Francis Perry Elliott

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Francis Perry Elliott (July 29, 1861 – 1924) was a writer and educator. [1] Some of his works were adapted to film. His novel Pals First was staged [2] and adapted into two films. Frederick Townsend Martin illustrated his book The Haunted Pajamas . [3]


Early life

Elliott was born on July 29, 1861, in Nashville, Tennessee. His parents were William F. and Mary E. Elliott. [1]

Elliott attended Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt University. [1]


From 1883 to 1890, Elliot worked at schools in Tennessee and Mississippi, either as a teacher or superintendent. In Jackson, Tennessee, Elliot was head of a high school. [1]

Elliot worked as a professor of English literature at Belmont University for six years. [1]

From 1896 to 1898, Elliot was headmaster of a school in Tarrytown, New York. [1]

From 1898 to 1900, Elliot was associated with the publisher Harper Brothers. [1]

Elliot edited magazines including Home, The New Age , and The Great Southwest . [1]

Personal life

Elliott married Winifred McKenzie Payne of Keokuk, Iowa on September 22, 1897. [1]



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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "Francis P. Elliot to be Buried in Keokuk, Author and Educator Born Here Died Wednesday in Arizona". The Tennessean. August 15, 1924. p. 9. Retrieved April 24, 2020 via
  2. "Francis Perry Elliott". Playbill.
  3. Brayley, Arthur Wellington; Tarbell, Arthur Wilson; Chapple, Joe Mitchell (April 24, 1912). "National magazine". Chapple Publishing Company, Ltd. via Google Books.
  4. "The New Books: The Gift of Abou Hassan, by Francis Perry Elliott". The Outlook. January 18, 1913. pp. 141–144.
  5. "Pals First by Francis Perry Elliott". The New York Times . April 15, 1915. p. 69.
  6. "Fiction: Pals First". The Unpopular Review (5–6). Henry Holt. 1915.