Memorie lovecraftiane in vendita
Sent 12th October 1922 from Brooklyn NYC, to Galpin in Wisconsin. Lovecraft was at that time a guest of Sonia in NYC.
“Just read Belknape’s [Frank Belknap Long] epistle ? for ?’s sake chuck the free verse! Hope you got my letter all right. Have been tiring out my aunt ? taking her to museums, Van Courtland mansion, & Columbia College [Columbia University, presumably to get a repeat of the exhaustive tour of the campus that Lovecraft had had some weeks earlier from Long, who was then a student there]. Tonight [11th Oct] the gang dines at Belknape’s ? pipe de Jawn Hancocks [slangy: military / historical allusion + humourous black dialect overlay. Meaning: ‘stand by to receive their fancy signatures’],
Grandpa Theobald & aunt”
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