This collection contains publications, typescripts,
photographs, correspondence, and other material regarding the literary work of
William Hope Hodgson, an English author of science fiction, horror, and fantastic
fiction. Primarily includes published and unpublished short stories and poetry by
Hodgson as well as a selection of personal photographs. The correspondence of Sam
Moskowitz with Arthur Dudley and others pertaining to Moskowitz' research on Hodgson
is also included as is the correspondence between Hodgson's family and August
Derleth, amongst others, regarding publication permissions for Hodgson's literary
William Hope Hodgson was an English novelist, short story writer, poet, photographer,
lecturer, sailor, and soldier. He was born in Blackmore End, Essex, England on
November 15, 1877 to Samuel Hodgson, an Anglican priest, and Lissie Sarah Brown. In
1891 he began a four-year apprenticeship as a cabin boy and in 1895 began two years
of study in Liverpool which led him to acquire his mate's certificate. For the next
few years Hodgson worked as a sailor and while at sea he became interested in
physical fitness and body development.
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the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained
by the researcher.
This collection is open for research.