Drafts to H. P. Lovecraft — Part 3

July 1933 (later draft)

A much longer draft of the same letter; a comparison shows that Howard decided to remove a significant number of paragraphs before writing the final letter—probably to soften a few polemics, as well as polishing several anecdotes.

Text unique to the draft will be colored red, while text unique to the final letter will be colored blue. Formatting (paragraph breaks, etc.) have been freely distorted to more clearly show were sections of text match up most closely.

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