Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Postcard: Form Lovecraft, Cook & Munn to Smith

From the web site ...
Aug 14, 1927

To: Clark Ashton SmithBox 385,Auburn,California.
“Still another conclave! Wandrei & Belhuap are both in their respective heavens again, but the spirit of assemblage is yet abroad in the land. I am told that the New Braithwaite [England; Robert Braithwaite?) Anthology contains a very fine (or: fiery?) appreciation of your work by Sterling. I must look it up. Heard from galpin lately, & he’s enthusiastic about your French verse. In my next I’ll enclose his list of expert linguistic emendations.”

The History:
The Postcard was purchased by Dennis L. Siluk, 12/8/2005, from Tom Strausky, whom purchased it in the l970s form Roy Sequins (sp).
The Postcard is signed by: H.P. Lovecraft; W. Munn (Poet/Writer) and P. Cook (publisher/editor); all were associated with ‘Weird Tales,’ magazine.
The people mentioned in the postcard:George Sterling (Poet, and friend of Jack London (novelist)H.P. Lovecraft (fantasy/horror writer, similar to Edgar Allen Poe)Ambrose Pierce (reporter, short story writer, and poet)B. Lang (Poet/writer for ‘Weird Tales’)Wandrei (Poet/writer for ‘Weird Tales’)A. Gulpin (writer)C.A. Smith (Novelist/short story writer/poet; also wrote for ‘Weird Tales’)

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