Arthur Murray Chisholm

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Arthur Murray Chisholm
Born(1871-07-23)July 23, 1871[1]
Hamilton, Ontario
DiedJanuary 24, 1960(1960-01-24) (aged 88)
Nelson, British Columbia[2]
Resting placeWindermere, British Columbia[3]
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
GenreWestern fiction
Northern fiction
Ethel May Stoddart
(m. 1897; died 1958)

Arthur Murray "A.M." Chisholm (July 23, 1871 - January 24, 1960), also known as Bob Chisholm later in life,[5] was an author of Western fiction. He was the son of Daniel Black Chisholm and Cynthia Adelaide (Adeline) Davis.[6][7] He settled in Windermere, British Columbia in 1907, where he also served as government agent, coroner, police magistrate, and Justice of the Peace.[5]

Chisholm wrote many Western and Northern novels between 1906 and 1932,[8] which were released by several publishers in the US and by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK.[9] He was also a contributor to the pulp magazine The Popular Magazine for 20 years, until Street & Smith decided in 1930 to "cut out the old writers and get down to material of speedier, cheaper quality."[10]


  • Chisholm, Arthur (1911). The Boss of Wind River. Illustrated by Frank Tenney Johnson. Doubleday, Page & Company.
  • —— (1913). Precious Waters. illustrated by Clarence Rowe. Doubleday, Page & Company. (Also known as Desert Conquest.)
  • —— (1919). The Land of Strong Men. Illustrated by Frank Tenney Johnson. A. L. Burt.
  • —— (1924). When Stuart Came To Sitkum. Chelsea House.


  1. ^ Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Births and Stillbirths – 1869-1913.
  2. ^ "Death certificate: Chisholm, Arthur Murray". BC Archives. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Arthur Murray Chisholm".
  4. ^ "Death certificate: Chisholm, Ethel May". BC Archives. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Windermere Historical Tour" (PDF). Invermere: Windermere District Historical Society. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "A.M. Chisholm - Author, Lawyer, Judge, Coroner". Pulp Flakes. October 4, 2013.
  7. ^ Cook, Sharon Anne (1998). "Davis, Adeline". In Cook, Ramsay; Hamelin, Jean (eds.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XIV (1911–1920) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  8. ^ Works by or about Chisholm, A. M. (Arthur Murray) in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  9. ^ "Lake Windermere Notes". Cranbrook Herald. February 18, 1926. p. 7.
  10. ^ Keller, Betty C. (2000). Pender Harbour Cowboy: The Many Lives of Bertrand Sinclair. Victoria, BC: TouchWood Editions. pp. 179–180. ISBN 0-920663-72-9.

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