Natalie Scott papers, 1855-1967 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Jazmin Smith

Collection Overview

Title: Natalie Scott papers, 1855-1967

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 123

Primary Creator: Scott, Natalie,  1890-1957.

Extent: 10.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically by topic. The collection consists of 15 boxes and 3 oversize folders. It is 10 linear feet.

Date Acquired: 03/28/1958

Subjects: Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970., France -- History -- 20th century., Journalists -- United States -- History -- 20th century., Mexico -- History -- 20th century., New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 20th century., New Orleans (La.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century., Red Cross and Red Crescent -- History., Robinson, Martha Gilmore., Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946., Scott, Natalie, 1890-1957., Scott family., Spratling, William, 1900-1967., Vieux Carré (New Orleans, La.) -- History -- 20th century., World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Military records., Pamphlets., Photographs., Poems.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, and other papers pertaining to Natalie Vivian Scott, a New Orleans journalist, author, and activist. Included are letters written during her service in a field hospital in World War I; papers documenting the New Orleans literary community of the 1920s; letters written during Scott's service with the Red Cross in World War II, and documents pertaining to Taxco, Mexico. There are letters to Martha G. Robinson, and a letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart. The collection includes a condolence letter from Lyle Saxon to Scott on the death of her brother Nauman in 1926, and William Spratling's portrait of John Dos Passos, signed by artist and subject.

Biographical Note

Natalie Vivian Scott was born on July 18, 1890 in Bristol, Virginia, to Nathaniel Craves Scott and Martha Vivian Fauver. The family moved to New Orleans, where her father worked as a railroad contractor. Natalie Scott graduated from Newcomb College in 1909, and continued her studies there, earning a Master's degree in 1914, writing her thesis on Zuripidos, Seneca, and Corneille. During World War I, she served with the Red Cross in a field hospital in France, then returned to New Orleans with the intent of becoming a journalist. She wrote a society column for the New Orleans States, as well as news stories about such topics as the murder trial of Andrew J. Whitfield in 1920. She associated with the literary group that centered in the French Quarter. Its more notable members included William Faulkner, Sherwood Anderson, Lyle Saxon, and William Spratling. Through her collaboration with Spratling, Scott became interested in Mexico. She made her first trip there in the late 1920s and moved there in 1930. During World War II, Scott rejoined the Red Cross, seeing North Africa, Germany, and the Phillipines, returning later to Mexico and New Orleans. She created a day nursery in Taxco, Mexico; the building was named in her honor. She died November 18, 1957, and is buried in Taxco.

Subject/Index Terms

Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
France -- History -- 20th century.
Journalists -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Red Cross and Red Crescent -- History.
Robinson, Martha Gilmore.
Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946.
Scott, Natalie, 1890-1957.
Scott family.
Spratling, William, 1900-1967.
Vieux Carré (New Orleans, La.) -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 10 linear feet

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Martha Gilmore Robinson and others.

Preferred Citation: Natalie Scott papers, Manuscripts Collection 123, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011. Revised by LAC Group 10/17/11.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 402770848


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence],
[Box 2: Correspondence],
[Box 3: Correspondence],
[Box 4: Correspondence],
[Box 5: Correspondence],
[Box 6: School papers, Red Cross records, and other papers, 1897-1958],
[Box 7: Family papers, 1856-1960],
[Box 8: College papers, 1905-1950],
[Box 9: College papers, 1905-1950],
[Box 10: Scrapbooks, circa 1882-1957],
[Box 11: Address books and other materials, 1910-1957],
[Box 12: Photographs, circa 1890-1957],
[Box 13: Newspaper clippings, 1897-1967],
[Box 14: Printed materials, 1917-1958],
[Box 15: Printed materials, 1917-1958],
[Oversize folder 1: 1902-1951],
[Oversize folder 2: 1917-1926],
[Oversize folder 3: undated],
[All]

