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 The collection includes dozens of previously unpublished letters and hundreds of poems.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

  • xiii • Introduction (The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Three: 1933-1936) • essay by Rusty Burke
  • xxi • Notes on the Text (The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Three: 1933-1936) • essay by uncredited
  • 3 • To August Derleth, ca. January 1933 (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / I was much interested in your accounts…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, ca. January 1933 (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / I was much interested in your accounts…”) 1964)
  • 11 • To August Derleth, ca. February 1933 (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / After so long a time, I’m getting around to answering…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, ca. February 1933 (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / After so long a time, I’m getting around…”) 1972)
  • 14 • To August Lenniger, February 20, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lenniger: / Here are copies of ‘The Shadow Kingdom’…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Lenniger, February 20, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lenniger: / Here are the copies of ‘The Shadow Kingdom’…”) 1998)
  • 14 • To Donald Wandrei, ca. February 21, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Wandrei: / I’ve been intending to write to you for some time…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Donald Wandrei, ca. February 21, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Wandrei: / I’ve been intending to write…”) 2007)
  • 15 • To August Derleth, ca. March 1933 (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / I should have told you that I meant…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, no date (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / I should have told you that I meant…”) 1972)
  • 18 • To H. P. Lovecraft, March 6, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I have just read your recent letter…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 41 • To August Lenniger, March 8, 1933 (“Dear Sir: / This is to inform you that I have permission…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Lenniger, March 8, 1933 (“Dear Sir: / This is to inform you that I have permission…”) 1999)
  • 41 • To “Magic Carpet”, ca. March 1933 (“Congratulations on the quality and appearance…”) • [Letters to Oriental Stories / Magic Carpet Magazine] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 42 • To Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked March 15, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith; / I hardly know how to thank you for the copy…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked March 15, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I hardly know how to thank you…”) 1976)
  • 43 • To Carl Jacobi, March 17, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Jacobi: / I am glad to write to Wright, commenting…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Carl Jacobi, Saint Patrick’s Day, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Jacobi: / I am glad to write to Wright…”) 1985)
  • 44 • To August Derleth, ca. March (23?) 1933 (“Dear August: / I quite agree with you regarding those super-critics…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 47 • To Robert H. Barlow, ca. April 2, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Here are some notes of Price’s which…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to R. H. Barlow, ca. April 2, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Here are some notes of Price’s which I am…”) 1999)
  • 48 • To H. P. Lovecraft, April 23, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I’m enclosing some of the latest views…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 50 • Untitled poem (“Under the grim San Saba hills…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Lost San Saba Mine 2002)
  • 52 • To August Derleth, ca. May 1933 (“Dear August: / As a starter, I must apologize for having taken…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 56 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1933 (“Fear Finn: / I was in Brownwood yesterday, and went…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1933 (“Fear Finn: / I was in Brownwood yesterday…”) 2007)
  • 57 • To the Clayton Magazines, June 13, 1933 (“Gentlemen: / A few weeks ago I wrote you asking a release…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 58 • To Hugh G. Schonfield, June 15, 1933 (“Dear Sir: / As I promised, in answer to your letter…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Hugh G. Schonfeld, June 15, 1933 (“Dear Sir: / As I promised, in answer to your letter…”) 1975)
  • 59 • To August Derleth, July 3, 1933 (“Dear August: / Please accept my belated thanks for the picture…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 63 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Glad we got the physical-mental…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa May/June 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Glad we got the physical-mental question…”) 1991)
