The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Two: 1930-1932
REH Foundation Press
Year :
October 2007
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 525 plus xviii
Cover art : Jim & Ruth Keegan
Illustrations : None
     The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Two: 1930-1932
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Notes
Limited edition of 300 copies.
Edited by Rob Roehm
Annotations by Rusty Burke
A six page facsimile reproduction of the following letter was included with each copy of the book. 
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1932,
"Yes, I enjoyed the postcards very much."
Several of the letters included in this volume have previously been published in REH: SELECTED LETTERS (Necronomicon Press), but those often were truncated, heavily edited, or missing poetry or stories.

The following stories and poems are contained in the letters:
Excerpts from "The Ballad of King Geraint" (poem)
Untitled, "Life is a cynical, romantic pig;" (poem)
"The Autumn of the World" (poem)
"A Tribute to the Sportsmanship of the Fans" (poem)
"Aw Come On And Fight!" (poem)
"The Song of the Sage" (poem)
"Whispers" (poem)
"Song Before Clontarf" (poem)
"Ambition" (poem)
"Whispers On the Nightwinds" (poem)
"The Gladiator and the Lady" (poem)
Untitled, "Thomas Fitzgerald, Shane O’Neill" (poem)
"The Mutiny of the Hellroarer"
"The Return of the Sea-Farer" (poem)
"A Stirring of Green Leaves" (poem)
"The Rhyme of the Viking Path" (poem)
"A Marching Song of Connacht" (poem)
Untitled, "Then Stein the peddler with rising joy" (poem)
"A Ballad of Beer" (poem)
"Lives and Crimes of Notable Artists"
"Voyages with Villains"
"Daughter of Evil" (poem)
"Rueben’s Brethren" (poem)
"Mihiragula" (poem)
"Belshazzer" (poem)
"Timur-lang" (poem)
"The Peasant on the Euphrates" (poem)
Untitled, "Slow sift the sands of Time; the yellowed leaves" (poem)
"A Dream"
"The Grim Land" (poem)
Untitled, "Lizzen my children and you shall be told" (poem)
Untitled, "Let it rest with the ages mysteries" aka "Who is Grandpa Theobold?" (poem)
"The Last Day" (poem)
"Moonlight on a Skull" (poem)
"Arkham" (poem)
"A Weird Ballad" (poem)
Untitled, "Little brown man of Nippon" (poem)
"The Toy Rattle Murder Case"
"John Brown" (poem)
"Abe Lincoln" (poem)
"John Kelley" (poem)
"The Tom Thumb Moider Mystery"
"Authorial version of Duna" (poem)
"Dreaming in Israel" (poem)
"Samson’s Broodings" (poem)
"A Glass of Vodka" — a play
"One Blood Stain" (poem)
"Lines to G. B. Shaw" (poem)
"A Mick in Israel" (poem)
"Musings" (poem)
"Envoy" (poem)





























































































































 
Contents
"Introduction" by Rusty Burke
"Acknowledgements" by Rob Roehm
Notes on the text
1930
To Harold Preece, pm, January 4, 1930,
"Yes, we fade from youth swiftly."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1930,
"
Many thanks for the letter you wrote Farnsworth . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1930,
"Well, here is the letter."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1930,
"Salaam, Fear Ohghruagach: /Life is a cynical, . . ."
To Harold Preece, ca. February 1930,
"Go manee jeea git. You're in Kansas now, eh?"

To WEIRD TALES, ca. March 1930,
"Thirsty Blades is fine."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn, tell Cuchullain the Dutchess . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn: / I trust you are in good healthel . . ."
To Harold Preece, pm, March 24, 1930,
"Thanks for the picture."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early April 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn, you mention being in a lethargic . . ."
To Harold Preece, ca. early April 1930,
"Thanks for the Saint Padraic's card."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1930,
"Salaam: / Well, Fear Finn, I believe in days gone yore . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1930,
"Salaam: / Well, Fear Finn, I hope this letter finds you o.k. . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn, I was in Brownwood yesterday . . ."
To Farnsworth Wright, ca. June 1930,
"I have long looked forward to reading . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn: / The pictures came at last . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1930,
"Salaam, Fear Finn: / Then Stein the peddler . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1930,
"Salaam, Fear Finn: / Well, me bauld buccaneer . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1, 1930,
"I am indeed highly honored to have received . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn: / I haven't heard from . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. August 1930,
"Let me first thank you for the opportunity . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early September 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn:/ I hope you'll sell the dueling story."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn, me bauld braw Hieland bully . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1930,
"I envy you your sojourn to Quebec."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1930,
"I am very glad that you enjoyed your visit . . ."
To Harold Preece, ca. October 1930,
"Well, Harold, how did you like my story . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1930,
"It is with greatest delight that I learn . . ."
To Harold Preece, ca. October or early November 1930,
"Well, Harold, I'm sorry to hear your . . ."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. Nov 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn: / I read your article . . ."
To Harold Preece, pm, November 24, 1930,
"I hope you'll pardon my negligence . . .
"
To Tevis Clyde Smith, probably ca. December 1930,
"I'm not surprized that Byrne . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. Dec 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn: / I don't know when I'll be able . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. December 1930,
"As always, your letter proved highly . . ."
To WEIRD TALES, ca. December 1930,
"I was particularly fascinated by . . ."

