Indiana Imposter

David Grayson imposter from October 1933

In October 1933 Janet Aylor sent a letter to Ray Stannard Baker in Amherst asking him if he could identify the man in this photo. The man claimed to be David Grayson, saying that he had written many books. Miss. Aylor almost married the man but she began to have doubts about his identity.

When she questioned him further he said he was friends with Grayson, that he did the travelling while Baker wrote the books. Miss. Aylor decided not to marry him and was able to get in touch with Baker who sent his "congratulations on your narrow escape." There were many instances where men pretended to be Grayson even after it was revealed that Grayson and Baker were one and the same.