  • 92 • Postcard to H. P. Lovecraft, dated July 9, 1933 (“Ruins of Fort McKavett, July 9, 1933; I like this snap…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 92 • To August Derleth, ca. July 1933 (“Dear August: / Thanks immensely for the opportunity of reading…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, July 1933 (“Dear August: / Thanks immensely for the opportunity of reading…”) 1976)
  • 95 • To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. July 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I really must apologize for not having answered…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, circa Summer 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I really must apologize for not having…”) 1976)
  • 96 • To Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked July 22, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I can hardly find words to express the pleasure…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked July 22, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I can hardly find words to express the pleasure…”) 1966)
  • 97 • To August Derleth, ca. August 1933 (“Dear August: / Yes, I certainly did enjoy ‘Five Alone’…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 99 • A Dungeon Opens • (1987) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 100 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. August 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am sending on to you the enclosed…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter: Robert E. Howard to H. P. Lovecraft, July 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am sending on to you…”) 1971)
  • 101 • To August Derleth, September 4, 1933 (“Dear August: / Glad you liked the rhyme I sent you…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 104 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. September or October 1933 (“Dear H.P.L.: / I was very sorry to hear of your aunt’s accident…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 131 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1933 (“Fear Finn: / The Galleon Press has just brought out what…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1933 (“Fear Finn: / The Galleon Press has just bought out…”) 2007)
  • 132 • To August Derleth, ca. October 1933 (“Dear August: / Thanks very much for the opportunity of…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, ca. September 1933 (“Dear August: / Thanks very much for the opportunity of reading…”) 1972)
  • 135 • To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. October 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / Thanks very much for the kind things you said…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, circa October 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / Thanks very much for the kind things you said…”) 1991)
  • 137 • To August Derleth, ca. October 1933 (“Dear August: / By all means use the hawk incident if you wish…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 139 • To Charles C. Hornig, November 1, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Hornig: / Thanks for the copy of ‘The Fantasy Fan’…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Charles D. Hornig, November 1, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Hornig: / Thanks for the copy of ‘The Fantasy Fan’…”) 2007)
  • 140 • To H. P. Lovecraft, November 3, 1933 (“Dear HPL: / Glad you liked the rattles. The owner got his head shot off…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 142 • To Charles D. Hornig, November 10, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Hornig: / Here is a short story, ‘The Frost King’s Daughter’…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Charles D. Hornig, November 10, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Hornig: / Here is a short story, ‘The Frost King’s Daughter’…”) 1989)
  • 142 • To August Derleth, ca. November 1933 (“Dear August: / I enjoyed reading your ‘Hawk on the Blue’…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, ca. November 1933 (“Dear August: / I enjoyed reading your…”) 1972)
  • 144 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. November 1933 (“Dear HPL: / I am so submerged in work that I must postpone…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 145 • To “The Fantasy Fan”, ca. November 1933 (“I find ‘The Fantasy Fan’ very interesting…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 146 • To H. P. Lovecraft, December 3, 1933 (“Dear HPL: / Glad you found the cat article of some…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 147 • To August Derleth, ca. December 1933 (“Dear August: / I think Scribners was nuts to turn down…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, ca. December 1933 (“Dear August: / I think Scribners was nuts to turn down…”) 1991)
  • 149 • To “The Fantasy Fan”, ca. late 1933 (“I liked the November issue very much…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 150 • To Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked December 14, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / Only the fact that I have been sick…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked December 14, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / Only the fact that I have been sick…”) 1972)
