Lilly, Eli, 1885-1977

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Epithet: philanthropist and pharmacologist, President Eli Lilly and Company

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Eli Lilly was an Indianapolis pharmaceutical heir and magnate, philanthropist, and avocational archaeologist and historian.

From the description of Papers, 1937-1961. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 27350174

Lilly was an Indianapolis manufacturing chemist, corporate official, and philanthropist. He was born in Indianapolis, the son of Josiah Kirby Lilly. He graduated from Shortridge High School, and took a pharmaceutical degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1907. In that year he began work for the Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company. He served as vice president of the company from 1920 to 1932; president from 1932 to 1948, and became chairman in 1948. As a philanthropist, he aided numerous artistic, historic and educational organizations in the state, and served on the boards of numerous schools and foundations. He married Evelyn Fortune in 1907; he married his second wife, Ruth Allison, in 1927.

Evelyn Fortune Bartlett was the daughter of Indianapolis publisher William Fortune. She married Eli Lilly in 1927, and later married Frederic Clay Bartlett of Massachusetts.

From the description of Application for Marriage Licenses, 1907 August 27. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 19771590

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referencedIn Economic History of Indiana in the Twentieth Century, 1976-1980 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
creatorOf Eldridge, James Anthony, 1920-1978. Papers, 1941-1978. Indiana University
creatorOf Lilly, Eli, 1885-1977. Application for Marriage Licenses, 1907 August 27. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Vol. V. Dec. 1943-March 1950.ff. 1-229. Papers and correspondents include:American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ AssociationAmerican tour, May 1945Canadian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association Medal of HonourCitation of Purple HeartFellowship Am... British Library
referencedIn C. F. Voegelin Papers, 1934-1970 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Chambers, William A., 1898-1985. Papers, 1971-1985. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950. Papers, 1903-1950. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Biography of William Fortune, 1986 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Preservers of the Past: Indiana's County Historical Societies, 1995-1997 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Johnson, Allan R. Letter, 1956 May 24, Boston [to] Allan R. Johnson, Minneapolis, MN / Helen W. Bacon. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986. Papers, 1836-1968. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Frank G. Speck Papers, 1903-1950 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Lilly, Eli, 1885-1977. Papers, 1937-1961. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Stephen Collins Foster papers, 1856-1946, 1931-1946 (bulk dates) University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf [Eli Lilly (1885-1977), biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Historic Preservation in Indiana, 1981-1982 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Lilly family. Correspondence, 1917-1918. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn James B. Griffin papers, 1922-1997 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Eldridge mss., 1941-1978 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Householder, John C. John C. Householder collection [graphic], ca. 1920-1981. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wells, Herman B.,. Interview, 1979. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Griffin, James B. (James Bennett), 1905-1997. James B. Griffin papers, 1922-1997. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Bartlett, Evelyn Fortune, b. 1887. person
associatedWith Chambers, William A., 1898-1985. person
associatedWith Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith Eldridge, James Anthony, 1920-1978. person
associatedWith Episcopal Church. corporateBody
associatedWith Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. person
associatedWith Griffin, James B. (James Bennett), 1905-1997. person
associatedWith Householder, John C. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Allan R. person
associatedWith Ligon, Ernest Mayfield, 1897- person
associatedWith Lilly family. family
associatedWith Schliemann, Heinrich, 1822-1890. person
associatedWith Smith, Leona Jones. person
associatedWith Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950. person
associatedWith Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986. person
associatedWith Wells, Herman B., person
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Wawasee, Lake (Ind.)
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Indians of North America--Antiquities
Authors, American
Marriage license
Moral education
Archaeology
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Children--Conduct of life
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Birth 1885-04-01

Death 1977-01-24

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