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Ellen Browning Scripps was born in Parish, London on October 18, 1836. Ellen was exposed to books and publishing at an early age. Her grandfather was an accomplished publisher and her father, James Mogg Scripps was a successful bookbinder. In 1844, after the death of her mother, her father and her five siblings moved to the United States. The family settled in Rushville, Illinois. Ellen attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois where she graduated with honors in mathematics. She was the...
A rapidly growing California population in the late 1950s prompted the Regents of the University of California to explore the possibility of adding new campuses in an attempt to meet the state's escalating need for higher education. Enrollment projections suggested that the University would require three new campuses by 1970 to meet the rising demand. After selecting Santa Cruz and San Diego as new outposts for the University, the Regents undertook a search to discover a campus site in the South...
Founded in 1903 and became the Scripps Institution for Biological Research of the University of California in 1912 and then the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1925. From the description of Records, 1903-1912. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 154303092 ...