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Guide to the Lin Carter Papers, 1900s-2001 and undated

Summary

Lin Carter (1930-1988, aka H. P. Lowcraft, Grail Undwin) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, editor, poet and critic. The Lin Carter Papers span the years 1900 to 2001 and consist mainly of documents stemming from Carter's own work as a writer and editor, other authors' manuscripts sent to Carter, unidentified writings likely being written by Carter, and personal and professional correspondence addressed to Carter (e.g. with Sprague de Camp, Roy A. Squires, et al.).

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11079
Title
Lin Carter papers
Date
1900s-2001 and undated
Creator
Carter, Lin, 1930-1988
Extent
12 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English and a few in Spanish

Collection Overview

The Lin Carter Papers span the years 1900 to 2001 and consist mainly of documents stemming from Carter's own work as a writer and editor, other authors' manuscripts sent to Carter, unidentified writings likely being written by Carter, and personal and professional correspondence addressed to Carter (e.g. with Sprague de Camp, Roy A. Squires, et al.). Included also are some legal, financial, and other official documents (e.g. Carter's first divorce and army papers, agreements with publishers, etc.), personal photographs, and some personal artifacts (wallet with ID cards, name tag of the Brotherhood of Jedi Knights, etc.). Materials on Carter's own writings include manuscripts, typescripts, notes and notebooks as well as clipped articles, sketches and other materials (e.g. with regard to the Thongor, Eric Carstairs of Zanthodon, Callisto, and Conan series; Atlantis trilogy, Wizard of Oz writings, "posthumous collaborations" on Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, Clark Ashton Smith's Book of Eibon, and H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and Necronomicon, planned writings and anthologies, etc.). Papers with regard to Carter's work as an editor include manuscripts, typescripts, notes, and correspondence with regard to Weird Tales, Bellantine Adult Fantasy series, Flashing Swords!, The Year's Best Fantasy Stories, Carter's Clark Ashton Smith Biography, and his research on H. P. Lovecraft (including copies and transcripts of letters, manuscripts, and official documents by the latter two). Some papers refer to Carter's memberships in the literary club the Trap Door Spiders, the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), The New Kalem Club, and the International Wizard of Oz Club. Most of the materials are in very good condition. Some of Carter's published works included in this collection are reprints by Wildside Press, dating to the 1990s and 2000s. Some pages of paper typescripts might be fragile.

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Arrangement

Collection is arranged into series: Writings, Correspondence, Notes and Materials, and Personal Documents.

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Contents of the Collection

A is for Aardvark (edited by Lin Carter), undated
Box 11
About the Slayer of Souls and Robert W. Chambers: Lord of the Black Throne, 1980

typescript with handwritten notes, copyright 1980; originally included in one folder with "The High History of Sinbad the Sailor" and "Lost Races, Forgotten Cities" with attached note "For Amra or Amazing"

Box 1
Acolyte of the Flame. A Translation of Fragment MXI of the Pnakotic Manuscripts, undated

typescript

Box 1
The Adventures of Thad Dexter on the Red Planet: A Swordsman of Mars, undated

Draft

Box 9
The Avenger of Carthage, undated

notes and second typescript draft with handwritten notes of "The Burning City"

Box 1
After the Moon Fell, undated

Typed draft

Box 9
After the Moon Fell/The Enchantress of World's End, undated

typescripts and notes

Box 1
Amadis of Gaul, undated

notes

Box 1
Amalric, undated

Draft with Carter's title page

Box 9
Amra articles, undated

includes typescripts of "In Defense of Heroes," "J. Allen St. John. A Tribute," "Swordmen of Vistar by Charles Nuetzel," "A Voyage to Atlantis by James W. Mavor," untitled (on Atlantis)

Box 1
Ancient Rome and co, undated

notes and clippings

Box 1
The Ancient Wisdom, undated

Notes

Box 9
And Whether Pigs Have Wings (Introduction)/Return to Jabberwock (1987)/The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo Revisited (1987) from unidentified anthology ed. By Carter, 1987 and undated

complete typescript with handwritten notes of Carter's introduction, "Return to Jabberwock" (1987), and "The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo Revisited" (1987); also including the texts by the other others in the anthology (incl. texts by Ogden Nash, Hilaire Belloc, William Jay Smith, Walter de la Mare, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, T. H. White, John Gardner, Mervyn Peake, Richard Adams, Palmer Brown, Nancy Byrd Turner, Dr. Seuss, Spike Milligan, Edward Gorey, Christopher Isherwood, A. A. Milne, Jack Prelutsky, Roger Lancelyn Green, Edward Abbott Parry, and James Thurber)

Box 1
The Archives of Pelaire: A Saul Everest Adventure, undated
Box 9
Art Magick, undated

miscellaneous notes on magic and mysticism throughout history

Box 1
At the Sign of the Centaur, 1950 Feb.

typescript from early Feb. 1950

Box 1
Atlantis Trilogy (Vol. 1: The White Throne), undated

includes two typescript versions of a "Synopsis" and typescript with handwritten notes of "The White Throne," manuscript of an "Introduction" to "The "White Throne," a typescript "Appendix. Is the Atlantis Legend True?", various notes on (Star of) Atlantis/Azphar the Evil Star/Black Star (incl. typescript with notes on "The City of the Golden Gates, according to Critias," Plato et al., and handdrawn map of Atlantis, "Vandar of Lemuria, Prince of the Last Days")

Box 1
Atlantis Trilogy (Vol. 2: The Black Star, unpublished (?)), undated

includes incomplete typescripts of "Black Star," incl. pp. 13-18 with "1. Herpes Zoster. i. Borochan the Jewel-Merchant, ii. Crysarion of Ith," continued with attached note "Carbon of old version" incl. pp.19-43 with 1.iii to 1.v., "2. Phaona of Adalon," and "3. The Golden Wyvern," "Prologue. The Hour of the Vulture" with attached note "Carbon of new version," two more typescripts of "Prologue: The Hour fo the Vulture," "The Prologue to The Black Star," and "The Story of the Black Star"

Box 1
Baleful Myths and Liturgies: Clark Ashton Smith's Contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 1
Banner with a Strange Deuice, undated

Original carbon

Box 9
Behind the Mask (Cthulhu Mythos), 1980 May

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only original manuscript of this Cthulhu mythos tale, written in May, 1980"

Box 1
The Bell in the Tower, undated

typescript

Box 1
The Benevolence of Yib (Simrana Tale), 1979 Sept. 16

typescript, incl. note "Only existing manuscript of this Simrana tale, written in its entirety on September 16, 1979"

Box 1
Beyond the Worlds We Know (Part I), undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 1
Beyond the Worlds We Know (Part II: Star Pirate Discovers the Astounding Secret of the Mystery Planet), undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 1
Black Cone of Nith; Hour of the Unseen Howling. A Response by Lin Carter, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 1
Black Hawk of Valkarth, 1973 Jan. 10

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only original manuscript of the Thongor 'origin' story, completed on 10 Jan., 1973"

Box 1
Black Pearl o' Tortuga, undated
Box 9
The Black Star, 1973

Lin Carter Discovery Series, Wildside Press edition, 1999.

Box 11
Black Stars in the Skull of Doom. NOT by Robert E. Howard, 1988

typescript with some handwritten notes

Box 1
Black Water, ed. by Alberto Manguel (Clarkson N. Potter: 1983), reviewed by Carter, undated

typescript with handwritten notes of review by Carter

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: general notes, undated

type- and manuscripts with general notes on "The Book of Eibon" and tables of contents

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: History and Chronology (Charnel House Chapbooks), undated

typescript and proofs

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: In the Vale of Pnath, undated

two typescript versions

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: Papyrus of the Dark Wisdom (Book 3), undated

two typescript versions with handwritten notes, incl. the chapters "The Unbegotten Source" (i), "The Polar Ones" (ii), "The Elder Beings" (iii), "The Great Race of Yith" (iv), "The City of the Archives" (v), "The Coming of Cthulhu"

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: The Double Tower, 1973 Jun. 24

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "This is the only original copy of the final version of the second collaboration, completed 24 June 1973"

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: The Light From the Pole, 1975 Dec.

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. "only original manuscript of this fifth of the posthumous collaborations from 'The Book of Eibon,' completed December 2, 1975"

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: The Scroll of Morloc, 1973 Dec. 21

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only original manuscript of this third of the post-humous collaborations from 'The Book of Eibon,' completed December 21, 1973"

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: The Secret in the Parchment, 1981 Jan. 23 and undated

manuscript; typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only original manuscript of this tale from 'The Book of Eibon,' completed January 23, 1981."

