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  91. “In a Major Key,” Conservative 1, No. 2 (July 1915): 9–11.

  92. HPL to LDC, [2 May 1929] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  93. HPL to RK, 16 November 1916; Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner, 72 (this portion not in SL).

  94. HPL to LDC, [15 July 1928] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  95. See note 64.

  96. SL 4.360 (note 18).

  97. SL 4.170 (note 60).

  98. HPL to RHB, 10 April 1934; O Fortunate Floridian, 128.

  99. HPL to MWM, [6 April 1935] (SL 5.140).

  100. HPL to Robert Bloch, 1 June 1933; Letters to Robert Bloch (West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1993), 15.

  101. HPL to LDC, 14–19 November 1925 (ms., JHL).

  102. Cited in Uncollected Prose and Poetry (West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1978), 1.

  103. Mathias Harpin, The High Road to Zion ([West Warwick, RI:] Harpin’s American Heritage Foundation, 1976), 197.

  104. SL 1.9 (note 1).

  105. SL 1.40 (note 11).

  106. AD, in an appendix to H. P. L.: A Memoir (New York: Ben Abramson, 1945), printed a brief item purportedly by Lovecraft entitled “Does Vulcan Exist?” (91–92), claiming that it dated to 1906 and that it was either a portion or the entirety of an astronomy column published in the Providence Journal. Lovecraft had, however, no astronomy column in the Journal. My feeling is that this is an unpublished manuscript that came into Derleth’s hands and that he simply assumed it had been published in the Journal, probably the only Providence newspaper of which he was aware.

  107. HPL to RK, 19 February 1916 (SL 1.22).

  108. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 22 December 1934; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 37.

  109. SL 5.141 (note 99).

  110. HPL to Alfred Galpin, 21 August 1918 (SL 1.70).

  111. HPL to RK, 7 March 1920 (SL 1.110–11).

  112. HPL to the Kleicomolo, [April 1917] (SL 1.44).

  113. SL 1.70 (note 110).

  Chapter 5: Barbarian and Alien

  1. HPL to MWM, 1 January 1915 (SL 1.9).

  2. HPL to RK, 16 November 1916 (SL 1.40–41).

  3. HPL to Bernard Austin Dwyer, 3 March 1927 (SL 2.110).

  4. HPL to Helen Sully, 4 December 1935 (ms., JHL).

  5. Will Murray, “An Interview with Harry Brobst,” LS Nos. 22/23 (Fall 1990): 34.

  6. Harold W. Munro, “Lovecraft, My Childhood Friend” (1983), in Lovecraft Remembered, 70–71.

  7. HPL to REH, 25–29 March 1933 (SL 4.172).

  8. R. Alain Everts, “Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Sex,” Nyctalops 2, No. 2 (July 1974): 19.

  9. HPL to RHB, 10 April 1934; O Fortunate Floridian, 125.

  10. SL 1.9 (note 1).

  11. SL 1.31 (note 2).

  12. HPL to Alfred Galpin, 19 August 1918 (SL 1.75).

  13. See Mark Owings and Irving Binkin, A Catalog of Lovecraftiana (Baltimore: Mirage Press, 1975), plate 20.

  14. David H. Keller, “Lovecraft’s Astronomical Notebook,” Lovecraft Collector No. 3 (October 1949): 1–4.

  15. Keller has transcribed “Providence Evening Journal,” but this is evidently his error.

  16. HPL to Jonquil Leiber, 29 November 1936 (SL 5.363).

  17. Scott, “His Own Most Fantastic Creation” (1944), in Lovecraft Remembered, 15.

  18. HPL to MWM, 5 April 1931 (SL 3.367).

  19. Faig, Parents, 28.

  20. Sonia H. Davis, “Memories of Lovecraft: I” (1969), in Lovecraft Remembered, 276.

  21. Quoted in Faig, Parents, 32–33.

  22. Munro, 69.

  23. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 13 April 1934 (ms., JHL).

