The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Three: 1933-1936
REH Foundation Press
Year :
October 2008
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 528 plus xxii
Cover art : Jim & Ruth Keegan
Illustrations : None
  The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume Three: 1933-1936   
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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 include.

The following stories and poems are contained in the letters:
Untitled, "Under the grim San Saba hills" (poem)
"A Dungeon Opens" (poem)
"Cimmeria" (poem)
"To a Woman" ("Though fathoms deep") (poem)
"One Who Comes at Eventide" (poem)
"The Diablos Trail" (synopsis)
Untitled, "You have built a world of paper and wood" (poem)
"King Bahthur’s Court" (a play)
"The Coming of Bast" (poem)
"Surrender" (poem)
"I Praise My Nativity" (poem)
"Dreaming" (poem)
Untitled, "The seeker thrust . . ."
"To Certain Cultured Women" (poem)
"The Winds of the Sea"
("Over the hills the winds of the sea") (poem)

The Iron Harp (cycle of five poems: "Out of the Deep," "Babel," "Laughter in the Gulf," "Moon Shame," "A Crown for a King") (poem)
"The Viking of the Sky" (poem)
"Skulls Against the Dawn" (poem)
"Drummings on an Empty Skull" (poem)
"Shadows of Dreams" (poem)
"A Song of College" (poem)
"That Women May Sing of Us" (poem)
"Sighs in Yellow Leaves" (poem)
"A Song of Greenwich" (poem)
"Ballade" (poem)
Untitled, "They were there . . ." (poem)
Untitled, "As my dear public remembers . . ."
Untitled, "There once was a wicked old elf" (poem)
Untitled, "There are grim things did, in the East, old kid" (poem)
"To Lyle Saxon" (poem)
"The Cuckoo’s Revenge" (poem)
"The Madness of Cormac" (poem)
"A Challenge to Bast" (poem)
"A Poet’s Skull" (poem)
"The Werewolf Murder Case"
"The Adventurer’s Mistress" "The fogs of night" (poem)
Untitled, "There were three lads . . ." (poem)
Untitled, "Match a toad with a far-winged hawk" (poem)
"Crusade" (poem)
"Sang the King of Midian" (poem)
"Renunciation" (poem)

 
Contents
"Introduction" by Rusty Burke
"Acknowledgements" by Rob Roehm
Notes on the text
1933
To August Derleth, ca. January 1933,
"I was much interested in your accounts. . ."

To August Derleth, ca. February 1933,
"After so long a time, I’m getting around. . ."

To August Lenniger, Feb. 20, 1933,
"Here are the copies of  The Shadow Kingdom."

To Donald Wandrei, ca. February 21, 1933,
"I’ve been intending to write . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. March 1933,
"I should have told you . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, March 6, 1933,
"I have just read your recent letter . . ."

To August Lenniger, March 8, 1933,
"This is to inform you . . ."

To MAGIC CARPET, ca. March 1933,
"Congratulations on the quality . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked March 15, 1933,
"I hardly know . . ."

To Carl Jacobi, March 17, 1933,
"I am glad to write to Wright . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. March (23?) 1933,
"I quite agree with you . . ."

To Robert H. Barlow, ca. April 2, 1933,
"Here are some notes . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, April 23, 1933,
"I’m enclosing some of the latest views . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. May 1933,
"As a starter . . ."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1933,
"I was in Brownwood yesterday . . ."

To THE CLAYTONS MAGAZINES, June 13, 1933,
"A few weeks ago . . ."

To Hugh G. Schonfield, June 15, 1933,
"As I promised . . ."

To August Derleth, July 3, 1933,
"Please accept my belated thanks . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1933,
"Glad we got the physical-mental . . ."

To H. P. Lovecraft, dated July 9, 1933,
"Ruins of Fort McKavett . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. July 1933,
"Thanks immensely for the opportunity . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. July 1933,
"I really must apologize . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, pm, July 22, 1933,
"I can hardly find words . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. August 1933,
"Yes, I certainly did enjoy . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. August 1933,
"I am sending on to you . . ."

To August Derleth, September 4, 1933,
"Glad you liked the rhyme . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. September or October 1933,
"I was very sorry to hear . . ."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1933,
"The Galleon Press . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. October 1933,
"Thanks very much . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. October 1933,
"Thanks very much . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. October 1933,
"By all means use the hawk incident. . ."

