Helen Augur

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Helen Augur (died 1969) was an American journalist and historical writer. She was a cousin of Edmund Wilson.

Augur was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota and educated at Barnard College. She became a journalist in Chicago, leaving for a while after the war to become a correspondent for the Chicago Tribune in Russia.[1] She began writing for McCall's in 1932.[2] In 1937 Augur had a "torrid, though short-lived love affair" with her second cousin, Edmund Wilson.[3] She died in 1969 from lung cancer.[4]



  1. ^ Science Digest, Vol. 26 (1954), p.166
  2. ^ McCall's, Vol. 59 (1932), p.15
  3. ^ Reuel K. Wilson, To the life of the silver harbor: Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy on Cape Cod, p.47
  4. ^ Edmund Wilson, Upstate: records and recollections of northern New York, Syracuse University Press, 1990, p.348

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