ANOTHER THOUGHT #4

 

Prepared by Paul Herman for REHeapa

 

THE COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP STATUS OF THE WORKS AND WORDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD

 

Updated, May 1, 2007

 

PREFACE

 

This article is a condensed version of a legal article that is being prepared for possible publication.  Virtually all of the relevant statute, case and treatise citations have been removed, for this fan-based publication.  When and if the full article is published, the citations will be included there.  The conclusions herein are my own, and are based on the best information I have been able to acquire to date.  Though extensive efforts have been made to accurately obtain information, interpret laws, and draw conclusions, nothing contained herein is guaranteed to be absolutely accurate.  It may be that with regard to any particular item that I have somehow missed a registration or renewal or assignment, and anyone wishing to pursue the publication of REH works is strongly encouraged to undertake their own research, preferably using the services of either the US Copyright Office staff, or a competent and trained searcher familiar with such searches in the US Copyright Office.  A competent legal opinion might be a good idea as well.

 

Where the Hunt Began

 

In the late 1990’s, as part of a lawsuit, certain people presented requests that suggested that there were potential problems with their alleged ownership in certain works of Robert E. Howard (“REH”).  The questions raised led to research in legal treatises, case law, statutes, and the Copyright Office.  The current status of this research is presented below.  Note that this research is still ongoing, there are still many details to review.

 

Legal Standards

 

Many of the works of REH were first published during or shortly after his lifetime, from 1922 through 1939.  More came out over the decades that followed, with a large amount seeing first publication after 1964.  Under US law, all of the REH works first published prior to 1964 were subject to the registration, renewal and notice requirements of the 1909 Copyright Act (“the 1909 Act”).  Under the 1909 Act, copyright was not automatically applied to a published work, as it is under the current Act.  Instead, to obtain copyright, the work had to be first published subject to a number of rules.  These included proper notice affixed to the work, and prompt registration.  If works were published without meeting these formalities, such works were usually injected into the Public Domain (“the PD”).  Further, 28 years after publication there was a one year window in which certain classes of people or entities could file for a renewal of the copyright for an additional 28 year term (later extended by Congress to a total term of currently 95 years).  In practice, the courts have said that as long as the original registration is filed prior or simultaneously with the renewal, the registration was still valid.  Further, the courts have on occasion been forgiving of flawed but still present notice under the 1909 Act.  But, the courts have been quite strict about the one year window for renewals.  Complete lack of notice also generally automatically injected the work into the Public Domain, though the totality of the circumstances can affect that issue.

Even with the 1976 Copyright Act coming into force on January 1, 1978, the need to file a timely renewal continued to be the rule until a change in the law in 1992.  Hence, for works first published before 1964, a renewal had to be timely filed by an appropriate person or entity, or the work was injected into the public domain.

Further, notice requirements remained in force until March 1, 1989. The time period from 1978 to 1989 had especially strict notice requirements.

 

The United States Copyright Office

 

All Copyright Office records prior to 1978 are currently available only in hardcopy at the Copyright Office Search Room in Washington DC.  No online access is avialable. Over the course of several visits, a review has been made of the US Copyright Office records with regard to REH works first published prior to 1964, looking for original registrations and renewal registrations, to see if a valid copyright could still exist.  A review of notices within the actual original publications has not been completed yet, and as stated earlier, if notice is flawed, the work could still be injected into the PD, regardless of having proper registration and renewal.

The result of this review was that a large number of REH works subject to the rules of the 1909 Act either did not have original registrations, or no renewal registrations were filed where required.  These works are therefore by law in the PD.  A listing of these PD works is provided below.

 

Renewal Problems

 

An additional legal matter, only select classes of people and entities can file for the renewals.  The courts have almost always said that if the renewal is made by an incorrect entity, the renewal is invalid, and the work PD.  About the only exception is when the only error is leaving a joint author off the renewal, or if it was impossible for a person to know they were a rightful renewer (such as with an illegitimate child with no knowledge of the parent).  Failure to file when the time was right is no excuse, nor is ignorance of the law.

A number of REH works had renewals filed by an incorrect person or entity.  Because of this, more works are also PD.  Of special interest, the renewals filed with regard to Weird Tales are of interest, and it may be that while at first blush they correct party did not file the renewals, it may be that it can be shown that they in fact were. The current owners are working hard on this issue. Accordingly, I have removed those works from this list, until some sort of resolution is reached. Regardless, a fair portion of the WT works are still PD, for failure to file any renewals at all.  Further, due to no registrations and/or no renewals, a great amount of the poetry that REH sold or otherwise had published during his lifetime is PD.

 

Ownership of Works First Published Prior to 1978

 

Under the 1909 Act it was presumed that the copyright in a work went with the physical item in which the work was first fixed.  So when an author sold a story to a magazine, or gave a poem to an amateur press, it was presumed that the owner of the publication owned the only opportunity to obtain a copyright, unless the author retained his rights, in writing, and had a proper notice in his own name in the publication, and filed his own separate registration.  In the case of most of REH works published during his lifetime, the rights were sold when REH sold or gave away the work.  Note that the notices were always in the name of the publisher, REH never had his own notice on any published work, nor ever filed any registrations.  Otis A. Kline, REH’s agent, wrote a lengthy letter to Dr. Howard after Robert’s death explaining this issue.  Such remained the law up until the 1976 Copyright Act came into force and flipped this presumption of ownership, though the new presumption applied only to works that were either first created or published after January 1, 1978, or were still unpublished as of that date.

Because of this rule, all of the REH works published prior to January 1, 1964 belonged at least initially to some publisher, as no rights were ever retained, as far as I have been able to ascertain, by either REH or any of his succeeding “heirs” to whom remaining stories were left.  Starting in 1963, the Kuykendalls began keeping some of the copyrights in the works that had not been published up to that time, and to which they had original typescripts, because Glenn Lord by then had become their agent, and was attempting to take care of the technical requirements as he gained knowledge in the field.  Further, Mr. Lord attempted to get assignments from a number of people and companies that owned the copyrights in the older stories which had not fallen into the PD, attempting to obtain those rights for the Kuykendalls as well.

Due to the rule on previously unpublished work, Glenn’s efforts to retain copyrights, the results of the settlement between Glenn Lord and the Baums, and finally the sale of the REH rights to Paradox, Paradox now own a sizable percentage of the copyrights in the works of REH. These copyrights still account for over half of REH’s output, almost all first published after 1964.  Indeed, at the moment there are no works of REH published prior to 1963 that I can point to with absolute certainty as being owned by Paradox Entertainment, with the possible exception of the works that appeared in Argosy and the poems that first appears in Always Comes Evening, though with a good lawyer and some effort I think most of those titles can be held clean enough.  A listing of some other owners, as best as can be discerned from Copyright Office records, is included below.  There are almost certainly others to be found, and a thorough review of all works first published between 1963 and 1989 needs to be undertaken.

 

Expirations

 

Finally, on 12/31/2006, a number of works went PD, as their term of copyright expired. The next soonest that an REH work will simply have its term expire in the US is at the end of the year 2020, when “Spear and Fang” will inarguably go PD. All of the works will not be in the PD until the year 2072, assuming there are no further changes in the law.

 

Non-US Copyrights

 

A thorough discussion of the application of non-US copyright law to the works of REH would be quite lengthy. However, a brief summary of the laws of a few English-speaking nations will be addressed here. Again, this is my own assessment, based on a reading of the laws of each country, and consultation with appropriate expert counsel in each country.

