Florida Scott-Maxwell

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Florida Pier Scott-Maxwell was born in Orange Park, Florida in 1883. At age 20 she began a career as a short story writer. In 1910 she married and went to live in her husband's native Scotland, where she worked for women's suffrage, wrote books and plays, and tended her flowers and children. At age 50, she began training for a career as an analytical psychologist, studying under C. G. Jung. These passages are excerpted from a journal she kept when she was in her 80s and in frail health, published in 1968 by Alfred Knopf as The Measure of My Days. (1985)

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