FROM H. P. Lovecraft
TO Robert E. Howard


Apologies for Lovecraft's long delay in reply, with details on his stay in Florida (including Key West and St. Augustine) and his trip back northwards through Savannah, Charleston, Fredericksburg, and New York; on reading and writing in the open air; Wright rejects At the Mountains of Madness and Putnam the collection (mention of Lovecraft's "The Whisperer in Darkness" and Howard's "The Footfalls Within"); thanks for the Texas material and Tevis Clyde Smith's Frontier's Generation; on the Boskops, leading into a discussion of racial memories; on Howard's drawing of his Viking dream-self and some possible Mediterranean ancestry for Lovecraft and Howard (and on Lovecraft's ability to tan); on weird plot material in Eastern antiquity; on Howard's self-identification with barbarians and Lovecraft's own ancestry, seguing into a bit of Nordic fantasy; Lovecraft rejected by Bates and the Claytons; on Howard's talk of Texas grain crop, "Trade Monday," and other local and regional matters from his last letter; on the perceived increase in height in recent generations (noting the heights of himself, Alfred Gaplin, Wilfred Blanch Talman, and Donald Wandrei), seguing into arguments against foreign immigrants; poetic criticism of Howard's "The Grim Land"; hoping Howard lands some stories, and including some odds and ends; Lovecraft trying to settle on a new fountain pen (and his dislike of typewriters).

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