The REH Foundation is proud to present The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard. This three-volume, limited-edition series collects all the known letters written by REH. The collection includes dozens of previously unpublished letters and hundreds of poems.

This three-volume set collects more than 330 letters, from the early ones to his Texas friends, most notably Tevis Clyde Smith, and continuing through correspondence with fellow writers Clark Ashton Smith, E. Hoffmann Price, and others. Also included are Howard’s letters to H. P. Lovecraft, which constitute one of the most intriguing correspondence cycles in the history of Fantasy fiction.

Each volume is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 300 copies, and are individually numbered. Cover design and artwork is by Jim & Ruth Keegan.

Contents

  • xi • Introduction (The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Two: 1930-1931) • essay by Rusty Burke
  • xv • Acknowledgements (The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Two: 1930-1931) • essay by uncredited
  • xvii • Notes on the Text (The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Two: 1930-1931) • essay by uncredited
  • 3 • To Harold Preece, postmarked January 4, 1930 (“Yes, we fade from youth swiftly…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • (1975) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 10 • Untitled poem fragment (“Before them all King Geraint…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 13 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1930 (“Many thanks for the letter you wrote Farnsworth…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1930 (“Many thanks for the letter you wrote…”) 1989)
  • 15 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1930 (“Well, here is the letter. I haven’t much to add…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1930 (“Well, here is the letter. I haven’t…”) 1989)
  • 16 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1930 (“Salaam; Fear Orghruagach; / Life is a cynical…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1930 (“Salaam; Fear Orghruagach; / Life is a cynical, romantic pig…”))
  • 16 • Untitled poem (“Life is a cynical, romantic pig…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 18 • To Harold Preece, ca. February 1930 (“Go manee jeea git, / Your’re in Kansas now…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, ca. February 1930 (“Go manee jeea git. / You’re a Kansan now…”) 1989)
  • 21 • To “Weird Tales”, ca. March 1930 (“‘Thirsty Blades’ is fine. It moves…”) • [Letters to Weird Tales] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter (Weird Tales, April 1930) 1930)
  • 21 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, tell Cuchullain the Dutchess…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, tell Cuchullain the Dutchess…”) 1989)
  • 24 • The Autumn of the World • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 25 • A Tribute to the Sportsmanship of the Fans • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 25 • “Aw Come On and Fight!” • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 26 • The Song of the Sage • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 26 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1930 (“Well Fear Finn: / I trust you are in good health…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1930 (“Well,Fear Finn: / I trust you are in good healthel…”) 1989)
  • 27 • Whispers • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 28 • To Harold Preece, postmarked March 24, 1930 (“Thanks for the picture. How much longer…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, postmarked March 24, 1930 (“Thanks for the picture. How much longer…”) 1965)
  • 29 • Song Before Clontarf • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 30 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early April 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, you mention being in a lethargic…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 31 • Ambition • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 31 • Whispers on the Nightwinds • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 31 • The Gladiator and the Lady • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 32 • To Harold Preece, ca. early April 1930 (“Thanks for the Saint Padraic’s card…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 32 • Untitled poem (“Thomas Fitzgerald, Shane O’Neill…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 34 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1930 (“Salaam: / Well, Fear Finn, I believe in days gone yore…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1930 (“Salaam; / Well, Fear Finn, I believe in days gone yore…”))
  • 34 • The Mutiny of the Hellroarer • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 36 • Untitled poem (“Thorfinn, thorfinn, where have you…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Return of the Sea-Farer 1978)
  • 38 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, / I hope this letter finds you…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, / I hope this letter finds you o.k…”))
  • 39 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, I was in Brownwood yesterday…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, I was in Brownwood…”) 1989)
  • 39 • A Stirring of Green Leaves • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 40 • The Rhyme of the Viking Path • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 41 • A Marching Song of Connacht • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Marching Song of Connacht 1972)
  • 42 • To Farnsworth Wright, ca. June 1930 (“Dear Mr. Wright: / I have long looked forward…”) • [Letters to Farnsworth Wright] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Farnsworth Wright, August 1930 (“Dear Mr. Wright: / I have long looked forward…”) 1976)
  • 44 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn: / The pictures came at last…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, week of June 9, 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn: / The pictures came at last…”) 1989)
  • 45 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1930 (“Salaam, Fear Finn: / Then Stein the peddler…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1930 (“Salaam, Fear Finn: / Then Stein the peddler with rising joy…”))
