Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961

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"Claude Houghton" was the name used by Claude Houghton Oldfield, who was an English writer of prose, verse and drama. He was born in Kent and educated at Dulwich College. The University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections has a mandate to acquire literary papers.

From the description of Claude Houghton collection. [1951-1953]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 646006328

English author and poet; b. Claude Houghton Oldfield; d. 1961.

From the description of Claude Houghton papers, 1923-1961. (Rice University). WorldCat record id: 28424785

English novelist Claude Houghton was born Claude Houghton Oldfield in 1889. He wrote novels and short stories which often featured elements of science fiction or fantasy in which the protagonists feel estranged from the world. Novels by Houghton include: Neighbours, 1926; Julian Grant Loses His Way, 1933; Three Fantastic Tales, 1934; and This Was Ivor Trent, 1935. Short stories by Houghton include "The Madness of Christopher Curlew" (1934), "The Man Who Hated Everybody" (1934), and "The Strange Case of Mr Anatole Pickering" (1934).

Houghton died in 1961.

From the guide to the Claude Houghton papers MS 020., 1923-1961, (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961. Letters [microform] : London to [Edmund R.] Brown, [Boston], 1926-1931. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961. Claude Houghton papers, 1923-1961. Rice University, Fondren Library
creatorOf Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961. Studio one-- "I am Jonathan Scrivener" / from a novel by Claude Houghton. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Claude Houghton Oldfield Papers None., 1922-1960 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961. Studio one-- "Birthright" / from a novel by Claude Houghton. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961. Claude Houghton collection. [1951-1953]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. Letter to [Stefan] Schimanski, 1945 May 12. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961. The phantom host, and other verses / by Claude Houghton. Newberry Library
creatorOf Claude Houghton papers MS 020., 1923-1961 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
referencedIn Argus Book Shop correspondence, 1857-1955, 1930-1944 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Ackroyd, Graham person
associatedWith Argus Book Shop (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Brown, Edmund R. person
associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Rasdall, Ernest. person
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English poetry
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Birth 1889

Death 1961-02-10

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