Written entirely in pencil on the versos of correspondence to Lovecraft. Dated "Dec. 19, 1932." HPL acknowledged ghost-writing a European travelogue in a letter to Alfred M. Galpin (1934 Nov 4). "For the past year I have had such knowledge of Paris that I've felt tempted to advertise my services as a guide without ever having seen the damn place - this erudition coming from a ghost-writing job for a goof who wanted to be publicly eloquent about a trip from which he was apparently unable to extract any coherent first-hand impressions. I based my study on maps, guide-books, travel folders, descriptive volumes, & (above all) pictures - the cards secured from you forming the cream of the latter." A handwritten note in pencil on the cover page in unknown hand: "Appparently a ghost job - possibly for Zelia Brown's husband - not publishable for a while - 1932." This ghost-writing client may also have been his former wife -- Sonia Haft Greene. The following is a list of the letters to Lovecraft in this manuscript giving the name of the writer, the date and the page of this manuscript where it appears. Bacon, Victor E., (1931 Jan 10), Page 19; Bacon, Victor E., (1931 Apr 22), Page 15; Barlow, Robert H., ( Sep 14), Page 12; Barlow, Robert H., (1931 Sep 22), Page 13; Derleth, August W., ([1931?] Oct 26), Page 23; Derleth, August W, ([1931 Nov?]), Page 27; Howard, Robert Ervin, undated), Page 9; Ivens, Roy M, (1930 Feb 24), Page 34-35; Kelley, Earl C, (1931 Nov 8), Page 6; Long, Frank Belknap, Jr., ([1932?]), Page 8; Long, Frank Belknap, Jr., ([1932?]), Page 10; Loveman, Samuel, ([1931?]), Page 21; Loveman, Samuel, ([1932?]), Page 24; Loveman, Samuel, (1932 Jan 12), Page 22; Loveman, Samuel, (1932 Feb 12), Page 32; Moe, Maurice Winter, (1927), Page 28-29; Moe, Maurice Winter, (1927), Page 1, 11; Moe, Maurice Winter, (circa 1927 or 1928), Page 31; Newton, Dudley, (1930 Sep 15), Page 14; Sandusky, Albert A, (1932 Jun 7), Page 20; Smith, Clark Ashton, (1932), Page 33; Smith, Clark Ashton, ([1932?]), Page 25-26; Talman, Wilfred Blanch, (undated), Page 3-4; Talman, Wilfred Blanch, (1930 Oct 25), Page 2; Talman, Wilfred Blanch, (1931 Mar 16), Page 16-18; Talman, Wilfred Blanch, (1931 Apr 29), Page 5; Talman, Wilfred Blanch, (1931 Sep 22), Page 7.
Immediate form of acquisition: A55361  (35)
European Glimpses, Howard P. Lovecraft collection, Ms.Lovecraft, Brown University Library
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