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  54. See note 54.

  55. Quoted in Derleth (n. 55).

  56. See note 53.

  57. SL 1.264 (note 42).

  58. HPL to Edwin Baird, [c. November 1923]; Weird Tales (March 1924).

  59. See note 54.

  60. HPL to AD, [7 December 1929]; Essential Solitude, 1.234.

  61. “In the Editor’s Study” (Conservative, July 1923).

  62. HPL to Anne Tillery Renshaw, 1 June 1921 (SL 1.134).

  63. HPL to RK, 25 August 1918 (SL 1.73).

  64. W. Jackson Bate, The Burden of the Past and the English Poet (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970), 21.

  65. HPL to JFM, 1 April 1927 (SL 2.123).

  66. Edward Hale Bierstadt, Dunsany the Dramatist (Boston: Little, Brown, rev. ed. 1919), 160.

  67. T. S. Eliot, “The Metaphysical Poets” (1921), Selected Essays (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950), 248.

  68. HPL to MWM, 18 May 1922 (SL 1.180).

  69. HPL to FBL, 11 December 1923 (SL 1.275).

  70. HPL to FBL, 13 May 1923 (SL 1.229).

  71. HPL to FBL, 20 February 1924 (SL 1.315).

  72. HPL to FBL, 8 January 1924 (SL 1.283).

  73. Michael White, “Poets of Amateur Journalism: III. The Poetry of Samuel Loveman,” Oracle 3, No. 4 (December 1922): 12–17.

  74. Alfred Galpin, “A Critic of Poetry,” Oracle 4, No. 2 (August 1923): 8–10.

  75. HPL to Samuel Loveman, 24 March [1923]; Letters to Samuel Loveman and Vincent Starrett, 15.

  76. HPL to FBL, 26 May 1923 (SL 1.230).

  77. See Peter Ackroyd, T. S. Eliot: A Life (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984), 127.

  78. Freeman (17 January 1923): 453.

  79. See note 78.

  80. HPL to JVS, 24 March 1933 (SL 4.159).

  81. Barton L. St Armand and John H. Stanley, “H. P. Lovecraft’s Waste Paper: A Facsimile and Transcript of the Original Draft,” Books at Brown 26 (1978): 40.

  82. HPL to AD, 2 January 1927 (SL 2.96).

  83. HPL to JVS, 5 February 1932 (SL 4.14).

  84. HPL to CAS, 17 October 1930 (SL 3.195).

  85. HPL to Myrta Alice Little, 17 May 1921; LS No. 26 (Spring 1992): 28.

  86. HPL to CAS, 16 November 1926 (SL 2.90).

  87. HPL to JFM, 26 May 1923 (SL 1.231).

  88. HPL to the Gallomo, [April 1920]; Letters to Alfred Galpin, 75.

  89. New York Times (12 April 1923): 1.

  90. HPL to JFM, 23 September 1923 (SL 1.253).

  91. HPL to JFM, 10 February 1923 (SL 1.207).

  92. Twilight of the Idols [1888], in Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ, tr. R. J. Hollingdale (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1968), 93.

  93. SL 1.208 (note 93).

  94. HPL to MWM, 24 November 1923 (SL 1.268–72).

  95. HPL to Samuel Loveman, [5 June 1924] (SL 1.277).

  96. HPL to Edwin Baird, 3 February 1924 (SL 1.294).

  Chapter 15: Ball and Chain

  1. HPL to MWM, 18 May 1922 (SL 1.179).

  2. Lord Dunsany, “A City of Wonder,” in Tales of Three Hemispheres (Boston: John W. Luce Co., 1919), 64.

  3. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 26 February 1932 (SL 4.21).

  4. FBL, Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Nightside (Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1975), p 46–47.

  5. Kleiner, “A Memoir of Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 197–98.

  6. Muriel Eddy, “Howard Phillips Lovecraft,” in Rhode Island on Lovecraft, 20.

  7. HPL to JFM, 12 March 1924 (SL 1.326).

  8. HPL to LDC, [4 March 1924] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  9. HPL to LDC, 9 March 1924 (SL 1.319–22).

