When the Gods Smile on You
About six months ago I purchased some 15 or so boxes of old pre 1970 fanzines and some Arkham House books from an estate sale. With our recent move from California to Oregon I wasn’t able to really go through the boxes with any thoroughness, however last night at nearly midnight I pulled out an envelope that held a postcard hand written by H. P. Lovecraft to Clark Ashton Smith. What an amazing surprise indeed! For the collector/bookseller/lovecraftian that I am it was the equivalent to hitting a jackpot.
The last 15 boxes will be gone through posthaste that I can guarantee. : )
Below you can see a picture of the front and back of the card.
I haven’t be able to transcribe the entire letter but it looks as though H. P. Lovecraft might be talking about Aleister Crowley. He writes, “Glad to see the item about Crowley. What a queer duck! He is the original of Clinton in Wakefield’s “The Return at Evening”"
See pictures below.