Frederick Creighton Wellman papers, 1911-1957

Kay-Scott, C.,. 1879-1960


6.5. linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversized box).
Arranged by document type and chronologically.
This collection consists of personal, professional, artistic and literary papers of Frederick Creighton Wellman, M.D., also known as Cyril Kay-Scott. Included are literary typescripts, a watercolor painting, correspondence, biographical information, handwritten and typed notes and medical essays, art exhibition catalogs, books, newspaper clippings and other printed items. A 1943 first ed. of Kay-Scott's autobiography, Life is too short, is included in the collection.
Frederick Creighton Wellman's birth date is cited variously as 1871 or 1879; he died in 1960. He was an American physician who became dean of the School of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. During his lifetime, he was also a literary writer, an artist, a teacher, a linguist, and a museum director. He travelled widely, living in South America and touring Europe and Africa, moving back to the United States in 1928. He had several wives, at least five children, and numerous grandchildren. Wellman wrote under pseudonyms such as Cyril F.C. Kay-Scott and Richard Irving Carson, but did change his name to Cyril Kay-Scott. His third wife, from whom he was ultimately divorced, was writer Elsie Dunn (1893-1963), who used the name Evelyn Scott.
Manuscripts Collection 793.
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Frederick Creighton Wellman papers, Manuscripts Collection 793, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Primarily in English; collection also includes items in French, Latin, Portuguese and Umbundu.
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