  • 45 • Untitled poem (“Then Stein the peddler with rising joy…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 46 • Untitled poem (“I was once, I declare, a grog-shop man…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of A Ballad of Beer 1989)
  • 47 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1930 (“Salaam, Fear Finn: / Well, me bauld buccaneer…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1930 (“Salaam, Fear Finn: / Well, me bauld Buccaneer, I sold…”))
  • 47 • Untitled fragment (“I quote from Ruper K. Goofo’s…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 50 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1, 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am indeed highly honored…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 57 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1930 (“I haven’t heard from our story, but that’s not…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 58 • Voyages with Villains • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 61 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. August 1930 (“Let me first thank you for the opportunity…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. August 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Let me first thank you for the opportunity…”) 1989)
  • 68 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early September 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn: / I hope you’ll sell the dueling story…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1930 (“Well Fear Finn: / I hope you’ll sell the duelling story…”) 1989)
  • 70 • Untitled poem (“They cast her out of the court…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 71 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, me bauld braw Hieland bully…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, me bauld braw Hieland bully…”) 1989)
  • 73 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I envy you your sojourn in…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I envy you your sojourn in Quebec…”) 1989)
  • 79 • To H. P. Lovecraft, c. September 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am very glad that you enjoyed…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am very glad that you enjoyed…”) 1989)
  • 86 • To Harold Preece, ca. October 1930 (“Well, Harold, how did you like my story…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, ca. October 1930 (“Well, Harold, how did you like my story…”) 1989)
  • 87 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1930. (Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / It is with greatest delight that…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / It is with greatest delight that I learn…”) 1989)
  • 94 • Rueben’s Brethren • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 106 • To Harold Preece, ca. October or early November 1930 (“Well, Harold, I’m sorry to hear your nose…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, no date (“Well, Harold, I’m sorry to hear your nose…”) 1964)
  • 109 • Mihiragula • (2002) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 110 • Belshazzer • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Belshazzar 1964)
  • 110 • Timur-Lang • (1964) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 110 • The Peasant on the Euphrates • (2002) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 111 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn: / I read your article in the ‘Dallas News’…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn: / I read your article in the…”))
  • 111 • To Harold Preece, postmarked November 24, 1930 (“I hope you’ll pardon my negligence in answering…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, postmarked November 24, 1930 (“I hope you’ll pardon my negligence in…”) 1970)
  • 113 • Untitled poem (“Slow sift the sands of Time; the yellowed leaves…”) • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Sands of Time 1961)
  • 113 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, probably ca. December 1930 (“Fear Finn: / I’m not surprized that Byrne turned down…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, probably ca. December 1930 (“Fear Finn: / I’m not surprized that Byrne turned down…”))
  • 117 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn: / I don’t know when I’ll be able…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn: / I don’t know when I’ll be able…”))
  • 118 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. December 1930 (“Dear mr. Lovecraft: / As always, your letter proved highly enjoyable…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. December 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / As always, your letter proved highly enjoyable…”) 1989)
  • 134 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / As always I found your recent letter…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, [c. January 1931] (“As always, I found your recent letter most interesting…”) 2002)
  • 139 • To “Weird Tales”, ca. December 1930 (“I was particularly fascinated by the poem…”) • [Letters to Weird Tales] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to “The Eyrie” in Weird Tales Magazine (“I was particularly fascinated by the poem…”) 1931)
  • 161 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / This is rather a belated letter thanking…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, [c. January 1931?] (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / This is rather a belated letter thanking you…”) 2002)
  • 162 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1931 (“Well, Fear Finn: / You owe me a letter, but no matter…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1931 (“Well, Fear Finn: / You owe me a letter…”))
  • 163 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I’ve delayed writing you, hoping…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I’ve delayed writing you, hoping…”))
  • 164 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. February 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I highly appreciate your intention for me…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, [ca. February 1931] (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I highly appreciate your intention for me to retain…”) 2002)
