Typed Note Signed.: THAYER, Tiffany (1902-59).

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THAYER, Tiffany (1902-59).

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Call him egotistical crackpot, call him eccentric libertarian, call him idiosyncratic atheistic anarchist, but this author and actor is best known for co-founding the Fortean Society in 1931, dedicated to the work of anomalistics writer/researcher Charles Fort (1874-1932) who delved into scientific studies of the occult, parapsychology and the supernatural; he became editor of its magazine, and authored several fantasy/sci-fi novels in the 1930s. TNS, 1p, 8½" X 11", New York, NY, 1941 March 22. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, future Lincoln and Civil War scholar). Very good. Bit age edgewear and faint age toning. On strange letterhead of "The Fortean Society," Thayer thanks Gates "for your good wishes. The Fortean Society in collaboration with Henry Holt and Company is publishing THE BOOKS OF CHARLES FORT, the four volumes in one with an exhaustive Index and a preface by me." Signed boldly in blue pencil. Left printed letterhead column notes "Deceased" noteworthy Forteans: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Lincoln Steffens, Clarence Darrow, Havelock Ellis and Harry Leon Wilson, and printed text block at lower right notes 1931 founding members Ben Hecht, Booth Tarkington, Burton Rascoe, John Cowper Powys, Alexander Woollcott and several others -- conspicuously omitting Theodore Dreiser, its first president! Accompanied by a fine small "Application for Membership" in The Fortean Society and a copy of "The Fortean Society Magazine" of January 1940 (No. 3), small 4to, 16pp. Good plus. Outer wrappers (only) a bit edgeworn and lightly soiled. This "Ninth Anniversary Number" includes cover article "We Have the Freedom But Where's the Press?" by Thayer. Bookseller Inventory #

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