ANN E. HANSON Youtie in 1934 onward she was a tireless worker in Michigan's papyrology collections, and her bibliography shows the fruit of one aspect of her constant labors. Her scholarship was meticulous and deep, yet without affectation or needless verbiage. She gracefully blended practicality with a fine sense of humor, clearly rejoicing in the life of the mind she shared with her husband and all those who spent time in the various areas of the library in which Michigan papyri were housed in the early years. Once special quarters were prepared for the collection on the eighth floor of Hatcher Graduate Library, the Youties spent most of their days in Room 807, absenting themselves only occasionally for working visits to London and Oxford, Brussels, and Cologne. From the front windows of their apartment on East University they could also see the eighth floor of Hatcher, and at night would glance over from home to see if the lights were still burning in Room 807. Many of us have the warmest memories of Louise, beginning with our days as students, for she was also indefatigable in the efforts she expended for others: verifying readings on the papyrus for all who asked, reading transcripts, securing photographs, and xeroxing materials available only in 807. She was a particularly skillful reader of documentary hands, with a keen and accurate eye and a meticlulous concern that every detail of a publication be correct. Louise not only kept the secret of Collectanea Papyrologica. Texts Published in Honor of H.C. Youtie, but also contributed editions of 24 mummy labels from the Michigan collection to that publication of 1975-6 (P.Coll.Youtie 97-120). After Herbert's death in February 1980, she continued to publish vigorously, and was an active participant in the uniting of her five-part publication of "The Michigan Medical Codex" in Zeitschrift fir Papyrologie und Epigraphik 65-70 (1986-7) into the monograph The Michigan Medical Codex, which appeared in 1996. She also read early versions of what became chapters three and six in J. Rowlandson (ed.), Women & Society in Greek & Roman Egypt (Cambridge 1998), catching a number of mistakes and making useful suggestions at many points. It was only in the last years that Louise's vigorous involvement with papyri, both documents and those of medical content, grew gradually less. With her death, papyrologists and papyrology itself have lost a steadfast and caring friend.
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