Campbell Correspondence--Requiem 2

Campbell Correspondence--Requiem 2
Requiem 2
Correspondence with John W. Campbell
 
File Number
CORR218
Box Number
218
Title
 
Category
Correspondence: Business
Type
 
Dates, approximate
1939-1948
Pages
778
Description
Part 1, 199 pages, begins with correspondence with John W. Campbell, first an acceptance letter for “Life-line” followed by a string of rejections. The correspondence becomes more personal by and by. 1931-Feb. 1941
 
Part 2, 203 pages, correspondence with Campbell, Feb. 1941-Nov. 1941. Ends with a 14 pages letter by RAH synopsizing “Beyond This Horizon” as a proposal.
 
Part 3, 197 pages, correspondence with Campbell, Nov. 1941-Nov. 1942. Talk of science fiction turns to talk of war. There’s a letter about L. Ron Hubbard and his war service.
 
Part 4, 177 pages, correspondence with Campbell, Nov. 1942-Aug. 1948 , as late as Oct. 1943 RAH says he tried to join the Merchant Marine so as to serve on a ship. They rejected him because of the TB. Among other ideas for new weapons to fight the war, they talk about one notion about spraying poison ivy on Germany, as there is none there and so they wouldn’t recognize it. The frequency and length of letters falls off sharply after Jan. 1946 when a dispute arose between them over the mixing of  business and personal letters and issues.
Cross References
 
Files
Original File Name
00004830_REQUIEM NUMBER 2.pdf
Notes
Primarily correspondence with John W. Campbell