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TO SCHONFIELD, HUGH G. (1)

To Hugh G. Schonfield, June 15, 1933, As I promised, in answer to your letter . . .


TO  SMITH, CLARK ASHTON (10) 

To Clark Ashton Smith, pm, March 15, 1933, I hardly know how to thank you for the copy.

To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. July 1933, I really must apologize for not having . . .

To Clark Ashton Smith, pm, July 22, 1933, I can hardly find words to express . . .

To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. October 1933, Thanks very much for the kind things . . .

To Clark Ashton Smith, pm, December 14, 1933, Only the fact that I have been sick . . .

To Clark Ashton Smith, December 20, 1933 [no text]
This is a signed Christmas card REH sent to CAS

To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. January 1934, Thanks again for the drawing of the wizard.

To Clark Ashton Smith, ca. March 1934, I am sorry to hear you have been indisposed . . .

To Clark Ashton Smith, pm, May 21 1934, My delay in answering your last letter . . .

To Clark Ashton Smith, July 23, 1935, I’m ashamed of my long delay in answering . . .


TO SMITH, TEVIS CLYDE: 1923 - 1929 (64)

To Tevis Clyde Smith, June 8, 1923, Hello Clyde, / May the blessing of Allah rest upon you .
     Contains Untitled ("When Napoleon down in Africa . . .") (poem) and "Neolithic Love Song" (poem).
     Handwritten, from Marlin, Texas; includes a simple multi-panel cartoon to go with "Neolithic Love Song".
     "Neolithic Love Song" has also been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, June 22, 1923, Clyde sahib, greeting: / I found your first letter waiting . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, July 7, 1923, To Clyde bahadur-sahib, greeting: / I got your letter . . .
     Contains "The Dook of Stork".


To Tevis Clyde Smith, July 30, 1923, Clyde Sahib, Bohut Salaam, Bahadur: / The picnic has . . .
     Contains Untitled ("Bill Boozy was a pirate bold") (poem) and Untitled ("Out of Asia the tribesmen came") (poem)

To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 4, 1923, Clyde sahib: / You say I’ll be in Kabul.
     Contains Untitled ("A clash of steel, a thud of hoofs") (poem) and Untitled ("A hundred years the great war raged") (poem).

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. August 21, 1923, Salaam, Clyde sahib, / I haven’t got any answer . . .
     This is a postcard.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 24, 1923, Bohut Salaam, Clyde sahib: / I was all ready to come over to Brownwood . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, September 9, 1923, Clyde sahib: / First off I must apologize for not having . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, October 5, 1923, Salaam, Clyde: / Maybe you think I’ve moved away . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, November 4, 1923, Bohut salaam, Clyde bahadur: / It’s been quite a while . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, April 21, 1924, Salaam, Clyde sahib: / I should have written you sooner . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, June 19, 1924, Salaam, Clyde sahib: / I suppose you think I’m rather slow . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, September 7, 1924, Salaam, Clyde, / You ought to be here.
     Contains Untitled ("Palm-trees are waving in the Gulf breeze") (poem).

     Handwritten, likely on some hotel notepad. From Weslaco, TX, a small town near Brownsville.
     Likely from a family vacation.  Includes three hand-drawn cartoons by REH.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, January 7, 1925, Salaam, Clyde sahib: / I was in Brownwood the other day . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, January 30, 1925, Salaam, sahib: / I’m sending you a lot of junk . . .
     Contains 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); and Untitled ("I lay in Yen’s opium joint") (poem).
     "Slugger’s Vow" has been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, February 25, 1925, Salaam, sahib: / Chapter XIX / Writers of the Bunkorian Age . . .
     Contains the poem "The Bombing of Gon Fanfew" (poem).


To Tevis Clyde Smith, March 17, 1925, The top o’ the marnin’, O’Clydo: / Faith and bejabbers!
     Contains "The Sappious Few Menchew".


To Tevis Clyde Smith, April 6, 1925, Salaam, sahib: / What ho! I have never read the original . . .
     Contains "The Post of the Sappy Skipper" and "The Bored of the Cow".