  10. Sonia H. Davis, Private Life, 18.

  11. HPL to CAS, 25 January 1924 (SL 1.285).

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

  13. Davis, Private Life, 18.

  14. Sonia H. Greene to LDC, 9 February 1924 (AHT).

  15. SL 1.325 (note 7).

  16. HPL to FBL, 21 March 1924 (SL 1.329).

  17. Koki, 89.

  18. Note to Sonia H. Davis, “The Psychic Phenomenon of Love” (ms., JHL).

  19. “Lovecraft on Love,” Arkham Collector No. 8 (Winter 1971): 244.

  20. HPL to LDC, 29–30 September 1924 (ms., JHL).

  21. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 18 November 1934 (ms., JHL).

  22. HPL to FBL, 14 February 1924 (SL 1.311–12).

  23. Davis, Private Life, 18.

  24. See SL 1.331 (note 16).

  25. HPL to MWM, 24 November 1923 (SL 1.269).

  26. Davis, Private Life, 11–12.

  27. SL 1.332 (note 16).

  28. SL 1.333 (note 16).

  29. HPL to JVS, 29 May 1933 (SL 4.191).

  30. HPL to LDC, 22–23 December 1924 (ms., JHL).

  31. SL 1.332 (note 16).

  32. HPL to FBL, 7 February 1924 (SL 1.304).

  33. SL 1.332 (note 16).

  34. SL 1.304 (note 32).

  35. Robert E. Weinberg, The Weird Tales Story, 4.

  36. SL 1.304 (note 32).

  37. HPL to LDC, 30 March 1924; Letters from New York, 52–53.

  38. HPL and Sonia H. Greene to LDC, [5 March 1924] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  39. HPL to LDC, 9 March 1924; Letters from New York, 43.

  40. See Long, Dreamer on the Nightside, 40.

  41. HPL to LDC, 1 August 1924 (SL 1.341).

  42. Kleiner, “A Memoir of Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 201.

  43. Koki (106) claims that Samuel Loveman told him that Florence actually did live with Sonia and Lovecraft for the first few months of their marriage, but I believe this to be a misremembrance on Loveman’s part. He was, in any case, not in New York at this time, arriving only in September 1924.

  44. See R. Alain Everts, Lovecraft’s Daughter (a three-part article distributed through the Esoteric Order of Dagon amateur press association in mailings 38 [Roodmas 1982], 39 [Lammas 1982], and 41 [Candlemas 1983]).

  45. Geoffrey Perrett, America in the Twenties: A History (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982), 323.

  46. Sonia H. Greene to LDC, 9 February 1924 (AHT).

  47. Sonia H. Davis, [“Autobiography”] (ms., JHL).

  48. SL 1.303 (note 12).

  49. HPL to LDC, [10 March 1924] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  50. HPL to LDC, 9 March 1924; Letters from New York, 38.

  51. SL 1.337 (note 41).

  52. Cf. FBL to HPL, [20 December 1928] (ms., JHL): “. . . the Thompson [sic] whose What Is Man you reviewed for The Reading Lamp several years ago.”

  53. HPL to LDC, [28 May 1924] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  54. Sonia H. Davis, [“Autobiography”] (ms., JHL).

  55. I am grateful to A. Langley Searles for some of this information on Yonkers.

  56. HPL to RK, 16 November 1916 (SL 1.33).

  57. SL 1.343 (note 41).

  58. HPL to the Homeland Company, 29 July 1924 (ms., JHL).

  59. See note 54.

  60. Cashman, America in the Age of the Titans, 165; see also Geoffrey Moorhouse, Imperial City: The Rise and Fall of New York (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1988), 84.

  61. SL 1.337 (note 41).

  62. SL 1.338 (note 41).

  63. HPL to LDC, [10 September 1924] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  64. Letter of application, 1924 (SL 1.xxvii–xxviii).

