Ellison Correspondence mss., 1875-1945
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Ellison, Robert Spurrier
Ellison Correspondence mss., 1875-1945
Materials are in English.
The Ellison Correspondence mss. consist
of correspondence of Robert Spurrier Ellison, 1875-1945, relating to his collection
of Western Americana.
This collection is open for research.
An oil producer, Ellison was from Casper, Wyoming, vice-president of Midwest
Refining Company, and dedicated to preserving historic reminders of pioneer
Scope and Content Note
It is mainly letters of William H. Murray, book scout, to Mr. Ellison relating to
the Joseph Lane and Joel Palmer mss. Some of the Lane material mentioned by Murray
is not included in the Lane collection as it was turned over to the Indiana
University Library. Photographs added to the collection include two of Buffalo Bill
Cody. A folder of printed brochures and leaflets and a folder of newspaper
clippings, 1904-1944, complete the collection.
Six letters from General William Carey Brown, 1934-1937, dealing with the Battle of
Little Big Horn, 7th regiment U. S. cavalry with a list of men in companies A-F, and
personal matters; a letter from Mrs. Elizabeth (Bacon) Custer about autographing a
Custer booklet, Feb. 19, 1927, and letters from Frank Phillips, Oct. 30, 1940, and
Leon C. Phillips, Oct. 31, 1940, to Clarence Isaiah Pontius dealing with a farewell
party on the retirement of Ellison as president of Stanolind Crude Oil & Pipe
Line Company and as local president of the Boy Scouts of America.
Correspondents include Horace Marden Albright, William Alonzo Allen, Paul McClelland
Angle, Clarence Booth Bagley, Lucy Ball, Frances (Birkhead) Beard, Herbert Cody
Blake, William Cody Bradford, Morris Henry Briggs, Earl Alonzo Brininstool, William
Carey Brown, Robert Bruce, Miles Cannon, Horace Bailey Carroll, George Mosely
Chandler, Orrin Sylvester Clark, Courtney Ryley Cooper, Robert Ernest Cowan,
Elizabeth (Bacon) Custer, Glen Dawson, Charles P. Deatherage, Peter Decker, Frederic
M. De Witt, Fred Dustin, Charles Francis Eberstadt, Robert Spurrier Ellison, Edwin
P. Essick, Anna Maria (Vincent) Green, Frank J. Green, Daniel Wallace Greenburg,
James Bradshaw Griffith, William J. Hamilton, Grace Raymond Hebard, William Francis
Hooker, John Gilson Howell, Charles Kelly, Andrew Jenson, John Alexander Kress, John
Thomas Lee, Alexander Leggat, Clarence Guy Littell, Francis Marion Lockard, Fred
Lockley, James Fairfax Loughborough, A. William Lund, Douglas Crawford McMurtrie,
Andrew J. McNemee, Joseph G. Masters, William H. Murray, Chase Salmon Osborn, Alson
Bowles Ostrander, Frank Phillips, Leon C. Phillips, C. F. Robertson, John Elijah
Rosser, Joseph Schafer, Charles Angelo Siringo, Charles Wesley Smith, George W.
Soliday, Elsa Spear, Frank V. Stearns, Louise Stegner, Isabel Allis (Brown) Stuart,
Zena Irma Trinka, George Burwell Utley, Herman Lansing Vail, Stallo Vinton, and
Harry Leon Wilson.
Photographs added to the collection include two of Buffalo Bill Cody. A folder of
printed brochures and leaflets and a folder of newspaper clippings, 1904-1944,
complete the collection.
Ellison mss. II, also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana
University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Acquired: 1946, 1947, 1967, 1991
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Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly
[Item], Ellison Correspondence mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University,
Processed by Staff.
Completed in 2013
Correspondence. 1935, Jan.-Aug.
Correspondence. 1935, Sept.-Nov. 15
Correspondence. 1935, Nov.16-Dec.
Correspondence. 1936, Jan.-Mar.
Correspondence. 1936, Apr.-Jun.
Correspondence. 1936, Jul.-Dec.