LETTER FROM DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1928
A great letter from fellow Weird Tales author Carl Jacobi to Howard. In the letter, Jacobi mentions that he got REH’s address from August Derleth.
Lots of great content regarding Weird Tales, including the mentioning of REH’s stories ‘The Blood of Belshazzar’ and ‘The Sowers of the Thunder’.
Jacobi’s tale, ‘Mive’, appeared in the January 1932 issue of Weird Tales. in his reply to Jacoby (dated March 22, 1932), REH wrote in part: “I found your recent letter very interesting, and if my comments on your story ‘Mive’, have helped you with the editors, I am sincerely glad. I consider that story as one of the finest of its kind I have ever read.”.
The letter including the original envelope is auctioned at the Wincy City Pulp and Paper auction. The letter is signed by Jacobi.
Thanks to Doug Ellis of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention for providing a digital copy of the letter and the information. Visit http://www.windycitypulpandpaper.com/ for more details.