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.
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.