  65. Kleiner, “A Memoir of Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 201–2.

  66. Long, Dreamer on the Nightside, 67.

  67. New York Times (10 August 1924): 10:6.

  68. M. A. Katherman to HPL, 11 August 1924 (ms., JHL).

  69. HPL to LDC, [19 March 1924] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  70. HPL to LDC, [18 September 1924] (postcard); Letters from New York, 62.

  71. HPL to LDC, 29–30 September 1924; Letters from New York, 70.

  72. See Robert E. Weinberg in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, ed. Marshall Tymn and Mike Ashley (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985), 727.
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  73. See note 71 (Letters from New York, 75).

  74. Long, Dreamer on the Nightside, 80–82.

  75. See note 71 (Letters from New York, 74).

  76. HPL to LDC, 18 March 1924 (SL 1.328).

  77. Harry Houdini to HPL, 28 September 1924; quoted in HPL to LDC, 29–30 September 1924; Letters from New York, 75.

  78. HPL to LDC, 29–30 September 1924 (ms., JHL).

  79. HPL to LDC, 4–6 November 1924; Letters from New York, 84.

  80. See Sonia H. Greene Lovecraft, “President’s Message,” United Amateur 24, No. 1 (July 1925): 9.

  81. HPL to MWM, 15 June 1925 (SL 2.15).

  82. HPL to JFM, 3 February 1932 (SL 4.13).

  83. SL 2.15 (note 81).

  84. HPL to LDC, [11–12 November 1924]; Letters from New York, 88.

  85. HPL to LDC, 17–18 November 1924; Letters from New York, 92.

  86. Davis, Private Life, 10.

  87. See note 71 (Letters from New York, 67).

  88. See note 85 (Letters from New York, 94).

  89. Ibid.

  90. HPL to LDC, 17–18 November 1924 (ms., JHL).

  91. SL 2.16 (note 81).

  92. R. Alain Everts, “Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Sex; or, The Sex Life of a Gentleman,” Nyctalops 2, No. 2 (July 1974): 19.

  93. Sonia H. Davis, “Memories of Lovecraft: I,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 275.

  94. Ibid., 275–76.

  95. See note 92.

  96. Davis, Private Life, 15.

  97. HPL to FBL, February 1924 (SL 1.292).

  98. Davis, Private Life, 13.

  99. See note 93.

  100. SL 2.19 (note 81).

  101. See Mara Kirk Hart, “Walkers in the City: George Willard Kirk and Howard Phillips Lovecraft in New York City, 1924–1926,” LS No. 28 (Spring 1993): 3. Excerpts only reprinted in Lovecraft Remembered.

  102. HPL to LDC, 29 November 1924; Letters from New York, 99–100.

  103. Davis, Private Life, 12.

  104. HPL to AD, 16 January 1931 (SL 3.262).

  105. HPL to FBL, 21 March 1924 (SL 1.329).

  106. HPL to JFM, 6 May 1924 (SL 1.337).

  107. A complete list of his novels is as follows: Dickon Bend the Bow and Other Wonder Tales (Akron, OH: Saalfield Publishing Co., 1903); The Hermit of the Culebra Mountains; or, The Adventures of Two Schoolboys in the Far West (New York: Dutton, 1904); The Lost Treasure Cave; or, Adventures with the Cowboys of Colorado (New York: Dutton, 1905); The Boy Forty-niners; or, Across the Plains and Mountains to the Goldmines of California in a Prairie-Schooner (New York: McClure Co., 1908); In Texas with Davy Crockett: A Story of the Texas War of Independence (New York: Dutton, 1908; rpt. 1937); With Kit Carson in the Rockies: A Tale of the Beaver Country (New York: Dutton, 1909); Fighting with Fremont: A Tale of the Conquest of California (New York: Dutton, 1910); The Cave of Gold: A Tale of California in ‘49 (New York: Dutton, 1911); The Totem of Black Hawk: A Tale of Pioneer Days in Northwestern Illinois and the Black Hawk War (Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1914); The Lost Nation (New York: Dutton, 1918); Buried Treasure: A Tale of an Old House (New York: Duffield & Co., 1919); Tonty of the Iron Hand (New York: Dutton, 1925); Daniel Du Luth; or, Adventuring on the Great Lakes (New York: Dutton, 1926); For the Glory of France (New York: Dutton, 1927); The Shadow of the Iroquois (New York: Dutton, 1928); The Shores of Adventure; or, Exploring in the New World with Jacques Cartier (New York: Dutton, 1929).

