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N. Howard Thorp Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
870 pieces. 7 boxes.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.