  24. HPL to Sarah Susan Lovecraft, 24 February 1921 (SL 1.123).

  25. Davis, 276.

  26. Quoted in Faig, Parents, 33.

  27. Munro, 71.

  28. HPL to FBL, 26 October 1926 (SL 2.85); HPL to RHB, 20 April 1935; O Fortunate Floridian, 241.

  29. See the photograph published with Kenneth W. Faig, Jr, “Howard Phillips Lovecraft: The Early Years 1890–1914,” Nyctalops 2, No. 1 (April 1973): 11.

  30. HPL to RK, 4 December 1918 (SL 1.78).

  31. HPL to RHB, 23 July 1936 (SL 5.282).

  32. HPL to FBL, 8 February 1922 (AHT).

  33. HPL to RHB, 11 December 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 383.

  34. HPL to RK, 9 November 1919 (SL 192).

  35. HPL to LDC, [17 August 1929] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  36. HPL to F. Lee Baldwin, 27 March 1934 (ms., JHL).

  37. See note 32.

  38. HPL to LDC, 4–5 November 1924 (ms., JHL).

  39. HPL to W. G. Bautz, 16 May 1935 (AHT).

  40. HPL to AEPG, 19 August 1921 (SL 1145).

  41. Faig, “Early Years,” 6, citing city directories.

  42. HPL to RK, 4 December 1918 (SL 1.77).

  43. SL 1.41 (note 2).

  44. Scott, 13.

  45. Munro, 71.

  46. Scott, 13.

  47. HPL to Robert Bloch, 4 December 1935 (SL 5.208).

  48. HPL to JVS, 19–31 July 1931 (SL 3.383).

  49. HPL to Edwin Baird, 3 February 1924 (SL 1.298).

  50. SL 2.110 (note 3).

  51. Field, State of Rhode Island, 2.206.

  52. “The Defence Remains Open!” (1921).

  53. HPL to LDC, 23 September 1925; Letters from New York (San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2005), 198.

  54. HPL to RHB, 31 March 1932; O Fortunate Floridian, 28.

  55. See, in general, Sam Moskowitz, Under the Moons of Mars (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970), passim.

  56. SL 1.41 (note 2).

  57. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 26 September 1935; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 64.

  58. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 16 April 1935; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 54.

  59. See note 54.

  60. HPL to RHB, 14 April 1932; O Fortunate Floridian, 29.

  61. HPL to JFM, 23 February 1936 (SL 5.227).

  62. All letters by and about HPL in the Argosy and All-Story are collected in H. P. Lovecraft in the Argosy (West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1994).

  63. HPL to Zealia Bishop, 20 March 1929 (SL 2.325).

  64. HPL to CAS, 3 December 1929 (SL 3.88).

  65. See Will Murray, “Lovecraft and the Pulp Magazine Tradition,” in An Epicure in the Terrible, ed. David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi (Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1991), 103.

  66. Cass was briefly considered to be a pseudonym of CAS, and a lengthy story by Cass that was to have appeared in the Thrill Book in 1919 (As It Is Written [1982]) has been published under Smith’s name; but this theory has now been found to be false. See Will Murray, “As It Was Not Written; or, The Curious Conundrum of De Lysle Ferrée Cass,” Studies in Weird Fiction No. 4 (Fall 1988): 3–12.

  67. Fred Jackson, “The First Law,” Argosy 72, No. 1 (April 1913): 35.

  68. SL 1.41 (note 2).

  69. SL 1.42 (note 2).

  70. See Moskowitz, 293.

  71. HPL to AD, 9 September 1931 (SL 3.407).

  Chapter 6: A Renewed Will to Live

  1. Truman J. Spencer, The History of Amateur Journalism (New York: The Fossils, 1957), 86.

  2. Looking Backward (1920).

  3. United Amateur Press Association: Exponent of Amateur Journalism.

  4. HPL to JVS, 27 October 1932 (SL 4.97).

  5. This was a speech given at the Boston Conference of Amateur Journalists on 21 February 1921.

  6. See Spencer, 91–92.

  7. HPL to RK, 8 November 1917; Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner, 120.

  8. HPL to JFM, 6 August 1923 (SL 1.243).

  9. “Amateur Journalism and the English Teacher,” English Journal (high school edition) 4, No. 2 (February 1915): 113–14.

