H.P. Lovecraft - Autograph Postcard Signed


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Never mind nightmarish visions, the greatest nightmare from HPL is his handwriting. Text (perhaps with errors): "Later - June 9. Young Ar E'ch-Bei has held this epistle up several days, wishing to ??? one enclosure. Meanwhile the envelope of your drawings has come, and he is in ecstasies over them. He keeps them always within reach and takes them out to gaze at every few minutes - and has made copies of many of them as best he can. I hope you can fashion[?} up regarding --- mythological matters. He wants all the available data on Tsathoggua - have you still the bits from 'The Mound' that I sent you when casting up that tale in 1930? I went yesterday to Silver Springs, where the bottom of a lake is riddled with picturesque views seen from a glass-bottomed boat. Also sailed 60 miles down a tropical river which looked very much like the Amazon or Congo. The scenes for the ??? of 'Tarzan" are made here. I must send you a folder of the place - one of the most distractive and fascinating spots I have ever seen. [thank]? you for the eternal infra-red flame" The postcard was written whilst he was in Florida visiting R.H. Barlow - so 9th June 1934. Brown University have a card from Florida dated Jun 17th 1934. The picture side of both are similar, this one showing bananas with Florida stated. No stamp and given the content of the card it's assumed it was sent with something else. The postcard has mention of Ar E'ch-bei (RH Barlow) at the beginning, as does the Brown one. Now, tracking down the recipient has been tricky, but it seems in all likelihood to have been Clark Ashton Smith. Barlow was interested in finding out more about Tsathoggua. A letter from CAS to HPL dated 16th June 1934 references both The Mound and Tsathoggua, so clearly HPL had written to CAS some time earlier requesting this information. Indeed a search revealed an envelope to CAS dated 9th June, as is this one, asking after the uncle of Tsathoggua. An interesting piece in the jigsaw puzzle of HPL's correspondence. c180 words. [8904, Hyraxia Books].


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