  • 152 • Card to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked December 20, 1933 (“Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 152 • To August Derleth, ca. late December 1933 (“Dear August: / Hope you had a good Christmas…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 157 • To August Derleth, ca. January 1934 (“Dear August: / I note with sympathy your remarks concerning…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 159 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1934 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I enjoyed very much your account of your…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 193 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1934 (“Dear HPL: / I deeply appreciate your sympathetic expressions…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 194 • To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. January 1934 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / Thanks again for the drawing of the wizard…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, circa January 1934 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / Thanks again for the drawing of the wizard…”) 1991)
  • 197 • To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. March 1934 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I am sorry to hear you have been indisposed…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, circa March 1934 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I am sorry to hear you have been indisposed…”) 1965)
  • 199 • To H. P. Lovecraft, March 24, 1934 (“Dear HPL: / Here’s a little item which might interest you…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 202 • To August Derleth, ca. late March 1934 (“Dear August: / Pardon this belated letter. My health…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 203 • To “The Fantasy Fan”, ca. April 1934 (“Smith’s poem in the March issue…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 204 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. May 1934 (“Dear HPL: / Glad you’re having such a good time…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 206 • To Denis Archer, May 20, 1934 (“Dear Sir: / As you doubtlessly remember, in your letter…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 206 • To R. Fowler Gafford, May 20, 1934 (“Dear Fowler: / This answer to your last letter has been…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 207 • To Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked May 21, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / My delay in answering your last letter has…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked May 21, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / My delay in answering you last letter…”) 1991)
  • 210 • To Denis Archer, May 22, 1934 (“Dear Sir: / As you doubtless remember, in your…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Dennis Archer, May 22, 1934 (“Dear Sir: As you doubtless remember, in your…”) 2007)
  • 211 • To August Derleth, May 30, 1934 (“Dear August: / I have a feeling that I’ve been owing you…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 212 • To Robert H. Barlow, June 1, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Concerning the illustrations you mentioned…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter: Robet E. Howard to R. H. Barlow, dated June 1, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Concerning the illustrations you mentioned…”) 1973)
  • 213 • To August Derleth, ca. June 1934 (“Dear August: / Having completed several weeks of steady work…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 215 • To Robert H. Barlow, June 14, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / If I ever decide to dispose of the Rankin…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter: Robert E. Howard to R. H. Barlow, dated June 14, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / If I ever decide to dispose of…”) 1973)
  • 215 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. June 1934 (“Dear HPL: / Glad you’re finding your stay in Florida…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, [c. late May or early June 1934] (“Glad you’re finding your stay in Florida so enjoyable…”) 2002)
  • 219 • To Robert H. Barlow, July 5, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Here, at last, is the ms. I promised you some…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to R. H. Barlow, July 5, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Here, at last, is the ms. I promised…”) 1999) [Read more here]
  • 219 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1934 (“Dear HPL: / I started writing this months ago [inserted]…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 245 • To Carl Jacobi, ca. Summer 1934 (“Dear Mr. Jacobi: / Thank you for the kind comments you made about…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Carl Jacobi, ca. Summer 1934 (“Dear Mr. Jacobi: / Thank you for the kind comments you made…”) 1970)
  • 248 • to Charles C. Hornig, August 10, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Hornig: / Glad you liked the verses…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 249 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1934 (“Dear HPL: / Thanks very much for the post-cards…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 255 • To Novalyne Price, September 27, 1934 (“Dear Novalyne, / How about going to the show in Brownwood…”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 255 • To August Derleth, ca. mid-October 1934 (“Dear August: / I haven’t yet gotten a copy of the…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 258 • To August Derleth, December 11, 1934 (“Dear August: / I recently found your letter of October 18…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, December 11, 1934 (“Dear August: / I recently found your letter of October 18…”) 1972)
