“Observations on Several Parts of America“


“Observations on Several Parts of America“
   Essay (9,700 words); probably written in the fall of 1928. First published in Marginalia(as “Observations on Several Parts of North America”); rpt. MW.
   The first of HPL’s several travelogues, which cover his annual spring and summer voyages; written in the form of an open letter to Maurice W.Moe and meant to be circulated to HPL’s other colleagues (hence it exists as a typescript rather than as an autograph ms.). It deals with HPL’s arrival in Brooklyn in the spring of 1928, progressing through his travels to the Hudson River region, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, Vt. (Vrest Orton’s home near Brattleboro), Athol (W. Paul Cook) and Wilbraham (Edith Miniter), Mass., Baltimore, Annapolis, Alexandria and Mt. Vernon (home of George Washington), Washington, D.C., and the Endless Caverns near New Market, Va. Moe excerpted the section on Sleepy Hollow as “Sleepy Hollow To-day” and published it as a signed article in Junior Literature: Book Two,ed. Sterling Leonard and Harold Y.Moffett (New York: Macmillan, 1930). (Moe had served as an assistant editor.)

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