FROM H. P. Lovecraft
TO Zealia Brown Reed


Zealia's money-order and manuscript arrived; Lovecraft unable to begin typing yet, but has rewritten one draft longhand; on her manuscripts being held by the International Magazine Co., and advising patience; on using an agent to place stories (recommending Robert Thomas Hardy, and suggesting his friend Everett McNeil may know others); extensive notes on Zealia's stories with proposed titles "Under Cover," "The Silent Voice," and "Out o' the East" (mentioning also Booth Tarkington's "The Magnificent Ambersons," de Maupassant, The People's Home Journal, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Kathleen Norris, Willa Cather, Thomas Boyd, Joseph Hergesheimer, Frank Norris, Ben Hecht, Robert Herrick, Sinclair Lewis, Edna Ferber, Rupert Hughes, and Robert W. Chambers); Lovecraft willing to revise, and commenting positively on her progression as a writer; on child-characters; will continue with another letter. Postscript: No time to re-read.

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