William Hope Hodgson Papers


Located in: Special Collections & University Archives

William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) was an English novelist, short story writer, poet, photographer, lecturer, sailor, soldier, and bodybuilder. He is best known as the author of the weird fiction novels The House on the Borderland (1908) and The Night Land (1912), and as the creator of the character Carnacki, the Ghost Hunter.

Research material in the collection includes:

  • Publications, typescripts, photographs, correspondence, and other material regarding Hodgson’s literary work
  • Published and unpublished short stories and poetry, as well as personal photographs
  • The correspondence of Sam Moskowitz with Arthur Dudley and others pertaining to Moskowitz's research on Hodgson
  • The correspondence between Hodgson's family and August Derleth (a well-known editor and literary historian), among others, regarding publication permissions for Hodgson's literary works
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  • Science Fiction & Fantasy