Box 1: Correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence, circa 1895-1917
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1917 September
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1917 October
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1917 November
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1917 December
Box 2: Correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1918 January
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1918 February
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1918 March
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1918 April
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1918 May
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1918 June
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1918 July
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1918 August
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1918 September
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1918 October
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1918 November
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1918 December
Box 3: Correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1919
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1920
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1922-1929
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1930-1939
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1942
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1943
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1944
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1944 February
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1944 March
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1944 April
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1944 May
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1944 June
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1955 July
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1944 August
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1944 September
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1944 October
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1944 November
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1944 December
Box 4: Correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1945 January
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1945 February
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1945 March
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1945 April
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1945 May
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1945 June
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1945 July
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1945 August
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1945 November
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1945 December
Folder 11: Correspondence (envelopes), circa 1943-1953
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1946
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1947
Box 5: Correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1948
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1949
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1950
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1951
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1952
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1953
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1954
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1955
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1956
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1957 January-October
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1957 November-December
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1958
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1959
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1960
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1961
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1966
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1967
Box 6: School papers, Red Cross records, and other papers, 1897-1958
Contains early school papers of Scott's. Red Cross papers from World War I, her Croix de Guerre papers, typescripts of two short stories she wrote ("Semi-Scientific" which is incomplete, and "The Mark"), etc.
Folder 1: Subscription note, 1897 July 18
Folder 2: School papers, 1904-1908
Folder 3: Poems, 1916
Folder 4: Drawings, 1918
Folder 5: Memo, circa 1917
Folder 6: Red Cross certificate, 1916 July 7
Folder 7: Her account of a voyage, 1917
Folder 8: Travel authorizations, 1917-1918
Folder 9: Red Cross report, 1918
Folder 10: Citation papers, 1919
Folder 11: Money cables, 1917-1918
Folder 12: Receipt, 1921
Folder 13: Short story, circa 1953
Folder 14: Natalie Scott speech, 1926
Folder 15: Short story, circa 1953
Folder 16: Poems, 1957
Folder 17: Funeral notice, 1957
Folder 18: Story, 1958
Folder 19: Memoir (Sidonie Scott), 1958
Folder 20: Speech, 1958
Folder 21: New Orleans property survey, 1922
Folder 22: Tour pamphlet, 1923
Folder 23: Passports, 1947, 1951
Folder 24: Checks (canceled), 1911-1956
Folder 25: Calling cards, circa 1920
Box 7: Family papers, 1856-1960
Papers of other family members; her brothers Nauman Steel Scott and John Wyeth Scott; Nathaniel Graves Scott, her father; and Martha Vivian-Fauver, her mother.
Folder 1: Genealogical material, circa 1960
Folder 2: Historical papers, circa 1890
Folder 3: Baptismal certificate, 1856
Folder 4: Business card of Nate Scott, circa 1910
Folder 5: Patent papers of Nate Scott, 1920
Folder 6: John Scott certificate, 1920
Folder 7: John Scott papers, 1918
Folder 8: Nauman Scott papers, 1899
Folder 9: Nauman Scott's surveying grade, 1907
Folder 10: World War I artillery patch
Folder 11: Nauman Scott's army papers, 1921-1922
Folder 12: Nauman Scott's army papers, 1918-1922
Folder 13: Nauman Scott's army papers, 1918
Folder 14: Nauman Scott's obituary, 1926
Box 8: College papers, 1905-1950
Papers concerning Natalie Scott's education at Newcomb College, from which she graduated in 1909. She subsequently took a Master's degree there in 1914. Her thesis title was a Comparison of Certain Plays of Euripides with Later Plays on the Same Subject, which appears here along with early handwritten drafts. (Box 9 contains some miscellaneous material).
