Selected letters from Howard to Tevis Clyde Smith, Harold Preece, Lovecraft and others. Included in the letters are the following poems and stories:

“A Dream”
“Symbols” (poem)
“The Odyssey of Israel” (poem)
“Daughter of Evil” (poem)
“Reuben’s Brethren” (poem)

Contents

  • v • Introduction (Robert E. Howard: Selected Letters 1923-1930) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 1 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, August 24, 1923 (“Bohut Salaam, Clyde sahib: / I was all ready to come over…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 3 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, September 9, 1923 (“Clyde Sahib: / First off I must apologize for not …”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 3 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, July 16, 1925 (Salaam, sahib: / What ho, milord!…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 4 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, August 26, 1925 (“Salaam: / I’ve been thinking. What is reality…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 •  Letter to Trevis Clyde Smith, August 28, 1925 (“Salaam: / I’ve been thinking. Did you ever stop…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1927 (“Salaam: / Having just got your letter I’ll write now…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 7 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1927 (“Salaam: / Seeking cognizance of things looked…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 9 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928 (“Salaam: / Listen, you crumb, I think…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 9 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928 (“I wasn’t lying to you Saturday…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 10 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, week of February 20, 1928 (“The fellow who wrote ‘The Kasidah’ strung a lot…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 10 • Symbols • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 12 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928 (“The only reason for writing this letter…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 13 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928 (“Salaam: / Glad you’re writing these days…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 13 • Untitled poem (“Moses was our leader and Moses knew his Hebrews…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Odyssey of Israel)
  • 16 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1928 (“Salaam: / So Klatt has gone West…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 •  Letter to Harold Preece, postmarked September 23, 1928 (“Salaam: / The tang of winter is in the air…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 18 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1928 (“Salaam: / I could have gone with you for dinner…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 19 •  Letter to Harold Preece, received October 20, 1928 (“Salaam: / Your stationery is alright…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • (1976) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 21 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 (“Salaam: / I’ll swear you’re the only galoot…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 22 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 (“Heh heh! At last I’ve sold a story to…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 23 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1928 (“Salaam: / […] The rattle of the keys…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 25 •  Letter to Harold Preece, ca. December 1928 (“Salaam: / You’re right; women are great actors…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, no date (“Salaam: / You’re right; women are great actors…”) 1976)
  • 28 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929 (“Salaam: / […] Looks like I’m not going to make it over there…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 32 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929 (“Salaam: / Last night the Sunday School class has a party…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 33 •  Letter: Robert E. Howard to Harold Preece, no date (“Salaam: / I’ve been very neglectful of my correspondence…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • (1965) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Harold Preece, c. March 1929 (“Salaam: / I’ve been very neglectful…”) 2007)
  • 34 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1929 (“Salaam: / […] […] I enjoyed your letter highly…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 35 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca June 1929 (“Salaam: / I received an announcement from Chicago…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 36 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1929 (“Salaam: / The main reason I’m writing this letter…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 37 •  Letter to Harold Preece, ca. September 1929 (“Salaam: / I’ve been reading ‘Destiny Bay’ and…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 38 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. late December 1929 (“Well: / Here I am doing business at the old stand…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 39 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1930 (“Many thanks for the letter you wrote…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 40 •  Letter to Harold Preece, ca. February 1930 (“Go manee jeea git. / You’re a Kansan now…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 42 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1930 (“Well, here is the letter. I haven’t…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 43 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1930 (“Salaam, Fear Orghruagach: / […] I owe Hink a letter…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 43 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, tell Cuchullain the Dutchess…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 45 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1930 (“Well,Fear Finn: / I trust you are in good healthel…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 46 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn, I was in Brownwood…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 47 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, week of June 9, 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn: / The pictures came at last…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 48 •  Letter to Farnsworth Wright, ca. July 1930 (“Dear Mr. Wright: / I have long looked forward to…”) • [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)
  • 49 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, August 9, 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am indeed highly honored…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To H. P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1, 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am indeed highly honored…”) 2007)
  • 52 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. August 1930 (“Well, Fear Finn: / I haven’t heard from our story…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1930 (“I haven’t heard from our story, but that’s not…”) 2007)
  • 53 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. August 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Let me first thank you for the opportunity…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 56 •  Letter 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
  • 57 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I envy you your sojourn in Quebec…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 60 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1930 (“Well Fear Finn: / I hope you’ll sell the duelling story…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 61 • Untitled poem (“They cast her out of the court of the king…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 62 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am very glad that you enjoyed…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 65 •  Letter to Harold Preece, ca. October 1930 (“Well, Harold, how did you like my story…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 65 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1930 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / It is with greatest delight that I learn…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 69 • Reuben’s Brethren • (1969) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 74 •  Letter to Harold Preece, postmarked November 24, 1930 (“I hope you’ll pardon my negligence in…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • (1970) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 74 • Untitled poem (“Slow sift the sands of Time; the yellowed leaves…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Sands of Time 1961)
  • 75 •  Letter 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
Publisher : Necronomicon Press
Year : October 1989
Format : Booklet / Chapbook
Pages : 84
Cover : Robert H. Knox
Illustrations : None

Notes

Edited by Glenn Lord with Rusty Burke and S.T. Joshi
Contains 49 letters written by Robert E. Howard.

Saddle stapled, wraps.
Cover artist credited on copyright page.
“First printing” on copyright page.
Letters are footnoted by the editor to clarify content.

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Selected letters from Howard to Tevis Clyde Smith, Harold Preece, Lovecraft and others. Included in the letters are poems and stories.

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