  • 185 • To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. February 1931 (“My Dear Mr. Talman: / I can hardly find words to express…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 186 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. February 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I’m writing this letter only some two…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 188 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1931 (“Well, Fear Finn: / Congratulations on your history book…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1931 (“Well, Fear Finn: / Congratulations on your history book…”))
  • 190 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I don’t have to tell you how sorry…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa March 1931 (“Dear Finn: / I don’t have to tell you…”) 1991)
  • 192 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 14, 1931 (“Well, Fear Finn: / Heigho for sunny San Antonio. It’s been…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 14, 1931 (“Well, Fear Finn: / Heigho for sunny San Antonio. It’s been…”))
  • 194 • To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. April 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I’m glad you liked ‘Kings of the NIght’…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 195 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, May 9, 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Have youse heard anything more about…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, May 9, 1931 from Marlin, Texas (“Dear Finn: / Have youse heard anything more…”) 1991)
  • 196 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. mid-May 1931 (“Well Fear Finn: / I got a letter from Bradford saying…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa May 1931 (“Well Fear Finn: / I got a letter from Bradford…”) 1991)
  • 197 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, week of May 18, 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I should have answered your letters before…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, week of May 18, 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I should have answered your letters before…”))
  • 198 • To Farnsworth Wright, ca. June-July 1931 (“In your last letter you asked me to give you…”) • [Letters to Farnsworth Wright] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter: Robert E. Howard to Farnsworth Wright, circa 1931 (“In your last letter you asked me…”) 1975)
  • 201 • To Harry Bates, June 1, 1931 (“Dear Mr. Bates: / You may or may not have noticed my work…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 203 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early June 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Thanks very much for the ‘Frontier Times’…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early June 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Thanks very much for the ‘Frontier Times’…”))
  • 203 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. June 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I didn’t take much of a trip after all…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, [c. early June 1931] (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I didn’t take much of a trip after all…”) 2002)
  • 218 • The Grim Lane • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 219 • To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. July 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I should have answered your letter…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Wilfred Talman, circa July 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I should have answered your letter…”) 1976)
  • 220 • To H. P. Lovecraft, July 14, 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Just a line to congratulate you…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
    222 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. August 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Well, I doubt if this missile will be very…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa August 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Well, I doubt if this missile…”) 1991)
  • 223 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. August 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / You must indeed have had a delightful journey…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 244 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Lizzen my children and you shall…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Lizzen my children and you shall be told…”))
  • 244 • Untitled poem (“Lizzen my children and you shall be told…”) • (1991) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 246 • To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. September 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thank you very much for the letter…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to William Blanch Talman, circa September 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thank you very much for the letter…”) 1975)
  • 251 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I’ve been waiting for a letter from you, but…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I’ve been waiting for a letter from you…”))
  • 251 • To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. October 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I’m returning herewith your stories…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 252 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Thanks for the post-card views…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 254 • To Tevis Clyde Smith ca. October 1931 (“Fear Finn: / The reason I haven’t written you sooner…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1931 (“Fear Finn: / The reason I haven’t written you sooner…”))
  • 256 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I intended to answer your very interesting letter sooner…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 273 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I wrote Bradford a coarse rude letter…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa November 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I wrote Bradford a coarse rude letter…”) 1991)
  • 273 • Who Is Grandpa Theobold? • (1965) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 274 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Many thanks for the opportunity…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Many thanks for the opportunity of reading…”))
  • 275 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, November 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Here are the blasted verses and a few…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, November 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Here are the blasted verses and a few…”))