  • 259 • Card to Emil Petaja, December 17, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Petaja: / Thank you very much for the splendid…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 261 • Cimmeria • (1965) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 262 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. December 1934 (“Dear HPL: / I read your account of your trip down the Atlantic…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 281 • To Novalyne Price, ca. December 1934 (“Dear Novalyne, / Like my meal-ticket, Conan the Cimmerian…”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Novalyne Price, no date (“Dear Novalyne, / Like my meal-ticket, Conan the Cimmerian…”) 1986)
  • 281 • Echo from the Ebon Isles • (1998) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 282 • To a Woman (“Though fathoms deep you sink me in the mold…”) • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 283 • One Who Comes at Eventide • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 287 • To Alvin Earl Perry, ca. early 1935 (“The first character I ever created was Francis Xavier Gordon…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 288 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1935 (“Dear HPL: / I have finally found time to answer…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1935 (“Dear HPL: / I have finally found time to answer…”) 2007)
  • 289 • To August Derleth, ca. June 1935 (“Dear August: / I reckon you’ve wondered at times why the hell…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 302 • To August Derleth, ca. February 1935 (“Dear August: / I would have written you long ago, but…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 304 • To Emil Petaja, March 6, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Petaja: / Glad the ms. proved satisfactory. Haven’t…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Emil Petaja, March 6, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Petaja: / Glad the ms. proved satisfactory…”) 1998)
  • 305 • To Charles D. Hornig, May 3, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Hornig: / I’m very sorry to learn that ‘The Fantasy Fan’ has…”) • [Letters to Charles D. Hornig / The Fantasy Fan] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 306 • To Farnsworth Wright, dated May 6, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Wright: / I always hate to write a letter like this, but…”) • [Letters to Farnsworth Wright] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Farnsworth Wright, May 6, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Wright: / I always hate to write a letter like this…”) 1976)
  • 308 • To Otis Adelbert Kline, May 13, 1935 (“Dear Kline: / I’m writing this to ask for some information in…”) • [Letters to Otis Adelbert Kline] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Otis Adelbert Kline, May 13, 1935 (“Dear Kline: / I’m writing this to ask for some…”) 2007)
  • 309 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. May 1935 (“Dear HPL: / The reason I haven’t answered your letter sooner is that…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. May 1935 (“Dear HPL: / The reason I haven’t answered your letter…”) 2007)
  • 328 • Postcard to Novalyne Price, postmarked June 19, 1935 (“Dear Novalyne; / Roswell / The weather is good…”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 328 • Postcard to Novalyne Price, postmarked June 20, 1935 (“Dear Novalyne; / Cordially, / Bob”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 329 • Postcard to August Derleth, postmarked June 30, 1935 (“This card was purchased in Lincoln, N.M…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 330 • To Novalyne Price, July 4, 1935 (“Dear Novalyne: / I take my typewriter in hand to write you…”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Novalyne Price, July 4, 1935 (“Dear Novalyne, / I take my typewriter in hand to write you…”) 1986)
  • 331 • To August Derleth, July 4, 1935 (“Dear August: / Thanks very much for the article…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, July 4, 1935 (“Dear August: / Thanks very much for the article…”) 1991)
  • 338 • To Novalyne Price, July 9, 1935 (“Dear Novalyne: / Thank you for your invitation to call…”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Novalyne Price, July 9, 1935 (“Dear Novalyne: / Thank you for your invitation to call…”) 1986)
  • 339 • To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1935 (“Dear HPL: / Thanks very much for the fine postcard views…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1935 (“Dear HPL: / Thanks very much for the fine…”) 2007)
  • 365 • To Emil Petaja, July 23, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Petaja: / Please believe my delay in answering your letter of…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Emil Petaja, July 23, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Petaja: / Please believe my delay in answering your letter…”) 1998)
  • 366 • To Clark Ashton Smith, July 23, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I’m ashamed of my long delay in answering…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, July 23, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I’m ashamed of my long delay in answering…”) 1972)
  • 368 • To Emil Petaja, September 6, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Petaja: / Yes, I did like ‘Witches Berceuse’ very much…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Emil Petaja, September 6, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Petaja: / Yes, I did like “Witch’s Berceuse’ very much…”) 1998)
