FROM Clark Ashton Smith
TO H. P. Lovecraft
January 1934


On Lovecraft's New York visit, with his visits to A. Merritt, Howard Wandrei, T. Everett Harré and others, mentioning the latter's Beware after Dark and Dashiell Hammett's Creeps by Night (complimenting Lovecraft's "The Music of Erich Zann" in that volume); on Samuel Loveman's "museum"; on Lovecraft's pen; on Smith's drawings for "The Weaver in the Vault," "The Charnel God," and "The Death of Malygris" (and possibly Lovecraft's "Through the Gates of the Silver Key") and Wright accepts "The Witchcraft in Ulua"; on the last Weird Tales, mentioning Howard Wandrei, Robert E. Howard, and A. Merritt's "Woman of the Wood"; on Herman Charles Koenig's library, and Smith forwarding The Dark Chamber to him, with comments on that book; thanks for Lovecraft's card, loan, and the gift from him and Samuel Loveman of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Eccentric and Poet (with mention of Aleister Crowley and further discussion of Beddoes, mentioning Death's Jest Book); on a scarab; hoping Lovecraft finds time for new work, praising "The Thing on the Doorstep" and referring to a card from E. Hoffmann Price; Smith finished "The Chain of Aforgomon" and Farnsworth Wright orders a drawing for "The Death of Malygris"; on Lovecraft's purchase of Weigall's Wanderings in Roman Britain; on Prorok's Digging for Lost African Gods and Lewis Spence's The History of Atlantis; on Unusual Stories and the Fantasy Fan, and Smith discontinuing ad for The Double Shadow and Other Stories in Weird Tales; on Science Fiction Digest, to whom Smith has sent a translation of Baudelaire's "Rêve Parisien" ("Parisian Dream"); on the books Lovecraft received from Koenig, and Smith ordering Arthur Machen's The Green Round (which Derleth recommended) and Edith THomson's Keep on the Light (which contain's Smith's "The Isle of the Torturers"); on E. T. A. Hoffmann; on a possible tale of Gallic-era Averoigne; Smith to return The Connoisseur and clippings (including the Rene Thevenin article) soon; asking after William Lumley; on Smith's cats; on the weather, and a card from E. Hoffmann Price; sending some pictures, one of which is for Lumley.

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