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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Works, 1923-1932

Series II: Correspondence, 1923-1961

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Claude Houghton papers, 1923-1961



Collection Summary

Creator Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961
Title: Claude Houghton papers
Dates: 1923-1961
Abstract: The collection contains manuscripts of English novelist and short story writer Claude Houghton's unpublished book Kingdoms of the Spiritand an original manuscript of Houghton's published novel Julian Grant Loses His Way. Also included are correspondence to, from, and about Houghton.
Identification: MS 020
Quantity: 0.50 lin. ft.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscripts of English novelist and short story writer Claude Houghton's unpublished book Kingdoms of the Spiritand an original manuscript of Houghton's published novel Julian Grant Loses His Way. Also included are correspondence to, from, and about Houghton.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Claude Houghton papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Houghton, Claude, 1889-1961 -- archives
Titles
Kingdoms of the Spirits, Claude Houghton -- archives
Julian Grant Loses His Way, Claude Houghton -- archives
Formats
Correspondence.
Manuscripts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Claude Houghton papers, 1923-1961, MS 20, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The Claude Houghton papers were donated and purchased between the years 1956 and 1992.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
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1 Series I: Works, 1923-1932
Subseries A: Kingdoms of the Spirits, 1923, and n.d.
Manuscript draft 1, n.d.
Manuscript draft 2, n.d.
Subseries B: Julian Grant Loses His Way, 1931-1932
Manuscript draft dated Aug. 6, 1931 - Oct. 16, 1932

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1 Series II: Correspondence, 1923-1961
1923: Claude Houghton Oldfield to St. John Adcock
1934-1960: Claude Houghton Oldfield to Gilbert Fabes (3 folders)
1933-1936: Claude Houghton Oldfield to F.C. Joiner
1948: Claude Houghton Oldfield to Theodore Kropushek
1945-1948: Claude Houghton Oldfield to Victoria Kropushek
1933: Harold Ober to Claude Houghton Oldfield
1952-1961: Correspondence concerning Claude Houghton Oldfield
n.d.: Ephemeral papers concerning Claude Houghton Oldfield

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