Dear HPL
Robert E. Howard Properties LLC
Year :
2002
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Paperback 
(8.5 x 11 inches, tape bound, cardstock covers)
Pages : Unpaginated
Cover art : None
Illustrations : None
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Notes
Contains a First Appearance
In 2002, the then-owners of the rights to Robert E. Howard's works decided to publish a series of three books in order to extend the U.S. copyrights of the unpublished material. Otherwise all this unpublished material would have been public domain in the U.S. after 12/31/2006.
Three books were published - A RHYME OF SALEM TOWN AND OTHER POEMS,  DEAR HPL (Howard's letters to Lovecraft), and DEAR AUGUST (Howard's letters to August Derleth).  10 copies of each book were to be prepared by Glenn Lord, but fewer than 10 were eventually produced, maybe as few as 6 copies of each.
DEAR HPL only contains 45 of the original 53 letters to HPL, so some still remain unpublished.
Several pages have words cut off at the right or bottom.
The Library of Congress has copies of DEAR AUGUST and DEAR HPL, they had them hardbound, no jacket.

The following stories and poems are contained in the letters:
"A Dream"
"Reuben's Brethren" (poem)
"The Grim Land" (poem)
"Arkham" (poem)
Untitled ("They were there, in the distance dreaming")(poem)
Untitled ("Under the grim San Saba hills") (poem)

Contents
Letters, Robert E. Howard to H.P. Lovecraft, 1930-1936
ca. July 1, 1930,
"I am indeed highly honored to have received . . ."

August 1930, "Let me first thank you for the opportunity . . ."
September 1930, (1) "I envy you your sojourn to Quebec."
September 1930,
(2) "I am very glad that you enjoyed your visit . . ."

October 1930, "It is with greatest delight that I learn . . ."
December 1930, "As always, your letter proved highly . . ."
January 1931, "As always, I found your recent letter . . ."
January 1931, "This is rather a belated letter thanking . . ."
February 1931, "I highly appreciate . . ."
February 1931, "I'm writing this letter . . ."
June 1931, "I didn't take much of a trip after all."
July 14 1931, "Just a line . . ."
August 1931, "You must indeed . . ."
October 1931, "Thanks for the post-card views."
October 1931, "I intended to answer . . ."
December 9, 1931, "I would have answered . . ."
January 1932, "Yes, I enjoyed the postcards . . ."
ca. March 2, 1932,
"I was extremely interested in your comment . . ."

April 1932, "At last I've gotten around . . ."
May 24, 1932, "Glad you liked the Oriental story . . ."
July 13, 1932, "It is with the utmost humiliation . . ."
August 9, 1932, "I am very sorry to hear of your recent . . ."
September 22, 1932, "I read, as always, your comments on . . ."
ca. October 1932, "I hope you decide . . ."
November 1932, "Here's a clipping . . ."
December 1932, "Having read your latest letter . . ."
March 6, 1933, (I have just read your recent letter . . ."
April 23, 1933, "I'm enclosing some of the latest views . . ."
July 1933, "Glad we got the physical/mental question . . ."
September & October 1933, "I was very sorry to hear . . ."
November 3, 1933, "Glad you liked the rattles."
November 1933, "I am so submerged in work . . ."
January 1934, "I enjoyed very much . . ."
January 1934, "I deeply appreciate . . ."
March 24, 1934, "Here's a little item . . ."
May 1934, "Glad you're having a good time in Florida."
June 1934, "Glad you're finding . . ."
July 1934, "I started writing this months ago . . ."
September 1934, "Thanks very much for the postcards . . ."
December 1934, "I read your account . . ."
December 1934, "Glad you found the cat article . . ."
October 3, 1935, "Here are some clippings . . ."
February 11, 1936,
"Glad you enjoyed the dream write-up I sent you."

May 13, 1936,
"I am indeed sorry to hear . . .") (first complete publication