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 Dorothy Gertrude Quick

Dorothy Gertrude Quick

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 15 Mar 1962 (aged 65)
New York, USA
Burial Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 96225916 · View Source
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This is the pen-name of the famous authoress, Dorothy Quick Mayer.

Source of death & burial information: "New York Times" photocopy - March 16, 1962

Source of birth information: U.S. Passport Application photocopy

NOTE: There is wrong information on some web sites which gives her real name as Margaret Rogers Straub, and being born in 1900.

News of the engagement of Miss Dorothy Quick & John Adams Mayer: "Milestones" - "Time" magazine - November 9, 1925

"Mrs. John Adams Mayer Author of First Novel" - "New York Post" photocopy - January 24, 1938 - Page 7, 3rd column from the left: "Mrs. John Adams Mayer, who uses her maiden name of Dorothy Quick in her literary endeavors, recently completed her first novel,..." / "Only recently she turned her talents to writing short stories, which have appeared not only in the so-called "pulp" magazines, but also in a number of English publications." (The novel was "Strange Awakening", and was science-fiction.)

She knew "Mark Twain" from 1907 until his death in 1910. She wrote a non-fiction book about it, "Enchantment: A Little Girl's Friendship with Mark Twain", 1961. (It is now titled "Mark Twain and Me".)

She came from a wealthy & prominent family background. Her parents were Henry Stanhope Quick & Emma Gertrude Aaron. (Her mother's name at death, on April 17, 1942, was Gertrude Caspar Mumford. - "New York Times" photocopy - April 18, 1942)

She is remembered especially for her poems & stories in "Weird Tales" magazine. Among the short-stories are:
- "The Horror in the Studio" (June, 1935 - Volume 25, Number 6)
- "The Lost Door" (October, 1936 - Volume 28, Number 3)
- "Strange Orchids" (March, 1937 - Vol. 29, No. 3)
- "The Witch's Mark" (January, 1938 - Vol. 31, No. 1)
- "Turn Over" (November/December, 1940 - Vol. 35, No. 6)
- "Edge of the Cliff" (March, 1941 - Vol. 35, No. 8)
- "The Lost Gods" (September, 1941 - Vol. 36, No. 1)
- "The White Lady" (January, 1942 - Vol. 36, No. 3)
- "The Enchanted River" (May, 1942 - Vol. 36, No. 5)
- "The Man in Purple" (May, 1946 - Vol. 39, No. 5)
- "The Cracks of Time" (September, 1948 - Volume 40, No. 6)
- "The Woman on the Balcony" (September, 1949 - Vol. 41, No. 6)
- "The Artist and the Door" (November, 1952 - Vol. 44, No. 7)
- "More Than Shadow" (July, 1954 - Vol. 46, No. 3)

She was a prolific writer. In addition to her writings for "Weird Tales", she also wrote short-stories such as "Scented Gardens" ("Oriental Stories" - Spring, 1932 - Volume II, Number 2) and "A Year from Tonight" ("Fantastic Adventures" - January, 1945).


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  • Created by: NWO
  • Added: 29 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96225916
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Gertrude Quick (1 Sep 1896–15 Mar 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96225916, citing Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by NWO (contributor 46583762) .