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H. P. Lovecraft Letter to Clark Ashton Smith

Collection ID

SCRC 292

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Collection Summary

H. P. Lovecraft Letter to Clark Ashton Smith

November 24, 1925

Collection ID
SCRC 292

Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937

0.01 linear feet (1 item, 2 pages)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English


Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

H. P. Lovecraft was an American author of horror and science fiction stories.

Description of Collection

Letter from Lovecraft to writer and artist Clark Ashton Smith on the stationary of George W. Kirk, bookseller, and signed "H.P.L." The letter mentions Lovecraft's "The Red Hook Tale" (published as "The Horror at Red Hook") and "The Shunned House," as well as W. Paul Cook's magazine The Recluse, writer Frank Belknap Long, and Smith's own Sandalwood.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://temple-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?...

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The H. P. Lovecraft Letter to Clark Ashton Smith is the physical propertyof the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

H. P. Lovecraft Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, SCRC 292, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Rulon-Miller, September 13, 2009.

Processing Information

Processed and finding aid prepared in October 5, 2017 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.


Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Smith, Clark Ashton, 1893-1961
Cook, W. Paul, 1881-1948
Long, Frank Belknap, 1901-1994

American fiction--20th century
Science fiction
Horror tales, American

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