  108. Hart (note 101), 4.

  109. HPL to LDC, 29–30 September 1924 (ms., JHL).

  110. Long, Dreamer on the Nightside, 51.

  111. Ibid., 157–58.

  112. Davis, Private Life, 18–19.

  113. Talman, The Normal Lovecraft (Saddle River, NJ: Gerry de la Ree, 1973), 16.

  114. HPL to RHB, 10 April 1934; O Fortunate Floridian, 126.

  115. See note 71 (Letters from New York, 65).

  116. HPL to LDC, 1 August 1924 (AHT).

  117. See note 71 (Letters from New York, 69).

  118. Ibid. (Letters from New York, 70).

  119. Ibid. (Letters from New York, 72).

  120. Ibid. (ms., JHL; not published in Letters from New York).

  121. John Unterecker, “Introduction” to Poems of Hart Crane (New York: Liveright, 1986), xxii.

  122. Hart Crane, Letter to Grace Hart Crane and Elizabeth Belden Hart (14 September 1924), Letters of Hart Crane and His Family, ed. Thomas S. W. Lewis (New York: Columbia University Press, 1974), 342–43.

  123. Kleiner, “A Memoir of Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 200.

  124. HPL and AEPG to LDC, [26 September 1924] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  125. HPL to LDC, 17–18 November 1924 (ms., JHL).

  126. HPL to LDC, 4–6 November 1924 (ms., JHL).

  127. Hart Crane, Letter to Grace Hart Crane and Elizabeth Belden Hart (14 October 1924), Letters of Hart Crane and His Family, 354.

  128. See note 126 (Letters from New York, 82).

  129. Ibid. (Letters from New York, 84).

  130. Faye Ringel Hazel, “Some Strange New England Mortuary Practices: Lovecraft Was Right,” LS No. 29 (Fall 1993): 13–18.

  131. HPL to CAS, [11 February 1934] (ms.).

  132. HPL to LDC, 17–18 November 1924; Letters from New York, 93.

  133. HPL to LDC, 4–6 November 1924 (ms., JHL).

  134. Hart, 5.

  135. HPL to LDC, 4–6 November 1924; Lettters from New York, 79n.

  136. See the reference to “my late visitor Sechrist”: HPL to FBL, February 1924 (SL 1.292).

  137. SL 1.341–42 (note 41).

  138. HPL to LDC, [11 November 1924]; Letters from New York, 90.

  139. HPL to LDC, [11 November 1924] (postcard) (ms., JHL).

  140. HPL to LDC, [12 November 1924] (ms., JHL).

  141. HPL to LDC, 17–18 November 1924 (ms., JHL).

  142. Ibid.

  143. Ibid. (Letters from New York, 92–93).

  144. HPL to LDC, 29 November 1924; Letters from New York, 98.

  145. Ibid. (Letters from New York, 98–99).

  146. Hart, 6.

  Chapter 16: The Assaults of Chaos

  1. “Diary: 1925” (ms., JHL).

  2. HPL to LDC, 13–16 September 1922; Letters from New York, 24.

  3. HPL to MWM, 15 June 1925; Letters from New York, 143.

  4. HPL to LDC, 23–24 September 1925 (ms., JHL).

  5. See note 3.

  6. HPL to LDC, 7 August 1925; Letters from New York, 164.

  7. HPL to AEPG, 26 February 1925; Letters from New York, 114.

  8. See note 3 (Letters from New York, 144).

  9. HPL to LDC, 11 April 1925; Letters from New York, 119.

  10. HPL to LDC, 28 May 1925; Letters from New York, 132.

  11. HPL to LDC, 30–31 July 1925; Letters from New York, 159.

  12. HPL to LDC, 1 September 1925 (ms., JHL).

  13. HPL to LDC, 22 October 1925; Letters from New York, 227.

  14. HPL to LDC, 14–19 November 1925 and 22–23 December 1925; Letters from New York, 247, 255.

  15. HPL to LDC, 28 May 1925; Letters from New York, 133.

  16. Sonia H. Davis, Letter to Samuel Loveman (1 January 1948), quoted in Gerry de la Ree, “When Sonia Sizzled,” in Wilfred B. Talman et al., The Normal Lovecraft, 29.

