Letter, 23 June 1958, of R. Gordon Wasson to Lathrop S. Haskins concerning "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations" and a quotation concerning "mushrooms" from John Ford.
1958 June 23
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R. Gordon Wasson was an international banker, amateur mycologist, and author. He studied at the Columbia School of Journalism and at the London School of Economics. In 1926 RGW married Valentina Pavlovna Guercken (TW), a pediatrician. On a delayed honeymoon in 1927 in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the Wassons' lifelong gathering of "references to mushrooms and toadstools in the folklore of the world" began. Author of "Mushrooms, Russia and History."
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R. Gordon Wasson Letter to Lathrop S. Haskins, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/4730 Accessed August 13, 2020.