  • 369 • To H. P. Lovecraft, October 3, 1935 (“Dear HPL: / Here are some clippings which might interest…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 370 • To August Derleth, November 1, 1935 (“Dear August: / I should have written you months ago…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 373 • To August Derleth, November 28, 1935 (“Dear August: / Thanks for the opportunity of reading ‘Hawks…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 375 • To H. P. Lovecraft, December 5, 1935 (“Dear HPL: / A rather belated reply to your interesting…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, December 5, 1935 (“Dear HPL: / A rather belated reply to your interesting letter…”) 1991)
  • 394 • To Robert H. Barlow, December 17, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Thank you very much for the copy of…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Robert H. Barlow, December 17, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Thank you very much for the copy…”) 2007)
  • 395 • To August Lenniger, December 27, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Lenniger: / I have received your letter of the 17th…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Lenniger, December 27, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Lenniger: I have received your letter of the…”) 2007)
  • 399 • To William Kofoed, January 8, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Kofoed, / Glad that Bloomfield can use ‘Fists of the Desert’…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 400 • To Otis Adelbert Kline, January 8, 1936 (“Dear Kline: / A belated acknowledgment of the check for…”) • [Letters to Otis Adelbert Kline] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Otis Adelbert Kline, January 8, 1936 (“Dear Kline: / A belated acknowledgment of the check…”) 2007)
  • 402 • To Otis Adelbert Kline, January 13, 1936 (“Dear Kline: / Just read yours of the 11th. I gather…”) • [Letters to Otis Adelbert Kline] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Otis Adelbert Kline, January 13, 1936 (“Dear Kline: / Just read yours of the 11th…”) 2007)
  • 404 • To Otis Adelbert Kline, January 18, 1936 (“Dear Kline: / Just read your letter of the 15th. I can see…”) • [Letters to Otis Adelbert Kline] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Otis Adelbert Kline, January 18, 1936 (“Dear Kline: / Just read your letter of the 15th…”) 2007)
  • 406 • To H. P. Lovecraft, February 11, 1936 (“Dear HPL: / Glad you enjoyed the dream write-up I sent you…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 417 • To Robert H. Barlow, ca. February 14, 1936 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / This is to express, somewhat belatedly, my thanks…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to R. H. Barlow, February 14, 1936 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / This is to express, somewhat belatedly…”) 1933)
  • 417 • To Novalyne Price, February 14, 1936 (“Dear Novalyne: / I heard yesterday you had the mumps…”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Novalyne Price, February 14, 1936 (“Dear Novalyne: / I heard yesterday you had the mumps…”) 1986)
  • 420 • To E. Hoffmann Price, February 15, 1936 (“Dear Ed: / I’ve eventually found time to answer your cards…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, February 15, 1936 (“Dear Ed, / I’ve eventually found time…”) 1945)
  • 425 • To Novalyne Price, February 25, 1936 (“Dear Novalyne: / I’m sorry but I won’t be able to keep the date…”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Novalyne Price, February 25, 1936 (Dear Novalyne: / I’m sorry but I won’t be able to keep the date…”) 1986)
  • 426 • To Novalyne Price, March 5, 1936 (“Dear Novalyne: / I just now read the letter you wrote me…”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 427 • To P. Schuyler Miller, March 10, 1936 (“Dear Mr. Miller; / I feel indeed honored that you and Dr. Clark…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to P. Schuyler Miller, March 10, 1936 (“Dear Mr. Miller: / I feel indeed honored…”) 1953)
  • 431 • To August Derleth, April 15, 1936 (“Dear August: / Just a hurried line to let you know I haven’t…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 434 • To E. Hoffmann Price, April 21, 1936 (“Dear Ed: / Glad you-all liked ‘She-Devil’. Glad too…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, April 21, 1936 (“Dear Ed: / Glad you-all liked ‘She-Devil.’ Glad, too…”) 1945)
  • 435 • To Jack Byrne, draft. April 21, 1936 (“Dear Mr. Byrne: / My agent, O. A. Kline, tells me…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 435 • Untitled fragment (“Mr. William Westphal, Esq…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 436 • To Frank Thurston Torbett, postmarked April 28, 1936 (“Dear Thurston: / I’m sorry I have not been able…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Frank Thurston Torbett, postmarked April 28, 1936 (“Dear Thurston: I’m sorry I have not been able…”) 2007)
  • 437 • To August Derleth, May 9, 1936 (“Dear August: / I am indeed sorry to learn of the deaths…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to August Derleth, May 9, 1936 (“Dear August: / I am indeed sorry to learn of the deaths…”) 1976)
  • 438 • Untitled poem (“You have built a world of paper and wood…”) • (1964) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of A Warning (“You have built a world of paper and wood … “))
