THE NEMEDIAN CHRONICLERS #1

 

By Lee A. Breakiron

 

 

BEYOND CATALOGING HOWARD

 

We live during an exciting time in Howard fandom. While more copies of REH-related publications may have been printed during the boom of the 70s, there has never been a wider number of titles on the market than there is now. Furthermore, we are the beneficiaries of decades of Howard criticism and research into the man and his works.

 

What should be an embarrassment of riches can be daunting, however, when it comes to locating many of them, perhaps in a desire to make our own contributions. Such contributions are always more successful if one has ready access to available knowledge and conclusions, so as not to waste time reinventing the wheel. All this depends on at least knowing what others have done before, and where that work might be found.

 

It's a further step to actually access the information, which may require purchases, library visits, and Internet inquiries, but one must first know of its existence. Several good bibliographies have been published of Howard's own writings, but there have been very few lists of works about Howard, and none that attempts completeness.

 

I'm here to suggest that it is time to rectify this situation before too much information and good work have been forgotten. As a scientist, I know that much research is built on what one's predecessors have discovered. As a collector of Howardiana, I've seen too much work that doesn't deserve to be lost to a collector's vault or a trashcan. Work needs to be started on a Bibliography of REH Secondary Sources, one that aspires to be complete and up to date, however impossible that may be to achieve in reality.

 

In fact, such a list was started by Vern Clark in 1991 as part of Mailing #108 of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association (REHupa). I intend to continue this endeavor and invite others to help, whether by contribution or only correction of my mistakes and omissions. Ease of access is why I am starting this effort online. Hopefully, a hardcopy will later be published, and develop into an online database that can be continually updated. Maybe someday such a database could be linked to the actual texts, to the extent that is legally feasible. At the moment, one may at least search my online text for particular names and topics.

 

But a simple bibliography of sources is rather limited by its very nature. It may tell one of an existing reference, but how can one know if it is worth the effort searching out and perhaps acquiring? Two improvements to a simple bibliography come to mind: (1) some rating system of the individual entries, if only to flag those that are "particularly recommended"; and (2) some sort of abstract that describes the important content, if such is not immediately obvious from the title. I hope to address (1) later (and opinions are solicited), but I am addressing (2) now, beginning with the bibliography below. Such an abstract should also contain any keywords that someone interested in the topic would be likely to search for.

 

There is no better place to begin a compilation of this nature than with the first (if one excludes the more general Amra), and still one of the best, fanzines devoted to Robert E. Howard: The Howard Collector, founded by Glenn Lord and one of the few deserving of the term "prozine."

 

 

LORD GLENN

 

Or so I think of him, and, ignoring a comma, that is the way he is listed so many times in the bibliography below. Glenn was one of the first, and is the oldest surviving, devotee in Howard fandom.

He was born November 17, 1931 in Pelican, La. A Korean vet and a paper warehouse manager by trade, he discovered Howard through Skull-Face and Others (Arkham, 1946) around 1951. He sought out earlier publications with REH's work, most notably the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s. Starting in 1956, he scoured the country for all REH stories, poems, and letters. Over the course of his life he has amassed the world's largest collection of such publications and original manuscripts (actually typescripts).

 

Glenn became literary agent for the Howard heirs around March, 1965, and served as such for 28 and a half years, netting them some two million dollars in royalties. In 1965, he tracked down the contents of a Robert E. Howard's famous storage trunk, those contents then owned by pulp writer and Howard friend E. Hoffman "Ed" Price. The contents consisted of tens of thousands of pages typed by Howard, including hundreds of unpublished stories, poems, and fragments. Using the contents of the trunk as well as his vast collection of previously published REH materials, Glenn provided the source text for almost every published Howard work appearing in books, magazines, or chapbooks from 1965 through 1997. Glenn also provided introductions, afterwords, or commentary for dozens of REH books.

