This collection contains publications, typescripts, photographs, correspondence, and other material regarding the life and
literary work of William Hope Hodgson, an English author of science fiction, horror, and fantastic fiction. Materials in the
collection primarily consist of published and unpublished short stories and poetry by Hodgson as well as a selection of personal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 works.
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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