 

Most English speaking countries (indeed, most countries in the world) are signatories to the Berne Convention, many for several decades.  The US was one of the last to join, which prompted many of the significant changes in US copyright law embodied in the 1976 Act.  Each country has slightly different variations in how they have implemented the treaty terms, and some have implemented only part of the called-for changes.  For instance, for new works made today, the UK and the US grants copyright terms of life plus 70 years, while Australia and Canada grant life plus 50 years.  Of significance to a discussion of REH works, the UK and Australia have adopted a Berne Convention rule known as the Rule of the Shorter Term, which states that non-citizens will be given the same copyright term as citizens, EXCEPT that they will not be given any term of copyright longer than they receive in their own country.  This means that if the work is PD in the US, it is also PD in the UK and Australia.  In Canada, that Rule does not apply. It should be noted that all works first published prior to 1957 are already in the PD in the UK, Canada, and Australia.

 

Specifically, in the UK, with regard to works first published between 1/1/1957 and 12/31/1988 which have not otherwise gone PD in the US, those have a copyright term of publication date plus 50 years. All other works are in the PD.

 

In Canada, with regard to works first published between 1/1/1957 and 12/31/1997, those have a copyright term of publication date plus 50 years. All other works are in the PD.

 

In Australia, it’s a bit more convoluted. With regard to works first published between 1/1/1957 and 12/31/1996 and which have not otherwise gone PD in the US, those have a copyright term of publication date plus 50 years. With regard to works first published between 1/1/1997 and 12/31/2002 and which have not otherwise gone PD in the US, those have a copyright term that expires on 12/31/2047. All other works are in the PD.

 

IMPORTANT EVENT: In March, 2007, Paradox published a very small print run of a volume titled THE LAST OF THE TRUNK OCH BREV I URVAL. This was published in Sweden, with a print run of eleven copies. As with the publication of a tiny print run of a couple volumes of material by the previous owners in 2002, this was an attempt to take advantage of a special copyright law. In this case, in the European Union, there is a rule regarding works that have gone PD without ever being published. That rule states that if the owner of such a work gets that work into print first in the European Union, they will be granted a 25-year “publication right”, which for most purposes is the same as a copyright. This new book by Paradox attempts to include all the previous unpublished works of REH, prose, poetry and letters, and appears to meet all requirements. Hence, most or all of the works listed below as PD in the US that were unpublished in the US as of 1/1/2006 are likely back under copyright in most of Europe, for the next 25 years.

 

Ongoing and Future Research

 

Last, note that the PD list is not necessarily complete.  For pre-1989 works, a review of notices needs to be undertaken.  There may be other technical imperfections found that will invalidate some copyrights.  Further, ownership issues still abound to be reviewed, especially with works first published in the 1960s and 1970s, and changes may occur in the listing of owners of those stories as well.  Some assignments may or may not be legally adequate.  I may not have a complete listing of REH works that appeared in publications such as AMRA prior to 1964, none of which were renewed.  I have not chased all sources for letters first published prior to 1964.  I do not know how the various ownership interests in US copyrights effects non-US copyrights.  So consider this a list of what is known to date, with more knowledge to be gained later.

 

Comments and/or corrections are welcome.

 

Public Domain List for Robert E. Howard Works

(currently at 591 works)

 

Updated through 12-11-2002

 

Stories, Articles and Essays (254 total)

 

AFTER THE GAME, First appeared in the YELLOW JACKET, October 27, 1926

 

AGE LASTING LOVE (2), previously unpublished

 

AHA! OR THE MYSTERY OF THE QUEEN’S NECKLACE, First appeared in THE TATTLER, March 1, 1923

 

ALLEYS OF DARKNESS, by “Patrick Ervin”, Alternative Title: ALLEYS OF SINGAPORE, Featuring DENNIS DORGAN, First appeared in MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE, January, 1934

 

ALLEYS OF PERIL, Alternative Title: LEATHER LIGHTNING, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, January 1931

 

THE APACHE MOUNTAIN WAR, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in: ACTION STORIES, December 1935

 

APPARITION IN THE PRIZE RING, by “John Taverel”, Alternative Title: THE SPIRIT OF TOM MOLYNEAUX, Featuring ACE JESSEL, First appeared in GHOST STORIES, April 1929

 

THE ATAVIST, previously unpublished

 

BEYOND THE BLACK RIVER, Featuring CONAN, First appeared in 2-part serial form in WEIRD TALES: Part 1, May 1935; Part 2, June 1935

 

BLACK CANAAN, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, June 1936

 

BLACK CANAAN (synopsis), previously unpublished

 

BLACK-COUNTRY, previously unpublished

 

BLACK HOUND OF DEATH, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, November 1936

 

BLACK TALONS, Alternative Title: TALONS IN THE DARK, First appeared in STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES, December 1933

 

BLACK VULMEA'S VENGEANCE, Featuring TERENCE VULMEA, First appeared in GOLDEN FLEECE, November 1938

 

BLADES OF THE BROTHERHOOD (Malachi Grim version), previously unpublished

 

THE BLOOD OF BELSHAZZAR, Featuring CORMAC FITZGEOFFREY, First appeared in ORIENTAL STORIES, Fall 1931

 

BLOW THE CHINKS DOWN!, Alternative Title: THE HOUSE OF PERIL, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, October 1931

 

BOOT-HILL PAYOFF, by Robert E. Howard & R.E. Allen, Alternative Title: THE LAST RIDE, First appeared in WESTERN ACES, October 1935

 

THE BORE OF THE COWED, previously unpublished

 

THE BRAND OF SATAN, previously unpublished

 

BREED OF BATTLE, Alternative Title: THE FIGHTIN'EST PAIR and SAMPSON HAD A SOFT SPOT, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, November 1931

 

THE BULL DOG BREED, Alternative Title: YOU GOT TO KILL A BULLDOG, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, February 1930

 

THE CAIRN ON THE HEADLAND, First appeared in STRANGE TALES, January 1933

 

THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND, by Robert E. Howard, C.L. Moore, A Merritt, H.P. Lovecraft, & Frank Belknap Long, First appeared in FANTASY MAGAZINE, September 1935

 

CHAMP OF THE FORECASTLE, Alternative Title: CHAMP OF THE SEVEN SEAS; THE CHAMPION OF THE FORECASTLE, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, November 1930

 

CIRCUS CHARADE, previously unpublished

 

CIRCUS FISTS, Alternative Title: SLUGGER BAIT, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, December 1931

 

THE CONQUERIN' HERO OF THE HUMBOLTS, Alternative Title: POLITICS AT BLUE LIZARD, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, October 1936

 

CUPID FROM BEAR CREEK, Alternative Title: THE PEACEFUL PILGRIM, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, August 1935

 

CUPID VS. POLLUX, First appeared in THE YELLOW JACKET, February 10, 1927

 

DARK SHANGHAI, Alternative Title: ONE SHANGHAI NIGHT, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, January 1932

 

DESERT BLOOD, by “Sam Walser”, Alternative Title: REVENGE BY PROXY, Featuring WILD BILL CLANTON, First appeared in SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, June 1936

 

THE DEVIL IN IRON, Featuring CONAN, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, August 1934

 

THE DOMINANT MALE, previously unpublished

 

THE DOOK OF STORK, previously unpublished

 

THE DRAGON OF KAO TSU, by “Sam Walser”, Featuring WILD BILL CLANTON, First appeared in SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, September 1936

 

THE DRAWING CARD, previously unpublished

 

THE DRIFTER, previously unpublished

 

DRUMS OF THE SUNSET, Alternative Title: RIDERS OF THE SUNSET, First appeared in THE CROSS PLAINS REVIEW, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, 1928; January 4, 1929 (9-part serial)

