FROM Clark Ashton Smith
TO H. P. Lovecraft
November 1933


Smith busy nursing his bedridden mother; awaiting "The Thing on the Doorstep" and hoping Lovecraft likes "The Witchcraft of Ulua" (arriving by way of R. H. Barlow); small matters on Lovecraft's view of 66 College Street, newspaper cuttings, the weather, Lovecraft's drawing of the Lincoln woods, and Smith's portrait of Tsathoggua, Wright hasn't returned the picture for "The Weaver in the Vault," and thanks for Lovecraft and Robert Bloch's comments to Farnsworth Wright; on Farnsworth Wright's mistakes in the Eyrie (involving one of Smith's sonnets and Unaussprechlichen Kulten), and glad to hear that William Crawford took "The Doom that Came to Sarnath" and "Celepha├»s" for Unusual Stories; Astounding Stories rejects "The Seven Geases" but not yet returned "The Coming of the White Worm"; on plot robots (and "The Holiness of Az├ędarac"); on William Lumley and Olsen; on materialism and mysticism, citing Einstein and Charles Fort, including an anecdote of an apparition and a black meteor; on new books, including Montague Summers' The Geography of Witchcraft and translation of Malleus Maleficarum, Lewis Spence's History of Atlantis, and C. J. S. Thompson's The Mysteries and Secrets of Magic; on levitation and gravity; cosmic thoughts on humanity; accepting Lovecraft's offer for a loan of The Connoisseur; enclosing some clippings.

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