FROM Robert E. Howard
TO H. P. Lovecraft
January 1931


On Anglo-American civilization, New England, and the Southwest; on "The Voice of El-Lil" and the origin of the Hittites; on Weird Tales as a bimonthly (with Howard looking forward to Lovecraft's "Whisperer in Darkness" and abandoning a sequel to "Skull-Face"); on rattlesnakes, with a couple anecdotes of snake-bites; on the ancient origins of bullfighting and organised athletics; on a statistics paper Lovecraft sent showing the rise of the Jewish population in New York, and other immigrants in New England, seguing into a lengthy discussion of Jews and other immigrants in Texas, descending into anecdotes of penny-pinching Joe Rizza in New Orleans; on the American South, and Lovecraft's comments on regional accents and dialects; on John Chisum and a bloody account of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War; on the "mongolization" of Russia; on Aryan barbarians; on the latest issue of Oriental Stories and Boskop man; Howard having never read "Facts Concerning the late Arthur Jermyn and His Family"; a line on Lovecraft's remarks on prehistoric races; thanks for the articles on druids that Lovecraft had sent, seguing into praise for Lovecraft's Roman dream in Frank Belknap Long's "The Horror from the Hills" in Weird Tales, Wandrei's druidic dreams, and finally Howard's dreams of being a barbarian and the Indian wars, seguing into more on the Native Americans of Texas (Comanche, Kiowa, Wacoe, Tonkawa, Apache, etc., with reference to Peta Nocona and Quanah Parker); on the individualist versus the corporation in America, and Lovecraft's thoughts on the stronger connection between New England and Canada; on an idea that Howard's story of Kelly the conjure-man gave to Lovecraft; more on history in the Southwest, mentioning figures like Lucian Maxwell, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, Kit Carson, William F. Drannan, and Sam Bass (including a chunk of folksong about Bass); Howard sending on some snap-shots and magazines (Fight Stories and Argosy, the latter with a story by A. Merritt).

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