  • 439 • To H. P. Lovecraft, partial draft of May 13 letter, May 11, 1936 (“Dear HPL: / I am indeed sorry to hear…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 440 • To H. P. Lovecraft, May 13, 1936 (“Dear HPL: / I am indeed sorry to hear that you and your Aunt…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 462 • To “Weird Tales”, ca. May 1936 (“Enthusiasm impels me to pause from burning…”) • [Letters to Weird Tales] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter (Weird Tales, June 1936): Concise Comments 1936)
  • 462 • To Novalyne Price, May 27, 1936 (“Dear Novalyne, / You needn’t have bothered about…”) • [Letters to Novalyne Price] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Novalyne Price, May 27, 1936 (“Dear Novalyne, / You needn’t have bothered about …”) 2007)
  • 463 • To “The Californian Magazine”, Summer 1936 (“Thank you very much for the copy…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to “The Californian Magazine”, summer 1936 (“Thank you very much for the…”) 2007)
  • 463 • To E. Hoffmann Price, June 3, 1936 (“Dear Ed: / Sorry to hear Pawang Ali has been banished…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, June 3, 1936 (“Dear Ed: / Sorry to hear Pawang Ali has been banished…”) 1945)
  • 464 • To Frank Thurston Torbett, postmarked June 3, 1936 (“Dear Thurston: / My mother is very low. I fear she has not…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Postcard to Thurston Torbett, postmarked June 3, 1936 (“Dear Thurston: / My mother is very low…”) 1991)
  • 464 • To Otto Binder, ca. after June 5, 1936 (“Dear Binder: / 1/2 a cent is O.K. if you can’t get more…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 467 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. before July 1925 (“King Bahthur’s Court / Prologue…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. before July 1925 (“King Bahthur’s Court / Prologue…”) 2007)
  • 467 • King Bahlthur’s Court Prologue • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 467 • King Bahlthur’s Court • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 469 • L’envoi (“Now flapper ridden flivvers whiz…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 470 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. between 1926 and 1928 (“Ha ha! You’re not going to get off…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. between mid 1926 and March 1928 (“Ha ha! You’re not going to get off so easily…”) 2007)
  • 470 • Untitled poem (“She came in the grey of the desert dawn…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Coming of Bast (Draft) 2009)
  • 471 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (“Salaam: / Again glancing over your last letter…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (“Salaam: / Again glancing over your last letter…”) 2007)
  • 471 • Surrender (“Open the window and let me go…”) • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 472 • I Praise My Nativity • (1987) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 472 • Dreaming • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 473 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (“The Seeker thrust warily at a door…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (“The Seeker thrust warily at a door…”) 2007)
  • 473 • Untitled fragment (“The Seeker thrust warily…”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 476 • To Certain Cultured Women • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 477 • Untitled poem (“Over the hills the winds of the sea…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Winds of the Sea)
  • 477 • Out of the Deep • [Voices of the Night • 1] • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Voices Waken Memory 1934)
  • 478 • Babel • [Voices of the Night • 3] • (1935) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 478 • Laughter in the Gulfs • [Voices of the Night • 4] • (1957) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 479 • Moon Shame • [Voices of the Night • 2] • (1957) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 480 • A Crown for a King • [Voices of the Night • 5] • (1976) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 481 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, no date (“If you don’t publish this…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (“If you don’t publish this would you…”) 2007)
  • 481 • The Viking of the Sky • (1998) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 483 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, no date (“Salaam: / Skulls Against the Dawn…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (“Salaam: / Skulls Against the Dawn / Oh, who comes…”) 2007)
  • 483 • Skulls against the Dawn • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 484 • Drummings on an Empty Skull • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 485 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. probably late 1928 (“Salaam: / SHADOWS OF DREAMS….”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. probably late 1928 (“Salaam: / SHADOWS OF DREAMS…”) 2007)
  • 485 • Shadows of Dreams • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 487 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. probably late 1928, early 1929 (“Salaam: / I have forgotten whether you or Truett…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. probably late 1928, early 1929 (“Salaam: / I have forgotten whether you or Truett…”) 2007)
