Ellen B. Scripps Diaries 1883-1904.
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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...