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I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (2 VOLUMES), page 169

 

I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (2 VOLUMES)
 



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  1. HPL to Jennie K. Plaisier, 8 July 1936 (SL 5.279).

  2. HPL to C. L. Moore, [7 February 1937] (SL 5.405).

  3. HPL to C. L. Moore, [c. mid-October 1936] (SL 5.322).

  4. HPL to JFM, 18 January 1931 (SL 3.271).

  5. HPL to Woodburn Harris, 25 February–1 March 1929 (SL 2.290).

  6. Ibid. (SL 2.308).

  7. SL 5.321 (note 3).

  8. HPL to REH, 7 November 1932 (SL 4.104–5).

  9. REH to HPL, [6 March 1933]; A Means to Freedom, 2.546.

  10. HPL to REH, 24 July–5 August 1933 (SL 4.222–23).

  11. HPL to FBL, 27 February 1931 (SL 3.304).

  12. HPL to REH, 16 August 1932 (SL 4.58–59).

  13. Ibid. (SL 4.61).

  14. HPL to Alfred Galpin, 27 October 1932 (SL 4.92–93).

  15. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 28 October 1932 (ms., JHL).

  16. See Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt, Work without End: Abandoning Shorter Hours for the Right to Work (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988).

  17. HPL to REH, 25 July 1932 (SL 4.51).

  18. HPL to RHB, [17 December 1933]; O Fortunate Floridian, 92.

  19. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 23 March 1931 (SL 3.346).

  20. SL 4.106–7 (note 8).

  21. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, “The Radical,” New York Review of Books (11 February 1993): 6.

  22. HPL to JFM, [3 February 1932] (SL 4.13).

  23. HPL to JVS, 8–11 November 1933 (ms.).

  24. HPL to Henry George Weiss, 3 February 1937 (SL 5.392).

  25. SL 5.402 (note 2).

  26. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 22 December 1932 (SL 4.124).

  27. HPL to CAS, [30 September 1934] (SL 5.41).

  28. Ibid. (SL 5.40).

  29. HPL to JVS, 13 March 1935 (SL 5.122).

  30. HPL to JVS, 10 February 1935 (ms., JHL).

  31. HPL to C. L. Moore, [August 1936] (SL 5.297).

  32. See Edward Robb Ellis, A Nation in Torment: The Great American Depression 1929–1939 (New York: Coward-McCann, 1970), 211.

  33. HPL to RHB, 27 December 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 387.

  34. HPL to JFM, 25 July 1936 (SL 5.283).

  35. SL 5.293–94 (note 31).

  36. HPL to RHB, 30 November 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 369.

  37. SL 5.323 (note 3).

  38. HPL to Kenneth Sterling, 18 October 1936 (SL 5.330).

  39. SL 5.325–26 (note 3).

  40. HPL to AD, 20 February 1927 (SL 2.104–5).

  41. SL 5.397–98 (note 2).

  42. SL 5.329 (note 3).

  43. HPL to CAS, 28 October 1934 (SL 5.60–62).

  44. HPL to MWM, 18 June 1930 (SL 3.155).

  45. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 23 November 1930 (SL 3.236).

  46. See HPL to DW, [22 October 1927] and 23 November 1928; Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 173, 231.

  47. HPL to JVS, 5 February 1932 (SL 4.15).

  48. HPL to Lee McBride White, 15 October 1936; “Letters to Lee McBride White,” Lovecraft Annual 1 (2007): 60.

  49. HPL to MWM, 26 March 1932 (SL 4.32–33).

  50. HPL to JVS, 24 March 1933 (SL 4.158).

  51. HPL to LDC, 25 May 1925; Letters from New York, 126–27.

  52. HPL to Lee McBride White, 31 May 1935; Lovecraft Annual, 36.

  53. HPL to MWM, 18 June 1930 (SL 3.155).

  54. See note 52.

  55. HPL to RHB, 21 March [1932]; O Fortunate Floridian, 27.

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

  57. HPL to JVS, 25 September 1933 (SL 4.259).

  58. See note 52 (Lovecraft Annual, 37).

  59. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 16 April 1935; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 57.

