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The Ellen Browning Scripps Collection contains correspondence, financial material, newspaper business documents, travel materials, diaries, photographs, 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.

 
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