 

Tirelessly promoting Howard's stories, Glenn secure their publication in any promising venue, leading directly to the Howard Boom of the 1970s. This included books by Ace, Arkham House, Avon, Baen, Ballantine, Bantam, Barnes & Noble Books, Baronet, Berkley, Beagle, Belmont, Bonanza, Carroll & Graff, Centaur, Century-Hutchinson, Chelsea House, Chaosium, DAW, Dell, Delta, Dodd-Mead, Dorset, Doubleday, Fawcett Gold Medal, FAX, Fedogan & Bremer, Fictioneer, Five Star, Gollancz, Grafton, Gramercy, Donald M. Grant, Grossett & Dunlap, Harper Collins, Jove, Kaye & Ward, Lancer, Leisure, MacFadden, Manor, Mayflower, Meys, Morningstar Press, New English Library, Neville Spearman, Orbit, Oxford Univesity Press, Pan, Panther, Prentice-Hall, Putnam, Pyramid, REH Foundation Press, Robinson, Ryerson, Science Fiction Book Club, Sidgwick & Jackson, Signet, Sphere, Taplinger, TOR, Tower, Underwood-Miller, University of Nebraska Press, Walker & Co., Warner Books, WH Allen, Xanadu and Zebra; periodicals such as Amazing Science Fiction Stories, Amazing Stories, Ariel, Chacal, Coven 13/Witchcraft & Sorcery, Different Worlds, Fantastic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories/Fantastic Stories of Imagination, Fantasy Book, Fantasy Commentator, Fantasy Crossroads, Fantasy Crosswinds, Fantasy Tales, The Haunt of Horror, Heavy Metal, Lost Fantasies, Magazine of Horror, Pulp Review, The Riverside Quarterly, Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, Spaceway Science Fiction, Startling Mystery Stories, Sword and Sorcery, Trumpet, Weird Tales, Weirdbook, The West, White Wolf Magazine, Worlds of Fantasy, Xenophile, and Zane Grey Western Magazine; and several series of Marvel comics and magazines. In many cases, he was also the uncredited editor of the published version of the REH works. And this is not counting the literally hundreds of books and magazines in non-English languages to which he supplied texts, including Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Yugoslavian, nor the hundreds of amateur publications.

 

In the fall of 1977, Glenn arranged with Berkley Medallion to put out three Conan paper- and hardbacks of Conan stories edited by Karl Edward Wagner, the first Conan series without any posthumous revisions and pastiches, which previous collections had in excess.

Glenn published a few REH collections on his own, such as the prozine The Howard Collector #1-18 and the chapbook Etchings in Ivory. In The Howard Collector, from 1961 to 1973, he featured previously unpublished (or very rare) pieces by Howard, letters by REH and those who knew him, indices of poems and stories, reprints of articles related to Howard, and news about upcoming publications and other events. Thereafter, he published similar material in fanzines of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association, the Hyperborian League, and the Esoteric Order of Dagon.

An early admirer of Howard's poetry, Glenn published the first Howard poetry collection Always Comes Evening (1957) through famed Arkham House, subsidizing the costs of the printing himself. Later, he was instrumental in the publication of the Howard verse collections Etchings in Ivory (Lord, 1968), Singers in the Shadows (Grant, 1970), Echoes from an Iron Harp (Grant, 1972), Night Images (Morning Star, 1976), Shadows of Dreams (Grant, 1989), and A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems (REH Foundation, 2007).

Glenn published the first comprehensive bibliography of Howard, complete through 1973, in his The Last Celt: A Bio-bibliography of Robert Ervin Howard (Grant, 1976), a bible for REH scholars and collectors. The book also contains biographical and autobiographical material about Howard, as well as letters, story synopses and fragments, ephemera, covers illustrating REH stories, and photographs. Glenn wrote many articles on Howard (e.g. in The Dark Barbarian) and contributed much information to the latest bibliography, The Neverending Hunt (Hermanthis, 2006; Wildside, 2008) by Paul Herman and the online bibliography Howardworks.

When Conan Properties was incorporated in 1978 to establish a single entity to deal with Hollywood in negotiations that led to the two Conan movies, Glenn served as a corporate director.

Glenn has befriended, assisted, advised, and mentored two generations of Howard fans, scholars, and editors, providing copies of his typescripts, letters and vast knowledge to many of them. For his dedication, achievements, and scholarship, Glenn received the World Fantasy Convention Award in 1978 and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the prozine, The Cimmerian, in 2005. The next year, he was Guest of Honor at the Centennial Robert E. Howard Days festival in Howard's hometown of Cross Plains, Texas. and in 2007 was GoH at PulpCon 36 in Dayton, Ohio. He is currently Director Emeritus of the Robert E. Howard Foundation. Now retired, Glenn lives with his wife in Pasadena, Texas. They have a son and a daughter.

 

It is to be hoped Glenn details his efforts in the field of REH studies in a future memoir. Knowing his modest and self-effacing demeanor, however, I believe it might require some enterprising fanzine editor to elicit such historic information. I hope someone does so while Glenn is still with us.

