Gentleman from Angell Street: Memories of H. P. Lovecraft
By Muriel and C. M. Eddy, Jr.
This is a collection of personal remembrances of H. P. Lovecraft by two of his close friends in Providence, Rhode Island. Muriel Eddy writes about their friendship and close association with Lovecraft from their first meeting in 1923 up until his death in 1937. She recounts his visits to their home and gives personal glimpses of Lovecraft through the years. C. M. Eddy, Jr. writes about his journeys with H. P. Lovecraft to various parts of Providence and beyond. Some early pictures of H. P. Lovecraft are also included.
Providence-born Clifford Martin Eddy, Jr. was an author best known for his horror and supernatural short stories. He began his career writing for a broad range of pulp fiction genres in the 1920s, including detective mystery and weird macabre. He is best remembered for his work in Weird Tales Magazine. During his early years, he was friend and confidant to both H. P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini. He was a member of Lovecraft's inner circle of friends and authors, and a ghostwriter and investigator for Houdini. Clifford met his wife Muriel through their mutual interest in creative writing. Following marriage in 1918 they continued their writing pursuits while raising a family of three children.
Muriel Elizabeth (Gammons) Eddy served as president of the Rhode Island Writers' Guild for more than 20 years, and also taught creative writing. She was an avid letter writer. sometimes writing and sending up to ten notes a day. Some of her many correspondents included H. P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, L. Sprague de Camp, Sonia Haft Greene Davis, Joseph Payne Brennan, Robert Bloch, and Princess Red Wing.