From Kook Science
Photo accompanying Worlds Within article, c. 1937
|Born||14 October 1896|
San Francisco, California
|Died||7 February 1954 (57)|
Carmel Highlands, Monterey Co., California 
|Alma mater||Stanford University (1920)|
|Spouse(s)||Olga K. Swanson (m. 1936; dv. 1949)|
Whittier "Whit" Will Wellman (October 14, 1896 - February 7, 1954) was an American author and poet who contributed to a variety of national magazines and California newspapers.
- Wellman, W. W. (Jan. 1936), "The Magic Benaga", Top-Notch (Street & Smith Pub.)
- Wellman, Whittier W. (Aug. 1936), "Trouble Raced South", Top-Notch (Street & Smith Pub.)
- Wellman, Whit (Oct. 1938), "The Cave of Souls", Thrilling Adventures (Standard Magazines)
- Wellman, Whit (June 1939), "Filming Spirits of the 'Dead'", True Mystic Science (Continental News): 18-21
- Wellman, Whit (July 1939), "Filming Spirits of the 'Dead' (Conclusion)", True Mystic Science (Continental News): 42-46
Wellman was a syndicated columnist in the Five Star Weekly (1935-'37), a magazine supplement distributed with a variety of California newspapers. These included recurring columns' entitled Over the Captain's Coffee Cup: Travel Tales from Everywhere, Reminiscences of a Rover, and Worlds Within, as well as feature stories and works of short fiction.
- Wellman, Whit (23 May 1936), "Weird Power of 'Death Ray' Told by Inventor; Strange 'Life Rays' Used To Revive Animals; Electric Chair Gives Health; Francis Cook’s Novel 'Death Ray’ Cuts Through Wood Six Inches Thick", Five Star Weekly 9 (68): 2-A, https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=SPNP19360523.2.167&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1 — re: Francis Cook
- Wellman, Whit (Oct. 1936), "'Meet The Alluring Widow Whose Kiss Is Death'; She's Comely, But Deadly — Woos Her Husband, Then Eats Him", Five Star Weekly, https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92070146/1936-10-11/ed-1/seq-13/
- Wellman, Whit (2 Jan. 1937), "'Automatic Writing' Reveals Strange Secrets; Oahspe, History Of World For Past 24,000 Years, 'Told' To Medium", Five Star Weekly: 3, https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92070146/1937-01-03/ed-1/seq-9/ — re: John Ballou Newbrough
- Pacheo, Romaldo 'Beast'; Wellman, Whit (Jan.-Apr. 1937), "I Have Lived a Thousand Years; Beginning a Soldier of Fortune's Adventurous Autobiography — 1000 Years of Experience Telescoped Into 40 Years of Action", Five Star Weekly
- Wellman, Whit (12 June 1937), "Spirit Pictures - Or Photo Trickery? Famed Investigator Shows Astounding Psychographs To Societies On West Coast As Scientists Wonder About Phenomena Of 'Thought Photos'", Five Star Weekly: 8, https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92070146/1937-06-13/ed-1/seq-16/ — re: James P. Skelton
- Wellman, Whit (July-Sept. 1936), "The Emerald Buddha", Five Star Weekly — serialised in 8 chapters
- Wellman, Whit (Dec. 1936), "Tiger! Tiger!", Five Star Weekly
- "Body Found In Ashes of Cabin Blaze", The Californian (Salinas, CA): 1, 8 Feb. 1954, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/518690170/, "Body of a man believed to be Whit Wellman, a freelance writer, was found this morning in the ashes of a cabin fire at the Carmel Highlands, Coroner Elmer Machado said today. The fire which broke out about 11:30 o'clock last night burned the cabin to the ground at the end of Highlands avenue. Mr. Machado said the writer was believed to be living in the cabin and the body is presumed to be Mr. Wellman's. The body was discovered about 10:30 a.m. today by Dr. H. J. Templeton who lives nearby, according to the Monterey county sheriff's substation."
- "Identify Man Killed In Fire Near Carmel", Santa Cruz Sentinel: 10, 10 Feb. 1954, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/58953899/, "Wellman, recently a free-lance writer, had lived over the garage which formed a wing of the house owned by Miss Ann Cattell. It burned late Sunday, several hours after he was last seen entering a cab in Carmel. Wellman was employed by the family firm, Wellyman-Peck Co., before moving here 15 years ago. He was born in Alameda and attended Stanford University. His wife died in 1952."