 

 

 

 

THE ROBERT E. HOWARD BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SECONDARY SOURCES, PART I

 

The Howard Collector ran for 18 issues between the summer of 1961 and the autumn of 1973. According to Glenn's preface to the THC paperback (Ace, 1979), this was in runs of 250 copies for issues #1 and #2, then 150 each through #9, and finally 300 and later 500 thereafter. After Glenn ran out of #9, he then reprinted an unknown number of apparently identical copies. THC was a 5.5 x 8.5-in chapbook comprised of 34 to 52 pages in printed cardboard wrappers of either plain gray (#1-#10), textured blue (#11), textured gray (#11-#17), or textured tan covers. All were saddle-stapled except #1, which was perfect-bound. It is moderately rare, its median selling price currently being about $35, with some decrease with increasing # and a little increase with time. In 1975, someone also ran off some counterfeit copies of early issues, all stapled.

 

The list of articles below is complete insofar as it contains all items relating to Howard, excepting those by Howard himself (being primary references and cataloged elsewhere) and those inspired by Howard, such as poems by others (being primary references by those authors). It is in alphabetical order by author and then by title. The abstract, if any, is in brackets. Any related reprintings and photos are also noted (including the THC paperback).

 

After completing this work, I learned of a 14-page index to THC that Rusty Burke published in REHupa Mailing #120 (without abstracts) in 1993. This illustrates: (1) the need for a widely available database so that a researcher can tell what has been done before; and (2) the restrictive nature of amateur press associations with respect to membership and the dissemination of information. I also understand that Dennis McHaney will be publishing a THC retrospective in his The Howard Review #14.

 

Thanks to Paul Herman for proofing the above.

 

 

THE HOWARD COLLECTOR (prozine series edited by Glenn Lord)

 

AUTHOR REFERENCE

                    

Anonymous           Notes about REH's death in The Cross Plains Review [Tex. newspaper] (12, 19, and 26 June, 3 July, and 17 Nov., 1936); reprinted as "All Fled – All Done" in The Howard Collectors #6, Vol. 1, #6 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1965), pp. 4-12 (spring, 1965)

 

Anonymous           "Under the Reading Lamp" [favorable review of REH's general adventure stories, likening them to Sabatini's] in The Republican [Palouse, Wash., newspaper] (18 Apr., 1935); reprinted in The Howard Collector #2, Vol. 1, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1962), pp. 4-5 (spring, 2002) and in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 197 &198

 

Blosser, Fred       "Conan's Parents" in The Howard Collector #16, Vol. 3, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1972), pp. 32-35 (spring, 1972); reprinted in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 259-262

 

Blosser, Fred       "Howard's Cannibalizing" [REH's reuse, in The Hour of the Dragon, of incidents from previous Conan stories] in The Howard Collector #13, Vol. 3, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1970), pp. 22-28 (autumn, 1970); reprinted in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 252-257

                   

Blosser, Fred       Review of Conan of the Isles (by L. Sprague de Camp & Lin Carter, Lancer, 1968) and Almuric (by REH; Ace, 1964) in The Howard Collector #15, Vol. 3, #3 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1971), pp. 34-36 (autumn, 1971)

 

Blosser, Fred            Review of Conan the Freebooter (by REH & L. Sprague de Camp; Lancer, 1968) in The Howard Collector #14, Vol. 3, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1971), pp. 34-36 (spring, 1971)

 

Blosser, Fred            Review of King Kull (by REH & & Lin Carter; Lancer, 1967) in The Howard Collector #13, Vol. 3, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1970), pp. 38-40 (autumn, 1970)

 

Blosser, Fred            Review of Red Shadows (by REH; Grant, 1968) in The Howard Collector #17, Vol. 3, #5 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1972), pp. 32-36 (autumn, 1972)

 

Blosser, Fred            Review of Conan the Freebooter (by REH & L. Sprague de Camp; Lancer, 1968) in The Howard Collector #14, Vol. 3, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1971), pp. 34-36 (spring, 1971)

 

Burns, T. A., Mrs.         "Burkett News" [local woman's impressions of REH, the last 2 pages mainly reprinting the anonymous "Under the Reading Lamp" (q.v.)] in Coleman Democrat-Voice [Tex. newspaper] (25 Apr., 1935); reprinted in The Howard Collector #2, Vol. 1, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1962), pp. 3-5 (spring, 2002) and in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 196-198