To Charles D. Hornig, November 1, 1933,
"Thanks for the copy . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, November 3, 1933,
"Glad you liked the rattles."

To Charles D. Hornig, Nov. 10, 1933,
"Here is a short story . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. November 1933,
"I enjoyed reading your . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. November 1933,
"I am so submerged in work. . ."

To THE FANTASY FAN, ca. Nov 1933,
"I find the Fantasy Fan very interesting. . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, December 3, 1933,
"Glad you found the cat article . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. December 1933,
"I think Scribners was nuts . . ."

To THE FANTASY FAN, ca. late 1933,
"I liked the November issue . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked, December 14, 1933,   
"Only the fact . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked, December 20, 1933, Christmas card.
To August Derleth, ca. December 1933,
"Hope you had a good Christmas."

1934
To August Derleth, ca. January 1934,
"I note with sympathy . . .
"
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1934,
"I enjoyed very much your account . . .
"
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1934,
"I deeply appreciate your sympathetic expressions . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. January 193,
"Thanks again for the drawing . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. March 1934,
"I am sorry to hear you have been indisposed . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, March 24, 1934,
"Here’s a little item    which might interest you . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. late March 1934,
"Pardon this belated letter."

To THE FANTASY FAN, ca. April 1934,
"Smith’s poem in the March issue . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. May 1934,
"Glad you’re having such a good time . . ."

To Denis Archer, May 20, 1934,
"As you doubtless remember . . ."

To R. Fowler Gafford, May 20, 1934,
"This answer to your last letter . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, pm, May 21 1934,
"My delay in answering . . ."

To Denis Archer, May 22, 1934,
"As you doubtless remember . . ."

To August Derleth, May 30 1934,
"I have a feeling that I’ve been owing you a letter . . ."

To Robert H. Barlow, June 1, 1934,
"Concerning the illustrations . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. June 1934,
"Having completed several weeks of steady work . . ."

To Robert H. Barlow, June 14, 1934,
"If I ever decide to dispose . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. June 1934,
"Glad you’re finding your stay in Florida . . ."

To Robert H. Barlow, July 5, 1934,
"Here, at last, is the ms . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1934,
"I started writing this months ago."

To Carl Jacobi, ca. Summer 1934,
"Thank you for the kind comments . . ."

To Charles D. Hornig, August 10, 1934,
"Glad you liked the verses."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1934,
"Thanks very much for the post-cards."

To Novalyne Price, September 27, 1934,
"How about going to the show . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. mid-October 1934,
"I haven’t yet gotten a copy . . ."

To August Derleth, December 11, 1934,
"I recently found your letter . . ."

To Emil Petaja, December 17, 1934,
"Thank you very much . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. December 1934,
"I read your account of your trip . . ."

To Novalyne Price, ca. December 1934,
"Like my meal ticket, Conan . . ."

1935
To Alvin Earl Perry, ca. early 1935,
"The first character I ever created . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1935,
"I have finally found time . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. February 1935,
"I would have written you long ago . . ."

To Emil Petaja, March 6, 1935,
"Glad the ms. proved satisfactory."

To Charles D. Hornig, May 3, 1935,
"I’m very sorry to learn . . ."

To Farnsworth Wright, dated May 6, 1935,
"I always hate to write a letter like this . . ."

To Otis Adelbert Kline, May 13, 1935,
"I’m writing this to ask . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. May 1935,
"The reason I haven’t answered . . ."

To August Derleth, ca. June 1935,
"I reckon you’ve wondered . . ."

To Novalyne Price, postmarked June 19, 1935,
handwritten postcard "The weather is good . . ."

To Novalyne Price, postmarked June 20, 1935,
handwritten postcard "Cordially"

To August Derleth, postmarked June 20, 1935,
handwritten postcard "This card . . ."

To Novalyne Price, July 4, 1935,
"I take my typewriter in hand . . ."

To August Derleth, July 4, 1935,
"Thanks very much for the article . . ."

To Novalyne Price, July 9, 1935,
"Thank you for your invitation to call . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1935,
"Thanks very much for the fine postcard views . . ."

To Emil Petaja, July 23, 1935,
"Please believe my delay in answering . . ."

To Clark Ashton Smith, July 23, 1935,
"I’m ashamed of my long delay . . ."