  60. HPL to MWM, 4 January 1930 (SL 3.107).

  61. HPL to JVS, 13 September 1931 (SL 3.414).

  62. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 29 September 1933 (SL 4.267–68).

  63. HPL to AD, 21 November 1930 (SL 3.220).

  64. HPL to JVS, 7 August 1931 (SL 3.395).

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

  66. HPL to MWM, 26 March 1932 (SL 4.33).

  67. HPL to JVS, 16 November 1932 (SL 4.110).

  68. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 12 February 1935 (SL 5.106).

  69. HPL to LDC, 27–28 May 1930 (ms., JHL).

  70. HPL to Farnsworth Wright, 16 February 1933 (SL 4.154–55).

  71. HPL to RHB, 10 July 1932; O Fortunate Floridian, 33.

  72. HPL to JVS, 30 July 1933 (ms., JHL).

  73. HPL to CAS, 22 October 1933 (ms.).

  74. HPL to AD, 20 January 1927; Essential Solitude, 1.64–65.

  75. HPL to AD, 16 February 1933; Essential Solitude, 2.545–46.

  76. HPL to Woodburn Harris, 9 November 1929 (SL 3.72).

  77. HPL to JVS, [13 October 1931] (SL 3.425).

  78. HPL to MWM, 4 January 1930 (SL 3.103).

  79. HPL to AD, 9 February 1933; Essential Solitude, 2.542.

  80. HPL to AD, 14 March 1933; Essential Solitude, 2.553.

  81. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 3 September 1929 (SL 3.24).

  82. HPL to AD, 25 December 1930 (SL 3.243).

  83. HPL to Helen V. Sully, 15 August 1935 (ms., JHL [not printed in its entirety in SL]).

  84. HPL to Helen V. Sully, 28 June 1934 (ms., JHL [not printed in its entirety in SL]).

  85. Ibid. (SL 4.418).

  86. “Australia” (by Roger Acton), Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed. (Chicago: The Werner Co., 1900), 3.112.

  87. See Gossett, Race, 387f.

  88. HPL to JVS, 29 May 1933 (SL 4.195).

  89. HPL to JVS, 4 February 1934 (SL 4.367).

  90. HPL to JFM, 18 January 1931 (SL 3.276).

  91. HPL to JVS, 25 September 1933 (SL 4.253).

  92. SL 3.277 (note 90).

  93. HPL to JVS, 25 September 1933 (SL 4.257).

  94. See Morris Schonbach, Native American Fascism During the 1930s and 1940s: A Study of Its Roots, Its Growth and Its Decline (New York: Garland, 1985), 269.

  95. “An Interview with Harry Brobst,” 29.

  96. HPL to RHB, 23 July 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 356.

  97. HPL to JVS, 30 July 1933 (SL 4.230–31).

  98. HPL to JVS, 8–11 November 1933 (SL 4.307).

  99. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 26 February 1932 (SL 4.19).

  100. HPL to AD, 25 December 1930 (SL 3.245).

  101. HPL to CAS, 15 October 1927 (SL 2.176).

  102. HPL to JVS, 8–11 November 1933 (ms.).

  103. HPL to Helen V. Sully, 28 October 1934 (SL 5.50).

  Chapter 24: Close to the Bread-Line

  1. HPL to RHB, [24 May 1935]; O Fortunate Floridian, 273.

  2. HPL to AD, 15 July 1935; Essential Solitude, 2.703.

  3. HPL to AD, 16 February 1935; Essential Solitude, 2.678.

  4. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 31 May 1935; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 58.

  5. HPL to RHB, [16 March 1935]; O Fortunate Floridian, 222–23.

  6. Ibid. (O Fortunate Floridian, 216–17).

  7. HPL to RHB, [11 May 1935]; O Fortunate Floridian, 263.

  8. HPL to RHB, 29 May 1935; O Fortunate Floridian, 278.

  9. HPL to Donald and Howard Wandrei, [July 1935] (postcard); Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 355.

  10. Barlow, “The Wind That Is in the Grass,” in O Fortunate Floridian, xxix.

  11. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 4 August 1935; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 61.