                    

Carter, Lin              "Nameless Gods and Entities: Robert E. Howard's Contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos" [of H. P. Lovecraft] in The Howard Collector #18, Vol. 3, #6 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1973), pp.45-52 (autumn, 1973)

 

Derleth, August       Letter to Glenn Lord, dated 25 Sep., 1961 [reflecting on REH's suicide] in The Howard Collector #15, Vol. 3, #3 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1971), pp. 20 & 21 (autumn, 1971)

 

Gray, Charles O.         "Nameless Cults: A History" [speculations about this imaginary book] in The Howard Collector #17, Vol. 3, #5 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1972), pp.23-25 (autumn, 1972); reprinted in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 263-265

 

Howard, I. M., Dr.        Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, dated 21 June, 1944 [reminiscing about REH & his interests] in The Howard Collector #14, Vol. 3, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1971), p. 17-20 (spring, 1971); reprinted in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 213-218

 

Howard, I. M., Dr.        Letter to Frank Torbett, dated 22 June, 1936 [his thoughts on REH's death] in The Howard Collector #1, Vol. 1, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1961), pp. 17 &18 (summer, 1961)

 

Howard, I. M., Dr.        Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, dated 29 June, 1936 [on the circumstances of REH's death, REH's opinion of HPL, & disposition of REH's effects] in The Howard Collector #13, Vol. 3, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1970), pp. 9-13 autumn, 1970); reprinted in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 206-210

 

Lawrence, Alberta        "Howard, Robert Ervin," [life summary] Who's Who among North American Authors, Vol. VI, 1933-34-35 (Golden Syndicate Publishing Co., Los Angeles); reprinted in The Howard Collector #1, Vol. 1, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1961), p. 5 (summer, 1961)

 

Leiber, Fritz             Review of Conan the Adventurer (by REH & L. Sprague de Camp; Lancer, 1966) in The Howard Collector #10, Vol. 2, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1968), pp. 37-43 (with footnote by Lord, pp. 43 &44) (spring, 1968)

 

Leiber, Fritz             Review of Conan the Conqueror (by REH; Lancer, 1967) in The Howard Collector #12, Vol. 2, #6 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1970), pp. 38-40 (spring, 1970)

 

Leiber, Fritz             Review of Conan the Warrior (by REH; Lancer, 1967) in The Howard Collector #11, Vol. 2, #5 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1969), pp. 35-39 with a footnote by Lord [referring to a REH letter] (spring, 1969)

 

Lord, Glenn       "Addenda: Character-Continuity Series" [of Dennis Dorgan in THC #3] in The Howard Collector #4, Vol. 1, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1963), p. 39 (summer, 1963)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Addenda: Fiction Index [of REH in THC #2] in The Howard Collector #9, Vol. 2, #3 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1967), pp. 30-35 (spring, 1967)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Addenda: Verse Index" [titled headings & unpublished verse] in The Howard Collector #2, Vol. 1, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1962), p. 35 (spring, 1962)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Book Index" [of REH published 1937-1964] in The Howard Collector #7, Vol. 2, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1965, pp. 32-36 followed by a photo of REH with friend Truett Vinson (winter, 1965)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Editorial Notes" [objective of THC] in The Howard Collector #1, Vol. 1, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1961), pp. 3 & 4 (summer, 1961)

 

Lord, Glenn           "Editorial Notes" [on the contributors] in The Howard Collector #2, Vol. 1, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1962), p. 2 (spring, 1962)

Lord, Glenn          "Editorial Notes" [on the contents & REH publishing news] in The Howard Collector #3, Vol. 1, #3 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1962), p. 2 (autumn, 1962)

Lord, Glenn            "Editorial Notes" [incl. a note on Oscar J. Friend] in The Howard Collector #4, Vol. 1, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1963), p. 2 (summer, 1963)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Editorial Notes" [incl. a correction to THC #3] in The Howard Collector #5, Vol. 1, #5 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1964), p. 2 preceded by a photo of REH with friends Truett Vinson & Tevis Clyde Smith (summer, 1964)

 

Lord, Glenn          "Editorial Notes [on the contents & REH publishing news] in The Howard Collector #6, Vol. 1, #6 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1965), pp. 2 &3 (spring, 1965)