  10. HPL to John T. Dunn, 10 June 1916; Books at Brown 39–39 (1991–92 [1995]): 179.

  11. John Clinton Pryor, “Comment Pryoristic,” United Co-operative 1, No. 1 (December 1918): 6–7; “Comment Pryoristic,” United Co-operativ
e 1, No. 3 (April 1921): 7; W. Paul Cook, “Official Criticism,” Vagrant No. 11 (November 1919): 31–35.

  12. See L. Sprague de Camp, “Young Man Lovecraft” (1975), in Lovecraft Remembered, 173.

  13. HPL to Edward H. Cole, 23 November 1914 (ms., JHL).

  14. See “Department of Public Criticism,” United Amateur, December 1915: “The general tone of this individual publication [Hit and Miss] is Socialistic . . . Miss Baker’s ideas on economics seem not unlike those of her fellow-amateurs, Messrs. Shufelt and Basinet . . .”

  15. de Camp, “Young Man Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 174.

  16. HPL to John T. Dunn, 20 July 1915; Books at Brown, 171.

  17. HPL to John T. Dunn, 15 August 1916; Books at Brown, 191 (and n. 2).

  18. de Camp, “Young Man Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 173–74.

  19. HPL to RK, 28 March 1915; Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner, 15.

  20. HPL to John T. Dunn, 25 October 1915; Books at Brown, 174–75.

  21. See note 17.

  22. HPL to John T. Dunn, 13 November 1916; Books at Brown, 204.

  23. HPL to RK, 24 September 1917 (SL 1.50).

  24. RK, “Howard Phillips Lovecraft,” Californian 5, No. 1 (Summer 1937): 5.

  25. HPL to John T. Dunn, 16 June 1916; Books at Brown, 179.

  26. HPL to John T. Dunn, 28 June 1916; Books at Brown, 185.

  27. See note 25.

  28. See note 26.

  29. See note 22.

  30. Year Book of the United Amateur Press Association of America [Athol, MA: W. Paul Cook, 1914].

  31. HPL to John T. Dunn, 16 May 1917; Books at Brown, 215.

  32. HPL to John T. Dunn, 6 July 1917; Books at Brown, 217.

  33. Ibid., 222.

  34. See note 25.

  35. HPL to RK, 16 November 1916 (SL 1.40).

  36. HPL to Bernard Austin Dwyer, 3 March 1927 (SL 2.110).

  37. HPL to Alfred Galpin, 27 May 1918; Letters to Alfred Galpin, 15.

  38. See Science versus Charlatanry: Essays on Astrology by H. Lovecraft and J. F. Hartmann, ed. S. T. Joshi and Scott Connors (Madison, WI: Strange Co., 1979), xiv. The articles by both HPL and Hartmann are now in Collected Essays, volume 3.

  39. HPL to MWM, 8 December 1914 (SL 1.4).

  40. Ibid.

  41. HPL to JFM, March [?] 1937 (SL 5.422).

  Chapter 7: Metrical Mechanic

  1. HPL to MWM, 8 December 1914 (SL 1.3–4).

  2. HPL to RK, 4 April 1918 (SL 1.60).

  3. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 8 March 1929 (SL 2.314–15).

  4. See HPL to RHB, [24 May 1935] (SL 5.168).

  5. Untitled editorial note, Conservative (April 1915).

  6. Gray and Collins, Poetical Works (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977), 34.

  7. HPL to MWM, 5 April 1931 (SL 3.369–70).

  8. HPL to RK, 14 September 1915 (SL 1.12).

  9. HPL to RK, 5 June 1918; Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner, 143.

  10. Cited in In Defence of Dagon (West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1985), 6, 19.

  11. Plainsman 1, No. 4 (December 1915): 2–3.

  12. Winfield Townley Scott, “A Parenthesis on Lovecraft as Poet” (1945), in H. P. Lovecraft: Four Decades of Criticism, ed. S. T. Joshi (Athens: Ohio University Press, 1980), 214.

