These papers consist of photocopies of a diary, 1891 to 1893, and of her letters to her husband written from Pacific Grove,
1898 to 1904; as well as a typescript poem and a copy of her book UNICORNS BROWSING AT DAWN (1942). Subjects covered in the
diary include faculty housing on Alvarado, anecdotes on faculty members and administrators, opening day exercises, the popularity
of bicycles on campus, and other aspects of the early days of Stanford University. The letters were written while Ellen was
staying in Pacific Grove with the children, and some include notes by the children. She writes of their walks and excursions
to the beach, the children's health, her writing and reading, and news of university affairs in the press, most notably the
Ellen Coit Elliott, wife of Orrin Leslie Elliott, Stanford University's first registrar, was the author of several books of
poetry and an autobiography, IT HAPPENED THIS WAY; AMERICAN SCENE.
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