Letter from Lovecraft to Houdini about Edgar Allan Poe’s desk

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From magician James Harrison, a letter from H.P. Lovecraft, written to Harry Houdini!  In it, HPL congratulates Houdini for acquiring Poe’s desk.  Photographed at a Houdini Exhibit in Toronto.

P.S. Your recent note just came. Congratulations on the Poe desk! I hope to (see?) and ponder over it!

Thanks exceedingly for forming another link in the chain of forwarding by which the Turner letter reached me. That letter is indeed a nobly heartening influence!

Pardon informal postscript,


UPDATE: Jeffrey Savoye from The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore comments that the desk pictured above is not the desk that HPL was referring to, but rather another desk owned by Poe — a portable desk.  Of course, all the pertinent facts remain the same, but apparently someone at the Houdini Exhibit mentioned above thought it was the larger desk, not the smaller one.

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