  • 275 • The Last Day • (1932) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 276 • Moonlight on a Skull • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 277 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Have you heard anything from the Christopher?…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa November 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Have you heard anything from the Christopher?…”) 1991)
  • 277 • Untitled poem (“Many fell at the grog-house wall…”) • (1991) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 278 • To H. P. Lovecraft, December 9, 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I would have answered your letter long ago…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 280 • Arkham • (1932) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 287 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early January 1932 (“Dear Clyde: / I only learned of your uncle’s death today…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early January 1932 (“Dear Clyde: / I only learned of your uncle’s death…”))
  • 287 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Yes, I enjoyed the postcards very much…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 298 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Well, how runs the world these days?…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Well, how runs the world these days…”))
  • 301 • Postcard to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. February 1932 (“This isn’t to flaunt my homely countenance…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 302 • To “Weird Tales”, ca. February 1932 (“Congratulations on the appearance…”) • [Letters to Weird Tales] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter (Weird Tales, March 1932) 1932)
  • 302 • To. H. P. Lovecraft, March 2, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I’m finally getting around to replying to your letter…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 313 • To Kirk Mashburn, ca. March 1932 (“Dear Mr. Mashburn: / I am writing to express my appreciation…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Kirk Mashburn, no date (“Dear Mr. Mashburn: / I am writing to express my appreciation…”) 1965)
  • 314 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Sorry to hear you’ve been carved on again…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Sorry to hear you’ve been carved on again…”))
  • 316 • To “Oriental Stories”, ca. Spring 1932 (“Brundage did a fine job in the cover illustration…”) • [Letters to Oriental Stories / Magic Carpet Magazine] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 316 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1932 (“Fear Finnel: / When I wzs a kie in East Texas…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1932 (“Fear Finnel: / When I wzs a kie in East Texas there…”))
  • 318 • To Carl Jacobi, pm, March 22, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Jacobi: / I found your recent letter very interesting…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Carl Jacobi, postmarked March 22, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Jacobi: / I found your recent letter very interesting…”) 1985)
  • 319 • To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. March 1932 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I’ve finally gotten around to answering…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 321 • To Carl Swanson, ca. March 1932 (“Dear Mr. Swanson: / I am sending you, under separate cover…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Carl Swanson, ca. March 1932 (“Dear Mr. Swanson: I am sending you, under separate cover…”))
  • 322 • To Carl Swanson, ca. April 1932 (“Dear Mr. Swanson: / I am interested in your publication, and believe…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Carl Swanson, ca. April 1932 (“Dear Mr. Swanson: I am interested in your publication…”))
  • 322 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1932 (“Fear Finn: / I heard from that bone-crushing man-eater…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 323 • A Weird Ballad • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 324 • Untitled poem (“Little brown man of Nippon…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Little Brown Man of Nippon (second version))
  • 327 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. April 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / At last I’ve gotten around to answering…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 336 • To Tevis Clyde Smith (handwritten), ca. May 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Just a bit of press-agenting…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Just a bit of press-agenting…”))
  • 336 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Well, here I am back at the old home town…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Well, here I am back at the old home…”))
  • 338 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Thank you very much for going to all…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa May 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Thank you very much for going to…”) 1991)
  • 340 • The Toy Rattle Murder Case • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 343 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Lo, friend, I approach thee with a liver dripping…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa April 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Lo, friend, I approach thee…”) 1991)
  • 343 • John Brown • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 344 • Abe Lincoln • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 345 • John Kelley • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 346 • The Tom Thumb Moider Mystery • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 346 • Untitled poem (“‘Harry the Fourth was a godly king…'”) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 352 • Untitled poem (“When I was a little lad…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Authorial Version of Duna 1991)
  • 353 • To H. P. Lovecraft, May 24, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Glad you liked the Oriental story…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 367 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. very late May 1932. (“Fear Finn: / Let us tool forth to Australia…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. very late May 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Let us tool forth to Australia…”))