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: The Stairs in the Crypt, 1974 Oct. and undated

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only original manuscript copy of this fourth of the posthumous collaborations from 'The Book of Eibon,' completed October 7, 1974"; manuscript of draft I; typescript of 3rd version with note "completed Oct 6 '74"

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: The Utmost Abomination, 1973 Jan. 31

notes, typescripts with handwritten notes of the first and second draft, typescript of another version with handwritten notes, incl. note "This third and final draft of the first in the series of posthumusly (sic) collaborative translations from 'The Book of Eibon' was completed on 31 January 1973, and this is the only original copy of the final version"

Box 1
The Book of Eibon: untitled (Pharazyn the prophet), undated

typescript with handwritten notes, incomplete, likely fragment of "The Light From the Pole: History of Pharazyn the Prophet"

Box 1
A Bottle of Djinn Sweet Tooth, undated
Box 9
Bronze Age Novel, undated

notes and clippings

Box 1
Bullseye. A Sam Jones of the Sentinel Mystery, undated

typescript

Box 1
Caliban, undated

Drafts

Box 9
Cerberus the Irrumator, 1986 Jun. 14

Manuscript draft

Box 9
Chaldean Mysteries: The Secret Laws Behind Magic, undated

Notes and drafts

Box 9
The Champeen Hornswogglers of Squaw Poker Flats, 1975 and undated

four typescript versions with handwritten notes, one dated 1975

Box 1
Chronicles of the Sword 1-4 ("Kingdoms of the Dawn," "The First Barbarian," "Out of Cimmeria," "The Kind is Dead"), 1974

notes and typescripts with handwritten notes and dates on title pages: "Written 12 May 1974; only original copy" ("Kingdoms of the Dawn"), "Written 12 May 1974; only original copy" ("The First Barbarian"), "Written August 22, 1974. Only original copy" ("Out of Cimmeria"), "Completed 25 Aug 1974. Only original copy" ("The Kind is Dead")

Box 1
The City in the Jewel, 1972 Nov. 1

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Completed Nov. 1, 1972. Only original copy"

Box 1
The City Outside of the World, undated

notes and clippigns

Box 1
The Clever Miller and the Gullible Ogre. Retold From an Old French Folktale, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 1
Corsairs of the Cosmos, Star Pirate battles 'the Blur' in--. Can the Daredevil of the Spaceways Solve the Secret of the Invisible Mastermind of Crime?, undated

two typescript versions with handwritten notes

Box 1
Creating a Fantasy Hero. An Artille, 1974 Aug. 6

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only original copy of the final manuscript written in its entirety on 6 Aug '74"

Box 1
Crom of the Northlands, undated

notes and title page

Box 1
Cthulhu Mythos, undated

incl. "A (Complete) Bibliography of the Cthulhu Mythos" in three versions, notes, an undated letter by Brian Lumley to Tom Collins re the publication of Cthulhu mythos tales, a typescript of the poem "The History of Science" by W. H. Auden, a copy of "The Brain-Eaters" by Frank Belknap Long

Box 1
Curse of the Black Pharao, undated

incomplete typescript (pp. 22-26, 28-111, end)

Box 1
Curse of the Black Pharaoh, undated

Drafts

Box 9
Damis the Apollonian, 1986 May 7 and undated
(2 folders)

Manuscript draft and notes

Box 9
Darya of the Bronze Age: The Adventures of Eric Carstairs in Zanthodon, 1981

Daw Books paperback edition

Box 11
Dead of Night, undated
Box 9
Death-Song of Conan the Cimmerian, 1972 Aug.

typescript with the note "Composed in Detroit, August 1972. The original manuscript" and "The original notes"

Box 1
The Descent into the Abyss, undated

incomplete manuscript and typescript with handwritten notes

Box 1
The Desolation Beyond Death, undated

typescript with extensive handwritten notes, draft 2

Box 1
The Devil Tree, undated

typescript

Box 1
Digging up Atlantis, 1972 Dec.

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. the note "Only original manuscript December, 1972."

Box 1
Dildae the Gorgon, 1986 May 14
Box 9
Double Trouble in Dorking, undated
Box 9
Down There, undated
Box 9
Down to a Sunless Sea, 1984

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 1
Dreams From R'Lyeh: A Sonnet Cycle (incl. probably other poems), 1956-1970 and undated

also incl. a manuscript with an English translation of "Bal des pendus" by Honore Balzac

Box 1
Dreams in the House of Weir, 1979 Dec. 3

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only original manuscript of this Cthulhu mythos story completed 3 Dec. 1979, published in Weird Tales #1"

Box 1
Duel of Wizards, undated
Box 9
The Earth Shaker, undated
(2 folders)

typescript (setting copy) with handwritten notes, foundry proofs

Box 2
The Earth-Shaker: Zarkon 4, undated

Assorted poems, excerpts

Box 9
Ecronomicon, undated

notes, correspondence, clippings

Box 2
Elak of Atlantis, undated

typescripts with handwritten notes in several drafts, notes, clippings

Box 2
Eric Carstairs of Zanthodon, Vol. 4: Darya of the Bronze Age, undated

typescript with handwritten notes (incl. Book I: "Princess in Peril," Book II: "Pirates of Zanthodon," Book III: "Conquerors of El-Cazar," Part IV: "The Hunters and the Hunted," Part V: "Blades of the Brotherhood," Part VI: "Battle Beneath the World"), pp. 8-9 missing

Box 2
Eric Carstairs of Zanthodon, Vol. 5: Eric of Zanthodon, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
Eric of Zanthodon, 1982

Daw Books paperback edition

Box 11
Event flyers of events related to Carter, undated

flyers for events with/related to Carter and his work

Box 5
Fabulous Lives, undated

type- and manuscripts in several drafts, notes

Box 2
Fanzine articles, undated

includes typescripts of "An Embattled 'Alice.' Jonathan Miller's Controversial Version of Lewis Carroll's Classic for Britsh Television is More 'Dali-land' than 'Disneyland'", "J. Allen St. John. A Tribute," "A Day in Derleth Country," "Discovered: A Link Between Cabell and Tolkien"

Box 2
Father of Slime, undated

typescripts with handwritten notes, notes

Box 2
The Feaster From the Starts, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
Final Curtain, undated

manuscript

Box 2
The Fishers From Outside, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
The Flowers of Eros (first book), undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
For the Blood is the Life, undated

typescript

Box 2
From the Archive of the Moon, 1986 May 20

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only existing original manuscript of this story, completed 20 May 1986

Box 2
Future Collections and Anthologies, undated

notes

Box 2
Galactic Veebelfetzer, undated

typescript

Box 2
Geydelle's Protective, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
The Ghost-Chasers, undated

incl. notes with ideas for anthologies with text by writes considered to be "ghost-chasers," typescript of "The Introduction. Meet the Ghost-Chasers," typescript of Carter's "Editor's Note" for the publication of "From the Casebook of John Silence. A Psychical Invasion" (1908) by Algernon Blackwood with copy Blackwood's story, typescript of Carter's "Editor's Note" for the publication of "The Haunter of the Ring" (1934) by Robert E. Howard with copy of Howard's story, typescript of "Editor's Note" for the publication of "From the Casebook of Carnacki. The Whistling Room" (1910) by William Hope Hodgson with copy of Hodgson's story, typescript of Carter's "Editor's Note" for the publication of "From the Casebook of Doctor Anton Zarnak. Curse of the Black Pharao" (1962) by Lin Carter

Box 2
Ghosts of Ganymede, Star Pirate fights a phantom killer, in--, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
Gilgamesh, 1969 Dec. 4 and undated

type- and manuscript (several drafts, probably incomplete), letter by L. Sprague de Camp to Carter dated 12/04/1969

Box 2
The Goblinry of Ais, undated

typescript pp. 1-4, incomplete

Box 2
The Gondwane Epic, undated

Typescript, notes, edits. Includes Giant of World's End and The Warrior of World's End.

Box 9
The Gondwane Epic book 2: The Enchantress of World's End, 1975, 2001

Wildside Press paperback edition, 2001.

Box 11
The Gondwane Epic book 3: The Immortal of World's End, 1976, 2001

Wildside Press paperback edition, 2001.

The Gondwane Epic book 5: The Pirate of World's End, 1978, 2001

Wildside Press paperback edition, 2001.

Box 11
A Guide to the City, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
Have Time, Will Travel: The Time-Travel School of Science Fiction, undated

typescript

Box 2
He, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
The High History of Sinbad the Sailor, 1975 Mar. 27

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. "Only original manuscript copy of the essay, which was completed 27 March 1975." and "For Amra or Amazing." Originally, the folder also included "About the Slayer of Souls and Robert W. Chambers: Lord of the Black Throne" and "Lost Races, Forgotten Cities."

Box 2
The Higher Heresies of Oolimar, undated

typescript of synopsis with handwritten notes

Box 2
History of the Great Imperium, undated

Includes Rogue Star and Mischief Maker drafts

Box 9
Holmstead, undated

typescript

Box 2
The Horn of the Unicorn, undated

typescripts of two drafts with handwritten notes including "sample chapters and an outline of a fantasy novel for older children"

Box 2
Horror Wears Blue, 1987

typescript and two versions of galley proofs (1987) with handwritten notes

Box 2
Houssain, 1986 May 23
Box 9
How Ghuth Would Have Hunted the Slith, undated

mansucript and typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
How Her Doom Came Down at Last on Adrazoon, 1987 Oct. 11

manuscript, dated 11 October 1987

Box 2
The Hoy, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 2
Hurok of the Stone Age: The Adventures of Eric Carstairs in Zanthodon, 1981

Daw Books paperback edition

Box 11
Ikranos Series, undated
(2 folders)

Drafts of multiple short stories, etc.

