Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951

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Popular novelist, author of The Robe and Magnificent Obsession, and minister of the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor (Mich.).

From the description of Lloyd Cassel Douglas papers, 1900-1954. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420907

Author, clergyman. Pastor of First Congregational Church, Ann Arbor, 1915-1921.

From the description of Lloyd C. Douglas papers, 1944-1949? (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68795865

From the description of Papers, 1944-1949? (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34367845

Lloyd C. Douglas was born August 27, 1877 in Columbia City, Indiana. He graduated from Wittenberg College (B.A., 1900 and M.A., 1903) and Hamma Divinity School (B.D., 1903). He was ordained a Lutheran minister and became pastor of Zion Church in North Manchester, Indiana (1903-1905). He then moved on to the First Church of Lancaster, Ohio (1905-1908) and the Lutheran Memorial Church in Washington DC (1908-1911). While in Washington, Douglas also served as chaplain of the First Infantry of the District of Columbia. From 1911 to 1915, he was director of religious work at the University of Illinois. From 1915 to 1921. From here, he next pastored at the First Church in Akron, Ohio, the First Church in Los Angeles, and St. James United Church in Montreal.

Douglas was a talented preacher and writer. His first publications were solely religious or spiritual in nature. In 1929, he completed his first novel Magnificent Obsession which became an immense best-seller. With the success of this volume and of his second novel Forgive Us Our Trespasses, Douglas eventually earned enough that he could quit the ministry to become a full-time writer. Douglas intended his novels to be spiritually uplifting and his popularity continued with such titles as Green Light, White Banners, Disputed Passage, and Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal. His last two novels - The Robe and The Big Fisherman - were based upon characters and situations from the New Testament. He died Feb. 13, 1951.

From the guide to the Lloyd C. Douglas Papers, 1900-1954, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Lloyd C. Douglas Papers, 1900-1954 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Paul W. Yinger Papers, 1928-1992 The Graduate Theological Union.
creatorOf Rankin, Thomas Ernest, 1872-1953. Thomas Ernest Rankin correspondence, 1915-1928. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Payne, William Harold, 1836-1907. William H. Payne papers, 1853-1933. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn William Harold Payne papers, 1853-1933 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951. Letter to Carl E. Backman. Los Angeles, CA. 1940 Feb. 6. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historical Library University if Michigan
referencedIn Williams, Annie Laurie, 1894-1977. Annie Laurie Williams records, 1922-1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Scott, Fred Newton, 1860-1931. Fred Newton Scott papers, 1882-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951. Lloyd C. Douglas papers, 1944-1949? University of Michigan
creatorOf Blakeman, Edward W., 1880-1963. Edward W. Blakeman papers, 1909-1963. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Brumm, John Lewis, 1878-1958. John L. Brumm papers, 1912-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925. Marion LeRoy Burton papers, 1895-1925. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951. Letter, 1944 Feb 9, Los Angeles, to Norman Anning, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
referencedIn Theodore Wesley Koch Papers, 1894-1941 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn First Congregational Church, Ann Arbor, Mich., Records, 1847-2012 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Dept. of History (University of Michigan) student papers, 1930-1987 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Koch, Theodore Wesley, 1871-1941. Theodore Wesley Koch papers, 1894-1941. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951. Letter to [?] Newens. [s.l.]. [19--?] Apr. 26. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Fred Newton Scott papers, 1860-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951. Papers, 1944-1949? University of Michigan
creatorOf Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951. The big fisherman [194-] University of Michigan
referencedIn Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Cinemascope collection, 1953. Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
creatorOf Kenesson, Evelyn. Evelyn Kenesson papers, 1943. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951. Lloyd Cassel Douglas papers, 1900-1954. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Doty, Florence. [Collection], 1942. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf First Congregational Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.). First Congregational Church records, 1847-1984. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951. Time to remember [1949?] University of Michigan
creatorOf Cooke, John D. (John Daniel). Correspondence of John Daniel Cooke, 1927-1941. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Edward W. Blakeman Papers, 1909-1963 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Marion L. Burton Papers, 1895-1925, 1921-1925 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925. Marion LeRoy Burton papers, 1901-1925. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Anning, Norman. person
associatedWith Backman, Carl E., d. 1973, person
associatedWith Blakeman, Edward W., 1880-1963. person
associatedWith Brown, Prentiss M. (Prentiss Marsh), 1889-1973. person
associatedWith Brumm, John L., 1878-1958. person
associatedWith Brumm, John Lewis, 1878-1958. person
associatedWith Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925. person
associatedWith Clark, Champ, 1850-1921. person
associatedWith Congregational Churches corporateBody
associatedWith Cooke, John D. (John Daniel) person
associatedWith Dawson, Virginia Douglas. person
associatedWith DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959. person
associatedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Doty, Florence. person
associatedWith First Congregational Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith First Congregational Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith First Congregational Church, Ann Arbor, Mich. corporateBody
associatedWith Goddard, Edwin C. (Edwin Charles), 1865-1942. person
associatedWith Gray, Alan E. person
associatedWith Gray, Alan E. person
associatedWith Herman, Besse Io Douglas Wilson. person
associatedWith Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964. person
associatedWith Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hughes, Rupert, 1872-1956. person
associatedWith Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930 person
associatedWith Ivey, Paul Wesley, 1890- person
associatedWith Kenesson, Evelyn. person
associatedWith Kent, Ira Rich, 1876-1945. person
associatedWith Koch, Theodore Wesley, 1871-1941. person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Payne, William Harold, 1836-1907. person
associatedWith Peabody, Thomas A. person
associatedWith Peabody, Thomas A. person
associatedWith Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943. person
associatedWith Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Rankin, Thomas Ernest, 1872-1953. person
associatedWith Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944. person
associatedWith Saroyan, William, 1908- person
associatedWith Saroyan, William, 1908-1981. person
associatedWith Scott, Fred Newton, 1860-1931. person
associatedWith Seeley, Halstead H. person
associatedWith Seeley, Halstead H. person
associatedWith Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993. person
associatedWith Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959 person
associatedWith Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of History. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949. person
associatedWith Wilgus, Horace L. (Horace La Fayette), 1859-1935 person
associatedWith Williams, Annie Laurie, 1894-1977. person
associatedWith Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944 person
associatedWith Wilson, Betty Douglas. person
associatedWith Wilson, J. Weldon. person
associatedWith Wilson, J. Weldon. person
associatedWith Yinger, Paul Wesley, 1914-92 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
California.
Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor (Mich.)
Subject
Presidents--United States--Election--1944
Literature
Presidents--United States--Election--1940
Authors, American
Congregational churches
Presidents--Election--1944
Authors
World War, 1939-1945
Presidents--Election--1940
Churches--Michigan--Ann Arbor
Motion picture industry
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Birth 1877-08-27

Death 1951-02-13

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