“East and West Harvard Conservatism.” Essay (1,110 words); probably written in the summer of 1922. First published in Mind Power Plus (date unknown; probably 1922).
The article is on David Van Bush’s New England lecture campaign and the success of his popular psychology in staid Massachusetts. Probably commissioned by Bush, the article appeared in his magazine, Mind Power Plus, which HPL mentions as “newly-founded” in June 1922 (see SL 1.186). No copies of the magazine have been located; only a tearsheet of the article from the magazine (where it occupies pp. 55–56) is extant at JHL.
“East India Brick Row, The.” Poem (48 lines in quatrains); written early to mid-December 1929. First published in the Providence Journal (January 8, 1930).
The poem was written in a futile attempt to prevent the destruction of early nineteenth-century warehouses on South Water Street in Providence, which HPL admired for their humble beauty but which had become so decrepit that it would have been difficult to restore them. HPL notes (letter to August Derleth, [January 1930]; ms., SHSW) that the poem received such a favorable response from readers in the newspaper that he received a cordial letter from the editor about it.
See Joseph Payne Brennan, “Lovecraft’s ‘Brick Row,’” Macabre No. 5 (Summer 1959): 21–22.
Eddy, Clifford M[artin], Jr. (1896–1971). Author and correspondent of HPL. A native of Providence, R I., Eddy was a precocious reader and writer, interested in mythology and the occult. His first published tale, “Sign of the Dragon” (Mystery Magazine, 1919), was a detective story. Various tales of mystery, ghosts, and song-writing (he himself later wrote songs, including “When We Met by the Blue Lagoon” and “In My Wonderful Temple of Love”) continued to