  • 488 • A Song of College • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 490 • That Women May Sing of Us • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 490 • Sighs in the Yellow Leaves • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 491 • A Song of Greenwich • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 491 • Ballade • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 492 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. before 1930, probably late 1928, late 1929 (“Salaam: / As my dear public remembers…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. before 1930, probably late 1928 or 1929 (“Salaam: / As my dear public remembers, I was appointed…”))
  • 492 • Untitled story (“As my dear public remembers…”) • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 497 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. before 1930, after July 1925, probably circa early 1929 (“Salaam: / There once was a wicked old elf…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. before 1930, after July 1925, probably circa early 1929 (“Salaam: / There once was a wicked old elf…”))
  • 497 • Untitled poem (“There once was a wicked old elf…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 497 • Untitled poem (“There are grim things did, in the East, old kid…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 499 • To Lyle Saxon • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 500 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. after 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, I read your story…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. after 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, I read your story…”))
  • 501 • The Cuckoo’s Revenge • (1987) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 501 • The Madness of Cormac • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 502 • A Challenge to Bast • (1986) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 502 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca after mid-1931 (“Fear Finn: / I’m damned if I can think of…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. after mid-1931 (“Fear Finn: / I’m damned if I can think of anything…”) 2007)
  • 502 • Untitled poem (“My empty skull is full of dust…”) • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of A Poet’s Skull)
  • 504 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, handwritten, no date (“Not even a movie in this god forsaken town…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, date unknown (“Not even a movie in this god forsaken…”) 2007)
  • 505 • To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. after mid-1932 (“Ahatou noyon, Fear Finn: / Thinking of nothing…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. after mid-1932 (“Ahatou noyon, Fear Finn: / Thinking of nothing particularly…”))
  • 505 • The Werewolf Murder Case • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 509 • The Adventurer’s Mistress (“The fogs of night fling banners red…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 511 • “I’ve done my part in writing it…” • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 511 • Untitled poem (“There were three lads who went their destined ways…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 513 • “Poem penned by Akbar Ali…” • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 513 • Untitled poem (“Match a toad with a far-winged hawk…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 514 • Crusade • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 515 • Sang the King of Midian • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 516 • Renunciation • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 519 •  Thoughts of an Afghan on a raid • (2007) • interior artwork by Robert E. Howard
  • 520 •  ”Relentless” Reginald and his partner in crime, “Chorus-girl” Percival Vanderbilt • (1998) • interior artwork by Robert E. Howard
  • 521 •  Drawing of a Strange Cow • (2007) • interior artwork by Robert E. Howard
  • 522 • To unknown recipient, undated (“Salaam: / Not much to say. My brain seems stagnant…”) • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to unknown recipient, undated (“Salaam: / Not much to say. My brain seems…”))
  • 523 •  To unknown recipient, ca. 1931 (“R.E.H. as mythical Dan Dream…”) • interior artwork by Robert E. Howard
  • 524 • Postcard to Unknown Recipient, undated, handwritten (“Schlitz didn’t pay for this endorsement…”) • (2008) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 525 • Addendum: To Herbert Klatt, ca. fall 1925 (“Bohut salaam, bahader; / Again I write you…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Herbert Klatt, ca. fall 1925 (“Bohut salaam, bahader; / Again I write you, being…”) 2007)
Publisher: REH Foundation Press
Year : October 2008
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 528 plus xxii
Cover : Jim & Ruth Keegan
Illustrations : None
ISFDB Howard Works

Notes

Limited edition of 300 copies.
Edited by Rob Roehm
Annotations by Rusty Burke
A facsimile reproduction of articles from the DALLAS MORNING NEWS for October 2, 1935 is included. These are “clippings” that Howard refers to in his October 3, 1935 letter to H.P. Lovecraft.
A facsimile reproduction of an undated postcard to Tevis Clyde Smith is included.
The Addendum, p. 525, is the complete text of the abridged letter on p. 72 of Volume One.

The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Three: 1933-1936

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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