Box 9
Imaginary Worlds, 1970-1975 and undated

notes (incl. "Data on Authors" consisting of article copies and clippings, and correspondence on Tolkien, Lovecraft, C. S. Lewis, Hannes Bok, Henry Rider Haggard, L. Sprague de Camp, et al.), reader responses to "Imaginary Worlds," copy of the magazine "nightshade," issue no. 1, and typescripts of texts by Carter (incomplete introduction on Ed Morrell (1971), "About Fantastic Traveller and Maude Meagher: Dome of Many-Colored Glass" (1972), "About the Star Rover and Jack London: Beyond the Body" (incomplete), "About The Devil's Own Dear Son, and James Branch Cabell: The Green Stone" (1972), "About The Roots of the Mountains and William Morris: The World-Maker" (1972), "About Thais, and Anatole France: Saint and Sinner" (1972), "About Zadig, and Other Miracles, and Voltaire: The Last Laugh" (undated), "About The Crock of Gold and James Stephens: The Treasure at Rainbow's End" (1972), "About When the World Shook and H. Rider Haggard: A South Seas Atlantis" (1974), "About the Revolt of the Angels and Anatole France: The Perils of Reading Too Much" (1971), "About the Elder Gods and John W. Campbell: Against the Invisible Ones" (1971)

Box 2
The Intelligent Child's Own Book of Interesting and Instructive Monsters, undated

Drafts, notes

Box 9
Interview of F. C. Adams with Lin Carter on July 25 1973, undated

typescripts with questions and text of the interview, incl. note "only original copy"

Box 2
Into the Vortex. Adventures in the World Beyond the World, 1985

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
The Island in the Sky, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Ivory and Orichalc and Jade. The Tales of Clark Ashton Smith. A Chronological Bibliography by Lin Carter, 1974 and undated

type- and manuscript, notes

Box 3
Journey to the Underground World: The Adventures of Eric Carstairs in Zanthodon, 1979

Daw Books paperback edition

Box 11
Kellory the Warlock, 1956 Apr., 1984, and undated
(5 folders)

typescript with note "original manuscript" (undated, 04/28/1956); typescript with handwritten notes, incomplete (undated, incl. pp. 1-39 with I) "Dark Palace of the Flame" and II) beginning of "In the Valley of Silence", pp. 80-224 with III) "The City Where Death Was King," IV) "Shadows in the Dark," V) "The Smile of the Face of the Beast," VI) "Lord of the Shadows," VII) "The Gray Enchanter"); typescript with handwritten notes, part II: "In the Valley of Silence" (undated); setting copy with handwritten notes (09/1984); galley proofs with handwritten notes (10-11/1984)

Box 3
Keru, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Kesrick, undated
(2 folders)

various notes, typescript with handwritten notes incl. chapters I and II (pp. 1-10, incomplete), typescript with handwritten notes inc. entire novel

Box 3
Khymyrium, 1972 Nov.
(3 folders)

various handwritten and typed notes, synopses of "The First Part: Lords of the Morning. Book OneThe Lion of Memnos" and "Book Two: The Eight Cities" (undated), two drafts of the chapter "The Tourney" (undated, one with note "final draft"); typescript titled "Chapter One: Azlon" (undated, incomplete, incl. pp. 1-61, sections 1-13); typescript "Notes: On the Making of Khymyrium" with some handwritten notes, incl. the note "Only original manuscript. November 1972"

Box 3
Khyrium, undated

various handwritten notes

Box 3
King of the World's Edge, undated

typescript with handwritten notes (incomplete, contains pp. 1-86 "I. A Shadow Cast," "II. The Battle Joint," and title page of "III. An Oath Remembered"

Box 3
The Kingdom Next Door, undated

notes, typescript of "Chapter 1. The Door That Wasn't There," manuscript of "1. Angelica's Adventure," various single typed pages with parts of the two chapters

Box 3
Kingdoms of Sorcery, 1972

single typscript page with acknowledgements

Box 3
The Kuttner Mythos, undated

includes copies of the the stories "The Watcher at the Door. A Brief, Shuddery Story About the Horror That Haunted Keene's 'dreams (sic)" by Henry Kuttner, "The Hunt. Iod, Merciless Scourge of Damned Souls, Pays an Earthly Visit!" by Henry Kuttner, and "The Invaders. When Furies of Hell From Another Age are Loosed Upon Eearth by Michael Hayward, They Teach Him a Nobler Wisdom!" by Keith Hammond

Box 3
Kyrith notes, undated

notes and and brief manuscripts

Box 3
The Laughter of Han, 1979 Feb. 17

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only original mansucript of this Simrana Tale, whose second and final version was written on 17 February 1979"

Box 3
The Lemurian Chronicles, undated

notes and sketch, two typescripts (one with handwritten notes) of "The First Book: The Children of Serpent," typescripts with handwritten notes of "The Second Book: The Thousand Year War," "The Nine Cities," "The Fourth Book: The Wars of Thongor the Mighty," "The Fifth Book: The Golden Empire of the Sun," "From the Lemurian Chronicles"

Box 3
A Letter to Judith. A Work of Poetry by Lin Carter, 1959 Apr.-May

four prints

Box 3
Life of Eibon According to Cyron of Varaad, undated
(2 folders)

notes, manuscript with note "first draft begun Oct 9, 10," half type-/manuscript version (undated), single typescript pages (undated), typescript version (undated)

Box 3
Lohengrin in the Venusberg, 1986 May 10
Box 9
Lohengrin in the Venusberg, 1986 May

typescript with handwritten notes and attached note "final version, completed 10 May, 1986," single typescript pages with different versions

Box 3
(Lord Dunsany:) Editor's Note by Carter, undated

typescript of Carter's editor's note from unidentified publication

Box 3
Lost Nonsense by Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Collected, with an Introduction and Notes, by Lin Carter (to which has been added, as a sort of Postscript, a Morsel of Andrew Lang), undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Lost Races, Forgotten Cities, 1975 Jan.

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. "Only original manuscript copy of this article, written 21 January 1975." Originally included in one folder with "The High History of Sinbad the Sailor" and "About the Slayer of Souls and Robert W. Chambers: Lord of the Black Throne" with the attached note "For Amra or Amazing."

Box 3
The Magical Kingdom of Yoom, 1954 Feb.

sketches, typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Second Draft: 32,532 words, completed 27 Feb '54"

Box 3
More Limmericks from Yuggoth, undated

Drafts

Box 9
Murder in Space, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Mythos Data, 1983 and undated

notes, clipped articles (incl. "The Thing in the Moonlight" by H. P. Lovecraft and Brian Lumley), correspondence re Carter's collection of Clark Ashton Smith works dated in 1983

Box 3
The Near Stars, undated

Notes, story drafts

Box 9
Necronomicon: Book I,ii: The Thing Under Memphis from the Necronomicon, undated

typescript with some handwritten notes

Box 3
Necronomicon: Book II, The Book of Preparations, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Necronomicon: Book III, The Book of Gates, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Necronomicon: Book IV, The Book of Dismissals, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Necronomicon: The City of Pillars. From the Necronomicon of Abdul Alhazred, undated

typescript with some handwritten notes, incl. a page titled "Note to 'The City of Pillars'"

Box 3
Necronomicon: The Fourth Narrative From the Necronomicon, called The Vault Beneath the Mosque from the John Dee Translation, edited and modernized by Lin Carter, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Necronomicon: The Fifth Narrative From the Necronomicon, called Dreams of the Black Lotus from the John Dee Translation, as edited and modernized by Lin Carter, with notes, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Necronomicon: The Fifth Narrative From the Necronomicon, called MNOMQUAH from the John Dee Translation, as edited by Lin Carter, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 3
Necronomicon: The Eighth Narrative From the Necronomicon, called The Madness Out of Time from the John Dee Translation, as edited and modernized by Lin Carter, undated

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. "Only original manuscript of this 8th narrative from the Necronomicon, completed on 30 January 1986;" "Work-Notes for Madness Out of Time"

Box 4
Necronomicon: The Ninth Narrative From the Necronomicon, called The Shadow From the Stars from the John Dee Translation, as edited and modernized by Lin Carter, with notes, undated

typescript with handwritten ntoes

Box 4
Necronomicon: Pages From 1622 Wormius Necronomicon, undated

incl. handwritten notes, typescripts of "Translator's Note" by Carter," "Acolyte of the Flame From the Pnakotic Manuscripts," and others (incomplete)

Box 4
Necronomicon: Them From Outside. A Narrative From the Necronomicon, undated

typescript with some handwritten notes

Box 4
Necronomicon: notes, undated

typescript notes

Box 4
Neomythology. An Introduction, 1976 Jan. 17 and undated

typescript with some handwritten notes, incl. "copy of the text of the published version, as edited by de Camp," typescript with handwritten notes, incl. "only existing manuscript copy of the original version of this introductory essay, including the manuscript of 'Quixote With a Pen.' 17 January 1976."

Box 4
Neo-Witchcraft, undated

typescript with some handwritten notes

Box 4
New Mythos Tales, undated

typescripts of poems "To Lord Dunsany," "The Elf-King's Castle," "Limericks From Yuggoth"

Box 4
No Joy in Mudville, undated

typescript with some handwritten notes, notes

Box 4
Novels of Adult Fantasy, undated

typescript with introduction by Carter and clipping

Box 4
Of Hobbits, Heroes, and Ego-Boo, 1973 Feb.

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Completed Feb. 1973. Only original copy."

