FROM H. P. Lovecraft
TO Robert E. Howard


On atavism and racial memory; on the origin of civilization; more on Howard's Norse heritage; more on the Claytons rejecting Lovecraft; on economics in Texas; on changes in the American populace; more criticism of Howard's poetry; on Howard's sight of a falling meteorite, and on the two earthquakes Lovecraft has felt (including the 1925 tremor that Lovecraft used in "The Call of Cthulhu," and which was also felt by George Kirk); on the oil industry in Texas; on independence and self-sufficiency (leading in to discussion of politics and local culture); on the period Lovecraft would most like to have lived in, seguing into discussion of immigrants in New England (with mention of Al Capone, Mussolini, etc.); promise to get the address of M. R. James' publisher from August Derleth, glad Howard liked Whitehead's "Black Beast," and thanks for news of the Florida legend of the "Old People"; Lovecraft having not heard of the proposed Price-Mashburn anthology (Lovecraft's "Pickman's Model" and Howard's "Kings of the Night" both considered; "Pickman's Model" had appeared in the British "Not At Night" anthology By Daylight Only); Lovecraft no longer suffering eye-strain (he always feels better in summer); Lovecraft wishing he could visit Texas; on Howard not needing to worry about appearing gloomy or macabre in his letters; on some local travels, such as Plymouth; thanks for the picture of himself that Howard sent; Lovecraft's "The Music of Erich Zann" and Frank Belknap Long's "A Visitor from Egypt" to be included in Dashiell Hammett's Creeps By Night; Lovecraft eager to read Howard's "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth."

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