To Tevis Clyde Smith, May 24, 1925, Salaam: / Hot zowie, old topper, we’ve got the makings . . .
     Contains "When You Were a Set-Up and I Was a Ham" (poem)
.  The poem has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, June 3, 1925
   
A gag letter written on a lawyer’s letterhead, calling Smith to court to answer the charge of rape.
  • REHUPA #158, REHupa, August 1999

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! / Boy, I hope you’re . . .
     Contains Untitled ("And Dempsey climbed into the ring . . .") (poem).


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1925, Salaam, Clyde: / Old boy, I got your letter. I can’t say that it . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 6, 1925, Salaam: / I’m glad you passed the exams . . .
     Contains Untitled ("I tell you this my friend") (poem).


To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 26, 1925, Salaam: / I’ve been thinking. What is reality and what is . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 28, 1925, Salaam: / I’ve been thinking. Did you ever stop . . .
     Contains Untitled ("Mingle my dust with the burning brand") (poem) and Untitled ("Roses laughed in her pretty hair") (poem).


To Tevis Clyde Smith, October 9, 1925, Salaam, sahib: / Say, bo, you’re developing into a real poet.
     Contains Untitled ("All the crowd") (poem).


To Tevis Clyde Smith, January 14, 1926, Salaam, bahadur, bohut salaam: / By Baal I am joyed that . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, January 14, 1926, Salaam: / This is a habit of mine, always was . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, April 14, 1926, Salaam: / Being in an (un)poetical mood . . .
     Contains "The Dancer" (poem); "Destiny" (2) (
poem); "Laughter" (poem); Untitled ("We are the duckers of crosses") (poem);
     and Untitled ("The shades of night were falling faster") (
poem).  “Destiny” (2) has been published separately.

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, with the usual result . . .
     Contains 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); "Nun" (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).  "Adventure" (2), and "Adventurer" have both been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 6, 1926, Salaam, sahib: / In the first place, pardon for not having . . .
     Contains "Arcadian Days" (poem).


To Tevis Clyde Smith, August 21, 1926, Bohut salaam, sahib: / I think you owe me one, two, three . . .
     Contains "Twilight on Stonehenge" (poem) and "Ocean-Thoughts" (poem). "Twilight on Stonehenge" has been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, late Aug-early September 1927, ARE YOU THE YOUNG MAN TO WHOM . . .
     Contains "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);
     and Untitled (“Toast to the British! . . .”) (
poem). "Revenge" has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. fall 1927, Salaam: / Then the little boy said to Goofus Gorilla . . .
     Contains "Where Strange Gods Squall (part 2)" Untitled ("What became of Waring?") (poem);
     "The Robes of the Righteous" (poem); and Untitled ("After the trumps are sounded") (poem)
.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1927, Salaam: / Having just got your letter I’ll write now . . .
     Contains "The Road to Hell" (early version, only lines 1-4, 24-28) (poem); "Flight" (early version, incomplete) (poem); and
     Untitled ("The Baron of Fenland . . .") (poem). Untitled ("The Baron of Fenland") and "Flight" have both been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1927, Salaam: / Seeking cognizance of things looked after . . .
     Contains "The Fastidious Fooey Mancucu;" "Lilith" (poem); "The Gods Remember" (1) (poem); "The Dreams of Men" (poem);
     "The Builders" (2) (poem); "The Road to Babel" (poem); "Memories" (2) (poem); and Untitled ("Tell me not in coocoo numbers").
     "Lilith", "The Dreams of Men", "The Road to Babel", and "Memories" (2) have all been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928, Salaam: / Listen, you crumb, I think you already owe me a letter.
     Contains "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); and Untitled ("The east is red and I am dead") (poem).
     "Wolfsdung" has also been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928, I wasn’t lying to you Saturday evening when . . .
     Contains "King Hootus"; "Symbols" (poem); "Romany Road" (poem); "Love" (poem); "The Chant Demoniac" (poem);
     "A Man" (poem); "The Grey Lover" (poem); "Life" (1) (poem).
     "Symbols", "Romany Road", "Love", "The Chant Demoniac", and "A Man" have all been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, week of February 20, 1928, The fellow who wrote The Kasidah strung . . .
     Contains Untitled ("A typical small town drugstore . . .")
.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928, The only reason for writing this letter . . .
     Contains "Keresa, Keresita" (poem).  "Keresa, Keresita" has been published separately