 

DULA DUE TO BE CHAMPION, First appeared in THE BROWNWOOD BULLETIN, July 18, 1928

 

EL BORAK (synopsis), previously unpublished

 

EVIL DEEDS AT RED COUGAR, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, June 1936

A FAITHFUL SERVANT, previously unpublished

 

FANGS OF GOLD, Alternative Title: PEOPLE OF THE SERPENT, Featuring STEVE HARRISON, First appeared in STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES, February 1934

 

THE FASTIDIOUS FOOEY MANCUCU, previously unpublished

 

FATE IS THE KILLER, previously unpublished

 

THE FEARSOME TOUCH OF DEATH, Alternative Title: THE TOUCH OF DEATH, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, February 1930

 

THE FEMININE OF THE SPECIES, previously unpublished

 

THE FEROCIOUS APE, previously unpublished

 

THE FEUD BUSTER, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, June 1935

 

THE FIGHTING FURY, previously unpublished

 

FIGHTING NERVES, previously unpublished

 

THE FIRE OF ASSHURBANIPAL (fantasy version), First appeared in WEIRD TALES, December 1936

 

THE FISHING TRIP, previously unpublished

 

FIST AND FANG, Alternative Title: CANNIBAL FISTS, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, May 1930

 

FISTIC PSYCHOLOGY, previously unpublished

 

THE FOLLY OF CONCEIT, previously unpublished

 

FRIENDS, previously unpublished

 

THE FUNNIEST BOUT, previously unpublished

 

THE GARDEN OF FEAR, Featuring JAMES ALLISON, First appeared in MARVEL TALES, July-August 1934

 

GATES OF EMPIRE, Alternative Title: THE ROAD OF THE MOUNTAIN LION, First appeared in GOLDEN FLEECE, January 1939

 

GENERAL IRONFIST, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in JACK DEMPSEY'S FIGHT MAGAZINE, June 1934

 

A GENT FROM BEAR CREEK (Novel), Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in A GENT FROM BEAR CREEK, Jenkins, 1937

 

A GENT FROM BEAR CREEK (Short Story), Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, October 1934

 

THE GHOST BEHIND THE GLOVES, previously unpublished

 

THE GHOST OF BALD ROCK RANCH, previously unpublished

 

THE GHOST OF CAMP COLORADO, First appeared in TEXACO STAR, April 1931

 

THE GHOSTS OF JACKSONVILLE, previously unpublished

 

A GLASS OF VODKA, previously unpublished

 

GODS OF THE NORTH, Alternative Titles: THE FROST GIANT'S DAUGHTER (slightly different), THE FROST KING’S DAUGHTER, First appeared in FANTASY FAN, March 1934

 

“GOLDEN HOPE” CHRISTMAS, First appeared in THE TATTLER, December 22, 1922

 

THE GRISLY HORROR, Alternative Title: MOON OF ZAMBEBWEI, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, February 1935

 

THE GROVE OF LOVERS, previously unpublished

 

GUNS OF THE MOUNTAIN, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, May-June 1934

 

HALT! WHO GOES THERE?, First Appeared in THE YELLOW JACKET, September 24, 1924

 

THE HAUNTED MOUNTAIN, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, February 1935

 

THE HAUNTER OF THE RING, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, June 1934

 

HAWKS OF OUTREMER, Featuring CORMAC FITZGEOFFREY, First appeared in ORIENTAL STORIES, Spring (April-May-June) 1931

 

HIGH HORSE RAMPAGE, Alternative Title: GENTS ON THE RAMPAGE, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, August 1936

 

THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON, Alternative Title: CONAN THE CONQUEROR, Featuring CONAN, First appeared as a serial in WEIRD TALES: Part 1, December 1935; Part 2, January 1936; Part 3, February 1936; Part 4, March 1936; Part 5, April 1936

 

THE HYBORIAN AGE; Featuring CONAN, First appeared in THE PHANTAGRAPH, February 1936; THE PHANTAGRAPH, August, 1936; THE PHANTAGRAPH, October-November 1936 (3 part serial, incomplete, only goes up till the time of Conan)

 

THE HYENA, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, March 1928

 

THE IDEAL GIRL, First appeared in THE TATTLER, January 6, 1925

 

IN HIS OWN IMAGE, previously unpublished

 

INCONGRUITY, previously unpublished

 

THE INFLUENCE OF THE MOVIES, previously unpublished

 

THE IRON MAN, Alternative Title: IRON MEN, FALL GUY, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, June 1930

 

IRONY, previously unpublished

 

THE IVORY CAMEL, previously unpublished

 

THE JEWELS OF GWAHLUR, Alternative Title: TEETH OF GWAHLUR; THE SERVANTS OF BIT-YAKIN, Featuring CONAN, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, March 1935

 

THE JINX, previously unpublished

 

KING BAHTHUR'S COURT, previously unpublished

 

KING HOOTUS, previously unpublished

 

THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN AGES, previously unpublished

 

THE LAST MAN, previously unpublished

 

LEGEND, previously unpublished

 

THE LION GATE, previously unpublished

 

THE LION OF TIBERIAS, First appeared in THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE, July 1933

 

LOBO VOLANTE, previously unpublished

 

LORD OF SAMARCAND, Alternative Title: THE LAME MAN, First appeared in ORIENTAL STORIES, Spring 1932

 

THE LOST RACE, Featuring BRAN MAK MORN, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, January 1927

 

MAN, previously unpublished

 

A MAN AND A BROTHER, previously unpublished

 

A MAN OF PEACE, previously unpublished

 

THE MAN WHO WENT BACK, previously unpublished

 

MIDNIGHT, First appeared in THE JUNTO, September 1928, then THE HOWARD COLLECTOR #1, Summer 1961

 

THE MIRRORS OF TUZUN THUNE, Featuring KULL, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, September 1929

 

MISTO' DEMPSEY, previously unpublished

 

MOUNTAIN MAN, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, March-April 1934

 

MR. DOWSER BUYS A CAR, previously unpublished

 

MURDERER'S GROG, by “Sam Walser”, Alternative Title: OUTLAW WORKING, Featuring WILD BILL CLANTON, First appeared in SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, January 1937

 

THE MUTINY OF THE HELLROARER, previously unpublished

 

NAMES IN THE BLACK BOOK, Featuring STEVE HARRISON, First appeared in SUPER-DETECTIVE STORIES, May 1934

 

NIGHT ENCOUNTER, previously unpublished

 

NIGHT OF BATTLE, Alternative Title: SHORE LEAVE FOR A SLUGGER, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, March 1932

 

"NO COWHERDERS WANTED", Alternative Title: GENTS IN BUCKSKIN, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, September 1936

 

OVER THE ROCKIES IN A FORD, previously unpublished

 

THE PARADOX, previously unpublished

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE, Featuring CONAN, First appeared as a serial in WEIRD TALES: Part 1, September 1934; Part 2, October 1934; Part 3, November 1934

 

PEOPLE OF THE DARK, First appeared in STRANGE TALES, June 1932

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE WINGED SKULLS, previously unpublished

 

PIGSKIN SCHOLAR, previously unpublished

 

PILGRIMS TO THE PECOS, Alternative Title: WEARY PILGRIMS ON THE ROAD, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, February 1936

 

PISTOL POLITICS, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, April 1936

 

THE PIT OF THE SERPENT, Alternative Title: MANILA MANSLAUGHTER, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, July 1929

 

THE POST OF THE SAPPY SLIPPER, previously unpublished

 

THE PUNCH, previously unpublished

 