To Emil Petaja, September 6,1935,
"Yes, I did like Witch’s Berceuse . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, October 3, 1935,
"Here are some clippings . . ."

To August Derleth, November 1, 1935,
"I should have written you . . ."

To August Derleth, November 28, 1935,
"Thanks for the opportunity . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, December 5, 1935,
"A rather belated reply . . ."

To Robert H. Barlow, December 17, 1935,
"Thank you very much for the copy . . ."

To August Lenniger, December 27, 1935,
"I have received your letter . . ."
1936
To William Kofoed, January 8, 1936,
"Glad that Bloomfield can use . . ."

To Otis Adelbert Kline, January 8, 1936,
"A belated acknowledgment . . ."

To Otis Adelbert Kline, January 13, 1936,
"Just read yours of the 11th."

To Otis Adelbert Kline, January 18, 1936,
"Just read your letter of the 15th."

To H.P. Lovecraft, February 11, 1936,
"Glad you enjoyed the dream write-up . . ."

To Robert H. Barlow, ca. February 14, 1936,
"This is to express . . ."

To Novalyne Price, February 14, 1936,
"I heard yesterday you had the mumps . . ."

To E. Hoffmann Price, February 15, 1936,
"I’ve eventually found time . . ."

To Novalyne Price, February 25, 1936,
"I’m sorry but I won’t be able to keep the date . . ."

To Novalyne Price, March 5, 1936,
"I just now read the letter . . ."

To P. Schuyler Miller, March 10, 1936,
"I feel indeed honored . . ."

To August Derleth, April 15, 1936,
"Just a hurried line to let you know . . ."

To E. Hoffmann Price, April 21, 1936,
"Glad you-all liked ‘She-Devil’."

To Jack Byrne, April 21, 1936, draft
"My agent, O.A. Kline . . ."

To Frank Thurston Torbett, postmarked April 28, 1936,
"I’m sorry . . ."

To August Derleth, May 9, 1936,
"I am indeed sorry to learn . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, partial draft of May 13 letter.
To H.P. Lovecraft, May 13, 1936,
"I am indeed sorry to hear . . ."

To Weird Tales, ca. May 1936,
"Enthusiasm impels me . . ."

To Novalyne Price, May 27, 1936,
"You needn’t have bothered . . ."

To THE CALIFORNIAN MAGAZINE, Summer 1936,
"Thank you very much . . ."

To E. Hoffmann Price, June 3, 1936,
"Sorry to hear Pawang Ali . . ."

To Frank Thurston Torbett, postmarked June 3, 1936,
"My mother is very low."

To Otto Binder, ca. post June 5, 1936,
"1/2 a cent is O.K.. . ."

Undated Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith
Ca. before July 1925, "King Bahthur’s Court"
Ca. between mid 1926 and March 1928,
"Ha ha! You’re not going to get off so easily"

"Again glancing over your last letter . . ."
"The Seeker thrust . . ."
"If you don’t publish this . . ."
"Skulls Against the Dawn"
Ca. probably late 1928,  "SHADOWS OF DREAMS"
Ca. probably late 1928, early 1929,
"I have forgotten whether you or Truett . . ."

Ca. before 1930; probably late 1928 or 1929,
"As my dear public remembers . . ."

Ca. before 1930, after July 1925, probably circa early 1929, "There once was a wicked old elf . . ."
Ca. after 1930, "Well, Fear Finn, I read your story . . ."
Ca. after mid-1931, "I’m damned if I can think of anything   . . ."
"Not even a movie in this god forsaken town."
Ca. after mid-1932, "Thinking of nothing . . ."
Documents Enclosed with TCS Letters
"The Adventurer’s Mistress" (poem)
"I’ve done my part in writing it." (poem)
"Poem penned by Akbar Ali . . ." (poem)
"Crusade" (poem)
"Sang the King of Midian" (poem)
"Renunciation" (poem)
"Thoughts of an Afghan on a raid." (drawing)
"Relentless Reginald . . ." (drawing)
Drawing of a strange cow.
Undated Letters to Unknown Recipients
Undated "Not much to say."
R.E.H. as mythical Dane Dream character
Undated "Schlitz didn’t pay a penny . . ."
Addendum
Letter 031 to Herbert Klatt, ca. fall 1925,  revisited.