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H.P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffmann Price correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Mss047

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.

Dates

  • 1932-1937

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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.

Biographical Notes

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.

Extent

1 box (25 cubic feet)

Abstract

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.

Physical Location

Mezz (R79, D4, S6); shared w/#46,48

Acquisition

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.

Related Material

Related collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries include: H.P. Lovecraft correspondence (Mss046).

Title
H.P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffmann Price correspondence
Author
Leslie Czechowski
Date
September 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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