The photos on this page document my first visit to the House of Greystoke, the Kansas City home of Vern & Rita Coriell, in June 1965. I was 17 years old. Accompanying me were my dad and brother, as well as my friend Jay. If you look at what's in the background of each picture you get some idea of what his collection was like and what I got to see and handle once upon a time. I hope as ERB enthusiasts, you enjoy what I have to share.
Young Burroughs fans explore
Vern Coriell's Burroughs Room
and sign the guest book.
John Vaughan (far right)
with brother Terry (middle) and friend Jay Gorman (left).
I had met Vern and Rita Coriell and had known them for awhile when I met India Boone (now Grow) through mutual friends and then again through Vern & Rita. This letter was on Rita's stationery and the artwork is by J. Allen St. John.
Notice the date on the letter and the final postmark on the envelope. Finally got it March 1969 in San Diego, CA while I was going through Sea School preparing for assignment to Sea Duty aboard an Aircraft Carrier (USS Oriskany, CVA-34).
The discoloration on the envelope is Khe Sanh mud. Dirt was very red there, a lot like Oklahoma red clay.
LETTERS FROM ERB, INC. ~ 1963-1965
Correspondence Between Hulbert Burroughs and John "Numa" Vaughan
Related ERBzin-e Issues:
The Burroughs Biblio-Pro-Phile Honour Role
The Vern Coriell Biblio-Pro-Phile
House of Greystoke Publications I
House of Greystoke Publications II
History of the Burroughs Bibliophiles by George McWhorter
India's Favourite ERB Quotations I
India's Favourite ERB Quotations II
India's Favourite ERB Quotations III
India's Favourite ERB Quotations IV
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