  12. HPL to RHB, [25 October 1935] (postcard); O Fortunate Floridian, 303.

  13. HPL to William Frederick Anger, 28 January 1935 (SL 5.92–93).

  14. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 4 August 1935 (ms., JHL).

  15. HPL to AD, 19 August 1935; Essential Solitude, 2.705–6.

  16. HPL to AD, [23 October 1935]; Essential Solitude, 2.711.

  17. See note 14.

  18. HPL to DW, 24 August 1935; Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 360.

  19. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 28 September 1935 (SL 5.200).

 
20. Ibid. (ms., JHL [this portion not in SL]).

  21. HPL to RHB, 26 September 1935; O Fortunate Floridian, 293.

  22. HPL to RHB, 21 October 1935; O Fortunate Floridian, 301.

  23. Lumley’s original version has been printed in CoC No. 10 (1982): 21–25.

  24. HPL to AD, 4 December 1935; Essential Solitude, 2.719.

  25. HPL to RHB, 5 September 1935; O Fortunate Floridian, 291.

  26. See Will Murray’s interview, “Julius Schwartz on Lovecraft,” CoC No. 76 (Hallowmass 1990): 14–18.

  27. HPL to DW, [3 November 1935] (postcard); Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 365–66.

  28. HPL to JVS, 5 December 1935 (SL 5.210).

  29. HPL to Natalie H. Wooley, 30 December 1935 (SL 5.220).

  30. HPL to AD, 6 November [1934]; Essential Solitude, 2.664.

  31. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 12 November 1935 (ms., JHL).

  32. HPL to DW, 10 November 1935; Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 368.

  33. Weird Tales 36, No. 5 (November 1935): 652.

  34. Hanns Heinz Ewers, “The Spider,” in Creeps by Night, ed. Dashiell Hammett (New York: John Day Co., 1931), 184.

  35. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 24 December 1935; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 70.

  36. HPL to RHB, 21 October 1935; O Fortunate Floridian, 300.

  37. HPL to RHB, [27 December? 1935]; O Fortunate Floridian, 309.

  38. HPL to RHB, 29 January 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 314.

  39. Diary (1936) (ms., JHL).

  40. HPL to RHB, 4 June 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 338.

  41. HPL to RHB, 11 March 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 326.

  42. See note 38.

  43. Sterling, “Caverns Measureless to Man,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 374–77.

  44. See Eric Burgess, Venus: An Errant Twin (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985), 11–13.

  45. See her death certificate, issued by the Rhode Island Department of Public Health, which reports (in 1941) a “Removal of rt breast” during an operation “5 yrs ago.”

  46. See note 41 (O Fortunate Floridian, 321).

  47. HPL to JVS, 19 May 1936 (ms., JHL).

  48. Marian F. Bonner, “Miscellaneous Impressions of H.P.L.,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 28.

  49. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 22 December 1934 (SL 5.81–82).

  50. HPL to William Frederick Anger, 22 July 1935 (ms., University of Minnesota).

  51. HPL to RHB, 13 June 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 341–42.

  52. Ibid. (O Fortunate Floridian, 343).

  53. HPL to AD, 11 February 1936; Essential Solitude, 2.725.

  54. Diary (1936) (ms., JHL).

  55. HPL to RHB, 4 June 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 335–36.

  56. See note 26.

  57. HPL to Edward H. Cole, 13 May 1918 (ms., JHL).

  58. See note 55.

  59. See note 55 (O Fortunate Floridian, 337).

  60. HPL to Edward H. Cole, 15 August 1936 (ms., JHL).

  Chapter 25: The End of One’s Life

  1. REH, Selected Letters 1931–1936 (West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1991), 79.

  2. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 20 June 1936 (SL 5.272–73).

  3. This point is made astutely by Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman in Robert E. Howard (Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, 1987), 12.

  4. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 5 July 1936 (SL 5.276).

