Skip to main content Skip to search results

Hudson, William Henry, 1841-1922



  • Existence: 1841 - 1922

William Henry Hudson was born in Buenos Aires on August 4, 1841. He moved to England in 1874 where he produced a series of ornithological studies including "Argentine Ornithology" (1888–1899) and "British Birds" (1895), and later achieved fame with his books on the English countryside, including "Hampshire Day" (1903), "Afoot in England" (1909) and "A Shepherd's Life" (1910), which helped foster the back-to-nature movement of the 1920s and 1930s. Hudson's best known novel is "Green Mansions" (1904), and his best known non-fiction is "Far Away and Long Ago" (1918). He died in Worthing, Sussex on August 18, 1922.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Henry Hudson papers

Identifier: MS-107
Overview William Henry Hudson (1841-1922), nauralist and ornithologist. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts of essays and stories and sketches by Keith Henderson. Correspondents include John Masefield, R.B. Cunninghame Graham and Edward Garnett.