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E. Hoffmann Price Memoir Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: Mss053

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains photocopies of typescripts for two sets of memoirs written by Price: Trooper of the 15th Horseand Friends of Yesteryear: Fictioneers and Others.The latter has been published as Books of the Dead; Friends of Yesteryear: Fictioneers & Others, edited by Peter Ruber and published by Arkham House in 2001. The manuscripts include biographical essays about many of the writers that he knew.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact the archivist regarding copyright of these materials.

Biographical Sketch for E. Hoffmann Price (1898-1988)

E. Hoffmann Price was born in California, educated at the US Military Academy, and served in World War I in the US Cavalry. He turned to full time writing in the 1930s and was a prolific writer of pulp fiction including adventure, western, and weird fiction. During his career, Price published for many different publications, most notably the magazine Weird Tales, where he published 24 stories between 1925 and 1950. He published a wide variety of works, but was most known for his works with Oriental settings and atmospheres. He was friends with many writers of the great pulp magazine fiction era, including H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth. During his career, he published a work titled Through the Gates of the Silver Key, in collaboration with H.P. Lovecraft. In 1984, Price received the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. Price died in 1988.

The information in this note is from the following sources:

“E. Hoffmann Price.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, January 29, 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Hoffmann_Price.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The collection contains photocopies of typescripts for two sets of memoirs written by Price: Trooper of the 15th Horseand Friends of Yesteryear: Fictioneers and Others.

Physical Location

Mezz (R79, D5, S3)

Acquisition

Donated by Mr. Price in 1974 and 1977.

Related Collection

Related collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries include: H.P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffman Price correspondence (Mss047).
Title
E. Hoffmann Price Memoir Manuscripts
Author
Leslie Czechowski
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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