Lord, Glenn            "Editorial Notes" [preceded by a photo of Tevis Clyde Smith & REH] in The Howard Collector #7, Vol. 2, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1965), p. 2 (winter, 1965)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Editorial Notes" [incl. remarks on the Dennis Dorgan stories & Ghost Stories] in The Howard Collector #8, Vol. 2, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1966), pp. 2 &3 (summer, 1966)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Editorial Notes" [incl. remarks on the beheading that inspired REH's "The Shadow of Doom" & Lord's discovery of unpublished stories] in The Howard Collector #9, Vol. 2, #3 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1967), pp. 2 &3 (spring, 1967)

 

Lord, Glenn          "Editorial Notes" [on the contents & REH publishing news] in The Howard Collector #10, Vol. 2, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1968), pp. 2, 3, & 44 (spring, 1968)

Lord, Glenn          "Editorial Notes" [REH publishing news] in The Howard Collector #11, Vol. 2, #5 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1969), pp. 3 &4 (spring, 1969)

Lord, Glenn          "Editorial Notes" [on "Two against Tyre" in this issue & REH publishing news] in The Howard Collector #12, Vol. 2, #6 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1970), pp. 2 &3 (spring, 1970)

Lord, Glenn          "Editorial Notes" [on the contents & REH publishing news] in The Howard Collector #13, Vol. 3, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1970), pp. 2-4 (autumn, 1970)

Lord, Glenn          "Editorial Notes" [on the contents & REH publishing news] in The Howard Collector #14, Vol. 3, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1971), p. 2 (spring, 1971)

Lord, Glenn            "Editorial Notes" [incl. a note on August Derleth's death] in The Howard Collector #15, Vol. 3, #3 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1971), pp. 2-4 (autumn, 1971)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Editorial Notes" [incl. notes on REH's last stories & Dr. I. M. Howard's 1936 letter to Kline] in The Howard Collector #16, Vol. 3, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1972), pp. 2 &3 (spring, 1972)

 

Lord, Glenn          "Editorial Notes" [on the contents & REH publishing news] in The Howard Collector #17, Vol. 3, #5 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1972), pp. 2 &3 (autumn, 1972)

Lord, Glenn          "Editorial Notes" [on the contents & REH publishing news] in The Howard Collector #18, Vol. 3, #6 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1973), pp. 2 &3 (autumn, 1973)

Lord, Glenn            "Errata" [to THC #1, his Verse Index, pp. 23, 28, & 30] in The Howard Collector #2, Vol. 1, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1962), p. 36 (spring, 1962)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Fiction Index" [list of REH published stories] in The Howard Collector #2, Vol. 1, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1962), pp. 19-34 (spring, 1962); see his addenda & errata in #3, pp. 34 & 35

 

Lord, Glenn            "Indexes" [lists of articles, sketches, letters, & character series by REH, & addenda & errata to Lord's "Fiction Index" in THC #2] in The Howard Collector #3, Vol. 1, #3 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1962), pp. 23-35 (autumn, 1962); see addenda in #4, p. 39

 

Lord, Glenn            "Preface" [origin & history of THC], The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. xiii-xv (1979)

 

Lord, Glenn            "Verse Index" [names & sources of 183 REH verses] in The Howard Collector #1, Vol. 1, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1961), pp. 21-33 [see his errata in #2, p. 36] (summer, 1961); see his addenda & errata in #2, pp. 35 & 36

 

Lovecraft, H. P.          Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, dated 5 July, 1936 [on his feelings about REH's death, opinions of his work, reminiscences about their correspondence, & obituary plans] in The Howard Collector #13, Vol. 3, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1970), pp. 14-20 (autumn, 1970)

 

Perry, Alvin Earl         "A Biographical Sketch of Robert E. Howard" [personal & professional impressions of REH] in Fantasy Magazine #32, Vol. 5, #2, pp. 177 & 178 (Science Fiction Digest Co., Jamaica, N.Y., July, 1935); reprinted in The Howard Collector #5, Vol. 1, #5 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1964), pp. 3-6 (summer, 1964)

 

Preece, Harold           "The Last Celt" [personal impressions of REH, his friends, his poetry, & his Celtic influences] in The Howard Collector #10, Vol. 2, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1968), pp. 4-16 (spring, 1968); reprinted with prefatory Q&As by Jonathan Bacon & Glenn Lord & a new epilog by Preece in Fantasy Crossroads #2, Vol. 1, #2 (Graceland College Comic Club, Lamoni, Iowa), pp. 14-18 (Feb., 1975)

