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Wasson, R. Gordon (Robert Gordon), 1898-1986

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    • Robert Gordon
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    • Wasson, Robert Gordon, 1898-
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    • found: His The Hall carbine affair, 1941.
    • found: Wasson's first voyage, c1997:p. 1 (b. in Great Falls, Mont. in 1898) p. 16 (d. Dec. 23, 1986)
    • found: Wikipedia, January 9, 2015(R. Gordon Wasson; Robert Gordon Wasson; born September 22, 1898 in Great Falls, Montana; died December 23, 1986; American author, ethnomycologist, and a vice president of J.P. Morgan & Co; in the course of independent research, he made contributions to the fields of ethnobotany, botany, and anthropology; several of his books were self-published in illustrated, limited editions that have never been reprinted)
    • found: The New York Times, via WWW, January 9, 2015(December 26, 1986 edition; R. Gordon Wasson, a former banker who wrote scholarly books about cults involving hallucinogenic mushrooms, died Tuesday, December 23, 1986, at the home of his daughter in Binghamton, N.Y.; a former resident of Manhattan, he lived in Danbury, Conn., born in Great Falls, Mont., he grew up Newark, N.J., served in the United States Army in France in World War I, and studied at the Columbia University School of Journalism and the London School of Economics; he taught in the Columbia English department and was a reporter at The New York Herald Tribune before he went into banking; Mr. Wasson was for many years with J. P. Morgan & Company, which merged with Guaranty Trust, becoming Morgan Guaranty Trust; he was also a former trustee of Barnard College; Mr. Wasson wrote or was co-author of scholarly papers and books, including ''Mushrooms Russia and History'' (1957), ''The Wondrous Mushroom: Mycolatry in Mesoamerica'' (1980) and ''Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality'' (1968); at his death, Mr. Wasson was an associate in ethnopharmacology at the Botanical Museum of Harvard University, as well as an honorary research associate and an honorary manager of the New York Botanical Garden)
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