Geoffrey Scott

Author Geoffrey Scott, a close friend of Edith Wharton, was an architect who redesigned “I Tatti,” Bernard Berenson’s Florentine villa. At the time of his death, at age 45, Scott was editor of Colonel Ralph H. Isham’s Malahide Castle collection of Boswell’s papers. In his afterward to The Portrait of Zélide, Richard Dunn notes that Scott’s short-lived romance with Vita Sackville-West stimulated him to live up to his lover’s growing literary reputation. He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Portrait of Zélide.