 

Preece, Harold           Letter to Glenn Lord dated 11 Jan., 1966 [personal impressions of REH, The Junto, & his own career and plans] in The Howard Collector #8, Vol. 2, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1966), pp. 31-34 (summer, 1966); reprinted in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 237-241

 

Preece, Harold           Letter to Lenore Preece, dated 16 Jan., 1965 [reminisces about REH, his friends, & his Celtic & literary influences] in The Howard Collector #11, Vol. 2, #5 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1969), pp. 11-15 (spring, 1969); reprinted in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 231-236

 

Price, E. Hoffmann       Letter to Francis T. Laney, dated 22 July, 1944 [reflects on REH's character, family ties, & suicide] in The Acolyte #12, Vol. 3, #4, pp. 14-16 (ed. Francis T. Laney & Samuel D. Robinson, Los Angeles, Cal.; fall, 1945); reprinted in The Howard Collector #9, Vol. 2, #3 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1967), pp. 4-7 (spring, 1967), in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 221-224, and in REHupa #147, David C. Smith's Bocere #14, Vol. 3, #2, pp. 6-8 (June, 1997)

 

Price, E. Hoffmann       Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, dated 25 June, 1936 [on his feelings on the death of & personal & professional impressions of REH] in The Acolyte #9, Vol. 3, #1(ed. Francis T. Laney & Samuel D. Robinson, Los Angeles, Cal.; winter, 1945), pp. 12-14, in The Howard Collector #3, Vol. 1, #3 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1962), pp. 6-13 (autumn, 1962), in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 200-205, and in REHupa #147, David C. Smith's Bocere #14, Vol. 3, #2, pp. 4-6 (June, 1997)

 

Price, E. Hoffmann       Letter [compares the personalities of H. P. Lovecraft & REH] in The Acolyte #12, Vol. 3, #4, pp. 31, 32, &26 (ed. Francis T. Laney & Samuel D. Robinson, Los Angeles, Cal.; fall, 1945); reprinted in The Howard Collector #5, Vol. 1, #5 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1964), pp. 32-36 followed by a photo of REH as a child (summer, 1964) and, minus photo, in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 226-229 and in REHupa #148, David C. Smith's Bocere #15, Vol. 3, #3, pp. 7-9 (Aug., 1997)

 

Price, E. Hoffman        "Robert Ervin Howard" [personal impressions of REH] in Diablerie #4, Vol. 1, #4 (ed. Willie Watson; May, 1944); reprinted in The Howard Collector #1, Vol. 1, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1961), pp. 7-13 (summer, 1961) and in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 191-195

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Jr.      "Report on a Writing Man" [personal & professional impressions of REH] in The Howard Collector #4, Vol. 1, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1963), pp. 3-14 (summer, 1963); reprinted in Smith's Frontier's Generation: The Pioneer History of Brown County with Sidelights on the Surrounding Territory (T. C. Smith, Brownsville, Tex., 2nd ed., 1980, pp. 140-154 with preface "A Friend of Long Ago" & 3 photos of REH) and in Smith's Report on a Writing Man and Other Reminiscences of Robert E. Howard (ed. Rusty Burke, Necronomicon Press, 1991), pp. 14-16

 

Wellman, Wade           "An Analysis of Howard's Vampire" [as it appears in REH's "The Horror from the Mound"] in The Howard Collector #10, Vol. 2, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1968), pp. 24-29 (spring, 1968)

 

Whipple, Chandler        Letter to Glenn Lord, dated 20 July, 1965 [on the collaboration of REH with Whipple using pseudonym Robert Enders Allen] in The Howard Collector #7, Vol. 2, #1 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1965), p. 13 (winter, 1965)

 

White, James C.          "Around the Supper Table" [appraisal of REH's poetry by Farnsworth Wright & I. M. Howard's plans to publish them] in The Brownwood Bulletin [Tex. newspaper] (17 Feb., 1937); reprinted in The Howard Collector #4, Vol. 1, #4 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1963), pp. 22 &23 (summer, 1963); reprinted in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 211 & 212

 

Yaple, Robert           "Acheron – A Revisionary Theory" [with map] in The Howard Collector #14, Vol. 3, #2 (Glenn Lord, Pasadena, Tex., 1971), pp. 21-27 (spring, 1971); reprinted in The Howard Collector, ed. Glenn Lord (Ace Books, New York, 1979), pp. 245-250