  13. W. Paul Cook, “Howard Lovecraft’s Fiction,” Vagrant (November 1919); cited in Cook’s In Memoriam: Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1941), in Lovecraft Remembered, 148.

  14. The poem was included in a letter to John T. Dunn, 10 June 1916; Books at Brown, 180.

  15. “Speaking of the ignorant rabble—James Lawrence Crowley hath just inundated me with some of his ‘poetry’ for revision. The task is repugnant, but I hate to disappoint the poor devil.” HPL to MWM, [May 1920] (AHT).

  16. RK, “A Note on Howard Lovecraft’s Poetry,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 401–2.

  17. HPL to RK, 13 May 1921 (SL 1.132).

  18. HPL to RK, 28 March 1915; Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner, 16.

  19. Charles D. Isaacson, “Concerning the Conservative,” In a Minor Key No. 2 [1915]: [10–11].

  20. See note 1.

  21. HPL to RK, 30 September 1915 (SL 1.14).

  22. HPL to DW, [2 August 1927]; Mysteries of Time and Spirit: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Donald Wandrei (San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2002), 138.

  23. DW to HPL, 12 August 1927; Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 149.

  24. Steven J. Mariconda, “On Lovecraft’s ‘Amissa Minerva,’” Etchings and Odysseys No. 9 [1986]: 97–103.

  25. HPL to the Kleicomolo, [October 1916]; Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner, 45–46.

  26. HPL to RK, 23 August 1916 (SL 1.24).

  27. RK, Piper (May 1915): 6.

  28. HPL to RK, 28 March 1915 (SL 1.11).

  29. See further my essay, “The Rationale of Lovecraft’s Pseudonyms” (1992), in Primal Sources: Essays on H. P. Lovecraft (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2003), 81–89.

  30. HPL to John T. Dunn, 28 June 1916; Books at Brown, 183.

  31. Alan Seeger, Poems (New York: Scribner’s, 1916), 162.

  32. Thomas Henry Huxley, Man’s Place in Nature (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1894), 233.

  33. See, in general, Thomas F. Gossett, Race: The History of an Idea in America (New York: Schocken Books, 1965), ch. 5.

  34. de Camp, Lovecraft: A Biography, 95–99.

  35. Gossett, 348.

  36. HPL to RHB, 13 June 1936 (SL 5.266).

  37. See Gossett, 353.

  38. HPL to the Gallomo, 30 September 1919 (SL 1.89).

  39. See note 19.

  40. HPL to RK, 25 November 1915 (SL 1.17).

  41. A complete list of Morton’s pamphlets, as culled from the National Union Catalogue of Pre-1956 Imprints and the New York Public Library Catalogue, is as follows: Anarchy by Errico Malatesta (with Is It All a Dream? by Morton) (1900); Better Than Socialism (19—); The Gospel of the Gutter (19—); The Philosophy of the Single Tax (19—); Do You Want Freedom of Speech? (1902?); The Rights of Periodicals (1905?); The Curse of Race Prejudice (1906?); Being on the Safe Side (1910?); The American Secular Union: Its Aims and Plans . . . (191–); Sex Morality, Past, Present and Future (with William J. Robinson and others) (1912); The Case of Billy Sunday (with others) (1915); Exempting the Churches (1916); Shall Church Property Be Taxed? A Debate (with Lawson Purdy) (1921?). Morton also edited the short-lived periodical Loyal Citizen Sovereignty (Oct. 1922–June 1923). An extract from The Curse of Race Prejudice can now be found in Lovecraft’s New York Circle, ed. Mara Kirk Hart and S. T. Joshi (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2006), p 210–15.

