FROM Robert E. Howard
TO H. P. Lovecraft
July 1935


On the postcards they both sent; returning to their argument of chivalry (and a list of the charges Lovecraft has made against Howard), and on civilization and barbarians (particularly the Goths); more on Texas and the Mexican Wars (with comments on Mexico and Mexicans in general); more on James Parker; a line on Lovecraft's visitors and the destruction of the old houses; lengthy description Howard's trip to Santa Fe, NM and other parts with Truett Vinson, including a lengthy description of Lincoln, of the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid fame, and the sights seen there (including a painting in the Santa Fe art museum, with a quote from G. K. Chesterton's The Ballad of the White Horse); thoughts on New Mexico; on subsequent short trips since (Comanche, Mineral Wells, with discussion of John Wesley Hardin, the Parker family, and Comanches, with an anecdote of a man who had been scalped); on the weather and a tornado that hit Cross Plains (with mention of Dave and Dock Lee), seguing into Howard's cats (and a cure for mange); on a big snake; on some thieves trying to break into the Howards' garage; glad to hear Lovecraft enjoyed his travels, and a question on Northumberland; on "Out of the Aeons" (with thanks for mentioning von Junzt's Nameless Cults) and asking if "The Shadow Out of Time" was submitted to Weird Tales; on the Heimskringla of Snorre Sturlason; of Clark Ashton Smith's carving in dinosaur bone; final well-wishes.

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