This collection constitutes the literary archive of New
Mexico author N. Howard (Nathan Howard) "Jack" Thorp (1867-1940). It includes
original manuscripts of Thorp's stories, as well as songs, correspondence, a diary,
photographs and related publications.
Howard (Nathan Howard) “Jack” Thorp was born on June 10, 1867, the youngest of three
sons of a New York City lawyer and real estate investor. He spent summers on his
brother’s ranch in Nebraska, and at the age of nineteen he moved to Nebraska and
then to New Mexico. Over the years he worked as a cowboy, operated ranches, worked
as a civil engineer, raised cattle and sheep, and served as cattle inspector for the
state of New Mexico. Thorp married Annette Hesch in December 1903, and the two of
them lived in Palma and Santa Fe before moving to Alameda, New Mexico in 1935.
870 pieces. 7 boxes.
John and Joyce Stauffer retain the literary rights of N. Howard (Nathan Howard)
“Jack” and Annette Thorp. Please refer all inquiries regarding permission to
publish or quote from their writings to the curator of the collection.
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services
Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.