Skip to main content

Ann Spence Warner Papers

Identifier: M1963

Scope and Contents

The autobiography is a 4-page typescript written by Ann Spence Warner in roughly 1932 after she had published her first novel: Sidesaddle Ranch (1930). There is a 2-page addendum to the autobiography listing the titles, dates and publication titles for the short stories she had written between 1918-1932.


  • 1932-1933


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

The author, Ann Spence Warner was born in Napanee, Ontario Canada but came to Colorado as a young child. Because of periodic bouts with illness, she frequently missed school, but did graduate from the old East Denver High School located at 19th (Nineteenth) and Stout Streets in Denver. It was shortly after this period of time that Ann Spence Warner went to live on the Sidesaddle Ranch near Sedalia, Colorado to recuperate from surgery. This experience provided the motivation for her first novel. Starting in about 1918, she began writing adult and juvenile fiction for literary magazines and continued in this vein well into the 1950's. She wrote short stories and novels primarily for girls with an emphasis on the Western United States.


1 envelope(s)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Ann Spence Warner, 1932.


The Denver Public Library also has the following titles in their collections by Ann Spence Warner: Sidesaddle Ranch (1930), Days of Gold (1931), Gold is where you find it (1932), Narcissa Whitman, Pioneer Girl (1953).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States