THE PURPLE HEART OF ERLIK, by “Sam Walser”, Alternative Title: NOTHING TO LOSE, Featuring WILD BILL CLANTON, First appeared in SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, November 1936

 

QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST, Featuring CONAN, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, May 1934

 

THE QUESTION OF THE EAST, previously unpublished

 

RATTLE OF BONES, Featuring SOLOMON KANE, First Appeared in WEIRD TALES, June 1929

 

THE RECALCITRANT, previously unpublished

 

RECAP OF HAROLD LAMB'S THE WOLF CHASER, First Appeared in LORDS OF SAMARCAND, 2004

 

RED BLADES OF BLACK CATHAY, by Robert E. Howard & Tevis Clyde Smith, First appeared in ORIENTAL STORIES, February-March 1931

 

RED NAILS, Featuring CONAN, First appeared as a serial in WEIRD TALES: Part 1, July 1936; Part 2, August-September 1936; Part 3, October 1936

 

RED SHADOWS, Alternative Title: SOLOMON KANE, Featuring SOLOMON KANE, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, August 1928

 

THE RED STONE, previously unpublished

 

THE REFORMATION: A DREAM, First appeared in THE YELLOW JACKET, April 21, 1927

 

THE RIOT AT COUGAR PAW, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, October 1935

 

THE ROAD OF AZRAEL (short version), previously unpublished

 

THE ROAD TO BEAR CREEK, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, December 1934

 

SAILOR'S GRUDGE, Alternative Title: COSTIGAN VS. KID CAMERA, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, March 1930

 

THE SAPPIOUS FEW MANCHEW, previously unpublished

 

THE SCALP HUNTER, Alternative Title: A STRANGER IN GRIZZLY CLAW, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, August 1934

 

THE SHADOW IN THE WELL (Draft), previously unpublished

 

THE SHADOW KINGDOM, Featuring KULL, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, August 1929

 

THE SHADOW OF THE VULTURE, First appeared in THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE, January 1934

 

SHADOWS IN THE MOONLIGHT, Alternative Title: IRON SHADOWS IN THE MOON, Featuring CONAN, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, April 1934

 

SHADOWS IN ZAMBOULA, Alternative Title: THE MAN-EATERS OF ZAMBOULA, Featuring CONAN, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, November 1935

 

SHARP'S GUN SERENADE, Alternative Title: EDUCATE OR BUST, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, January 1937

 

SHE DEVIL, by “Sam Walser”, Alternative Title: THE GIRL ON THE HELL SHIP, Featuring WILD BILL CLANTON, First appeared in SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, April 1936

 

THE SHEIK, First appeared in THE TATTLER, March 15, 1923

 

THE SIGN OF THE SNAKE, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, June 1931

 

SIX-GUN INTERVIEW, previously unpublished

 

SKULL-FACE, First appeared as a serial in WEIRD TALES: Part 1, October 1929; Part 2, November 1929; Part 3, December 1929

 

SKULLS IN THE STARS, Featuring SOLOMON KANE, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, January 1929

 

THE SLAYER, previously unpublished

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY, First appeared in THE YELLOW JACKET, October 27, 1926

 

THE SLUGGER'S GAME, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in JACK DEMPSEY'S FIGHT MAGAZINE, May 1934

 

SLUGGERS OF THE BEACH, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in JACK DEMPSEY'S FIGHT MAGAZINE, August 1934

 

SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD INFLUENCE OVER ME, First appeared in THE GHOST, May 1945

 

A SOUTH SEA STORM, previously unpublished

 

THE SOWERS OF THE THUNDER, First appeared in ORIENTAL STORIES, Winter 1932

 

THE SPLENDID BRUTE, previously unpublished

 

TALLYHO!, previously unpublished

 

TEN MINUTES ON A STREET CORNER, previously unpublished

 

TEXAS FISTS, Alternative Title: SHANGHIED MITTS, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, May 1931

 

TEXAS JOHN ALDEN, by “Patrick Ervin”, Alternative Title: A RINGTAILED TORNADO, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS (PIKE BEARFIELD), First appeared in MASKED RIDER WESTERN, May 1944

 

THE TEXAS WILDCAT, previously unpublished

 

THE THESSALIANS, First appeared in THE YELLOW JACKET, January 13, 1927

 

THROUGH THE AGES, previously unpublished

 

THE TNT PUNCH, Alternative Title: WATERFRONT LAW; THE WATERFRONT WALLOP, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, January 1931

 

THE TOM THUMB MOIDER MYSTERY, previously unpublished

 

THE TOMB'S SECRET, by “Partrick Ervin”, Alternative Title: TEETH OF DOOM, Featuring BROCK ROLLINS, First appeared in STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES, February 1934

 

A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK, previously unpublished

 

THE TOY RATTLE MURDER CASE, previously unpublished

 

TRAIL OF THE SNAKE, previously unpublished

 

THE TREASURE OF HENRY MORGAN, previously unpublished

 

THE TREASURES OF TARTARY, Alternative Title: GOLD FROM TARTARY, Featuring KIRBY O’DONNELL, First appeared in THRILLING ADVENTURES, January 1935

A TWENTIETH-CENTURY RIP VAN WINKLE, previously unpublished

 

UNHAND ME, VILLIAN, First appeared in THE TATTLER, February 15, 1923

 

A UNIQUE HAT, previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story ("Arrange, Madam, Arrange!"), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story ("As my dear public . . ."), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story ("Hatrack!"), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story ("Yessah," said Mrs _____________, . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (. . . that is, the artistry is but a symbol for the thought!), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (“A man”, said my friend Larry Aloysius O’Leary . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (“Help! Help! They’re murderin’ me!”), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (“Huh?” I was so dumbfounded I was clean off . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (“I”, said Cuchulain, “was a man, at least.”), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (“You,” said Shifty Griddle, pointing his finger at me . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (A land of wild, fantastic beauty; of mighty trees . . .), First Appeared in KULL: EXILE OF ATLANTIS, 2006

 

Untitled Story (A typical small town drugstore . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (As he approached the two, he swept off his feathered hat . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Better a man should remain in kindly ignorance, than . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Between berserk battle-rages, the black despair of melancholy . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (First Draft: James Norris), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Franey was a fool.), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (From the black, bandit-haunted mountains of Kang . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (He knew De Bracy, they having fought against the Saracens . . .), First Appeared in LORDS OF SAMARCAND, 2004

 

Untitled Story (I met him first . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (I’m writing this with a piece of pencil on the backs of old . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (It was a strange experience, and I don’t expect anyone . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Maybe it doesn’t seem like anything interesting and . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Mike Costigan, writer and self-avowed futilist, gazed . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Old Man Jacobsen crunched his powerful teeth through . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (So I set out up the hill-trail as if on a hunt and . . .), First Appeared in KULL: EXILE OF ATLANTIS, 2006

 

Untitled Story (So there I was.), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Spike Morissey was as tough a kid as ever came . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (The lazy quiet of the mid-summer day was shattered . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (The matter seemed so obvious that my only answer . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (The next day I was sluggish and inefficient in my work.), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (The Persians had all fled . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (The Seeker thrust . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (The tale has always been doubted and scoffed at, . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (The wind from the Mediterranean wafted. . .), First appeared in AMRA, Vol. 2, No. 7, November 1959

 

Untitled Story (Thure Khan gazed out across the shifting vastness . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Trails led through dense jungle.), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Tumba Hooey . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Two men were standing in the bazaar at Delhi.), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (When Yar Ali Khan crept into the camp of Zumal Khan, . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (Who I am it matters little.), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Story (William Aloysius McGraw’s father was red-headed and . . .), previously unpublished

