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Scott (Carroll De Wilton) Collection
LA.2010.800  
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Description
The Carroll De Wilton Scott Collection, ca. 1900-1964, consists primarily of nature writings of Scott, including diaries, poetry, children's stories and music, reflections, and descriptive prose. A smaller part of the collection includes articles, clippings, and illustrations collected by Scott.
Background
Carroll De Wilton Scott was a naturalist, educator, and prolific writer of poetry, stories, reflections, and articles about the natural world. Scott was born on December 2, 1878 in Stevenville, Texas, and moved with his parents to San Diego county in 1882. He graduated from Stanford University in 1902 and lived for one year in Nevada; he taught history briefly in San Mateo before taking up farming in Pacific Beach. In September 1910, he married Edith Mills and began teaching. He worked in the San Diego County public school system from 1914 to 1934, first as a teacher and later as Supervisor of Natural Study. He served as the first Director of Education for the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1920-1921, and for many years, he wrote weekly California nature articles for local newspapers. His publications include Manual of Nature Education for San Diego Elementary Schools (1927), Finding Real Fairies (1945), Looking for California Condors (1945), Story of Southern California Wildflowers (1955), Here's Don Coyote (1956), and California Nature Poems (1957). He died in San Diego on April 2, 1970.
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright may be reserved. Consult the San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library Director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment. Contact the Research Library Director, San Diego Natural History Museum.