  5. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 8 May 1936 (ms., JHL).

  6. Ibid.

  7. HPL to RHB, 23 July 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 355.

  8. HPL to the Coryciani, 14 July 1936 (ms., JHL).

  9. HPL to Anne Tillery Renshaw, 19 September 1936 (ms., JHL).

  10. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 31 July 1936 (ms., JHL).

  11. All five poems are included in David E. Schultz’s article, “In a Sequester’d Churchyard,” CoC No. 57 (St John’s Eve 1988): 26–29.

  12. HPL to Hyman Bradofsky, 4 November 1936 (ms.).

  13. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 20 February 1937 (ms., JHL).

  14. HPL to RHB, 9 July 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 351.

  15. HPL to Anne Tillery Renshaw, 24 February 1936 (ms., JHL).

  16. HPL, marginal note on Anne Tillery Renshaw to HPL, 2 October 1936 (ms., JHL).

  17. HPL to Anne Tillery Renshaw, 19 September 1936 (ms., JHL).

  18. HPL to Richard F. Searight, 12 June 1936; Letters to Richard F. Searight, 78.

  19. See n. 17.

  20. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 1 April 1936 (ms., JHL).

  21. HPL to Henry Kuttner, 16 February 1936; Letters to Henry Kuttner, 7.

  22. HPL to Henry Kuttner, 12 March 1936; Letters to Henry Kuttner, 11.

  23. Ibid., 9.

  24. HPL to Henry Kuttner, 18 May 1936; Letters to Henry Kuttner, 16.

  25. HPL to Henry Kuttner, 8 March 1937; Letters to Henry Kuttner, 30.

  26. Lovecraft at Last, 75.

  27. HPL to RHB, 11 March 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 325.

  28. HPL to Elizabeth Toldridge, 4 December 1936 (SL 5.368).

  29. See Sam Moskowitz, ed., Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Nils Helmer Frome (Glenview, IL: Moshassuck Press, 1989).

  30. Sam Moskowitz to S. T. Joshi, 23 February 1995.

  31. Lovecraft at Last, 141.

  32. “Letters to Virgil Finlay,” Fantasy Collector’s Annual (1974): 12.

  33. Stuart M. Boland, “Interlude with Lovecraft,” Acolyte 3, No. 3 (Summer 1945): 15.

  34. Ibid., 16.

  35. Ibid.

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

  37. Fritz Leiber, “Through Hyperspace with Brown Jenkin: Lovecraft’s Contribution to Speculative Fiction,” in Joshi, Four Decades of Criticism, 145.

  38. HPL to Fritz Leiber, 19 December 1936; in Fritz Leiber and H. P. Lovecraft: Writers of the Dark, ed. Ben J. S. Szumskyj and S. T. Joshi (Holicong, PA: Wildside Press, 2003), 38–39.

  39. Fritz Leiber, “My Correspondence with Lovecraft,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 301.

  40. Leiber, “Foreword” to The Book of Fritz Leiber (1974); cited in Bruce Byfield, Witches of the Mind: A Critical Study of Fritz Leiber (West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1991), 11.

  41. Jacques Bergier, “Lovecraft, ce grand génie venu d’ailleurs,” Planète No. 1 (October–November 1961): 43–46.

  42. HPL to Willis Conover, 23 September 1936 (SL 5.307).

  43. HPL to RHB, 3 January 1936 [i.e. 1937]; O Fortunate Floridian, 393.

  44. William L. Crawford, “Lovecraft’s First Book,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 365.

  45. HPL to Frank Utpatel, 8 February 1936 (ms., JHL).

  46. HPL to Frank Utpatel, 13 March 1936 (ms., JHL).

  47. HPL to AD, 18 November 1936; Essential Solitude, 2.759.

  48. HPL to DW, 8 November 1936; Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 384.

  49. See n. 46.

  50. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 20 December 1936 (ms., JHL).

  51. HPL to Farnsworth Wright, 1 July 1936 (SL 5.274).

  52. Ibid. (SL 5.274–75).

  53. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, [12 February 1936] (SL 5.223–24).