  17. Cook, In Memoriam, in Lovecraft Remembered, 115.

  18. HPL to LDC, 29 November 1924; Letters from New York, 102.

  19. HPL to AEPG, 26 February 1925; Letters from New York, 113.

  20. See note 9.

  21. HPL to LDC, 28–30 September 1925; Letters from New York, 213.

  22. Hart, “Walkers in the City,” 8.

  23. RK, “After a Decade and the Kalem Club,” Californian 4, No. 2 (Fall 1936): 47.

  24. Eric Rhode, A History of the Cinema from Its Origins to 1970 (New York: Hill & Wang, 1976), 39.

  25. HPL to LDC, 27 July 1925; Letters from New York, 151.

  26. HPL to AEPG, 10 February 1925; Letters from
New York, 111.

  27. SL 2.18–19 (note 3).

  28. HPL to LDC, 2 April 1925; Letters from New York, 116.

  29. HPL to LDC, 11 April 1925; Letters from New York, 118.

  30. HPL to LDC, 6 July 1925; Letters from New York, 149.

  31. HPL to LDC, 19–23 August 1925; Letters from New York, 182.

  32. HPL to LDC, 18 September 1925 (ms., JHL).

  33. HPL to LDC, 24–27 October 1925; Letters from New York, 231.

  34. See note 28.

  35. HPL to LDC, 11 April 1925 (ms., JHL [this portion not in Letters from New York]).

  36. HPL to LDC, 10 September 1925 (ms., JHL).

  37. HPL to LDC, 25 [actually 26] May 1925; Letters from New York, 128–29.

  38. HPL to LDC, 28 May 1925; Letters from New York, 129–30. The drawing by HPL that I go on to discuss is reproduced on p. 130.

  39. HPL to LDC, 6 July 1925; Letters from New York, 146.

  40. HPL to LDC, 14–15 October 1925; Letters from New York, 218.

  41. Ibid. (Letters from New York, 219).

  42. HPL to LDC, 20 October 1925; Letters from New York, 225.

  43. HPL to LDC, 24–27 October 1925; Letters from New York, 232–33.

  44. HPL to LDC, 24 August 1925; Letters from New York, 185.

  45. HPL to LDC, 22 October 1925; Letters from New York, 226.

  46. HPL to LDC, 2 April 1925; Lettes from New York, 117.

  47. Hart, 10.

  48. HPL to LDC, 21 April 1925 (ms., JHL).

  49. Davis, Private Life, 27.

  50. HPL to LDC, 20 May 1925; Letters from New York, 125.

  51. HPL to LDC, 6 July 1925; Letters from New York, 148.

  52. HPL to MWM, 15 June 1925 (ms., JHL).

  53. HPL to LDC, [20 July 1925] (ms., JHL).

  54. HPL to LDC, 18 September 1925; Letters from New York, 195.

  55. HPL to LDC, 27 July 1925; Letters from New York, 154.

  56. HPL to FBL, 2 August 1925 (SL 2.20).

  57. HPL to Bernard Austin Dwyer, 26 March 1927 (SL 2.116).

  58. Davis, Private Life, 12.

  59. HPL to CAS, 9 October 1925 (SL 2.28).

  60. “The Incantation from Red Hook” (probably a letter to Wilfred B. Talman), in The Occult Lovecraft (Saddle River, NJ: Gerry de la Ree, 1975), 28.

  61. HPL to LDC, 27 July 1925; Letters from New York, 155.

  62. Ibid.

  63. HPL to LDC, 8 August 1925; Letters from New York, 167.

  64. HPL to AD, 26 November 1926; Essential Solitude, 1.52.

 
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