 

Untitled Synposis (hunwulf, an American . . .), previously unpublished

 

THE VALLEY OF THE WORM, Featuring JAMES ALLISON, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, February 1934

 

VIKINGS OF THE GLOVES, Alternative Title: INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN!, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, February 1932

 

THE VOICE OF EL-LIL, Alternative Title: TEMPTRESS OF THE TOWER OF TORTURE AND SIN, First appeared in ORIENTAL STORIES, October-November 1930

 

VOYAGES WITH VILLAINS, previously unpublished

 

THE VULTURES OF WHAPETON, Alternative Title: THE VULTURES OF TETON GULCH; THE VULTURES, First appeared in SMASHING NOVELS MAGAZINE, December 1936 (printed with 2 endings)

 

THE WANDERING YEARS, First appeared in THE GHOST, May 1945

 

WAR ON BEAR CREEK, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS, First appeared in ACTION STORIES, April 1935

 

WATERFRONT FISTS, Alternative Title: STAND UP AND SLUG!, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, September 1930

 

WEEKLY SHORT STORY, Alternative Title: UNTITLED (I have been . . .), First appeared in THE YELLOW JACKET, November 3, 1926

 

THE WEREWOLF MURDER CASE, previously unpublished

 

WEST IS WEST, First appeared in THE TATTLER, December 22, 1922

 

WESTWARD HO!, previously unpublished

 

WHAT THE DEUCE?, previously unpublished

 

WHAT THE NATION OWES THE SOUTH, First appeared in THE BROWNWOOD BULLETIN, May 26, 1923

 

THE WHEEL TURNS, previously unpublished

 

WHERE STRANGE GODS SQUALL, previously unpublished

 

WHILE SMOKE ROLLED, Featuring BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS or PIKE BEARFIELD, Alternative Title: WHILE THE SMOKE ROLLED, First appeared in DOUBLE-ACTION WESTERN, December 1956

 

THE WHITE JADE RING, previously unpublished

 

THE WILD MAN, previously unpublished

 

THE WINGS OF THE BAT, previously unpublished

 

WINNER TAKE ALL, Alternative Title: SUCKER!, Featuring STEVE COSTIGAN, First appeared in FIGHT STORIES, July 1930

 

WITCH FROM HELL'S KITCHEN, Alternative Title: THE HOUSE OF ARABU, First appeared in AVON FANTASY READER #18, 1952

 

A WITCH SHALL BE BORN, Featuring CONAN, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, December 1934

 

WITH A SET OF RATTLESNAKE RATTLES, First appeared in LEAVES #1, Summer, 1937, THE HOWARD COLLECTOR #1, Summer 1961

 

WOLVES - AND A SWORD, previously unpublished

 

WORMS OF THE EARTH, Featuring BRAN MAK MORN, First appeared in WEIRD TALES, November 1932

 

YE COLLEGE DAYS, First appeared in THE YELLOW JACKET, January 20, 1927

 

YELLOW LAUGHTER, previously unpublished

 

POETRY (192 total)

 

ADVENTURE (2, “I am the spur . . .”), previously unpublished

 

ADVENTURER, previously unpublished

 

ALAMO, THE, previously unpublished

 

ALWAYS COMES EVENING, First Appeared In THE PHANTAGRAPH, August 1936

 

AMBITION, previously unpublished

 

AMERICAN EPIC, AN, previously unpublished

 

AMERICAN, AN, previously unpublished

 

ARCADIAN DAYS, previously unpublished

 

AT THE BAZAAR, previously unpublished

 

AW COME ON AND FIGHT!, previously unpublished

 

BABEL, First Appeared In FANTASY FAN, January 1935

 

BALLAD OF ABE SLICKEMMORE, THE, previously unpublished

 

BALLAD OF INSANITY, A, previously unpublished

 

BALLAD OF MONK KICKAWHORE, THE, previously unpublished

 

BOMBING OF GON FANFEW, THE, previously unpublished

 

BUT THE HILLS WERE ANCIENT THEN, Alternate Title: Originally untitled, First Appeared In AMRA, Vol. 2, #8, November-December 1959

 

CHINESE GONG, THE, previously unpublished

 

CHOIR GIRL, THE, previously unpublished

 

CRETE, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, February 1929

 

COWBOY, previously unpublished

 

CRUSADE (“Wild flying hoofs whirl up the sands”), previously unpublished

 

DANCER, previously unpublished

 

DANCER, THE, previously unpublished

 

DEAD MAN'S HATE, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, January 1930

 

DEED BEYOND THE DEED, THE, previously unpublished

 

DEEPS, previously unpublished

 

DREAMER, previously unpublished

 

DREAMING, previously unpublished

 

DREAMING ON DOWNS, First Appeared In POET’S SCROLL, April 1929

 

DREAMS OF NINEVEH, First Appeared In GOLDEN ATOM, 20TH Anniversary Issue, 1959-1960

 

DRUMMINGS ON AN EMPTY SKULL, previously unpublished

 

EASTER ISLAND, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, December 1928

 

EMPIRE'S DESTINY, by “Patrick Howard”, Alternate Title: OH BABYLON, LOST BABYLON, First Appeared In POET’S SCROLL, June 1929

 

ENVOY, previously unpublished

 

ETERNITY, previously unpublished

 

FABLES FOR LITTLE FOLKS, First Appeared In DANIEL BAKER COLLEGIAN, March 15, 1926

 

FLAMING MARBLE, by “Patrick Howard”, First Appeared In POET’S SCROLL, January 1929

 

FORBIDDEN MAGIC, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, July 1929

 

FUTILITY (I, Time races on . . .), First Appeared In DANIEL BAKER COLLEGIAN, May 25, 1926

 

THE GATES OF NINEVEH, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, July 1928

 

GIRL, previously unpublished

 

GODS REMEMBER, THE (version 1) (“Lost wonders of the ages”), previously unpublished

 

GREAT MAN SPEAKS, A, previously unpublished

 

GREY LOVER, THE, previously unpublished

 

THE HARP OF ALFRED, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, September 1928

 

HIGH BLUE HALLS, previously unpublished

 

HOW TO SELECT A SUCCESSFUL EVANGELIST, previously unpublished

 

ILLUSION, First Appeared In DANIEL BAKER COLLEGIAN, March 15, 1926

 

IVORY IN THE NIGHT, previously unpublished

 

JACK DEMPSEY, previously unpublished

 

JOHN KELLEY, previously unpublished

 

KID LAVIGNE IS DEAD, First Appeared In THE RING, June 1928

 

THE KISSING OF SAL SNOOBOO, First Appeared In THE TATTLER, January 6, 1925

 

A LADY’S CHAMBER, First Appeared In AMERICAN POET, April 1929

 

LAUGHTER, previously unpublished

 

LESBIA (1), previously unpublished

 

LIBERTINE, previously unpublished

 

LIFE (1) (“About me rise the primal mists”), previously unpublished

 

LINES TO G. B. SHAW, previously unpublished

 

LUST, previously unpublished

 

MADNESS OF CORMAC, THE (“Lock your arm of iron”), previously unpublished

 

THE MAIDEN OF KERCHEEZER, First Appeared in THE PROGRESS, February 1, 1924

 

MICK IN ISRAEL, A, previously unpublished

 

MONARCHS, previously unpublished

 

MOON MOCKERY, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, April 1929

 

THE MOOR GHOST, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, September 1929

 

MOTTOES OF THE BOY SCOUTS, THE, previously unpublished

 

MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA, THE, previously unpublished

 

MY CHILDREN, previously unpublished

 