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928, Salaam: / Not having much of anything specially to say . . .
     Contains "How to Select a Successful Evangelist" (poem); "The Choir Girl" (poem); "A Song of Cheer" (poem);
     "Repentance" (poem); and Untitled ("I am MAN from the primal . . .") (poem)
.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928, Salaam: / Glad you’re writing these days . . .
     Contains 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);
     and "The Chinese Gong" (poem).
     "The Dust Dance" (2), Untitled (“Moses was our leader . . .”), and "The Dust Dance" (1) have all been published separately.


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 . . .
     Contains 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); and "Nights to Both of Us Known" (poem).
     "A Young Wife’s Tale", "Song of a Fugitive Bard", and "Nights to Both of Us Known" have all been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1928, Salaam: / A Warning to Orthodoxy
     Contains "A Warning to Orthodoxy" (poem).  "A Warning to Orthodoxy" has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1928, Salaam: / I could have gone with you for dinner if . . .
     Contains "The Ecstasy of Desolation" (poem)
. "The Ecstasy of Desolation" has been published separately.

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 . . .
     Contains "A Song of the Anchor Chain" (poem) and "The Ballad of Abe Slickemmore" (poem).
     "
A Song of the Anchor Chain" has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928, Salaam: / I’ll swear you’re the only galoot I ever heard of . . .
     Contains "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); and "A Far Country" (poem).
     "Song from an Ebony Heart", "Rebellion", and "A Far Country" have all been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928, Salaam: / I got such a laugh . . .
     Contains "Nancy Hawk – A Legend of Virginity" (poem); Untitled ("Drawers that a girl . . .") (poem); Untitled ("Tumba Hooey");
     and "To a Nameless Woman (poem). "To a Nameless Woman" has been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928, Heh heh! / At last I’ve sold a story to Ghost Stories.
     Contains 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);
     and Untitled ("A sappe ther wos and that a crumbe manne") (v).  "The Call of Pan" has been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November-December 1928, Heh heh! / Sappho, the Grecian . . .
     Contains 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).  
     "A Fable for Critics" and "Flaming Marble" have both been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1928, Salaam: / Out in front of Goldstein’s . . .
     Contains 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); and Untitled ("Love is singing soft and low") (poem).
     "Silence Falls on Mecca’s Walls" and "The Last Words He Heard" have both been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. late 1928, Salaam: / I’ll swear, if I’d laughed much more . . .
     Contains "The People of the Winged Skulls"; Untitled ("Oh, we are little children . . ."); Untitled ("The tall man answered: . . .");
     Untitled ("The tall man rose and said: . . ."); Untitled ("The tall man said: . . ."); and Untitled ("Moonlight and shadows barred the land").
     The poems are contained in the story.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929, Salaam: / Ancient English Balladel
     Contains "Ancient English Balladel" (poem) and Untitled ("At the Inn of the Gory Dagger") (poem).
     "Ancient English Balladel" has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929, Salaam: / Last night the Sunday School class had a party . . .
     Contains "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); and "The Mysteries" (poem).
     "The Case of the College Toilet" has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929, Salaam: / Black Dawn
     Contains "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"; Untitled ("A beggar, singing without . . .").
     "Black Dawn", "The Path of Strange Wanderers", "Bastards All!", and "Songs of Bastards" have all been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. early to mid 1929, Salaam: / Life is a yellow mist among the stars . . .
     Contains "To a Roman Woman" (poem) and "Ivory in the Night" (poem).

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1929, Salaam: / The iron harp that Adam christened life . . .
     Contains Untitled ("The iron harp that Adam christened Life") (poem); "To the Contended" (poem);
     "High Blue Halls" (poem); and  "An American Epic" (poem).

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1929, Salaam: / I received an announcement from Chicago . . .
     Contains "Black Seas" (poem). "Black Seas" has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1929, Salaam: / The main reason I’m writing this letter is . . .
     Contains "Irony".

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. late December 1929, Well: / Here I am doing business at the old stand . . .



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