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Lurton Blassingame, his brother Wyatt and son Lurton 
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Post Lurton Blassingame, his brother Wyatt and son Lurton
Although I've been around this board a long time I mostly feel like (acknowledge) that I am an amateur in comparison to many others here. I leave it to the board to see if the following is too far afield from Heinlein to be of interest. I did use the board search feature several times to see if the topics have been covered before - but did not find a match.

Lurton Blassingames's NY Times Obituary - apparently he died within a month of Heinlein - April 7 Thu vs May 8,88.
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/04/13/obitu ... agent.html

Lurton Blassingames's archives of correspondence - noting there are 14 folders of Heinlein correspondence noted and marked 'closed'. Also one folder for Virginia.
http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv82437

Lurton's brother. Although it doesn't say so in the article note that his mothers full name is Maude Lurton Blassingame - not so common a name as to have two Lurton Blassingames and not have them be related.
Author of 600 short stories, dozens of juveniles novels. Wrote horror pulps for "Terror Tales" "Weird Menace" and "Dime Mystery".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyatt_Rainey_Blassingame

A list of some of Wyatt's books - I like titles like "Mistress of Terror" and "Underwater Warriors"
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_ ... evancerank

More detail about Wyatt in book dedicated to history of a particular pulp...and confirmation of sibling relationship to Lurton.
https://books.google.com/books?id=PrKSH ... me&f=false


Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:06 pm
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Post Re: Lurton Blassingame, his brother Wyatt and son Lurton
Also....

Lurton's, son also named Lurton, receiving a Life Service Award in 2015.
http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/senior_serv ... st2015.pdf

It occurs to me that it might be interesting for the more scholarly types here to talk with Lurton Jr (if it has not already endlessly been done) given the amount of correspondence his father and Heinlein had. I certainly have stories and facts about my own father's business partners and clients. He might too.

...and I also realize this might all be old well known info. Forgive me if it is.


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Post Re: Lurton Blassingame, his brother Wyatt and son Lurton
JohnBlack wrote:
It occurs to me that it might be interesting for the more scholarly types here to talk with Lurton Jr (if it has not already endlessly been done) given the amount of correspondence his father and Heinlein had. I certainly have stories and facts about my own father's business partners and clients. He might too. .


Good point. Don't remember seeing anything before; love to see that interview in the Heinlein Journal.


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