MYSTIC, previously unpublished

 

NANCY HAWK - A LEGEND OF VIRGINITY, previously unpublished

 

NUN, previously unpublished

 

OCEAN-THOUGHTS, previously unpublished

 

THE ONE BLACK STAIN, First Appeared In THE HOWARD COLLECTOR #2, Spring 1962

 

ONE BLOOD STRAIN, previously unpublished

 

ONE WHO COMES AT EVENTIDE, First Appeared In MODERN AMERICAN POETRY, edited by Gerta Aison, Galleon Press, 1933

 

ONLY IN DEATH THEY DIE, previously unpublished

 

ORIENTIA, previously unpublished

 

POET, previously unpublished

 

PRIVATE MAGRATH OF THE A.E.F., First Appeared In THE YELLOW JACKET, January 13, 1927

 

PRUDE, previously unpublished

 

RATTLESNAKE SINGS IN THE GRASS, A, previously unpublished

 

REBELLION, First Appeared In POET’S SCROLL, February 1929

 

RED THUNDER, First Appeared In JAPM: THE POETRY WEEKLY, September 16, 1929

 

RENUNCIATION (“By the crimson cliffs where the spray is blown”), previously unpublished

 

REPENTANCE, previously unpublished

 

THE RIDE OF FALUME, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, October 1927

 

THE RIDERS OF BABYLON, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, January 1928

 

ROAD TO HELL, THE, previously unpublished

 

ROBES OF THE RIGHTEOUS, THE, previously unpublished

 

ROMAN LADY, A, previously unpublished

 

ROMANCE (2, “Shouting I come, flouting I come”), previously unpublished

 

ROUNDELAY OF THE ROUGHNECK, First Appeared In DANIEL BAKER COLLEGIAN, April 12, 1926

 

RULES OF ETIQUETTE, First Appeared in THE PROGRESS, February 1, 1924

 

SAILOR, previously unpublished

 

SAN JACINTO (I, “Flowers bloom on San Jacinto”), previously unpublished

 

SANDS OF TIME, THE, previously unpublished

 

THE SEA, First Appeared In THE BAYLOR UNITED STATEMENT, Spring 1923

 

SECRETS, previously unpublished

 

SERPENT, previously unpublished

 

SHADOW OF DREAMS, Alternate Title: STAY NOT FROM ME, First Appeared In POET’S SCROLL, August 1929

 

SHADOWS (2) (“I am that which was, was never . . .”), previously unpublished

 

SIGHS IN THE YELLOW LEAVES, previously unpublished

 

THE SKULL IN THE CLOUDS, Alternate Title: REUBEN’S BIRTHRIGHT, First Appeared In THE JUNTO, August 1929; THE HOWARD COLLECTOR #2, Spring 1962

 

SKULLS AND DUST, First Appeared In AMERICAN POET, May 1929

 

SOLOMON KAN’S HOMECOMING (original), First Appeared In FANCIFUL TALES, Fall 1936

 

SONG AT MIDNIGHT, Alternate Title: MAN, THE MASTER, First Appeared In THE PHANTAGRAPH, August 1940

 

SONG OF CHEER, A, previously unpublished

 

SONG OF COLLEGE, A, previously unpublished

 

SONG OF GREENWICH, A, previously unpublished

 

THE SONG OF THE BATS, First Appeared In WEIRD TALES, May 1927

 

SONG OF THE SAGE, THE, previously unpublished

 

SONORA TO DEL RIO, First Appeared In THE HOWARD COLLECTOR #1, Summer 1961

 

SUMMER MORN (tentative title), previously unpublished

 

SURRENDER (I will rise . . .), Alternate Title: THE ROAD TO REST, First Appeared In THE JUNTO, August 1929; THE HOWARD COLLECTOR #3, Fall 1962

 

TARANTELLA, First Appeared In DANIEL BAKER COLLEGIAN, May 25, 1926

 

THE TEMPTER, First Appeared In CROSS PLAINS REVIEW, June 18, 1937

 

THAT WOMEN MAY SING OF US, previously unpublished

 

THOR, previously unpublished

 

TIDES, First Appeared In CONTEMPORARY VERSE, September 1929

 

TO A ROMAN WOMAN, previously unpublished

 

TO A WOMAN (Though fathoms deep . . .), First Appeared In MODERN AMERICAN POETRY, edited by Gerta Aison, Galleon Press, 1933

 

TO CERTAIN CULTURED WOMEN, previously unpublished

 

TO THE CONTENDED, previously unpublished

 

TOPER, previously unpublished

 

TRIBUTE TO THE SPORTSMANSHIP OF THE FANS, A, previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“A clash of steel, a thud of hoofs”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“A cringing woman’s lot is hard”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“A hundred years the great war raged”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“A sappe ther wos and that a crumbe manne”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Adam’s loins were mountains”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“After the trumps are sounded”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Against the blood red moon a tower stands”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“All the crowd”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“And Dempsey climbed into the ring and the crowd . . .”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“At the Inn of the Gory Dagger, with nothing to . . .”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Bill Boozy was a pirate bold”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“By old Abie Goldstein’s pawn shop where the . . .”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Dark are your eyes”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“determined. So I set out up . . .”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Drawers that a girl strips down her thighs”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Early in the morning I gazed at the eastern skies”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Flappers flicker and flap and flirt”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Give ye of my best though the dole be meger”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“He clutched his . . . ”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Hills of the North! Lavender hills”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“I am MAN from the primal, I”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“I am the Spirit of War!”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“I do not sing of a paradise”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“I hate the man who tells me that I lied”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“I hold all women are a gang of tramps”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“I lay in Yen’s opium joint”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“I tell you this my friend . . .”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Keep women, thrones and kingly lands”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Let me live as I was born to live”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Life is a cynical, romantic pig”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Love is singing soft and low”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Match a toad with a far-winged hawk”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Mingle my dust with the burning brand”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Moonlight and shadows barred the land”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Mother Eve, Mother Eve, I name you a fool”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“My brother he was a auctioneer”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Noah was my applesauce”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Now bright, now red, the sabers sped among the . . .”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Old Faro Bill was a man of might”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Out in front of Goldestein’s . . .”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Out of Asia the tribesmen came”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Rebel souls from the falling dark”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Romona! Romona!”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Roses laughed in her pretty hair”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Sappho, the Grecian hills are gold”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Scarlet and gold are the stars tonight”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Swords glimmered up the pass”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Take some honey from a cat”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“that is the artistry is . . .”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“The east is red and I am dead”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“The helmsman gaily, rode down the rickerboo”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“The iron harp that Adam christened Life”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“The shades of night were falling faster”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“The spiders of weariness come on me”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“The women come and the women go”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“The world goes back to the primitive, yea”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Then Stein the peddler with rising joy”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“There once was a wicked old elf”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“There were three lads who went their destined ways”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“There’s an isle far away on the breast of the sea”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“They matched me up with a bird . . .”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Toast to the British! Damn their souls to Hell.”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“We are the duckers of crosses”), previously unpublished

 

UNTITLED (“Whats become of Waring”), previously unpublished

 

THE VOICES WAKEN MEMORY, Alternate Title: A DRUM BEGINS TO THROB; OUT OF THE DEEP, First Appeared In FANTASY FAN, September 1934

 

YODELS OF GOOD SNEER TO THE PIPPLE, DAMN THEM, previously unpublished

 

 

 

LETTERS (145 total)

 

Adventure Magazine, Question? I am writing . . ., first published in ADVENTURE, March 20, 1924

 

Adventure Magazine, At what period did . . ., first published in ADVENTURE, August 20, 1924

