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Kline to Magic Carpet regarding Sailor Dorgan and the Jade Monkey

The first page of a letter that Otis Adelbert Kline sent to Magic Carpet. It shows how they marked it before sending it to the typesetter. Patrick Ervin changed the character from Costigan to Dorgan and Howard’s name to Patrick Ervin. The story itself was going to appear in the next issue, but then Magic Carpet when out of business.

The Yellow Cobra

THE YELLOW COBRA. Howard sent Otis Adelbert Kline a finished typescript entitled “Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra.” This typescript was first corrected, and then later changed into the Dennis Dorgan story “Sailor Dorgan and the Yellow Cobra” by Patrick Ervin. It was sold to MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE, but never published by them. The typescript at the Cross Plains Library is Howard’s, but correction tape has been used to change Howard to Ervin, Costigan to Dorgan, Mike to Spike, The Sea Girl to The Python, etc.) Still, later, a “clean copy” was produced that incorporated all the changes and corrections.

While the Smoke Rolled

WHILE THE SMOKE ROLLED. An early draft featuring Pike Bearfield, not a Breckinridge Elkins story. It is not known who made the character change, Howard or Otis Adelbert Kline.

While Smoke Rolled

WHILE SMOKE ROLLED. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins. A known early draft of this story is a Pike Bearfield story, not a Breckinridge Elkins story. It is not known who made the character change, Howard or Otis Adelbert Kline.

The Tomb’s Secret

The Tomb’s Secret. Under the name: Patrick Ervin. Featuring Steve Harrison.

The February 1934 issue of STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES carried two stories by REH: “The Tomb’s Secret” and “Fangs of Gold”. It appears that the story titles were inadvertently switched. Howard’s agent, Otis Adelbert Kline, kept a list of titles and the magazines that purchased them.

Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra

Howard sent Otis Adelbert Kline a finished typescript entitled “Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra.” This typescript was first corrected, and then later changed into the Dennis Dorgan story “Sailor Dorgan and the Yellow Cobra” by Patrick Ervin. It was sold to MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE, but never published by them. The typescript at the Cross Plains Library is Howard’s, but correction tape has been used to change Howard to Ervin, Costigan to Dorgan, Mike to Spike, The Sea Girl to The Python, etc.) Still, later, a “clean copy” was produced that incorporated all the changes and corrections.

Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey

Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey. Patrick Ervin was used as a pseudonym. Three drafts exist for this story; One early shorter untitled draft; A draft in final form told in the 3rd person; A draft in final form told in the 1st person.

The 3rd party draft was prepared a couple of years before the 1st. person version. The 1st. person version is the one sent to Otis Adelbert Kline, who proceeded to mark it up with changes to try to make it a Dennis Dorgan story. Kline then sold the story to THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE and it was announced in the last issue (January 1934). THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE then went under and it was never published. OAK listed the story in his records as “Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey.”

Playing Santa Claus

Playing Santa Claus. Featuring Dennis Dorgan and was written under the pseudonym, Patrick Ervin. Alternate title A TWO-FISTED SANTA CLAUS. Cross Plains Library has one original draft of this story and a retyped draft by the Otis Adelbert Kline Agency. 

A New Game for Dorgan

A New Game for Dorgan. The original typescript lists the author as “Patrick Ervin”, a pseudonym REH used in connection with his Dennis Dorgan stories. Otis Adelbert Kline and later agents retained the original typescript (titled “A New Game for Dorgan”), and it was eventually donated to Cross Plains Library. In OAK’s logs the title is originally “A New Game for Costigan”, then “Costigan” is struck out and “Dorgan” is written above it, along with “Patrick Ervin”.

A New Game for Costigan

A New Game for Costigan. The original typescript lists the author as “Patrick Ervin”, a pseudonym REH used in connection with his Dennis Dorgan stories. Otis Adelbert Kline and later agents retained the original typescript (titled “A New Game for Dorgan”), and it was eventually donated to Cross Plains Library. In OAK’s logs the title is originally “A New Game for Costigan”, then “Costigan” is struck out and “Dorgan” is written above it, along with “Patrick Ervin”.