picture of the Lanyon family (parents and four siblings) taken before Walter's birth in 1887.
The back of a postcard sent by Walter to his niece
in 1919. At the time, he was in the U.S. Army serving overseas in France as a translator.
By 1930, Walter Lanyon had established a reputation as an International author and lecturer. That year,
he encountered a controversial preacher named M.J. Divine (better known as FATHER DIVINE). Lanyon was profoundly affected by this meeting.
In 1938, a novel written by Walter Lanyon titled "Dark Justice" was published under the pseudonym "Hugo Tresunngar". Hugo Tresunngar was Walter's maternal grandfather.
From the book jacket, "2 A.M.",
A painting by Walter Lanyon
A signed book dedication
A personal account of meeting Walter
in Los Angeles --- 1958
Letters of encouragement written to Jack and
Cornelia Addington --- circa 1960
Walter Lanyon died on July 4, 1967
From the book jacket, "Ask", published 1970
Interesting stories related to
Concordance of fourteen Lanyon books