Gorham Silversmiths, Providence. Possible employer of H.P. Lovecraft’s father as a salesman or buyer. Although according to S.T. Joshi’s I Am Providence, the only evidence we have for that is Sonia’s hazy 1948 memories of what Lovecraft told her in the mid 1920s. On the other hand, the draft of “Innsmouth” might seem to show that Lovecraft had a special niche in his heart for men who were buyers for jewellery firms…

“Before I knew it I found myself telling the fellow that I was a jewellery buyer for a Cleveland firm, and preparing myself to shew a merely professional interest in what I should see.” [in the Marsh Refinery showroom].

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