Gifford Cheshire manuscripts , 1966-1969

Overview of the Collection

Cheshire, Giff, 1905-1973
Gifford Cheshire manuscripts
1966-1969 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 manuscript box
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--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
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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.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • American fiction--20th century--Authorship
  • Authors, American--20th century--Manuscripts
  • Authors, American--Oregon--Manuscripts
  • Ranchers--Oregon--Fiction
  • Western stories--Authorship

Personal Names

  • Cheshire, Giff, 1905-1973

Geographical Names

  • Oregon--Fiction

Form or Genre Terms

  • Drafts (documents)
  • Galley proofs
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Novels
  • Page proofs
  • Western stories