TYPED LETTER, SIGNED (TLS) to Gahan Wilson, 31 December 1977, half-page on letter-sized bond. Thanking Wilson for the receipt of an anthology that included a Wellman story, and praising Wilson for the quality and charity of his introductions to each story. He notes that he is recovering from hip surgery and hopes to attend the next World Fantasy Convention, to be held the following year in Fort Worth, Texas. "Maybe, after this, Robert E. Howard can rest in his unquiet grave ..." Comparing the misfortunes of Howard and Lovecraft, he thinks the Texan's were greater. "Howard, down there in Horsetrigger, Texas, or whatever the town was, couldn't have had a library with more than 300 books in it, mostly by Harold Bell Wright, and I doubt if there was anybody else in town who uttered anything above the level of a banality." A short but meaty letter. Old fold creases and some minor rumpling and tanning at edges, generally very good. (#140954).