Box 4
The Offspring, undated

typescript with handwritten notes, manuscript titled "The Red Offering"

Box 4
One Dragon Too Many. Being: A True and Exact Narration From the Annales Puffleburgensis. Newly Edited and Annotated, undated

copy of print

Box 4
Outlaws of the Vortex, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 4
Partholon, undated
(2 folders)

Typescript, map

Box 9
Partholon, undated

typescript with handwritten ntoes titled "Notes for 'Partholon'"

Box 4
Perchance to Dream, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 4
The Pilfered Porcelain, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 4
The Pink Dragon of Oz, undated

typescripts with handwritten notes, incl. attached note "sample chapters of 'The Pink Dragon of Oz'", incl. "Betsy Puts on Her High Hat" and "A Nonwelcome to Non"

Box 4
Pirates and Monsters, undated

typescripts with handwritten notes

Box 4
Planet in Peril, Star Pirate battles the murder monsters of Mercury in, undated

two typescript versions with handwritten notes

Box 4
Pnakotic Fragments, undated

incl. manuscript of "Introduction," manuscript of "The Stairs in the Crypt," typescript with handwritten notes titled "Acolyte of the Flame From the Pnakotic Manuscripts" (with "Translator's Note" by Carter), manuscript of "Unkown Kadath," untitled typescript with handwritten notes, outline of Charnel House Chapbooks editor Robert M. Price, various notes

Box 4
Poems, 1951-1956, 1958 and undated
(8 folders)

typescripts (partly with handwritten notes) and manuscripts

Box 4
Poetry drafts, misc., 1974 and undated

Includes a napkin with a poem about farts.

Box 9
Prince Tallador, undated

typesrcipts of "The Perilous Voyage of The Silver Bough, and of how The Young Prince Came at Last Unto the Kingdom of Faerie," "Of How Prince Tallador Sought The Silver Apples of the Moon And of That Which Befell Him" (incomplete, with handwritten notes), and incomplete, untitled typescript (missing pp. 1-2, 6, 21ff.); notes

Box 4
Prince Vathek, 1986 May 13
Box 9
Prince Vathek, 1986 May 13 and undated

drafts and fragments, incl. "First Rough Draft," "Final Version completed 13 May, 1986," "Towards the Final Version"

Box 4
Prince Vathek/Lohengrin, undated

typescript with handwritten notes (incomplete, missing pp. 20ff.) with attached note "Version of 'Prince Vathek' which was turned into draft of 'Lohengrin'"

Box 4
Psychocosmos. A Dream, 1948-1955

typescripts with handwritten notes of drafts II, III, IV, and V (drafts IV and V with the title "Fantasmagoria"); with notes on dates "1st Draft: 174 L. (Jan-Mar '48), 2nd Draft: 192 L. (Apr - May '48), 3rd Draft: 228 L. (early 1949-'50), 4th Draft: 348 L. (completed 2 Oct '53)"

Box 4
Puffleburg Tales, undated
Box 9
Rogan's Way, undated
Box 9
Saint Hilarion, undated
Box 9
The Secret History, undated

typescript and handwritten notes, incl. two versions of "Unknown Civilizations: Two Million Years of Man's Suppressed History, (by) Brian Sorley," "The Untold Story of Mankind," and "The Mystery Civilization of Gondwane"; newspaper clippings and "Geological Time Chart"

Box 4
Serendippo Notes, undated

various typed and handwritten notes

Box 4
A Sherlock of the Supernatural, 1975 July 17

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only existing copy of this introduction to ("The Adventures of Jules de Grandin" by Quinn). Written in its entirety on 17 July 1975."

Box 4
Shoulder the Sky, 1987 Sept. 4

manuscript

Box 4
The Slayer of Dragons. The Seven Deeds of Rustum, Hero of Persia, undated

incl. typescript of "A Note From the Author" and "Chapter One: The Crowning of Kaikooz," typescript of "Synopsis of the remainder of Slayer-of-Dragons"; typescript of "Chapter One: The Crowning of Kaikooz" under the title "Shah Namah: The Book of Kings and Heroes - A New Version"; typescript with handwritten notes incl. the chapters "The Crowning of Kaikooz," "The Anger of Zal," "The Arming of Rustum," "The Courage of Rustum," "The Whelming of Suffid"

Box 4
The Slither From the Slime, 1958 Sept.

xerox copy from "Inside SF," no. 53, September 1958

Box 4
The Slitherer From the Slime, undated

two typescript versions with handwritten notes

Box 4
The Snout in the Dark, undated

typescript with synopsis

Box 4
Something in the Moonlight, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 4
Son of Cthulhu, 1991 and undated
(2 folders)

Draft and copyright registration by Robert Price

Box 9
The Stairs in the Crypt. From the Pnakotic Manuscripts, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 4
The Strange Doom of Enos Harker, undated

typescript with handwritten with "Statement of Paxton Blaine" and typescript with attached note "new and improved continuation of The Lin Carter fragment 'The Strange Doom of Enos Harker' (for The Xothic Legend Cycle)"

Box 4
Strange Manuscript Found in the Vermont Woods, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 4
Summer Magic, undated

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. stories on Phil (chapters "1. The Nearsighted Knight," "2. The Fairy of the Mountain," "3. The Palace Beneath the Lake," "5. (sic) To the Far Antipodes," "6. The Damsel in Distress," "7. Rescuing Heroldine," "8. The Picnic on Pittipoo," "9. Off to Horoscopia!", "10. The Absent-Minded Astrologer," "11. El Cheiro Predicts," "12. The Interrupted Invasion," "13. Hedzoff Takes Command," "14. One Invasion, On the Rocks'" "15. Hail to the Visctors!", "About the Author (Lin Carter));" typescript with handwritten notes, incl. stories on Peter and Betsy (chapters "1. Orphans!", "2. The Mystery Man," "3. The Expedition," "4. Waiting and Watching," "5. The Third Floor," "6. The Quest is Begun!", "7. Knight vs. Dragon," "8. The Second Adventure," "9. The Giant Who Ned Needeed Glasses (sic)," "10. "Whale Stew," "11. The Locked Door")

Box 4
Susran, undated

typescript with some handwritten notes, incl. note "for yr Smith issue no. 2"

Box 4
A Swordsman of Mars. The Adventures of Thad Dexter on the Red Planet, undated

typescript with handwritten notes; also includes typescript with handwritten notes of "Chapter 3. Kar Havas, Panthan" and typescript with handwritten notes of a "Synopsis" of a Mars series

Box 4
The Swordsman of Mars, undated

manuscript, incl. various other notes ("Mystery of Mars" et al.)

Box 4
Tales From Dickens Pub, undated

notes

Box 4
Tales of Antillia, undated
Box 9
Tara short stories, undated

typescript with handwritten notes of "Pale Shadow" and typescript with handwritten notes of "The Love of the Sea"

Box 4
Temple of the Flame/The Black Temple, undated

manuscript

Box 4
Testaments of Carnamagos, Fragments of, undated

notes

Box 4
A Thanatorian Arthopode, undated

sketch titled "a Thanatorian ARTHOPODE segmented exoskeleton of horny chitin

Box 4
The Theft of the Inimitable, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 4
The Thievery of Yish, 1981 Jan. 22 and undated

typescript with some handwritten notes and manuscript with note "Written in its entirety the night of Jan. 22 '81."

Box 4
The Triumph of Malygris, undated
(`)

handwritten notes and various manuscript fragments

Box 5
Thongor, undated

notes and drafts, incl. several synopses of Thongor stories

Box 4
Thongor (nineteen-years old), undated

typescript of Thongor story "less than six years before the beginning opening scene of 'Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria'" starting with chapter 1 "The Sign of the Skull"

Box 4
Thongor stories, undated

incl. typescript with handwrittten notes of a synopsis of "Thongor Conquers the Underground World," typescript titled "Book 3 - The Warrior of Lemuria. Thongor of Lemuria," typescript titled "Tharth, Son of Thongor"

Box 4
Thongor and the Dragon City, 1970

Berkley Medallion paperback edition

Box 11
Thongor the Mighty in Black Moonlight, 1972 July

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 4
Thongor: The Wizard of Lemuria, undated

typescript (pages 19, 38, 39 missing)

Box 4
Thongoriana, undated

notes and various typescript fragments ("The Serpent God/Monster-God of Mommur," "The Secret History of Lemuria," "A Glossary of Lemurian Words and Phrases")

Box 4
Tower at the Edge of Time, 1968-1969, 1999

Lin Carter Discovery Series, Wildside Press edition, 1999.

Box 12
Unknown Worlds, undated

typescripts with handwritten notes (incl. "Introduction," "The Worm that Gnaws in the Night," et al.)

Box 5
The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis, undated
(3 folders)

typescripts with handwritten notes titled "From the Vaults of Yoh-Vombis" (incl. "Strange but True," no. 1-5 (untitled), "Materials Towards a Theory That Coincidence is Either a Powerful Force of Nature, Hitherto Unrecognized As Such, or the Interactions With Human History of a Mischievous and Demiurgic Intelligence of Superhuman Power (no. 6)," "Great Smith (no. 8)," "Hors d'Oeuvres (no. 9)," "Notes Towards a Natural History of Trolls," "Unnatural History," "More Giants," "Names to Conjure With"); manuscripts with tables of contents of books I to V

Box 5
The Vengeance of Yig, 1980 Feb. 16

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only existing manuscript of this Cthulhu Mythos story, written in its entirety on 16 February 1980."

Box 5
Visions for Yaddith, undated

notes and manuscripts (incl. "Introduction," "Cockaigne: Imitations of Immortality," "Galleons of Dream," et al.)

Box 5
A Voyage to Blefuscu, undated

Typescript draft

Box 9
The Voyage to Blefuscu, by Clefdrig Reldresal, Late Secretary to the Court of Lilliput, translated by Lin Carter, 1986 July 5

typescript with handwritten notes, handwritten notes

Box 5
Weird Tales, 1979-1988 and undated
(2 folders)

Folder 1: memoranda of agreements between publisher and ed. Carter, correspondence re "Weird Tales" (to and by Carter) letter templates for contributors and submission guidelines, notice of discontinuation of "Weird Tales," lists of published works in the issues "Weird Tales," various additional material added to the folder by Carter (incl. article by Don Hutchinson, incomplete xerox copy of "Weird Story Reprint: Passing a God" by Henry S. Whitehead, incomplete xerox copy of "The Eyrie" (no author), issue of "The Chicago Fantasy Newsletter" (Vol. III, no. 2/3, Oct. 1980-Jan. 1981, no. 12/13), etc., various handwritten notes; Folder 2: logos and layout templates, cover proofs, typescript with handwritten notes of introduction to "Weird Tales" issue and collection of press quotes on the return of the magazine, typescript with handwritten notes of "Reviewed by Lin Carter" ("Weird Tales," Spring issue 1988)

Box 5
What Goes Up, undated
Box 9
The Winning Cards, 1978 Feb. 11

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. "Only original manuscript of this tale, written at a sitting on February 11, 1978."; undated typescript with different version and handwritten notes

Box 5
Wizard of Oz, undated
(2 folders)

Folder 1: typescript with handwritten notes of "The Awful Ogre of Ogodown" (undated earlier, shorter version); Folder 2: complete typescript with handwritten notes without main title (undated later, longer version of "The Awful Ogre of Ogodown, an Oz story"), incl. the chapters "Flying Magici" (ch. 1), "Through the Purple Forest" (ch. 2), "Jandy Finds a Fraidy Cat" (ch. 3), "Dismal Doings in Ogodown" (ch. 4), "Bringing Ogwog Down to Size" (ch. 5), "Dorothy Plans a Visit" (ch. 6), "Watch Out for the Wild Flowers" (ch. 7), "The Owful Ogre Again" (ch. 8), "They Take the High Way" (ch. 9), "Welcome to Tip Top Town" (ch. 10), "Advice From a Looking Glass" (ch. 11), "A Happy Landing" (ch. 12), "Jandy Uses the Strong Box" (ch. 13), "The Hoppers and the Horners" (ch. 14), "A Brief Visit to Cross Town" (ch. 15), "A Meeting at Pop Corners" (ch. 16), "The Helpful Handy Man" (ch. 17), "Fraidy Finds a Friend" (ch. 18), "Meeting Her Mudjesty" (ch. 19), "No Joy in Mudville" (ch. 20), "Crossing Rubber River" (ch. 21), "Why Not Take the Footbridge?" (ch. 22), "Merry Meetings in the Emerald City" (ch. 23). -- Folder 3: typescript with handwritten notes of "High Times on Tip Top Mountain, an Oz story" (incl. the chapters "The Awful Ogre Again;" "They Take the High Way," "Welcome to Tip Top Town," "Advice From a Looking Glass," "); Folder 4: typescript with handwritten notes of "The Wooden Soldier of Oz"; Folder 5: various newspaper and article clippings and other thematically related materials (incl. programs and tickets for several stage productions, and business and member card of the "International Wizard of Oz Club"); typescript of "The Wonderful Land of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, handwritten and typescript notes on "Queen Zixi of IX," "The Laughing Dragon of Oz," "The Wizard of Oz," "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz," "The Road to Oz" and "Ozma of Oz" by L. Frank Baum; typescript of "A Brief Outline of Oz History Up to and Including Events Early in the Reign of 'The Great Wizard'" by Fred Meyer; typescripts of "The Geography of Oz," "The Tin Woodman and the Tin Soldier of Oz," and "Glinda and the Red Jinn" by Robert R. Pattrick; typescript of "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" by Redd Boggs; typescript of "The Enchanted Tree of Oz. An Unfinished Story by Ruth Plumly Thompson"

Box 5
The Wizard of Vandalex, undated

Typescripts

Box 9
Wizard's Warrior, undated
Box 9
Wizard's Warrior, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 5
Xothic Legend Cycle (Cthulhu Mythos), undated

typescript of "The Dweller in the Tomb," first page of typescript of "The Thing in the Pit," typescript with "Background Notes on the Ythogtha Tales," typescript with handwritten notes incl. table of contents, "Author's Note," and "Introductory Note," some single type- and manuscript pages

Box 5
Yoh-Vambis I, undated
Box 9
Zanthodon: Further Adventures in the Underground World, 1980

Daw Books paperback edition

Box 12
Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown, in The Moon Menace. A Case from the Files of Omega, as told to Lin Carter, undated

typescript with handwritten notes (incl. two versions of a synopsis, chapters 1-3), handwritten notes, and typescript fragments

Box 5
Cover Proofs, undated

various cover proofs of books written or edited by Carter

Box 5
Abandoned novels, undated
Box 9
The Canticles, undated

typescript

Box 5
Conan the Barbarian, 1977 Apr. 24

incomplete typescript (p. 1) signed by "LSdeC"

Box 5
The Curious Curse of Grandma's Cottage, undated

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. chapters "1. Stormy Wheather," "2. All at Sea," "3. Pat Catches a Fish," "4. 'Thar She Blows!'", "5. Dickie Moe," "6. The Ice Island," "7. Igluk of the Ice," "8. Aground!", "9. The Desert Island," "10. Cap'n Brassbottom's Story," "11. On Spyglass Hill"

Box 5
Do you know the great stinkers of history? (quiz), undated

typescript

Box 5
The God Augustus, undated

incomplete typescript (pp. 1-8)

Box 5
How Aladdin Went Down Into the Cave of Treasure and Brought Up the Wonderful Lamp, undated

typescript with some handwritten notes, notes

Box 5
Jungle Boy (from "Chunda of the Lost Continent"), undated

typescript

Box 5
A Knife in the Back, undated

typescript

Box 5
Lord of the Black Throne, 1977 Sept. 21

typescript signed by "LSdeC"

Box 5
The Mystic Council Summons You, undated

typescript

Box 5
In Nowhere Street, undated

typescript

Box 5
Rebel Priestess/Plenum Agent, undated

typescript with handwritten notes incl. part "I. Rebell Priestess" and part "II. Plenum Agent" (pp. 4-31) and "Synopsis"; typescript with handwritten notes incl. single pages of different, incomplete version of part "I. Rebel Priestess" (pp. 4, -6, 9, 18-24)

Box 5
The Sawhorse and the Gingham Dog/Princess Dorothy and the Calico Cat, undated

typescripts with handwritten notes; sequels; "Princess Dorothy and the Calico Cat" ending with the note "To be Continued in Glinda Meets the Little Witch"

Box 5
Fragment typescript pages with titles (very likely by Carter), undated

two typescript versions of synopses ("In Tartary: … In Sylvania: …"), typescript titled "4. Trouble in Tartary" (pp. 35-37), typescript pages titled "Bleys" in several versions, typescript titled "1. The Road to Mudville" (pp. 1-4), typescript titled "1. An Appetite for Goozleberries" (p. 1) and "Chapter 1. All Out of Goozleberries!" (p. 6-7), typescript titled "1. The Crown Prince Has No Appetite" (Prince Pancho, no page numbers), typescript titled "Little Birds are dreaming..." (p. 3) and page with the beginning of "Forgetfulness" by Lewis Carroll incl. introductory note by Carter (no page number), typescript page titled "Sabbat Eve," typescript pages titled "The Tree on the Hill," "Ashes," and "The Trap" (no page numbers), typescript page with poemts titled "Lines Upon a Tranquil Brow," "The Keen and the Quing," and "Parsnoops," typescript titled "Prometheus Bound" and "Lemuria Found" (pp. 4-6), typescript titled "How it All Started" on Prince Pancho (no page numbers), typescript including chapters on "How Silly Simon earned..." (pp. 5-20, ch. 1-7), two typescript versions titled "1. Marko Makes Up His Mind," single typescript page titled "The Woods-Wizard" with attached handwritten note, typescript titled "(Part) I. Of Quests and Princes" (pp. 5-23, 30, incl. chapter "1. Three Sought Adventure (sic)," "2. The Country That Wasn't There," and first page of chapter "3. Decisions in Klutzemburg"), typescript titled "1. Villainy in the Void" (pp. 1, 8-11, 13, 15)

Box 5
Fragments typescript pages without titles (very likely by Carter), undated

typescript (seemingly complete, but without title page) on Atlantis, Slyth the Subtle, Zisque, Sargamus Zelb, et al. (pp. 1-14, ch. 1-4), typescript with name index from "Prince Dru" to "Zarthon the Terrible" (pp. 197-203, end), typescript on Hargrave Dean et. al. (pp. 106-119, end), typescript on time travel (pp. 181-89, end), typescript on King Sancho of Sancho-Panzania (pp. 5-8), typescript on Woody, Koko, et al. (pp. 17-18), typescript on Tip Topsy, Koko, et al. (pp. 17-18), typescript on sorcerer Haon-Door (pp. 1-6), typescript on Harvey Hodges, Krotzenheimer, et al. (pp. 3-26, ch. 1-3), typescript on Azathoth, Gnoph-Keh, Gol-Goroth, Ghizguth, Hastur, et al. (no page numbers), typescript on Marquis de Carabas, Princess Melisandra, et al. (pp. 1-9), typescript on Zun, Lord Zelshathla, Lord Thloom Pitrana, et al. (no page numbers), typescript on Klutzemburg, Clorinda, et al. (pp. 12-17, 20-21, and unpaginated), typescript on Yuggs, Worms of the Eearth, et al. and "Notes" (pp. 203-205), typescript on Thongor, Breygoth, Prince Thar and Zuria of Kathool, et al. (pp. 1, 5-6), typescript on Phariom, Varascus, et al. (pp. 1-4, one page with handwritten notes)

Box 5
Fragment single typescript pages without titles (very likely by Carter), undated

typescripts

Box 5
Story lists, incomplete, 1979-1982

Includes lists of Carter's own works as well as other publications he wanted to acquire, described as "desired titles."

Box 9
Assorted notes, incomplete drafts, undated
Box 9
Adler, Mortimer J.: The Disappearance of Culture (from: Newsweek, August 21, 1978), 1978 Aug. 21

xerox copy of article

Box 6
Anderson: The Belfrey, undated

xerox copy of page 1 of typescript

Box 6
Ashley, Mike: Lin Carter - A Bibliography, 1990

typescript of bibliography, incl. letter by Ashley to Bob dated 11/11/1990

Box 6
Ashmead, John, Darrell Schweitzer, and George Scithers: Constructing Scientifiction and Fantasy, 1982

print copy

Box 6
Ashton Smith, Clark: Art and Poetry, 1941, 1952, 1961, and undated

includes sketches (probably by Ashton Smith), typescripts of Smith poems (incl. "Geometries" (08/09/1952), "No title (Awowal, L.C.)," "The Envoys," "The Mirrors of Beauty," "To George Sterling" (11/20/1941), "Song of Author," "Seer of the Cycles," "February" and "Sea-cliff" ((1961)), "Winter Song," "In Time of Absence," "The Looms of Change"); originally included in a folder by Carter labeled "CAS Art"

Box 6
Ashton Smith, Clark: Correspondence by and to Carter and Documents re Ashton Smith, 1970-1973, 1983, and undated

letters by Roy A. Squires ("RAS") and others to Carter re Ashton Smith (incl. bibliographical lists), "A Listing of The Poems In Manuscript by Clark Ashton Smith in the Berg Collection of the New York City Public Library," newspaper clippings about Ashton Smith (incl. "Such Pulp as Dreams are Made On" by Robert Allerton Parker), lists of publications by Ashton Smith, (incl. booklets by "The Private Press of Roy A. Squires" ("RAS Press") from undated and 1970, two copies of photograph of Ashton Smith with others, xerox copies of official documents of Ashton Smith, various typescript ahd manuscript notes on Ashton Smith publications

Box 6
Ashton Smith, Clark: The Ghoul/The Coming of the White Worm, undated

xerox copy of story by Ashton Smith from "Other Dimensions" (incomplete), edited xerox copy of typescript with transcript of manuscript of "The Coming of the White Worm (Chapter IX of The Book of Eibon)" by Ashton Smith

Box 6
Ashton Smith, Clark: A Good Embalmer, undated

xerox copy of story by Smith with letter by Roy A. Squires to Carter dated 03/14/1982

Box 6
Ashton Smith, Clark: Collection of Shorter Texts by and Notes on Ashton Smith, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1971

typescript with "Planets and Dimensions," "A Cosmic Novel (Review of "The Wee of Easter Island" by Donald Wandrei)," and "In Appreciation of William Hope Hodgson" by Ashton Smith as well as "Story-ideas without titles"

Box 6
Ashton Smith, Clark: Interview of Henry J. Vester III with Robert Baker Elder, undated

typescript of interview, handwritten notes and check by Carter

Box 6
Ashton Smith, Clark: Klarkash-Toniana. An Annotated Bibliography by Lin Carter, 1973 July

typescript with handwritten notes, incl. note "Only original copy. Completed July 1973."

Box 6
Ashton Smith, Clark: Letters by Ashton Smith to George Sterling, 1911-1926 and undated

typescripts by Carter of letters by Ashton Smith, including a couple of xerox copies of letter manuscripts

Box 6
Ashton Smith, Clark: Letters to Various and Manuscripts by Ashton Smith, 1918, 1931, 1934, 1937 and undated
(2 folders)

Folder 1: xerox copies, typescript and manuscript copies by Carter; Folder 2: typescripts of stories by Ashton Smith, incl. "The Master of Destruction": "Forward" and "Synopsis," "Shapes of Adamant" and "The Tale of the Prophet Ulon," "The Ocean-World of Alioth (Synopsis)," "Mandor's Enemy," "Slaves of the Black Pillar," "In the Book of Vergama" (incomplete), "Beyond the Rose-Arbor," "Queen of the Sabbat," "Offspring of the Grave," "The Sorceress of Averoigne. The Tower of Istarelle. Synopsis," "Vizaphmal in Ophiuchus," "In a Hashish-Dream (A Tale of Hashish-Land)," "The House of Haon-Dor," "Asharia. A Tale of the Lost Planet," "Nelesis of the Unfinished" (pp. 1-8 and 4-9), "The Dart of Rasasfa," "The Infernal Star," "The Mortuary" and "The Noctuary of Nathan Geast" and "The Token"; both folders were originally contained in one folder labeled by Carter "unpublished Smith letters and manuscripts"

Box 6
Barlow, Robert Hayward: Miscellaneous, 1936, 1976, 1980, and undated

incl. xerox copies of "The Summons. A Fragment," "A Dim-Remembered Story" with Preface by H. P. Lovecraft (1980), and beginnings of "Annals of the Jinns" stories (incl. "The Flagon of Beauty" (no. 3), "The Sacred Bird" (no. 4), "The Tomb of the God" (no. 5), "The Flower God" (no. 6), "The Little Box" (no. 7), "The Fall of the Three Cities" (no. 8), "The Mirror" (no. 9)); part of letter by Roy A. Squires, typescript of "The Flower God" from the "Annals of Jinns" and untitled story, copy of "The Night Ocean" (with H. P. Lovecraft) from "The Californian" (Vol. IV, Winter, 1936, No. 3 (incomplete, first and last page), another xerox copy of "The Night Ocean" (first page missing), copy of "L'Oceano di Notte" (Italian translation of "The Night Ocean" by Roberta Rambelli, Sept. 1976; incomplete, first and last page); originally folder by Carter labeled "Barlow Stuff"

Box 6
Bell, Joseph: "Howard Phillips Lovecraft: The Books (4) 1915-1986", 1987
Box 12
Bellairs manuscript: The Two Magicians, 1971
Box 10
Bierce, Ambrose: An Occurrence at Owl Creek, undated

xerox copy

Box 6
Boardman, John: Giant of World's End by Lin Carter (sf), undated

print copy

Box 6
Brahma, Ernest: Miscellaneous, 1959-1973

several copies of articles on Brahma by William White, letters by White to Carter, and some handwritten notes

Box 6
Brennan, Joseph Payne: Wanderson's Waste, undated

typescript

Box 6
Briody, Stephen J.: Lisa, undated

typescript

Box 6
Bryan, Bruce: The Ho-Ho Kam Horror (from: Weird Tales), undated

xerox copy

Box 6
Capella, Garcia: Caravan to Kuthchemes, undated

typescript

Box 6
de Caprona, Pierre: Correspondence and Necronomicon manuscript, 1973
Box 10
Chamberlain, Anne: Invitation to Tea. A Short Story, undated

typescript

Box 6
Collier, John: Thus I Refute Beelzy (from: "Hauntings"), undated

xerox copy

Box 6
Collins, Tess A.: The Feeling, undated

typescript

Box 6
Comtois, Pierre: The Swan, undated

typescript

Box 6
Cummin, Robert I.: Unfriendly Corporate Takeover - Old Style (from: Financial Analysts Journal, July/August 1982), 1982

reprint

Box 6
Curtis, Carlow: The Dirty Dictionary: One Thousand Words, Terms, and Phrases You Won't Find in Your Dictionary (A Brief Sample), undated

typescript with handwritten list of more words and clipping of "The Complete Gay Dictionary" from "Male Swinger"

Box 6
Das, Manoj: Man Who Lifted the Mountain, 1979
Box 12
Derleth, August: Something From Out There (from "Weird Tales"), undated

xerox copy of publication

Box 6
Dimeo, Steven: Only Molds. A Short Story, undated

typescript

Box 6
Dunsany, Lord (aka Edward Plunkett): miscellaneous writings by and on the author, miscellaneous documents re author, 1912-1972 and undated
(2 folders)

Folder 1: typescript with poems by Lord Dunsany (1919-1954), typescript of "Between Dunsany and Fingall" by John Boardman, typescript of "Beyond the Fields We Know: An Appreciation of Lord Dunsany and the Effect He Has Had on the Writing of Adult Fantasy" by Lois E. Newman, xerox copy of review on Lord Dunsany's "Correting Nature" by anonymous from "The Countryman. A Quarterly Non-Party Review and Miscellany of Rural Life and Work for the English-speaking World" (Vol. 42, No. 1, Autumn 1950), "The Plays by Lord Dunsany" by Clayton Hamilton from "The Bookman" (Vol. 44, no. 5, January 1917), xerox copy of "Introduction" (1912) by William Butler Yeats from an "Selections from the Writings of Lord Dunsany"; Folder 2: incl. correspondence of Lin Carter with various and miscellaneous notes and materials re author

Box 6
Elder, Alona: My Cup of Tea, undated

typescript

Box 6
Englehart, Richard: The Pleasuring of Millie, undated

typescript with some handwritten notes

Box 6
Eshbach, Lloyd Arthur: Sister Abigail's Collection, undated

typescript

Box 6
Everts, R. Alain: William Hope Hodgson: Night Pirate, 1987
Box 12
Ferguson, Malcolm M.: The Impressario and the Imp, undated

typescript

Box 6
Gabriel's Gazette. An East Coast Newsletter of The Gabriel Project and Clear Light Center, Fall 1983

hard copy

Box 6
Green, Roger Lancelyn: The City of the God, undated

typescript

Box 6
Green, Roger Lancelyn: The Wood that Time Forgot: A Midsummer Night's Tale, 1949
Box 12
Halley, Meredith: The Stone Secret, 1983
(2 folders)

Folder 1: typescript with handwritten notes without main title ("The Stone Secret") incl. the chapters "1. Others," "2. The Stone," "3. The Presence," "4. The Sickness," "5. Orren," "6. The Flight," "7. The Testing," "8. The Road," "9. The North," "10. Orghuls!", "11. The White Huntress," "12. Secret Things," "13. The Hounds," "14. The Survivors," "15. Hunted," "16. Healer," "17. South," "18. The Woman-Thing," "19. The Stranger," "20. The Hole," "21. Lost," "22. The Welcome," "23. Rorn," "24. The Storm," "25. The Ending," (pp. 5-213, p. 142 missing); Folder 2: second typescript (possibly duplicate)

Box 6
Hanisco, Bill: The Hitchhiker, 1985

typescript with accompanying letter to Carter dated 02/25/1985 re a possible publication in "Weird Tales"

Box 6
Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Minister's Black Veil. A Parable, undated

xerox copy of publication

Box 6
Heald, Hazel: Out of the Eon, undated

xerox copy of publication

Box 6
Herbert, John M.: Visit, undated

typescript

Box 6
Hodgson, William Hope: Night Pirate. Volume One: An Annotated Bibliography Of Published Works 1902-1987, compiled and edited by Joseph Bell, undated

bound typescript

Box 6
Howard, Richard: Fortune 1 Cent, undated

typescript

Box 6
Howard, Robert E.: The Garden of Fear, 1945
Box 12
Howard, Robert E.: miscellaneous material, 1972-1973 and undated
(4 folders)

incl. typescript in two parts with handwritten notes of "The Hyborian Age, arranged and edited by John D. Clark, PhD" (incl. "An Informal Biography of Conan the Cimmerian by Clark and P. Schuyler Miller"); xerox copy of publication of "The Thing on the Roof" (from "The Dark Man and Others") and illustrated typescript of "Desire and Other Erotic Poems" by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Frank Frazetta; typescripts of "The Door in the World" and "The Gondarian Man" with accompanying letters to Carter dated 10/31/1972 and 01/09/1973 re Howard publications (originally in a folder labeled "Unpublished Tales"); typescript of "The Robert E. Howard Fantasy Biblio, compiled by Robert Weinberg, published by Mike Deckinger and Robert Weinberg

Box 6
Howard, Robert: unpublished poems, undated
Box 10
Huff, Kenneth: The Fortress of Shaitan, undated

incomplete typescript (pp. 1-34)

Box 6
The Intergalactic Reporter (Vol. 10, no. 9, September 1986; Vol. 12, no. 1, January 1988), 1986-1988

typescript copies (incomplete for 01/1988 with only first page)

Box 6
Jackson, Shirley: The Lottery, 1948

xerox copy from publication

Box 6
Jones, K. L.: They/Paranoia, undated

typescript

Box 6
King, Stephen: The Plant, 1983

xerox copies of single chapters

Box 6
Klein, Theodor Eibon Donald: A Dreamer's Tales, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 6
Kuttner, Henry: The Citadel of Darkness/Cursed be the City, undated

incomplete typescripts (pp. 95, 230-233)

Box 6
LaBarbera, Damon: The Old Friend, undated

typescript

Box 6
Lamb, J. J.: Stray, undated

typescript

Box 6
LeGuin, Ursula K.: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, undated

xerox copy of publication

Box 6
Livings, Earl: Recorded for Posterity/Retribution, 1984

typescript with accompanying letter by author to Carter dated 03/12/1094

Box 6
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips: from "Crypt of Cthulhu," no. 43, 1983 Nov. 1

xerox copy of publication of "The Tree on the Hill" (co-authored by Duane W. Rimel) and "The Wanderer's Return"

Box 6
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips (aka Ec'h-Pi-El): Selected Letters, 1930s

xerox copies of publication of lettes by Lovecraft

Box 6
Ludwig, David R.: The Neighbors, undated

typescript

Box 6
Lumley, Brian: from "Crypt of Cthulhu," no. 14 and 19 and "Fantasy Tales", St. John's Eve 1983 (06/23/1983), Candlemas 1984 (02/02/1984), undated
(2 folders)

xerox copy of publications of "Swamp Call" (from issue no. 14, 1983), and "See Fret" and "Mammoth Rider" (from issue no. 19, 1984), xerox copy of publication of "City Out of Time" and "Mylakhrion the Immortal"

Box 6
Magic Cities, ca. 1940, 1970 Nov.

series of photographs with handwritten note by "RLG"

Box 6
Master Monograph. Neophyte Section. Rosicrucian Order AMORC, no. 5, no year, undated

hard copy

Box 6
McIntosh, Pat: "The Trappings of Fantasy," in Andruil Sword and Sorcery, no. 5, 1975
Box 10
McLaughlin, Mark Anthony: The Room at the End of the Hall/Mondrago House, undated

typescript

Box 6
Merritt, Abraham Grace (aka W. Fenimore): Poems, prose, and correspondence re publications, 1900s-1972 and undated
(2 folders)

Folder 1: xerox copy of publication of "Cosmos. Chapter Eleven. The Last Poet and the Robots" (originally loose pages); Folder 2: incl. letters by Walter J. Wentz to Carter dated 01/22/1972, 02/06/1972, undated re planned publication of Merritt poems; typescript of the short story "The Pool of the Stone God" by W. Fenimore (aka A. Merritt) from "American Weekly" (09/1923); typescripts and xerox copies of Merrits poems ("Fisher! Fisher!" from "Creep, Shadow!"; "Fragments From the Far Youth of A. Merritt": "Sylvane - The Silver Birches" and "Song for Wood Horns" from the fanzine "Nepenthe," no. 1, 1940; "In the Cathedral, Easter 1930" and "Court of the Moon (A Fragment)" and "Screens" from "Nepenthe," no. 2, 1942 (?); "The Birth of Art" from "Bohemia (1904); "The Ballad of the Cub" from "Philadelphia Inquirer" (?, 1902), "Old Trinity Churchyard (5 A. M., Spring)" from "Stirring Science Stories" (2/1942))

Box 6
Moncrif, Augustin-Paradis de: Rival Souls: A Fable from "The Adventures of Zeloide and Amanzarifdine", undated

xerox copy of publication

Box 6
Munn, H. Warner: Fimmilene, The Spae-Wife, 1972 Nov. 20

typescript and accompanying letter by author to Carter dated 11/20/1972

Box 6
Nashe, Thomas: Spring. The Sweet Spring, undated

typescript

Box 6
Niekas. Science Fiction and Fantasy. "The Too-Long Fanzine," no. 30, 1982, 1982

hard copy

Box 6
Nolane, Richard D.: The Thing in the Speed Queen (L'Habitant de Speed Queen), translated from the French by Joe F. Randolph, undated

typescript

Box 6
The Old Professor: Random Jottings from Our Notebook, 1976 and undated

typescripts with handwritten notes, incl. The Hinckey/Lovecraft Correspondence," "Science Discovers a Cure for the Pip," "Understanding the Universe," "Back to King's Fut's Tomb," "The Curse on King Put's Tomb"; hard copy of "Anduril. Magazine of Fantasy," no. 6, 1976 with two stories from "Random Jottings from Our Notebook" ("Tolkien and Me (or is it 'I')," "How I discovered Vulcan")

Box 6
Pickett, Susan: Three in a Basket, undated

typescript

Box 7
Pomeroy, Bradley: The Icy Tide, 1984 Mar.

typescript with accompanying letter by author to Carter dated 03/26/1984

Box 7
Porcelain, Sidney: novel fragment, 1971 Jun.

typescript of chapter 12 of unidentified novel with accompanying memos by author to Carter dated 06/24/1971 and 06/26/1971

