- Walter, Dorothy C[harlotte]
- (1889–1967)friend of HPL. In early 1934, at the urging of her friend W.Paul Cook, Walter wrote to HPL urging him to visit her at her temporary residence in Providence (Walter was a native of Vermont). But on the day of the planned visit, HPL found the weather so cold that he could not venture outdoors without risk of serious illness, so he telephoned Walter and apologized effusively. He visited a few days later, an incident recounted in Walter’s “Three Hours with H.P.Lovecraft” (in SR;rpt. LR). Walter also wrote a sensitive piece on HPL’s relation to his native city, “Lovecraft and Benefit Street” ( Ghost, Spring 1943; rpt. LR).
An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia. S.T. Joshi, David E. Schultz.