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Gifford Cheshire manuscripts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 375

Scope and Contents

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


  • Creation: 1966-1969


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Gifford Cheshire Manuscripts
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Tanya Parlet.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA