The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume One: 1923-1929
REH Foundation Press
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June 2007
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     The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume One: 1923-1929
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Limited edition of 300 copies.
Edited by Rob Roehm
Annotations by Rusty Burke

The following stories and poems are contained in the letters:
"The Campus at Midnight" (poem)
Untitled ("Slow shifts the sands of time . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("When Napoleon down in Africa . . .") (poem)
"Neolithic Love Song" (poem)
Untitled ("The helmsman gaily, rode down the rickerboo . .") (poem)
Untitled ("Now bright, now red, the sabers sped among the racing horde . . .") (poem)
"The Dook of Stork"
Untitled ("Bill Boozy was a pirate bold") (poem)
Untitled ("Out of Asia the tribesmen came") (poem)
Untitled ("A clash of steel, a thud of hoofs") (poem)
Untitled ("A hundred years the great war raged") (poem)
Untitled ("Palm-trees are waving in the Gulf breeze") (poem)
Untitled ("Hills of the North! Lavender hills") (poem)
Untitled ("Dark are your eyes") (poem)
"Slugger's Vow" (poem)
Untitled ("I am the spirit of War!") (poem)
Untitled ("I lay in Yen's opium joint") (poem)
"The Bombing of Gon Fanfew" (poem)
"The Sappious Few Menchew"
"The Post of the Sappy Skipper"
"The Bore of the Cowed"
"When You Were a Set-Up and I Was a Ham" (poem)
Untitled ("And Dempsey climbed in to the ring . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("I tell you this my friend") (poem)
Untitled ("Mingle my dust with the burning brand") (poem)
Untitled ("Roses laughed in her pretty hair") (poem)
Untitled ("All the crowd") (poem)
"The Dancer" (poem)
"Destiny" (2) (poem)
"Laughter" (poem)
Untitled ("We are the duckers of crosses") (poem)
Untitled ("The shades of night were falling faster") (poem)
Untitled ("Give ye of my best . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("Early in the morning I gazed . . .") (poem)
"Eternity" (poem)
"Serpent" (poem)
"Shadows" (3) (poem)
"Destiny" (3) (poem)
"Adventure" (2) (poem)
"Libertine" (poem)
"Nu"n (poem)
"Prude" (poem)
"Adventurer" (poem)
"Poet" (poem)
"Dancer" (poem)
"Dreamer" (poem)
"Sailor" (poem)
"Cowboy" (poem)
"Toper" (poem)
"Girl" (poem)
"Deeps" (poem)
"Thor" (poem)
"Mystic" (poem)
"Orientia" (poem)
"The Mountains of California" (poem)
"Monarchs" (poem)
"Lust" (poem)
"The Alamo" (poem)
"San Jacinto" (1) (poem)
"Romance" (2) (poem)
"Arcadian Days" (poem)
"Twilight on Stonehenge" (poem)
"Ocean-Thoughts" (poem)
"Revenge"
"Legend"
" Where Strange Gods Squall" (part 1)
Untitled ("Take some honey from a cat") (poem)
" The Mottoes of the Boy Scouts" (poem)
Untitled ("Against the blood red moon . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("Toast to the British! . . .") (poem)
"Where Strange Gods Squall" (part 2)
Untitled ("What became of Waring?") (poem)
"The Robes of the Righteous" (poem)
Untitled ("After the trumps are sounded") (poem)
"The Road to Hell" (early version, only lines 1-4, 24-28) (poem)
"Flight" (early version, incomplete) (poem)
Untitled ("The Baron of Fenland . . .") (poem)
"The Fastidious Fooey Mancucu"
"Lilith" (2) (poem)
"The Gods Remember" (1) (poem)
"The Dreams of Men" (poem)
"The Builders" (2) (poem)
"The Road to Babel" (poem)
"Memories" (2) (poem)
"Wolfsdung"
Untitled ("Keep women, thrones and kingly lands") (poem)
Untitled ("The world goes back to the primitive, yea") (poem)
Untitled ("I do not sing of a paradise") (poem)
Untitled ("Mother Eve, Mother Eve, . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("The east is red and I am dead") (poem)
"King Hootus"
"Symbols" (poem)
"Romany Road" (poem)
"Love" (poem)
"The Chant Demoniac" (poem)
"A Man" (poem)
"The Grey Lover" (poem)
"Life" (1) (poem)
Untitled ("A typical small town drugstore . . .")
"Keresa, Keresita" (poem)
"How to Select a Successful Evangelist" (poem)
"The Choir Girl" (poem)
"A Song of Cheer" (poem)
"Repentance" (poem)
Untitled ("I am MAN from the primal . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("The spiders of weariness . . .") (poem)
"The Dust Dance" (various portions from (2)) (poem)
Untitled ("Moses was our leader . . .") (poem)
"Secrets" (poem)
"The Dust Dance" (portions from (1)) (poem)
"The Chinese Gong" (poem)
Untitled ("Ho, ho, the long lights lift amain . . .") (poem)
"The Rump of Swift"
"A Young Wife's Tale" (poem)
"Lesbia" (1) (poem)
"A Roman Lady" (poem)
Untitled ("They matched me up that night . . .") (poem)
"Song of a Fugitive Bard" (poem)
Untitled ("A cringing woman's lot . . .") (poem)
"Nights to Both of Us Known" (poem)
" Warning to Orthodoxy" (poem)
"The Ecstasy of Desolation" (poem)
"A Song of the Anchor Chain" (poem)
"The Ballad of Abe Slickemmore" (poem)
"Song from an Ebony Heart" (poem)
Untitled ("Swords glimmered up the pass") (poem)
"Rebellion" (poem)
"A Great Man Speaks" (poem)
"Yodels of Good Cheer to the Pipple, Damn Them" (poem)
Untitled ("He clutched his . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("Noah was my applesauce") (poem)
Untitled ("Let me live as I was born to live") (poem)
Untitled ("Adam's loins were mountains") (poem)
"The Ballad of Monk Kickawhore" (poem)
"A Ballad of Insanity" (poem)
Untitled ("I hate the man . . .") (poem)
"A Far Country" (poem)
"Nancy Hawk, A Legend of Virginity" (poem)
Untitled ("Drawers that a girl . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("Tumba Hooey")
"To a Nameless Woman" (poem)
Untitled ("Scarlet and gold are the stars tonight") (poem)
Untitled ("Old Faro Bill was a man of might") (poem)
Untitled ("Rebel souls from the falling dark") (poem)
"The Call of Pan" (poem)
Untitled ("A sappe ther wos and that a crumbe manne") (poem)
Untitled ("Sappho, the Grecian hills are gold") (poem)
Untitled ("Romona! Romona!") (poem)
"A Fable for Critics" (poem)
Untitled ("My brother he was an auctioneer") (poem)
"Flaming Marble" (poem)
Untitled ("Out in front of Goldstein's . . .") (poem)
"The Deed Beyond the Deed" (poem)
"An American" (poem)
Untitled ("There's an isle far away . . .") (poem)
"Shadow of Dreams" (poem)
"My Children" (poem)
Untitled ("The women come and . . .") (poem)
"Silence Falls on Mecca's Walls" (poem)
"The Last Words He Heard" (poem)
Untitled ("Flappers flicker . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("I hold all women . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("Love is singing soft and low") (poem)
"The People of the Winged Skull"
"Ancient English Balladel" (poem)
Untitled ("At the Inn of the Gory Dagger") (poem)
"The Case of the College Toilet"
Untitled ("And there were lethal women . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("A haunting cadence . . .") (poem)
Untitled ("Through the mists of silence . . .") (poem)
"The Mysteries (poem); Black Dawn" (poem)
"The Path of Strange Wanderers" (poem)
"At the Bazaar" (poem)
Untitled ("Hatrack!")
Untitled ("By old Abe Goldstein's . . .") (poem)
"Bastards All!"
"Songs of Bastards"
"To a Roman Woman (poem)
"Ivory in the Night" (poem)
Untitled ("The iron harp that Adam christened Life") (poem)
"To the Contended" (poem)
"High Blue Halls" (poem)
"An American Epic" (poem)
"Black Seas" (poem)
"Irony"
 
Contents
"Introduction" by Rusty Burke
"Acknowledgements" by Rob Roehm
Notes on the text
1923
To Tevis Clyde Smith (handwritten), June 8, 1923,
"Hello Clyde, / May the blessings . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, June 22, 1923,
"Clyde sahib, greeting: / I found your letter . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, July 7, 1923,
"to Clyde bahadur-sahib, greeting: / I got your letter."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, July 30, 1923,
"Clyde sahib, bohut salaam, bahadur; / The picnic has come . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 4, 1923,
"Clyde sahib; / You say I'll be in . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 24, 1923,
"Bohut salaam, Clyde sahib; / I was all ready to . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, September 9, 1923,
"Clyde sahib; / First off I must apologize . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, October 5, 1923,
"Salaam, Clyde; / Maybe you think I've moved . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, November 4, 1923,
"Bohut salaam, Clyde bahadur; / It's been quite a while . . ."
1924
To ADVENTURE, ca. February 1924,
"I am writing for information . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, April 21, 1924,
"Salaam, Clyde sahib; / I should have written . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, June 19, 1924, "Salaam, Clyde sahib; / I suppose you think I'm rather slow . . ."
To ADVENTURE, ca. July 1924,
"1. At what period did the feudal . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith (handwritten), September 7, 1924,
"Salaam, Clyde, / You ought to be here."
To WESTERN STORY, ca. fall 1924,
"-And I am not one of those . . ."
1925
To Tevis Clyde Smith, January 7, 1925,
"Salaam, Clyde sahib; / I was in Brownwood the . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, January 30, 1925,
"Salaam, sahib; / I'm sending you a lot of junk."
To Robert W. Gordon, February 4, 1925,
"Dear Sir; / I am sending you a few songs."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, February 25, 1925,
"Salaam, sahib; / Chapter XIX / Writers of the Bunkorian Age"
To Tevis Clyde Smith, March 17, 1925,
"The top o' the marnin' O'Clydo; / Faith and bejabbers!"
To Tevis Clyde Smith, April 1925,
"Salaam, sahib; / What Ho!"
To Tevis Clyde Smith, May 24, 1925,
"Salaam; / Hot zowie, old topper, . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, July 7, 1925,
"Salaam, Sahib; / I believe you owe me a letter."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, July 16, 1925,
"Salaam, sahib; / What ho, milord!"
To Tevis Clyde Smith, July 1925,
"Salaam; Clyde; / Old boy, I got your letter."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1925,
"Salaam, Clyde sahib, / I haven't got any answer . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 6, 1925,
"Salaam; I'm glad you passed the exams."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 26, 1925,
"Salaam; / I've been thinking."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 28, 1925,
"Salaam; / I've been thinking."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, October 9, 1925,
"Salaam, sahib; Say, bo, you're developing in to a real poet."
To Herbert Klatt, ca. fall 1925,
"Bohut salaam, bahadur; / Again I write you, . . ."
1926
To WEIRD TALES, ca. January 1926,
"These are sheer masterpieces."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, January 14, 1926,
"Salaam, bahadur, bohut salaam; / By Baal I am joyed . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, January 14, 1926,
"Salaam; / This is a habit of mine, always was."
To Farnsworth Wright, January 23, 1926,
"Dear Sir; / I have no carbon copy of 'Wolfshead'."
To Robert W. Gordon, February 15, 1926, "Dear Mr. Gordon; / I was delighted to receive your letter, . . ."
To THE RING, ca. early 1926,
"Here is my opinion on the greatest heavyweights of all time:"
To Robert W. Gordon, April 9, 1926,
"Dear Sir; / I must really ask your pardon . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, April 14, 1926,
"Salaam; / Being in an (un)poetical mood, . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, May 7, 1926,
"Salaam; / I'm sending you a flock of poetry."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926,
"Salaam; / I'm trying to write again, . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 6, 1926,
"Salaam, sahib; / In the first place, . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 21, 1926,
"Bohut salaam, sahib; / I think you owe me one, two, . . ."
To Edna Mann, October 30, 1926, "Dear Friend; / As usual I have to start my letter with an apology, . . ."
1927
To Robert W. Gordon (handwritten), January 2, 1927,
"My dear Mr. Gordon; / Upon seeing a request . . ."

To Robert W. Gordon, March 17, 1927,
"Dear Mr. Gordon; / This time I have an excuse . . ."

To WEIRD TALES, ca. May 1927,
"Your last three issues have been very fine."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. late August / early September 1927,
"ARE YOU THE YOUNG MAN . . ."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. fall 1927,
"Salaam: / Then the little boy said to Goofus Gorilla, . . ."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1927,
"Salaam: / Having just got your letter . . ."

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1927,
"Salaam: / Seeking cognizance of thing . . ."

1928
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928,
"Salaam: / Listen, you crumb, I think you owe me . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928,
"I was lying to you Saturday evening when I said . . ."
To Harold Preece, ca. January-February 1928,
"Salaam: / Say, listen, tramp, you owe me a letter . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, week of February 20, 1928,
"The fellow who wrote The Kasidah . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928,
"The only reason for writing this letter . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928,
"Salaam: / Not having much of anything specially . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928,
"Salaam: / Glad you're writing these days."
To Harold Preece, ca. early 1928,
"Salaam: / You'll have to pardon me for not . . ."
To WEIRD TALES, ca. April 1928,
"Mr. Lovecraft's latest story, 'The Call of Cthulhu', . . ."
To Robert W. Gordon, postmarked May 14, 1928,
"Dear Mr. Gordon: / Many thanks for the letter, . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1928,
"Salaam: / So Klatt has gone West."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1928,
"Salaam; / Ho, ho, the long lights lift amain . . ."
To Harold Preece, ca. June 1928,
"Salaam: / No, I was not trying to catch flies."
To Harold Preece, postmarked June 4, 1928,
(postcard with drawing only)
To THE FORT WORTH RECORD, ca. July 1928,
"Tunney can't win."
To THE BROWNWOOD BULLETIN, July 18, 1928,
"Arthur 'Kid' Dula is due . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1928,
"Salaam: / A Warning to Orthodoxy"
To Harold Preece, ca. August 1928,
"Salaam: / Glad you enjoyed our reunion . . ."
To Harold Preece, postmarked September 5, 1928,
"Salaam: / ("Yes, I like the idea of Eldorado . . ."
To Harold Preece, ca. September 1928,
"Salaam: / Tunney sure gave Heeney a tough beating . . ."
To Harold Preece, postmarked September 23, 1928,
"Salaam: / The tang of winter is in the air . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1928,
"Salaam; / I could have gone with you . . ."
To Harold Preece, received October 20, 1928,
"Salaam: / Your stationery is alright."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1928,
"Salaam: / The reason I'm sending The Junto to you . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928,
"Salaam: / Listen you goddamn so forth and so on, . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928,
"Salaam: / I'll swear you're the only galoot . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928,
"Salaam: THIS IS A LETTER I STARTED . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928,
"Salaam: / I got such a laugh out of your parody . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928,
"Heh heh! At last I've sold a story . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November-December 1928,
"Salaam: / Heh heh! Sappho, the Grecian hills . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1928,
"Salaam: / Out in front of Goldstein's, . . ."
To Harold Preece, ca. December 1928,
"Salaam: / You're right; women are great actors."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. late 1928,
"Salaam: / I'll swear, if I'd laughed much more . . ."
1929
To WEIRD TALES (unmailed), ca. January 1929,
". . . whatever to do with beetles, except . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929,
"Salaam: / Ancient English Balledel"
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929,
"Salaam: / Last night the Sunday School class . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929,
"Salaam: / Black Dawn"
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early to mid 1929,
"Salaam: / Life is a yellow mist among the stars."
To Harold Preece, ca. March 1929, "Salaam: / I've been very neglectful of my correspondence lately."
To ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY, ca. Spring 1929,
"I was born in Texas about twenty-three . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1929,
"The iron harp that Adam christened Life"
To THRILLS OF THE JUNGLE MAGAZINE,
ca. June to late 1929, "Editor Thrills of the Jungle Magazine,"
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1929,
"Salaam: / I received an announcement from Chicago: . . ."
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1929,
"Salaam: / The main reason I'm writing this letter . . ."
To Harold Preece, ca. September 1929,
"Salaam: / I've been reading Destiny Bay . . ."
To Harold Preece, postmarked September 18, 1929,
"I don't remember saying anything . . ."
To WEIRD TALES, ca. October 1929,
"I have just been reading the September Weird Tales, . . .)
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. late December 1929,
"Well: / Here I am doing . . ."