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Guide to the Fred Lockley Papers
1839-1958 (bulk 1930-1955)
  MS 389

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 01, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1839-1958, undated

Subseries 1: Letters to Lockley, 1897-1955

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes letters from Lockley's friends, family members (especially in Montana and Hawaii), colleagues, and readers. Material concerns personal matters, Lockley's columns and publications, rare books and book sales, Western history and reminiscences, and travels. Also included are several letters from Lockley's grandson, Neil Lockley, a sergeant in the Air Force serving in Korea, 1951. A number of items in this subseries are annotated by Lockley.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Letters to Lockley
1897, 1901-1915
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Letters to Lockley
1917-1922
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Letters to Lockley
1923-1926
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Letters to Lockley
1927-1930
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Letters to Lockley
1931-1933
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Letters to Lockley
1934-1939
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Letters to Lockley
1940-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Letters to Lockley
1945-1949
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Letters to Lockley
1950
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Letters to Lockley
1951
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Letters to Lockley
1952
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Letters to Lockley, from Hawaiian school children
1952 Oct.
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Letters to Lockley
1953
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Letters to Lockley
1954-1955
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Letters to Lockley, Undated and Fragments (also Alienated Envelopes)
Undated

Subseries 2: Letters from Lockley, 1882-1955

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains letters, and copies of letters, from Lockley to various friends and family members. Topics include travels, rare books, Western history, and the death of Lockley's daughter, Hope, in 1920. Also included are several letters from France in 1918, written while Lockley served as a war correspondent, and two letters written from Nome, Alaska in 1900.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Letters from Lockley
1882-1905
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Letters from Lockley
1910-1918, [1918]
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Letters from Lockley
1920-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Letters from Lockley
1950-1952
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Letters from Lockley
1953-1955
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Letters from Lockley
Undated

Subseries 3: Letters between Others, 1839-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters to and from various family members, including Lockley's mother, grandmother, and sister. Also included are a few letters to and from Lockley's son, Lawrence, and a set of correspondence between Lockley's father, Frederic E., and mother, Elizabeth Campbell.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Letters between Others, Frederic E. Lockley and Elizabeth Campbell
1860-1861
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Letters between Others
1839-1955

Subseries 4: Letters between Lockley and R.W.G. Vail, 1944-1958

Scope and Contents note

Letters between Lockley and R.W.G. Vail, director of The New-York Historical Society, many of which concern donations.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Letters between Lockley and Vail
1944-1951
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Letters between Lockley and Vail
1952
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Letters between Lockley and Vail
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Letters between Lockley and Vail
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Letters between Lockley and Vail
1956-1958
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Letters between Lockley and Vail--Undated and Alienated Envelopes
Undated

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