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 Materials in the collection primarily consist of published and unpublished short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
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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