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Hattie Horner Louthan Manuscript

Identifier: M284

Hattie Horner Louthan was an author and professor at the University of Denver. This collection contains a typewritten manuscript of her work "The Holy Shadow".


  • 1865-1950



1 items : flat box (10 x 12 x 3 inches)

Scope and Contents

The Hattie Horner Louthan Manuscript is a typewritten manuscript of her novel The Holy Shadow.

Biographical / Historical

Hattie Horder Louthan was born in 1865 in Kansas. She graduated from State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas in 1883 and married Overton Earle Louthan in June, 1893. Louthan was a professor of English in the University of Denver School of Commerce, and served as Dean of Women at the University of Denver from 1918-1924.

In Addition to her teaching, Mrs. Louthan was the author of several novels and books of poetry, including Thoughts Adrift (1902), In Passion's Dragnet (1904), A Rocky Mountain Feud (1910), Alone in the Afterglow (1938). Her poems were published in many prestigious publications. She was also the editor of the literary monthly Great Southwest and a reporter for the Denver Republican. She founded the John Norner Reference Library at DU.

She retired from DU with emeritus status and died at her Denver home on June 5, 1950.


The collection is one manuscript.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sally (Mrs. Damon) Heinrich, October, 1969.


No additional accruals are expected.


University Archives contains a biographical file on Hattie Horner Louthan.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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