Gifford Cheshire manuscripts, 1966-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Cheshire, Gifford P., 1905-
Gifford Cheshire manuscripts
1966-1969 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 375
Gifford P. Cheshire (1905- ) is a writer of western novels. The collection (1966-1969) contains manuscripts of Wenatchee Bend, and Ambush at Bedrock, and also copies of the published books.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Gifford P. Cheshire (1905- ) was born in Cheshire, Oregon, which was named after his grandfather. He attended Junction City primary schools, and also attended Oregon State College for a short time.

Cheshire began writing for publication in 1934. His first book, Starlight Basin, was published in 1954. Wenatchee Bend was published by Doubleday, in 1966. He published twenty-nine western novels between 1954 and 1967.

Cheshire also wrote stories for magazines and other publications, and between 1954-1967, he published 365 stories.

Among the pseudonyms used by Cheshire are Chad Merriman, Paul Craig, Glenn Corbin, and Ford Pendleton.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Manuscript material includes draft manuscript, printer's copy with corrections, galleys, and page proofs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gifford Cheshire manuscripts, Ax 375, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--Oregon
  • Authors, American--Oregon--Manuscripts
  • Western stories--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Cheshire, Gifford P., 1905-
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Manuscripts for publication