Folder 1: Class speech, 1909
Folder 2: Newcomb yearbook, 1909
Folder 3: Natalie Scott thesis, 1914
Folder 4: Thesis rough draft, 1914
Folder 5: Natalie Scott anatomy notebook, 1908
Folder 6: Natalie Scott blue books, 1913
Folder 7: Newcomb songs, 1909
Folder 8: Loyola receipt, 1917
Folder 9: Logarithm tables, 1909
Box 9: College papers, 1905-1950
Papers concerning Natalie Scott's education at Newcomb College, from which she graduated in 1909. She subsequently took a Master's degree there in 1914. Her thesis title was a Comparison of Certain Plays of Euripides with Later Plays on the Same Subject, which appears here along with early handwritten drafts. (Box 9 contains some miscellaneous material).
Folder 1: Report card, 1905
Folder 2: Newcomb yearbook, 1909
Folder 3: Natalie Scott poem, 1909
Folder 4: Graduation material, 1909
Folder 5: H. Muller story, 1909
Folder 6: French lecture ticket, 1918
Folder 7: Anonymous poem, undated
Folder 8: Red Cross memos, 1917, 1918
Folder 9: Small flags and flowers, circa 1917
Folder 10: Pressed flowers, 1917
Folder 11: Tempera painting, circa 1945
Folder 12: Trip brochure, circa 1910
Folder 13: Other papers, 1950
Folder 14: Flag and decoration, undated
Box 10: Scrapbooks, circa 1882-1957
Scrapbooks of World War I, poetry, photographs, etc.
Folder 1: Natalie Scott scrapbook of Newcomb, 1909
Folder 2: Martha Scott scrapbook, circa 1882
Folder 3: Natalie Scott World War I scrapbook, 1917-1919
Folder 4: Journal, 1936-1957
Box 11: Address books and other materials, 1910-1957
Natalie Scott's address books and miscellaneous materials. Of interest is William Spratling's drawing of John Dos Passos, signed by the artist and his subject, folder 3.
Folder 1: Translation by Natalie Scott, 1945
Folder 2: Henry Miller's "The Shadow", undated
Folder 3: Portrait of John Dos Passos by Bill Spratling, undated
Folder 4: Drawings, undated
Folder 5: Ashland, Kentucky material, undated
Folder 6: Ticket stub, 1914
Folder 7: Sheet music, 1917
Folder 8: Tasco map, 1933
Folder 9: Miscellaneous, 1910-1944
Folder 10: Addresses, 1957
Folder 11: Christmas list
Folder 12: Address book of Natalie Scott, undated
Folder 13: Loose addresses, undated
Folder 14: Natalie Scott address book, undated
Box 12: Photographs, circa 1890-1957
Folder 1: Photos, 1892-1953
Folder 2: Photos, 1909
Folder 3: Photos, 1890s
Folder 4: Photos, 1954
Folder 5: Photos, 1950
Folder 6: Photos, 1953-1957
Folder 7: Photos, undated
Folder 8: Photos, undated
Folder 9: Photos, 1880
Folder 10: Photos, 1900-1910
Folder 11: Photos, 1906
Folder 12: Photos, 1900-1910
Folder 13: Photos, circa 1908
Folder 14: Photos, 1910-1920
Folder 15: Photos, circa 1930
Folder 16: Photos, circa 1930
Folder 17: Photos, circa 1947
Folder 18: Photos, 1944-1945
Folder 19: Photos, circa 1946
Folder 20: Photos, 1946-1947
Folder 21: Photos, 1951
Folder 22: Photos, 1953
Folder 23: Photos, undated
Folder 24: Photos, undated
Folder 25: Photos, undated
Folder 26: Photos, 1936-1940
Box 13: Newspaper clippings, 1897-1967
Folder 1: Clipping, 1897
Folder 2: Clippings, 1914
Folder 3: Clipping, 1902
Folder 4: Clippings, 1913-1916
Folder 5: Clippings, 1917
Folder 6: Clippings, 1918
Folder 7: Clippings, 1920
Folder 8: Clippings, 1921
Folder 9: Clipping, 1926
Folder 10: Clipping, 1934
Folder 11: Clippings, 1936-1942
Folder 12: Clippings, 1944
Folder 13: Clippings, 1945
Folder 14: Clippings, 1947
Folder 15: Clippings, 1947
Folder 16: Clippings, 1950
Folder 17: Clippings, 1951-1953
Folder 18: Clippings, 1953-1955
Folder 19: Clippings, 1957
Folder 20: Clippings, 1958
Folder 21: Article, 1967
Folder 22: Clippings, 1920
Box 14: Printed materials, 1917-1958
Folder 1: Magazine articles, 1921, 1930
Folder 2: Theater program, 1923
Folder 3: "Boomerang", 1946 December
Folder 4: "Tulanian", 1950 March
Folder 5: Benefit program, 1914 November
Folder 6: First aid manual, 1916
Folder 7: New Orleans Bicentennial program, 1917 October
Folder 8: Theater program, 1917 November
Folder 9: War pamphlet, 1917
Folder 10: Red Cross book, 1917
Folder 11: Holiday menu entertainment list, 1918
Folder 12: Political paper, 1918
Folder 13: Political paper, 1918
Folder 14: Church hymns, 1918
Folder 15: Company # 3 history, 1919
Folder 16: Sketches, 1917-1919
Folder 17: Red Cross list of women, 1924
Box 15: Printed materials, 1917-1958
Folder 1: Magazines, 1917
Folder 2: Church record, 1918
Folder 3: Archaeology paper, 1925
Folder 4: Theater arts magazine, 1920
Folder 5: Double Deal Magazine, 1921-1923
Folder 6: Princeton University publication, 1910
Folder 7: Opera program, 1910-1911
Folder 8: Opera program, 1917
Folder 9: Casino program, 1917
Folder 10: Program, 1917
Folder 11: "Maxim's" menu, 1917
Folder 12: Wireless book, 1917
Folder 13: Circus ticket, 1917
Folder 14: Litho painting, 1930
Folder 15: Postcards, 1946
Folder 16: Donation acknowledgment, 1957
Folder 17: Invitation to dedication, 1958
Oversize folder 1: 1902-1951
General newspaper clippings. In folder, two certificates naming Nauman S. Scott notary public, 1913 January 7, 1913 September 10.
Oversize folder 2: 1917-1926
Newspaper clippings in New Orleans papers about Scott's overseas trips. Also examples of her column for the States, "Peggy Passe Partcut," and features articles she wrote, such as the series on Andrew J. Whitefield's trial for murder in 1920.
Oversize folder 3: undated
Newspaper clippings in New Orleans papers about Scott's overseas trips. Also examples of her column for the States, "Peggy Passe Partcut," and features articles she wrote, such as the series on Andrew J. Whitefield's trial for murder in 1920.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence],
[Box 2: Correspondence],
[Box 3: Correspondence],
[Box 4: Correspondence],
[Box 5: Correspondence],
[Box 6: School papers, Red Cross records, and other papers, 1897-1958],
[Box 7: Family papers, 1856-1960],
[Box 8: College papers, 1905-1950],
[Box 9: College papers, 1905-1950],
[Box 10: Scrapbooks, circa 1882-1957],
[Box 11: Address books and other materials, 1910-1957],
[Box 12: Photographs, circa 1890-1957],
[Box 13: Newspaper clippings, 1897-1967],
[Box 14: Printed materials, 1917-1958],
[Box 15: Printed materials, 1917-1958],
[Oversize folder 1: 1902-1951],
[Oversize folder 2: 1917-1926],
[Oversize folder 3: undated],
[All]


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