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Guide to the Ellen Browning Scripps Collection
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The Ellen Browning Scripps Collection contains correspondence, financial material, newspaper business documents, travel materials, diaries, and materials documenting Ellen Browning Scripps's many philanthropic activities. Her philanthropies include Scripps College, Scripps Clinic and Hospital, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and many other local and national projects, organizations, and institutions. The collection covers the years 1840 to 2000 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1880 to 1936. This collection also contains materials of J.C. Harper, E.W. Scripps, and other family members, business acquaintances and friends who had close relationships to Ellen Browning Scripps.
Ellen Browning Scripps, educator, publisher, and philanthropist, was born on October 18, 1836. Her middle name "Browning" commemorates the minister who converted her grandmother and baptized her mother. Ellen lived with her parents on 13 South Molton Street in St. George Parish, London, until the death of her mother in 1841. She was then placed in a boarding school for three years.
70 cubic feet
Property rights reside with Scripps College. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.
This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff. Glass plate negatives in box 2 are restricted to staff use only.