Florida Scott-Maxwell

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Florida Pier Scott-Maxwell (14 September 1883 - 6 March 1979) was a playwright, author and psychologist.

Early life[edit]

Florida Pier was born in Orange Park, Florida, and educated at home until the age of ten.[1] She grew up in Pittsburgh, then moved to New York at age 15 to become an actress. In 1910 she married John Scott Maxwell and moved to her husband's native Scotland, where she worked for women's suffrage and as a playwright.[1] The couple divorced in 1929 and she moved to London. In 1933 she studied Jungian psychology under Carl Jung and practised as an analytical psychologist in both England and Scotland.[1] She died in Exeter, England. Her most famous book is The Measure of My Days (1968).[1]

Selected works[edit]

  • The Power of Ancestors (short story, 1906)[2]
  • Musty, Dusty Mr. Cullender (short story, 1910)[3]
  • Mrs Nolly's Real Self (short story, 1911)[4]
  • The Flash-Point. A play in three acts. 1914[5]
  • The Kinsmen Knew How to Die (as "Florida Pier", with Sophie Botcharsky, 1931).[6]
  • Pray for the Princess (short story, 1931)[7]
  • Many Women (play) 1932. Produced at the Arts Theatre, London.
  • Towards relationship (non-fiction) 1939[8]
  • I Said to Myself (play) 1946. Produced at the Mercury Theatre, London[9]
  • Women and Sometimes Men (non-fiction) 1957 [10]
  • The Measure of My Days (autobiography) 1968[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Harmon, Gary. McCarthy, Kevin, ed. The Book-lovers' Guide to Florida. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-56164-012-6. 
  2. ^ Pier, Florida (1906). "The Power of Ancestors". The Century Magazine 71: 445. 
  3. ^ Pier, Florida (1910). "Musty, Dusty Mr. Cullender". Munsey's Magazine 42: 389. 
  4. ^ Pier, Florida (1911). "Mrs Nolly's Real Self". Harper's Magazine 123: 786. 
  5. ^ British Library Catalogue #002433558
  6. ^ British Library Catalogue #007561320
  7. ^ Pier, Florida (1931). Life and Letters 6: 50. 
  8. ^ British Library Catalogue #007571811
  9. ^ "The Theatres". The Times (London). 26 May 1947. p. 6. 
  10. ^ British Library Catalogue #002433561
  11. ^ "Scott-Maxwell, Florida 1883-1979" at the OCLC

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