ROBERT E. HOWARD to
R. H. BARLOW
date June 14, 1934
Dear Mr. Barlow:
If I ever decide to dispose of the Rankin drawings, you shall most certainly be given first choice. I'll be sending you weird ms. in a few days. (As soon as I can get around to sorting it out from among the junk which I untidily allow to accumulate.)
Yes, my eyes are poor; started when I was a kid, sitting out on the woodpile and reading until after dark. The condition hasn't improved by getting a large number of boxing gloves stuck in my eyes and bounced off my temples.
I've read your stories in Fantasy Fan with the keenest interest, and I think you have real literary talent. I look forward to seeing your work in the larger magazines.