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Undated Letter to
Emil Petaja

Undated Letters to
Tevis Clyde Smith

Documents Enclosed with Letters to
Tevis Clyde
Smith

Undated Letters to
Unknown Recipients


Undated Letter to Emil Petaja (1)

To Emil Petaja, Date unknown, Contents unknown
Unpublished
In a letter from L. Sprague de Camp to Emile Petaja, June 9, 1978, de Camp says he has a copy of seven letters from REH to Petaja, and acknowledges that Petaja says he has an eighth, and asks for a copy; no known copies exist, and a copy was not found among the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas.


Undated Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith (15)

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. before July 1925, "King Bahthur’s Court"
     Contains "King Bahthur’s Court".

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. between 1926 and March 1928, Ha ha! Your not going to get off so easily . . .
     Contains "The Coming of Bast" (poem).

To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Salaam / Again glancing over your last letter . . .
     Contains "Surrender" (2) (poem); "I Praise My Nativity" (poem); and "Dreaming" (poem).
      "Surrender" (2) and "I Praise My Nativity" have both been publish separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Salaam: / I have forgotten whether you or Truett . . .
     Contains "A Song of College" (poem); "That Women May Sing of Us" (poem); "Sighs in the Yellow Leaves" (poem);
     "A Song of Greenwich" (
poem); and "Ballade" (poem).  "Ballade" has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, The Seeker thrust . . .
     Contains Untitled ("The Seeker thrust . . ."); "To a Certain Cultured Woman" (poem); "The Winds of the Sea" (2) (poem);
     "The Iron Harp" (a cycle of five poems, including "Out of the Deep"; "Babel"; "Laughter in the Gulf"; "Moon Shame";
     "A Crown for a King").
      "The Winds of the Sea" (2), "Out of the Deep", "Babel”, "Laughter in the Gulf", "Moon Shame", and
     "A Crown for a King"” have all been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Not even a movie in this godforsaken town . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Well, Fear Finn, I read your story . . .
     Contains "The Cuckoo’s Revenge" (poem); "The Madness of Cormac" (poem); and "A Challenge to Bast" (poem).
     "The Cuckoo’s Revenge" and "A Challenge to Bast" have both been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Fear Finn: / I’m damned if I can think of anything . . .
     Contains "A Poet’s Skull" (poem).
     "A Poet’s Skull" has been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Salaam: / Shadows of Dreams
     Contains "Shadows of Dreams" (poem).
     "Shadows of Dreams" has been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Salaam: / There once was a wicked . . .
     Contains Untitled ("There once was a wicked old elf") (poem); Untitled ("There are grim things did, . . .") (poem);
     and "To Lyle Saxon" (poem). "To Lyle Saxon" has been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, If you don't publish this . . .
     Contains "The Viking of the Sky" (poem).  "The Viking of the Sky" has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Salaam: / As my dear public . . .
     Contains Untitled ("As my dear public remembers . . .").

To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Ahatou noyon, Fear Finn: / Thinking of nothing . . .
     Contains "The Werewolf Murder Case".

To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, Salaam / Skulls against the Dawn
     Contains "Skulls Against the Dawn" (poem) and "Drummings on an Empty Skull" (poem).

To Tevis Clyde Smith, Undated, unsent, Show this to Truett . . .
     Contains "To An Earth Bound Soul" (poem); "To All Lords of Cmmerce" (poem).




Documents Enclosed with Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith (9)

"The Adventurer’s Mistress" (2) (poem)
     Contains "The Adventurer’s Mistress" (2) (poem)
.
     The verse has been published separately

I’ve done my part in writing it.
     Contains Untitled (“There were three lads . . .”) (poem)
.

Poem penned by Akbar Ali . . .
     Contains Untitled ("Match a toad with a far-winged hawk") (poem).

"Crusade" (poem)
     Contains "Crusade" (poem)
.  "Crusade" has been published separately.

"Sang the King of Midian" (poem)
     Contains "Sang the King of Midian" (poem).  "Sang the King of Midian" has been published separately.

"Renunciation" (poem)
     Contains "Renunciation" (poem). "Renunciation" has been published separately.

"Thoughts of an Afghan on a raid"
     This is a cartoon.

"Relentless Reginald . . ."
     This is a cartoon.

Drawing of a strange cow.
     This is a cartoon.



Undated Letter to John Wasso (1)

To John Wasso, undated, unsent, There is a good deal of justice . . .




Undated Letters to Unknown Recipients (8)

To an unknown recepient, Salaam: Not much to say . . .

To an unknown recepient, ca. 1931, REH as mythical Dane Dream character Hrobjart Havard's sen:

To an unknown recepient, ca. 1931, Schlitz didn't pay a penny . . .
     postcard, handwritten

To an unknown recepient, Salaam: "The real reason, "said John L. Sullivan, . . .
      Most likely written to Tevis Clyde Smith or Harold Preece.

To an unknown recepient, unmailed, Salaam: I'm writing mainly to find out about . . .
      Contains "Altars and Jesters" (poem, first 11 quatrains only).

To unknown recipient, undated, unsent, Seems that you owe me . . .
     Contains "The Road to Hell" (first stanza) (poem); Contains "Long Ago" (2, poem); Contains "The Men That Walk With Satan" (poem); Contains "Flight" (poem);
     Contains "A Negro Girl" (poem); Contains "The Dust Dance" (2, poem); Contains "Destiny" (1, poem); Contains "The Song of Horsa’s Galley" (poem).


To unknown recipient, undated, unsent, ’The real reason,’ said John L. Sullivan . . .

To unknown recipient, undated, unsent, I do not remember who . . .



Undated Address Lists (4)

Address list 1: Truett Vinson Brownwood Texas . . .

Address list 2: Bernie Willbanks . . .

Address list 3: Wilfred Talman . . .

Address list 4: H. P. Lovecraft . . .





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