1931
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1931,
"As always I found your recent letter . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1931,
"This is rather a belated letter thanking you . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1931,
"Well, Fear Finn: / You owe me a letter, but . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1931,
"Fear Finn: / I've delayed writing you, hoping I'd . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. February 1931,
"I highly appreciate your intention for me . . ."
To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. February 1931,
"I can hardly find words to express . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. February 1931,
"I'm writing this letter only some two hundred . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1931,
"Well, Fear Finn: / Congratulations on your history book."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1931,
"Fear Finn: / I don't have to tell you how sorry I am . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 14, 1931,
"Well, Fear Finn: / Heigho for sunny San Antonio."
To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. April 1931,
"I'm glad you liked Kings of the Night."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, May 9, 1931,
"Fear Finn: / Have youse heard anything more . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. mid-May 1931,
"Well Fear Finn: / I got a letter from Bradford saying . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, week of May 18, 1931,
"Fear Finn: / I should have answered your letter . . ."
To Farnsworth Wright, June-July 1931,
"In your last letter you asked me to give you  . . ."
To Harry Bates June 1, 1931,
"You may, or you may not have noticed my work in . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early June 1931,
"Fear Finn: / Thanks very much for the Frontier Times."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. June 1931,
"I didn't take much of a trip after all."
To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. July 1931,
"I should have answered your letter months ago, . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, July 14, 1931,
"Just a line to congratulate you on . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. August 1931,
"Fear Finn: / Well, I doubt if this missile will be . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. August 1931,
"You must indeed have had a delightful journey . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1931,
"Fear Finn: / Lizzen my children and you shall . . ."
To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. September 1931,
"Thank you very much for the letter you wrote . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1931,
"Fear Finn: / I've been waiting for a letter from you . . ."
To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. October 1931,
"I'm returning herewith your stories . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1931,
"Thanks for the post-card views."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1931,
"Fear Finn: / The reason I haven't written you sooner . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1931,
"I intended to answer your very interesting letter sooner . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1931,
"Fear Finn: / I wrote Bradford a coarse rude letter . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1931,
"Many thanks for the opportunity . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, November 1931,
"Fear Finn: / Here are the blasted verses."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1931,
"Fear Finn: / Have you heard anything from Christopher?"
To H.P. Lovecraft, December 9, 1931,
"I would have answered your letter long ago . . ."
1932
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early January 1932,
"Dear Clyde: / I only learned of your uncle's death today."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1932,
"Yes, I enjoyed the postcards very much."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1932,
"Fear Finn: / Well, how runs the world these days?"
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. February 1932,
"This isn't to flaunt my homely countenance, . . ."
To WEIRD TALES, ca. February 1932,
"Congratulations on the appearance and excellance . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, March 2, 1932,
"I'm finally getting around to replying to your letter . . ."
To Kirk Mashburn, ca. March 1932,
"I am writing to express my appreciation for . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1932,
"Fear Finn: / Sorry to hear you've been carved on again, . . ."
To ORIENTAL STORIES, Summer 1932,
"Brundage did a fine job in the cover illustration . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1932,
"Fear Finnel: / When I wzs a kie in East Texas . . ."
To Carl Jacobi, pm, March 22, 1932,
"I found your recent letter very interesting . . ."
To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. March 1932,
"I've finally gotten around to answering your letter."
To Carl Swanson, ca. March 1932,
"I am sending you, under separate cover . . ."
To Carl Swanson, ca. April 1932,
"I am interested in your publication, . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1932,
"Fear Finn: / I heard from that bone-crushing man-eater, . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. April 1932,
"At last I've gotten around to answering your most . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1932,
handwritten on Worth Hotel stationary, Fort Worth
"Fear Finn: / Just a bit of press-agenting."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1932,
"Fear Finn: / Well, here I am back at the old home town . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1932,
"Fear Finn: / Thank you very much for going to all the . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1932,
"Fear Finn: / Lo, friend, I approach thee with . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, May 24, 1932,
"Glad you liked the Oriental story, . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. very late May 1932,
"Fear Finn: / Let us tool forth to Australia; . . ."
To Carl Swanson, ca. late May 1932,
"I'm sorry you had to give up the idea of publishing . . ."
To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. July 1932,
"Thanks very much for De Halve Maen."
To H.P. Lovecraft, July 13, 1932,
"It is with the utmost humiliation that I begin this letter."
To H.P. Lovecraft, August 9, 1932,
"I am very sorry to hear of your recent bereavement."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. August 1932,
"Fear Finn: / I don't know when I've enjoyed a pome . . ."
To Kirk Mashburn, ca. Sept 1932,
"Just a line (and rather belated too,) to congratulate . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1932,
"Fear Finn: / You owe me a letter, you louse, . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, September 22, 1932,
"I read, as always, your comments on . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. October 1932,
"I hope you decide to collaborate on the proposed . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. mid-October 1932,
"Here is the emblem of a lethal form of life . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, November 2, 1932,
"I want to begin this letter by an apology."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. November 1932,
"Here's a clipping that might be of some interest, . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1932,
"Fear Finn: / Well, I finally get around to answering . . ."
To MAGIC CARPET, ca. November 1932,
"Thank you very much for the remarks . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. December (15?) 1932,
"I had intended answering your letter . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. December 1932,
"Having read your latest letter with the greatest interest . . ."
To Robert H. Barlow, ca. December 1932,
"Price tells me you are interested in the . . ."

To Robert H. Barlow, ca. December 1932,
"I'll be glad to sign the title pages of the stories."
To August Derleth, ca. December (29?) 1932,
"I read your recent letter with the greatest interest."