 

Barlow, Robert, 1935, December 17, Thank you very much for the copy . . ., previously unpublished

 

The Californian, Thank you very much . . ., first published in THE CALIFORNIAN, Summer 1936

 

Claytons Magazine, 13 June 1933 A few weeks ago . . ., previously unpublished

 

Denis Archer, Publisher, 22 May, 1934, As you doubtless remember . . ., previously unpublished

 

Derleth, August, June 20, 1935, This card was purchased in Lincoln . . ., previously unpublished

 

The Fantasy Fan, I find the Fantasy Fan . . ., first published in THE FANTASY FAN, December 1933

 

The Fantasy Fan, I liked the November issue . . ., first published in THE FANTASY FAN, January 1934

 

The Fantasy Fan, Smith’s poem in the March issue . . ., first published in THE FANTASY FAN, May 1934

 

Fort Worth Record, Tunney can't win., first published in FORT WORTH RECORD, July 20, 1928

 

Gafford, R. Fowler, May 20, 1934, This answer to your last letter . . ., previously unpublished

 

Hornig, Charles D., November 1, 1933, Thanks for the copy . . ., previously unpublished

 

Hornig, Charles D., May 3, 1935, I’m very sorry . . ., previously unpublished

 

Kline, Otis Adelbert, May 13, 1935, I’m writing this to ask . . ., previously unpublished

 

Kline, Otis Adelbert, January 8, 1936, A belated acknowledgement . . ., previously unpublished

 

Kline, Otis Adelbert, January 13, 1936, Just read yours of the 11th., previously unpublished

 

Kline, Otis Adelbert, January 18, 1936, Just read your letter of the 15th., previously unpublished

 

Kofoed, William, 1935, January 8, Glad that Bloomfield can use "Fists of the Desert", previously unpublished

 

Lenniger, August, Dec 27, 1935: I have received your letter of the 17th, previously unpublished

 

Lovecraft, HP, October 1931, Many thanks for the opportunity . . ., previously unpublished

 

Lovecraft, HP, January 1935, I have finally found time . . ., previously unpublished

 

Lovecraft, HP, May 1935, The reason I haven’t answered . . ., previously unpublished

 

Lovecraft, HP, July 1935, Thanks very much for the fine post-cards . . ., previously unpublished

 

Lovecraft, HP, May 11, 1936, (partial draft of May 13), previously unpublished

 

Mann, Edna, 30 October 1926, Dear Friend: As usual I have to start . . ., previously unpublished

 

Mashburn, Kirk, ca Sept 1932, Just a line to congratulate . . ., previously unpublished

 

Preece, Harold, Salaam: Not much to say . . ., previously unpublished

 

Preece, Harold, ca early 1928, Salaam: You’ll have to pardon me . . ., previously unpublished

 

Preece, Harold, ca June 1928, Salaam: No, I was not trying to catch flies . . ., previously unpublished

 

Preece, Harold, ca. September 1928, Tunney sure gave Heeney . . ., previously unpublished

 

Preece, Harold, October 20, 1928, Your stationery is alright., first published in THE HOWARD COLLECTOR, Autumn 1962

 

Preece, Howard, ca. October 1930, Well, Harold, how did you like my story . . ., first published in THE HOWARD COLLECTOR, Spring, 1962

 

Price, E. Hoffman, February 15, 1936, I've eventually found time to answer your cards., first published in THE GHOST, May 1945

 

Price, E. Hoffman, April 21, 1936, Glad you-all liked “She Devil”., first published in THE GHOST, May 1945

 

Price, E. Hoffman, June 3, 1936, Sorry to hear Pawang Ali has been banished., first published in THE GHOST, May 1945

 

The Ring, Here is my opinion on the greatest heavyweights . . ., first published in THE RING, April 1926

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1923, June 22, Clyde sahib, greeting: / I found your first letter waiting . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1923, July 7, To Clyde bahadur-sahib, greeting: / I got your letter . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1923, July 30, Clyde Sahib, Bohut Salaam, Bahadur: / The picnic has . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1923, August 4, Clyde sahib: / You say I’ll be in Kabul., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1923, October 5, Salaam, Clyde: / Maybe you think I’ve moved away . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1923, November 4, Bohut salaam, Clyde bahadur: / It’s been quite a while . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1924, April 21, Salaam, Clyde sahib: / I should have written you sooner . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1924, June 19, Salaam, Clyde sahib: / I suppose you think I’m rather slow . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, January 7, I was in Brownwood the other day . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, January 30, I’m sending you a lot of junk . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, February 25, Writers of the Bunkorian Age . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, March 17, Faith and bejabbers!, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, April 6, What ho! I have never read the original . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, May 24, Hot zowie, old topper, we’ve got the makings . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, July, Old boy, I got your letter. I can’t say that it . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, July 7, I believe you owe me a letter., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, August 6, I’m glad you passed the exams . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1925, October 9, Say, bo, you’re developing into a real poet., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1926, January 14, By Baal I am joyed that . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1926, January 14, This is a habit of mine, always was . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1926, April 14, Being in an (un)poetical mood . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1926, May 7, I’m sending you a flock of poetry . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1926, June 23, I’m trying to write again, with the usual result . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1926, August 6, In the first place, pardon for not having . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1926, August 21, I think you owe me one, two, three . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1927, late Aug-early September ARE YOU THE YOUNG MAN TO WHOM . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1927, ca. fall, Then the little boy said to Goofus Gorilla . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1928, ca. March, Not having much of anything specially to say . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1928, ca. June, Ho, ho, the long light lifts amain . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1928, ca. July, (poem “A Warning to Orthodoxy”), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1928, ca. October The reason I’m sending The Junto to you . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1928, ca. November I got such a laugh . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1928, ca. November Listen you godamn so forth . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1928, ca. Nov-December Heh heh / Untitled (v.) (Sappho . . .), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1928, ca. December (poem “Out in front of Goldstein’s . . .”), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Salaam: / “Shadows of Dreams” (poem), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Salaam: / I’ll swear, if I’d laughed much more . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1929, ca. February (poem “Ancient English Balladel,”), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, A typical small town drug store . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1929, ca. March, (poem “Black Dawn”), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Salaam: / Life is a yellow mist among the stars . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1930, ca. February Salaam, Fear Ohghruagach . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Ahatou noyon, Fear Finn: / Thinking of nothing . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1930, ca. April, Well, Fear Finn, I believe in days gone yore . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1930, ca. May, Well, Fear Finn, I hope this letter finds you o.k. . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1931, ca. early June Fear Finn: / Thanks very much for the Frontier . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1930, ca. July, (poem “Then Stein the peddler . . .”), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1930, ca. July, Well, me bauld buccaneer . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1930, ca. Nov, Well, Fear Finn: I read your article . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1930, ca. Dec, Well, Fear Finn: I don’t know when I’ll be able . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1930, prob. ca. December I’m not surprized that Byrne . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1931, ca. January, Well, Fear Finn: / You owe me a letter, but . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1931, ca. February I’ve delayed writing you, hoping I’d receive . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1931, ca. March, Well, Fear Finn: / Congratulations on your history . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1931, ca. March 14 Well, Fear Finn: / Heigho for sunny San Antonio., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1931, week of May 18 Fear Finn: / I should have answered your letter . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1931, ca. September I’ve been waiting for a letter from you . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1931, ca. October The reason I havent written you sooner . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1931, November, Here are the blasted verses., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1932, ca. early January I only learned of your uncle’s death today., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1932, ca. February Well, how runs the world these days?, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1932, ca. March, Sorry to hear you’ve been carved on again., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1932, ca. March, When I was a kid in East Texas . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1932, ca. May, Just a bit of press-agenting . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1932, ca. May, Well, here I am back at the old home town . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1933, ca. May, I was in Brownwood yesterday . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1932, ca. very late May Let us tool forth to Australia . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1932, ca. August, I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed a pome . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1932, ca. November, Well, I finally get around to answering . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, 1933, ca. October The Galleon Press has just brought out . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, “Arcadian Days”, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, “Crusade”, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, “King Bahthur’s Court”, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, “Renunciation”, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, “The Adventurer’s Mistress”, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, drawing (strange cow), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, I’ve done my part in writing it., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Poem penned by Akbar Ali…, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Thoughts of Afghan on a raid, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, (Sketch “The Seeker thrust . . .”), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, “Salaam / “Skulls against the Dawn” (v.), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, “Salaam, Fear Finn: / (poem “Then Stein the peddler . . .”)”, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, “Salaam: / I got such a laugh out of your parody ballad . . .”, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, “Salaam: / Listen you goddamn so forth and so on . . .”, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Fear Finn: / I’m damned if I can think of anything . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Ha ha! Your not going to get off so easily . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Not even a movie in this godforsaken town . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Relentless Reginald cartoon, previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Salaam / Again glancing over your last letter . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Salaam, Clyde sahib, / I haven’t got any answer . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Salaam: / (Untitled: There once was a wicked . . .), previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Salaam: / I have forgotten whether you or Truett . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Salaam:/ (Untitled: As my dear public . . ., previously unpublished

