The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press is proud to present this long-awaited index to the three-volume The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard. Compiled by Bobby Derie, author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos, with a foreword and annotations by REHF Award-winning author Jeffrey Shanks, this important reference work provides a much-needed tool for researchers studying the correspondence of the father of sword and sorcery and the creator of Conan the Cimmerian. Also included are seventeen letters by Howard newly discovered since the publication of The Collected Letters, including several drafts of letters to H. P. Lovecraft, all wrapped up in fine cover by Jim & Ruth Keegan. This index is a must-have for fans and scholars wishing to explore the fascinating epistolary corpus of one of the greatest fantasy adventure writers of the 20th century.
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Foreword by Jeffrey Shanks
Additional Letters by Robert E. Howard
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June, 1925 (“Know all men …”)
To Farnsworth Wright, August 21, 1925 (“I am preparing a mss. …”)
To Merlin Wand, date stamped May 26, 1928 (“CONTACTS …”)
To John Wasso, undated, unsent (“There is a good deal of justice …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“Seems that you owe me …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“’The real reason,’ said John L. Sullivan …”)
To Harold Preece, postcard from Piedras Negras, ca. June 1928 (no text)
To Tevis Clyde Smith, undated, unsent (“Show this to Truett …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“I’m writing mainly …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“I do not remember who …”)
To Alvin P. Bradford, ca. January 1930, unsent (“You’ll have to pardon …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, draft, ca. July 1, 1930 (“Admittedly, your theories …”)
To Fort Worth Bank, carbon, June 17, 1933 (“I enclose deposits slips …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, early draft , ca. July 1933 (“You have frequently warned …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, later draft, ca. July 1933 (“[. . .] The writer intimated …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, draft, ca. January 1935 (“[. . .] As for my alleged …”)
To Dime Sports Magazine, published June 1936 (“Name: Robert Ervin Howard …”)
Author’s Note on Index
Index to The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard
List of Howard’s Correspondents
Lists of Howard’s Plays and Poetry