  • 370 • To Carl Swanson, ca. late May 1932 (“Dear Mr. Swanson: / I’m sorry you had to give up…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Carl Swanson, ca. late May 1932 (“Dear Mr. Swanson: I’m sorry you had to give up the idea…”))
  • 370 • To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. July 1932 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thanks very much for ‘De Halve Maen’…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 372 • To H. P. Lovecraft, July 13, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / It is with the utmost humiliation that I begin…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 390 • To H. P. Lovecraft, August 9, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am very sorry to hear of your recent…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 416 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. August 1932 (“Fear Finn: / I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed a pome…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. August 1932 (“Fear Finn: / I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed a pome…”))
  • 417 • Dreaming in Israel • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 419 • Samson’s Broodings • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 420 • To Kirk Mashburn, ca. September 1932 (“Dear Mr. Mashburn: / Just a line (and rather belated…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 420 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1932 (“Fear Finn: / You owe me a letter, you louse…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa September 1932 (“Fear Finn: / You owe me a letter, you louse…”) 1991)
  • 422 • A Glass of Vodka • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 423 • One Blood Stain • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of One Blood Strain 1962)
  • 424 • To H. P. Lovecraft, September 22, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I read, as always, your comments…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, [received September 22, 1932] (“I read, as always, your comments on the Greco-Roman…”) 2002)
  • 451 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I hope you decide to collaborate…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 453 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. mid-October 1932 (“Here is the emblem of a lethal form of life…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 454 • To H. P. Lovecraft, November 2, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I want to begin this letter by an apology…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, received November 2, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I want to begin this letter by an apology…”) 1991)
  • 483 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. November 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Here’s a clipping that might be of some interest…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 484 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Well, I finally got around to answering your letter…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 484 • Lines to G. B. Shaw • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 485 • A Mick in Israel • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 486 • Musings (“To every man his trade…”) • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 486 • Envoy • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 487 • To “Magic Carpet”, ca. November 1932 (“Thanks very much for the remarks and quotations…”) • [Letters to Oriental Stories / Magic Carpet Magazine] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 487 • To August Derleth, ca. December (15?) 1932 (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / I had intended answering your letter…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 489 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. December 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Having read your latest letter with the…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 519 • To Robert H. Barlow, ca. December 1932 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Price tells me that you are interested…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to R. H. Barlow, no date (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Price tells me that you are interested in the collection…”) 1993)
  • 519 • To Robert H. Barlow, ca. December 1932 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / I’ll be glad to sign the title pages of the stories…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to R. H. Barlow, no date (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / I’ll be glad to sign the title pages…”) 1998)
  • 520 • To August Derleth, ca. December (29?) 1932 (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / I read your recent letter with the greatest…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, December 29, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / I read your recent letter with the greatest interest…”) 1991)
Publisher: REH Foundation Press
Year : October 2007
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 525 plus xviii
Cover : Jim & Ruth Keegan
Illustrations :  None
ISFDB Howard Works

Notes

Edited by Rob Roehm.
Annotations by Rusty Burke.
Limited to 300 numbered copies.
A copy of the postcard on p. 301 laid in.
p113, “Surprized” is Howard’s spelling.

The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Two: 1930-1932

The REH Foundation is proud to present The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard. This three-volume, limited-edition series collects all the known letters written by REH. The collection includes dozens of previously unpublished letters and hundreds of poems.

This three-volume set collects more than 330 letters, from the early ones to his Texas friends, most notably Tevis Clyde Smith, and continuing through correspondence with fellow writers Clark Ashton Smith, E. Hoffmann Price, and others. Also included are Howard’s letters to H. P. Lovecraft, which constitute one of the most intriguing correspondence cycles in the history of Fantasy fiction.

Each volume is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 300 copies, and are individually numbered. Cover design and artwork is by Jim & Ruth Keegan.

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