 

Smith, Tevis Clyde, Undated, Well, Fear Finn, I read your story . . ., previously unpublished

 

Swanson, Carl, ca March 1932 I am sending you . . ., previously unpublished

 

Swanson, Carl, ca April 1932 I am interested in . . ., previously unpublished

 

Swanson, Carl, ca late May 1932 I’m sorry you had . . ., previously unpublished

 

Torbett, Frank Thurston, 28 April 1936, I’m sorry I have not . . ., previously unpublished

 

Wandrei, Donald, ca. February 21, 1933, I’ve been intending to write to you . . ., previously unpublished

 

Weird Tales, These are sheer masterpieces . . ., first published in WEIRD TALES, February 1926

 

Weird Tales, Your last three issues . . ., first published in WEIRD TALES, June 1927

 

Weird Tales, Mr. Lovecraft’s latest story . . ., first published in WEIRD TALES, May 1928

 

Weird Tales, I have just been reading . . ., first published in WEIRD TALES, November 1929

 

Weird Tales, “Thirsty Blades” is fine . . ., first published in WEIRD TALES, April 1930

 

Weird Tales, I was particularly fascinated . . ., first published in WEIRD TALES, January 1931

 

Weird Tales, Congratulations on the appearance . . ., first published in WEIRD TALES, March 1932

 

Weird Tales, Enthusiasm impels me . . ., first published in WEIRD TALES, June 1936

 

Wright, Farnsworth, ca. June-July 1931, In your last letter you asked me to give you . . ., first published in THE GHOST, May 1945

 

 

THE STREET AND SMITH ASSIGNMENT SET

 

Street & Smith published a number of different pulps, including some that contained REH stories.  Conde Nast bought out Street and Smith.  Conde Nast renewed all of its copyrights in the various S&S pulp magazines that contained REH stories.  Glenn tried to obtain an assignment of the REH stories back to Ms. Kuykendall.  Instead, S&S assigned the stories to “The Estate of Robert E. Howard, c/o Glenn Lord”.  The Estate of REH was dissolved in 1936, and hence this is a defective assignment.  At least two possible claimants, Paradox and Conde Nast, but which is correct has not yet been ascertained.

 

9 works.

 

BLOOD OF THE GODS, Featuring EL BORAK, First appeared in TOP-NOTCH, July 1935

 

COLLEGE SOCKS, Alternative Title: A STUDENT OF SOCKOLOGY, Featuring KID ALLISON, First appeared in SPORT STORY MAGAZINE, September 25, 1931

 

THE COUNTRY OF THE KNIFE, Alternative Title: SONS OF THE HAWK, Featuring EL BORAK, First appeared in COMPLETE STORIES

 

THE DAUGHTER OF ERLIK KHAN, Featuring EL BORAK, First appeared in TOP-NOTCH, December 1934

 

THE GOOD KNIGHT, Alternative Title: KID GALAHAD, Featuring KID ALLISON, First appeared in SPORT STORY MAGAZINE, December 25, 1931

 

HAWK OF THE HILLS, Featuring EL BORAK, First appeared in TOP-NOTCH, June 1935

 

A MAN-EATING JEOPARD, Featuring BUCKNER J. GRIMES, First appeared in COWBOY STORIES, June 1936

 

MAN WITH THE MYSTERY MITTS, Featuring KID ALLISON, First appeared in SPORT STORY MAGAZINE, October 25, 1931

 

SWORDS OF SHAHRAZAR, Alternative Title: TREASURE OF SHAIBAR KHAN, Featuring KIRBY O’DONNELL, First appeared in TOP-NOTCH, October 1934

 

 

THE POPULAR LIBRARY SET

 

Some pulps were originally owned or bought out by Popular Library, Inc., and renewals made in their name.  They no longer exist.  The Copyright Office has no assignments recorded from them to anyone else.  Glenn’s research came up with a person named Ned Pines, who in turn allegedly sold out to Warner Books.  When Glenn called Warner Books, they had no idea what he was talking about.  Current ownership unknown.

 

3 works.

 

BLACK WIND BLOWING, First appeared in THRILLING MYSTERY, June 1936

 

GRAVEYARD RATS, Featuring STEVE HARRISON, First appeared in THRILLING MYSTERY, February 1936

 

SON OF THE WHITE WOLF, Featuring EL BORAK, First appeared in THRILLING ADVENTURES, December 1936

 

 

THE HEALTH KNOWLEDGE, INC. SET

 

Health Knowledge, Inc. was the publisher of Startling Mystery Stories and Magazine of Horror, in the 1960s and 1970s. They filed appropriate registrations on all their books, had all notices in their name, and thereby most likely own all the REH items that made their first appearance therein.  In 1977, HKI dissolved, possibly in bankruptcy, and there is no assignment listed in the Copyright Office showing who acquired the assets of the defunct corporation.  Current ownership unknown.

 

13 works.

 

THE DWELLER OF DARK VALLEY (v), First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #11, November 1965

 

DESTINATION (v), First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #12, Winter 1965/66 VF

 

VALLEY OF THE LOST (Jim Brill licked his parched lips, . . .), Alternative Title: KING OF THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE; First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #13, Summer 1966

 

THE VALE OF LOST WOMEN, Featuring CONAN, First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #15, Spring 1967

 

DERMOD’S BANE, First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #17, Fall 1967

 

OUT OF THE DEEP, First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #18, November 1967

 

THE YEARS ARE AS A KNIFE (v), First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #19, January 1968

 

NOT ONLY IN DEATH THEY DIE (v), First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #28, July 1969

 

SLUMBER (v), First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #30, December 1969

 

THE NOSELESS HORROR, First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #31, February 1970

 

A SONG OF DEFEAT (v), First appeared in MAGAZINE OF HORROR, #34, Fall 1970

 

SECRET OF LOST VALLEY (As a wolf spies . . .), Alternate Title: VALLEY OF THE LOST, First appeared in STARTLING MYSTERY STORIES, #4, Spring 1967

 

A VISION (v), First appeared in STARTLING MYSTERY STORIES, Fall 1967