Sunday, December 10, 2006

Very Rare News Clipping: Courtesy of Theo Paijmans

Thanks to Theo for sharing with us this rare item. This clipping contains significant biographical material.

In case you have trouble reading the text, I have typed it below. Click on photo and it should enlarge.

Original source: Wisconsin, Appleton, Appleton Post-Crescent, 1937-04-16

Two Authors Are Visiting At Galpin Home

Shown here with their host, Alfred C. Galpin, 726 E. College avenue, instructor in French at Lawrence college, seated to the left, are two young American authors who were here Wednesday and Thursday to consult with Mr. Galpin about the publication of a memorial volume of works of the Late Howard Phillips Lovecraft, American mystery story writer. In the center above is August Derleth, Sauk City, Wis., author of several books, the latest being a Wisconsin historical novel. "Still is the Summer Night," and at the right is Don Wandrei of St. Paul and New York, who has written two volumes of poetry, "Ecstasy" andDark Odyssey." (Post Crescent Photo)

Party is Given For Two Authors On Visit in City

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Galpin, 725 E. College avenue, entertained a group of friends Wednesday night at their home in honor of August Derleth and Don Wandrei, novelist and poet who were guests in their home. Since Mr. Derleth is co-editor of the anthology of Wisconsin poetry to appear in the spring, several of the Appleton contributors to the anthology were invited to the gathering. They included Howard Troyer of the Lawrence college English department and George Hoffman, publicity director of the college, who had a poem published in the Atlantic Monthly recently. Also present was Gerald Galpin, whose maternal ancestress, Elizabeth Yates Richmond, attained fame in her day for her poems of Wisconsin Indians and received a letter from Longfellow in regard to them. Poems by Alfred Galpin, Miss Olga Achtenhagen and Edward Weismiller of Appleton will also appear in the anthology.

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