Price, E. Hoffmann

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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. He was friends with many writers of the great pulp magazine fiction era, including H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth. Price died in 1988.

From the guide to the E. Hoffmann Price papers, undated, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collections, Manuscripts Division [mss])

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.

From the guide to the Lovecraft-Price correspondence, 1932-1937, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collection, Manuscripts Division [mss])

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referencedIn Howard P. Lovecraft collection, Lovecraft (Howard P.) collection, 1894-1971 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Lovecraft-Price correspondence, 1932-1937 University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collection, Manuscripts Division. [mss]
creatorOf E. Hoffmann Price papers, undated University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collections, Manuscripts Division [mss]
referencedIn Carcosa Press records, 1972-1991 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Donald Wandrei and family papers., 1862-1988 (bulk 1927-1988). Minnesota Historical Society
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associatedWith Carcosa (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Derleth, August William, 1909-1971 person
associatedWith Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937 person
associatedWith Wandrei, Donald, 1908- person
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Birth 1898-07-03

Death 1988-06-18

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