Beatrice Unger

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(April 15, 1913 – January 1987)

Beatrice Unger (née Gilsenberg) attended the First Worldcon in 1939 with her husband, concom member and bookseller Julius Unger. Later, Julie and Beatrice attended QSFL meetings.

They had married in 1937 and had a son, Jay, that year. She had a letter in the December 1942 Astounding, under her maiden name, apparently a put-up job:

Dear Mr. Campbell:

Am very anxious to obtain copies of Astounding containing E. E. Smith’s “The Gray Lensman.” I contacted your subscription department, but to no avail.

Perhaps you can help me. I do so want to get that set. Do you know of anybody that might help me?

I read Astounding with a great deal of interest and prize my copies — I have an almost complete set — above any of the others of its type.  — Beatrice Gilsenberg, 6401 — 24th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

Editor John W. Campbell told her, “Try Julius Unger, 1702 Dahill Road, Brooklyn, N. Y. He specializes in secondhand science-fiction.”

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