Box 7
Price, Robert M.: Beneath the Tombstone, undated

typescript with some handwritten notes

Box 7
Riley, Bradford: Thongor at the End of Time (screenplay), undated
Box 12
Roche, S.: From Whence They Came, 1988
Box 12
Salonia, John and Tracey: Dark Eyes, undated

typescript

Box 7
Schultz, David E.: Azaloth (from "Spoor," no. 1, 1974), 1973/1974

typescript

Box 7
Smith, Carol Jones: The Man Who Walks the Stars. Clark Ashton Smith, undated

typescript with handwritten notes

Box 7
Stockton, Frank R.: The Lady or the Tiger?, undated

xerox copy of publication

Box 7
Stoker, Bram: The Squaw, undated

xerox copy of publication

Box 7
Subotsky, Milton: Thongor in the Valley of Demons. Screenplay. From the Novel "The Wizard of Lemuria" by Lin Carter, 1979 Apr.

typescript, "Revised: April, 1979"

Box 7
Sutton, Paul: Lord and Master, 1984 Mar.

typescript with accompanying letter by author dated 03/16/1984

Box 7
Taylor, John Alfred: Cold Dead Fingers, undated

typescript

Box 7
Tem, Steve Rasnic: Mother Hag, Cherokee, Moths, undated
(3 folders)

typescripts

Box 7
Tierney, Robert L.: The Fire of Mazda; The Nameless City/Harag-Kolath (from "Crypt of Cthulhu," no. 24), Lammas 1984 (08/01/1984) and undated
(2 folders)

incomplete typescript (pp. 41-59, end); xerox copy of publications in "Crypt of Cthulhu"

Box 7
Tiley, Valerie: Epistle to Ambrose, undated

typescript

Box 7
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel: The Dragon's Visit, One Upon a Time, undated

typescripts of poems

Box 7
Unidentified: North Shore, undated

typescript with handwritten notes incl. ch. "21. The Perpetual Honeymoon"

Box 7
Van Arnam, David G. et al: "The Reader's Guide to Barsoom and Amtor,", 1963
Box 10
Weaver, George Russell: The Enrichment of Life, undated

incomplete xerox copy of publication (pp. 207-209)

Box 7
Weinberg, Robert: A Reader's Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos, 1969
Box 12
Correspondence written by Carter, 1945, 1969, and undated

correspondence to various recipients, incl. letter by Carter from VA Hospital about his health status

Box 7
Correspondence addressed to Carter re overdue bills and other grievances, 1981-1988

past due reminder notices, legal letters, and lettes by authors re outstanding payments

Box 7
Correspondence addressed to Carter by year, 1962-1988 and undated
(20 folders)

personal correspondence addressed to Carter as well as correspondence re publications, et al.

Box 7
General correspondence, 1986-1987
Box 10
Weird Tales editor correspondence, 1983
Box 10
Weird Tales rejection letters, 1987
Box 10
Eaton, Miles and Phil Barker incoming letters, 1949-1950
Box 10
Asimov, Isaac, 1985-1986
Box 10
Berglund, Edward, 1974-1975
Box 10
de Camp, Sprague and Catherine, 1985-1987
Box 10
del Ray, Lester, 1983-1984
Box 10
Meyer, Fred, 1980-1987
Box 10
Wollheim, Donald, 1985-1987
Box 10
Correspondence from authors, 1985-1987

Largely "get well" cards, notes

Box 10

3. Notes and Reference Materials, 1931-1987 and undated

Various papers and printed works created or collected by Carter outside of his drafts and correspondence. Includes some zines and catalogs as well as notes and untitled scraps that arrived loose and unaffiliated with other items.

Notebooks, 1982, 1986-1987, and undated
(5 folders)

containing mainly notes on writings and drafts as well as some personal notes, some containing note "began on" on first page

Box 7
Notebooks, undated
(4 folders)

containing mainly notes on writings and drafts as well as some personal notes, some containing note "began on" on first page

Box 8
Notes pages, manuscripts, undated
(2 folders)

single pages with various notes re daily and personal life as well as writing

Box 8
Notes pages, typescripts, undated

single pages with various notes and excerpts re writing as well as personal notes

Box 8
Book concepts, undated

folder label by Carter, various notes, excerpts, drafts, and materials re writing

Box 8
Odds and Ends of Curious Information, undated

folder label by Carter, various newspaper and magazine clippings and notes by Carter

Box 8
Letterhead Art, undated

folder label by Carter, clippings of pictures from various sources

Box 8
Newspaper Clippings from "The New York Times", 1971, 1973, and undated

various clippings re archeological, anthropological, fossile discoveries, etc.

Box 8
Newspaper, Magazine, Book Clippings, and Business Cards from various sources, undated

miscellaneous clippings of pictures, cartoons, ads, and articles (incl. "Science for Writers," "John Dee," etc.)

Box 8
Art/Illustrations, undated

folder label by Carter, various clipped images, playing cards, postcards, drawings, etc.

Box 8
Decor, undated

folder label by Carter, various magazine and newspaper clippings and notes with decor ideas, incl. floor plan of Carter's apartment and notes on "Decor Ideas"

Box 8
Various book catalogs and book ads of other writer's books, 1981 and undated

book catalogs (incl. Roy A. Squires), ads, and announcements from various sources

Box 8
Various catalogs (non-books), undated

includes various catalogs of household items, furniture, etc.

Box 8
Event flyers and programs, undated

various flyers and programs of non-Carter events

Box 8
Wargaming (serial), Number 1, 1977
Box 12
Handwritten notes, untitled, undated

Largely fantasy-related, but includes list "goodbye letters to write before I commit suicide"

Box 12
H. P. Lovecraft to Howard, Robert E. (photocopied postcards, 1930s)
Box 12
The All-Seeing Eye (serial), Vol. 5, number 6, by Manly P. Hall, 1931 Mar.
Box 12
Master Monograph, Temple Section pamphlets, 1940s?
Box 12
Materials re: Carter's death, 1988-1990s

Materials from Robert Price, unpublished or in-process manuscript drafts, correspondence re: Carter's literary estate, copyright files

Box 10
The New Kalem Club, 1983 Oct. 22

Invitation to first meeting of "The New Kalem Club. A Private, Regularly Scheduled Get-Together of People Who Are Interested in the 'Weird Tales - Arkham House' Culture" on 10/22/1983, "Lines Writ (sic) to Commemorate the First Meeting of the New Kalem Klub, Saturday, October 22, 1983," notes

Box 8
SAGA ("Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America"), 1967-1968 and undated

Correspondence and notes

Box 8
The Trap Door Spiders, 1982-1983, 1986

Member lists from 10/1982, 12/1983, 11/21/1986

Box 8
Agreements with Publishers and Royalties, 1964, 1968-1987
Box 8
Bills, Receipts, and Invitations by Carter, 1971-1987 and undated

bills and receipts for rent, utilities, nonemployee compensations and miscellaneous income, and household items (incl. bill for a "New Royal Electric 5000" typewriter, Business Efficiency Agreement, bill for Homemaker/Home Health Services), plane and train tickets, bank documents, and invitation to Halloween and Christmas parties at Carter's home

Box 8
Legal Case (Lincoln Savings Bank vs. Lin Carter), 1981

folder originally labeld "House Business" by Carter, legal case re mortgage and building defects

Box 8
Legal Case (Arthur Brandt vs. Lin Carter), 1982-1983

legal case about outstanding rent payments

Box 8
Tax Documents, 1974-1978

incl. documents re tax returns

Box 8
Official Documents, 1953, 1960

Army Papers (discharge papers), Divorce Papers (in Spanish, with English translation)

Box 8
Personal Photographs, 1951, 1958-1959, and undated

most of the photographs are unlabeled

Box 8
Personal Artifacts, 1956, 1983 and undated

incl. wallet with Selective Service System Notice of Classification, Social Security ID card, Chase Convenience Card by Chase Manhatten Bank; gift card; name tag of "Brotherhood of Jedi Knights"

Box 8
Copyright search, 1972
Box 10
 

Historical Note

Linwood Vrooman Carter (June 9, 1930–February 7, 1988) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor, poet and critic. He usually wrote as Lin Carter; known pseudonyms include H. P. Lowcraft (for an H. P. Lovecraft parody) and Grail Undwin. He is best known for editing the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in the 1970s, which introduced readers to many overlooked classics of the fantasy genre. Carter was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy in his youth and became broadly knowledgeable in the field. He was also quite active in fandom. Carter served in the United States Army (Infantry, Korea, 1951–53), after which he attended Columbia University (1953–54), during which time he attended Leonie Adams's Poetry Workshop. He was a copywriter for some years before writing full-time. He married twice, first to Judith Ellen Hershkovitz (married 1959; divorced 1960) and later to Noel Vreeland (married 1963, while they both worked for Prentice-Hall publishers; divorced 1975). He was an advertising and publishers copywriter (1957–69). From 1969 he was a freelance writer and editorial consultant. During much of his writing career he lived in Hollis, New York. He was a member of the all-male literary banqueting club the Trap Door Spiders, which served as the basis of Isaac Asimov's fictional group of mystery solvers the Black Widowers. Carter himself was the model for the Mario Gonzalo character. He was also a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a loose-knit group of Heroic fantasy authors founded in the 1960s, some of whose work he anthologized in the Flashing Swords! series. In the 1970s Carter issued his own fantasy fanzine, titled Kadath, after H. P. Lovecraft's fictional setting. In 1985, he developed oral cancer leading to his death in 1988. He resided in East Orange, New Jersey in his final years, and died in nearby Montclair, New Jersey.


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Provenance

The Lin Carter Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift from John Betancourt in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Sandra Niethardt and Meghan Lyon, 2016. Updated by Meghan Lyon in 2018.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0154, 2016-0048, 2018-0053