  42. JFM, “‘Conservatism’ Gone Mad,” In a Minor Key No. 2 [1915]: [15–16].

  43. HPL to RK, 10 August 1915 (SL 1.12).

  44. It is included in a letter to RK, 14 September 1915; Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner, 20.

  45. It is dated to 1915 and listed as “unpublished” in HPL’s list of his amateur poetry compiled in 1918 (SL 1.58).

  46. HPL to John T. Dunn, 20 July 1915; Books at Brown, 169.

  47. Edward Norman, A History of Modern Ireland (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1973), 155–56.

  48. See McLoughlin, Rhode Island: A Bicentennial History, 141–42.

  49. HPL to John T. Dunn, 10 June 1916; Books at Brown, 178.

  50. HPL to John T. Dunn, 28 June 1916; Books at Brown, 182.

  51. See note 49.

  52. HPL to John T. Dunn, 14 October 1916; Books at Brown, 196.

  53. New York Times (30 September 1916): 1.

  54. HPL to John T. Dunn, 13 January 1917; Books at Brown, 210.

  55. HPL to John T. Dunn, 6 July 1917; Books at Brown, 217.

  56. HPL to Alfred Galpin, 29 August 1918; Letters to Alfred Galpin, 40.

  57. See de Camp, “Young Man Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 175.

  58. HPL to John T. Dunn, 16 May 1917; Books at Brown, 214.

  59. SL 1.12 (note 8).

  60. HPL to RK, 23 May 1917 (SL 1.45–46).
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  61. HPL to RK, 27 August 1917 (SL 1.49).

  62. Ibid.

  63. See note 60.

  64. HPL to MWM, 30 May 1917 (SL 1.47–48).

  65. HPL to RK, 22 June 1917 (SL 1.48).

  66. HPL to John T. Dunn, 6 July 1917; Books at Brown, 222.

  67. HPL to RK, 16 November 1916 (SL 1.35).

  68. See John Allen Krout, The Origins of Prohibition (New York: Knopf, 1925), 192–95.

  69. Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State (WPA) (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1937), 56.

  70. Samuel Eliot Morison et al., The Growth of the American Republic, 7th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1980), 2.285.

  71. HPL to the Kleicomolo, [October 1916] (SL 1.26).

  72. HPL to Zealia Bishop, 13 February 1928 (SL 2.229).

  73. Ibid. (SL 2.230).

  74. HPL to JVS, 10 November 1931 (SL 3.434).

  75. HPL to MWM, 15 May 1918 (SL 1.64).

  76. “We find it impossible to express with sufficient force our regret at the withdrawal of Mr. Daas from the United, and we can but hope that the retirement may prove merely temporary.” “Department of Public Criticism,” United Amateur (June 1916).

  77. See HPL to Alfred Galpin, [October 1918]; Letters to Alfred Galpin, 23.

  78. HPL to RK, 25 June 1920; Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner, 194.

  79. Ibid.

  80. Tryout 3, No. 4 (March 1917): [1–2].

  81. HPL to John T. Dunn, 20 July 1915; Books at Brown, 170–71.

  82. HPL to Edward H. Cole, 23 November and 14 December 1914 (mss., JHL).

  83. HPL to RK, 21 September 1921 (SL 1.152). Cf. HPL to RK, 24 September 1917: “Cook makes only the third amateur with whom I have had a good talk; Stoddard and Edward H. Cole being the others” (Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner, 116). The order in which Stoddard and Cole are mentioned perhaps suggests that HPL saw Stoddard first.

  84. “The Conservative and His Critics,” Conservative (July 1915).

  85. HPL to John T. Dunn, 4 July 1916; Books at Brown, 187–88.

  86. HPL to FBL, 3 May 1922 (SL 1.170).

  87. “The Kleicomolo,” United Amateur 18, No. 4 (March 1919): 75–76.

  88. Andrew F. Lockhart, “Little Journeys to the Homes of Prominent Amateurs,” United Amateur 15, No. 2 (September 1915): 27–28, 34.

  89. SL 3.370 (note 7).

  90. HPL to RK, 16 November 1916 (SL 1.30).

  91. HPL to LDC, 24–27 October 1925 (ms., JHL).

 
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