Lilly, Josiah Kirby, 1893-1966

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Josiah K. Lilly, Jr. was born in Indianapolis, Ind. in 1893. He joined the family buiness, Eli Lilly and Co., in 1914. In 1944, he became president of the newly formed Eli Lilly International Corporation, and in 1948, president of the Eli Lilly Company. He was an avid collector of miniature soldiers, coins, postage stamps, and firearms among other things.

From the description of Josiah K. Lilly, Jr. collections photographs [graphic], May 1966. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 174969898

Book collector.

From the description of Papers, 1919-1954. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 703421504

Art collector; Indiana, Ind. and Quisset, Mass.

Collected and commissioned paintings from Frank V. Smith for his estate in Quisset.

From the description of Josiah K. Lilly papers relating to Frank V. Smith, 1946-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122648179

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf [Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. Miscellaneous uncataloged materials, 1883-1948 Indiana University
creatorOf Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867. French literature mss, ca. 1750-1977 Indiana University
creatorOf Whitman, Sarah Helen, 1803-1878. [Collection of newspaper clippings and excerpts from magazines about Edgar Allan Poe.]. Indiana University
creatorOf Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. [Collection of portraits of Poe, with three other pieces.]. Indiana University
creatorOf Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. [Collection of newspaper clippings and one magazine excerpt.]. Indiana University
creatorOf Lilly, Josiah Kirby, 1893-1966. Josiah K. Lilly, Jr. collections photographs [graphic], May 1966. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn English literature mss., 1901-1950 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Lilly, Josiah Kirby, 1893-1966,. U. S. History mss, 1612-1977. Indiana University
creatorOf Stoddard, Elizabeth, 1823-1902. Stories. Indiana University
referencedIn Indiana History mss., 1725-1973 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Wells, Herman B.,. Interview, 1979. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Randall, David Anton, 1905-1975. The first five editions of Izaak Walton's Compleat angler 1653-1676 : the celebrated Cotton-Corser-Ashburnham-Gilbey-Lilly set. Indiana University
referencedIn Black, Mary V., d. 1993. Collection, 1855-1993 (bulk 1899-1993) Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn English literature mss., 1801-1850 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953 Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Lilly, Josiah Kirby, 1893-1966. Papers, 1919-1954. Indiana University
creatorOf Indiana History mss, 1725-1973 Indiana University
creatorOf Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. [A collection of ephemeral printed material by or about, Booth Tarkington], ca. 1943. Indiana University
creatorOf Schneider-Gabriel Galleries (New York, N.Y.). Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn English literature mss., ca. 1750-ca. 1979 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Stephen Collins Foster papers, 1856-1946, 1931-1946 (bulk dates) University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn English literature mss., 1630-1800 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn English literature mss., 1851-1900 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Lilly, Josiah Kirby, 1893-1966. Josiah K. Lilly papers relating to Frank V. Smith, 1946-1962. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Black, Mary V., d. 1993. person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918 person
associatedWith Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. person
associatedWith Grolier Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. person
associatedWith Randall, David Anton, 1905-1975. person
associatedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Rosenbach Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Schneider-Gabriel Galleries (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Frank Vining, 1879-1967. person
associatedWith Stoddard, Elizabeth, 1823-1902. person
associatedWith Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. person
associatedWith Wells, Herman B., person
associatedWith Whitman, Sarah Helen, 1803-1878. person
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Art--Collectors and collecting
Postage stamps--Photographs
Banners--Photographs
Firearms--Photographs
Book collecting
Sailing ships--Photographs
Ship models--Photographs
Military miniatures--Photographs
Booksellers and bookselling--Correspondence
Painting, American
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Birth 1893-09-25

Death 1966

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