H.P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffmann Price correspondence
Scope and Content Note
The microfilmed collection contains correspondence exchanged between Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Edgar Hoffmann Price on literary matters, between October 3, 1932 and November 11, 1937. Price is believed to have donated the original letters to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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Restrictions on Access
The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright remains with the authors. Permission to use letters written by Lovecraft require permission from the Lovecraft estate.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in his family home in Providence, R.I. in 1890. He was a precocious child, reading and writing before he was of school age. He had a troubled childhood and never graduated from high school. He began writing fiction in 1917 and engaged in prolific letter-writing throughout his life. He died from cancer in 1937.
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 adventure, western, and weird fiction. Price died in 1988.
1 box (25 cubic feet)
The microfilmed collection contains correspondence exchanged between Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Edgar Hoffmann Price on literary matters, between October 3, 1932 and November 11, 1937.
Mezz (R79, D4, S6); shared w/#46,48
Microfilm was made by Price and donated to the Archives in 1973.
Location of Originals
The original letters are believed to be located at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
- H.P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffmann Price correspondence
- Leslie Czechowski
- September 2004
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