An index to the three-volume The Collected Letters (first editions) of Robert E. Howard. Compiled by Bobby Derie, author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos, with a foreword and annotations by Howard scholar Jeffrey Shanks, this important reference work provides a much-needed tool for researchers studying the correspondence of the father of sword and sorcery and the creator of Conan the Cimmerian.

Also, included are seventeen letters by Howard newly discovered since the publication of The Collected Letters, including several drafts of letters to H. P. Lovecraft. This index is a must-have for fans and scholars wishing to explore the fascinating epistolary corpus of one of the greatest fantasy adventure writers of the 20th century.

Contents

  • x • Foreword (The Collected Letters of Rober E. Howard / Index and Addenda) • essay by Jeffrey Shanks
  • 1 • Additional Letters By Robert E. Howard • essay by uncredited
  • 3 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1925 (“Know all men…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 4 •  Letter to Farnsworth Wright, August 21, 1925 (“I am preparing a mss…”) • [Letters to Farnsworth Wright] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 •  Letter to Merln Wand, May 26, 1928 (“CONTACTS…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 7 •  Letter to John Wasso, undated, unsent (“There is a good deal of justice…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 8 •  Letter to unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“Seems that you owe me…:) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 15 •  Letter to unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“‘The real reason,’ Said John L. Sullivan…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 16 • Postcard to Harold Preece from Piedras Negras, ca. June 1928 (no text) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 18 •  Letter to unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“Show this to Truett…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 20 •  Letter to unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“I’m writing mainly…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 21 •  Letter to Alvin P. Bradford, ca. January 1930, unsent (“You’ll have to pardon…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 22 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1, 1930 (“Admittedly, your theories…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 28 •  Letter to Fort Worth Bank, carbon, June 17, 1933 (“I enclose deposits slips…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 29 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, early draft, ca. July 1933 (“You have frequently warned…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 32 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, later draft, ca. July 1933 (“[…] The writer intimated…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 44 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, draft, ca. January 1935 (“[…] As for my alleged…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 45 •  Letter to “Dime Sports Magazine”, published June 1936 (“Name: Rober Ervin Howard…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 46 • Address List 1 • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 46 • Address List 2 • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 47 • Address List 3 • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 49 • Address List 4 • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 51 •  Postcard to Harold Preece, ca. June 1928 • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 52 • Notes (The Collected Letters of Rober E. Howard / Index and Addenda) • essay by Jeffrey Shanks (variant of Notes (The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard / Index and Addenda)) [as by Jeff Shanks]
  • 55 • Author’s Note on Index (The Collected Letters of Rober E. Howard / Index and Addenda) • essay by Robert Derie [as by Bobby Derie]
  • 57 • Index to “The Collected Letters of the Robert E. Howard” • essay by Robert Derie [as by Bobby Derie]
  • 183 • List of Howard’s Correspondents • essay by Robert Derie [as by Bobby Derie]
  • 187 • List of Howard’s Plays and Poetry • essay by Robert Derie [as by Bobby Derie]
  • 199 • About the Contributors (The Collected Letters of Rober E. Howard / Index and Addenda) • essay by uncredited
Publisher: REH Foundation Press
Year : January 2015
Book No. : ISBN-10: 0692361154ISBN-13: 978-0692361153
Edition : 1st
Format : Trade paperback (6 x 9 inches, perfect bound)
Pages : 199 plus xii
Cover : Design by Jeffrey Shanks | Illustration by Jim & Ruth Keegan
Illustrations : Scanned image of the front and back sides of the June 1928 postcard to Harold Preece.

Notes

Compiled by Bobby DerieAnnotations by Jeffrey Shanks”Foreword and Annotations by Jeffrey Shanks”Cover artists credited on the copyright page.Was earlier available as print on demand from Lulu.com.

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An index to the three-volume The Collected Letters (first editions) of Robert E. Howard. Compiled by Bobby Derie, author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos, with a foreword and annotations by Howard scholar Jeffrey Shanks, this important reference work provides a much-needed tool for researchers studying the correspondence of the father of sword and sorcery and the creator of Conan the Cimmerian. Also, included are seventeen letters by Howard newly discovered since the publication of The Collected Letters, including several drafts of letters to H. P. Lovecraft. This index is a must-have for fans and scholars wishing to explore the fascinating epistolary corpus of one of the greatest fantasy adventure writers of the 20th century.

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