Derby, Edward Pickman

The blue-eyed, blond writer of horror fiction from Arkham, Massachusetts. Author of Azathoth and Other Stories. At the age of thirty-eight, married Asenath Waite, who was fifteen year his junior and the daughter of the Innsmouth wizard Epharaim Waite. After the breakup of his bizarre marriage which was spent in the old Crowninshield house at end of the High Street, Edward spent some time in the Arkham Sanitarium before his strange disappearance.

("The Thing on the Doorstep")