. G. (Robert William Glenroie), 1890-1966. person
associatedWith Wilkins, Atlantis N. person
correspondedWith Withycombe, James, family
correspondedWith Withycombe, James, 1854-1919 person
associatedWith Yeaton, C. F. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
West (U.S.)
Oregon
San Joaquin Valley (Calif.)
Oregon
Oregon
London (England)
Oregon
Oregon
Oregon
Oregon
Oregon
Schuylerville (N.Y.)
Kansas
United States
Northwest, Pacific
New York (State)
California
Oregon
United States
Utah
Utah
Subject
Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Indians of North America
Peace
Journalists--Correspondence
Oregon
Pioneers--Oregon--Biography
Disarmament
Steamboats--Northwest, Pacific
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
Steamboats
Pioneers--Oregon
Journalists
Editors--Correspondence
Authors, American--20th century--Autographs
Pioneers
Pioneers--History--Sources
Historians--Correspondence
Mormons
Pacifism
Antiquarian booksellers--Correspondence
Journalists--Oregon
Occupation
Collector
Journalists
Bookseller
Housewives (people)
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Birth 1871-03-19

Death 1958-10-15

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