In 1908 I was about to enter Brown University, when my health completely gave way—causing the necessary abandonment of my college career.
DESCRIPTION: In a letter to his friend Rheinhart Kleiner, Lovecraft states, inaccurately, that ill health prevented him from attending Brown University.
CITATION: Lovecraft, H. P. “To Rheinhart Kleiner.” 16 Nov. 1916. Selected Letters. Edited by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei, vol. 1, Arkham House, 1965, pp. 29-42.