  54. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 28 September 1935 (SL 5.199).

  55. HPL to E. Hoffmann Price, 16 March 1936 (SL 5.230).

  56. Ernest A. Edkins, “Idiosyncrasies of H.P.L.,” in Lovecraft Remembered, 94–95.

  57. Lew Shaw, “The Day He Met Lovecraft,” Brown Alumni Monthly 72, No. 7 (April 1972): 3.

  58. HPL to Wilfred B. Talman, 6 October 1936 (SL 5.318).

  59. HPL to Wilfred B. Talman, 2 November 1936 (SL 5.339).

  60. HPL to Wilfred B. Talman, 10 November 1936 (SL 5.344).

  61. HPL to RHB, 30 November 1936; O Fortunate Floridian, 375–76.

  62. HPL to Jonquil Leiber, 20 December 1936 (SL 5.379).

  63. HPL to Henry George Weiss, 3 February 1937 (SL 5.391).

  64. HPL to AD, 17 February 1937 (SL 5.412).

  65. HPL to Wilfred B. Talman, 28 February 1937 (SL 5.419).

  66.
“The Last Days of H. Lovecraft: Four Documents,” LS No. 28 (Spring 1993): 36.

  67. Lovecraft at Last, 245.

  68. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, 8 October 1934 (ms., JHL).

  69. Thomas J. Slaga, “Food Additives and Contaminants as Modifying Factors in Cancer Induction,” in Nutrition and Cancer: Etiology and Treatment, ed. Guy R. Newell and Neil M. Ellison (New York: Raven Press, 1981), 279–80.

  70. Stewart Cameron, Kidney Disease: The Facts, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986), ch. 8.

  71. HPL to Jonquil Leiber, 20 December 1936 (SL 5.381).

  72. HPL to Willis Conover, 23 September 1936 (SL 5.307).

  73. HPL to JFM, [November 1925] (SL 2.30).

  74. HPL to JFM, 1 April 1927 (SL 2.122).

  75. HPL to JFM, 14 January 1930 (SL 3.110).

  76. See John Bligh, Temperature Regulation in Mammals and Other Vertebrates (Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Co., 1973).

  77. See, in general, R. Alain Everts, The Death of a Gentleman: The Last Days of Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Madison, WI: The Strange Co., 1987). The “death diary” is transcribed on pp. 25–28.

  78. HPL to Duane W. Rimel, [20 February 1937] (ms., JHL).

  79. M. Eileen McNamara, M.D., “Where Lovecraft Died,” CoC No. 76 (Hallowmass 1990): 6–7.

  80. “The Last Days of H. Lovecraft,” 36.

  81. “An Interview with Harry K. Brobst,” 32.

  82. “The Last Days of H. Lovecraft,” 36.

  83. Ibid.

  Chapter 26: Thou Art Not Gone

  1. DW to HPL, 17 March 1937; Mysteries of Time and Spirit, 391.

  2. Derleth, Arkham House: The First Twenty Years (Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1959), i.

  3. CAS to AD, 23 March 1937; in Smith’s Letters to H. P. Lovecraft, 54.

  4. Hyman Bradofsky, “Amateur Affairs,” Californian 5, No. 1 (Summer 1937): 28–29.

  5. Smith, Complete Poems and Translations (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2007–08), 2.474.

  6. Barlow, “The Wind That Is in the Grass,” in O Fortunate Floridian, xxxii–xxxiii.

  7. Quoted in my introduction to Barlow’s On Lovecraft and Life, 21n.

  8. HPL to AD, 14 April 1932; Essential Solitude, 2.472.

  9. HPL to AD, 16 December 1936; Essential Solitude, 2.760.

  10. Arkham House: The First Twenty Years, ii.

  11. AD to RHB, 21 March 1937 (ms., JHL).

  12. Arkham House: The First Twenty Years, ii.

  13. [Unsigned], “Horror Story Author Published by Fellow Writers,” Publishers’ Weekly 137, No. 8 (24 February 1940): 890–91.

 
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