- Thurston, Francis Weyland
- “The Call of Cthulhu” is Thurston’s written dissertation of his piecing together various accounts of the Cthulhu cult from the research of his uncle, George Gammell Angell (in “The Horror in Clay”); his uncle’s encounter with police inspector John Raymond Legrasse (“The Tale of Inspector Legrasse”); and the diary of Gustav Johansen, the Norwegian sailor who encounters Cthulhu firsthand (“The Madness from the Sea”). His name is cited in full in the subtitle of the story; in earlier editions, this subtitle was frequently omitted.
An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia. S.T. Joshi, David E. Schultz.