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Hattie Horner Louthan Manuscript

Identifier: M284


Hattie Horner Louthan (1865-1950) was an author and professor at the University of Denver. This collection contains a typewritten manuscript of her work "The Holy Shadow".


  • Between 1891-1950


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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.


1 Linear Feet (1 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.


The collection is one manuscript.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


No additional accruals are expected.

Related Materials

The Hattie Horner Louthan Collection, 1889, 1891, 1902 at Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives, ID NAxxxx.0040. The collection consists of two books written by Hattie Horner Louthan (Not at Home, published under her maiden name in 1889; Thoughts Adrift, published in 1902) and one collection of poetry (Collection of Kansas Poetry, also published under her maiden name Miss Hattie Horner) in 1891) compiled by Hattie Horner Louthan.


University Archives contains a biographical file on Hattie Horner Louthan; the Penrose Collection contains seven of her published works -- letters, novels, poetry and business writing guides.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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