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Ellison mss. II, 1857-1940

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
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Ellison, Robert Spurrier

Ellison mss. II, 1857-1940

Collection No.
LMC 1324

21 items

Materials are in English.

The Ellison mss. II, 1857-1940, consist of copies of articles, talks, extracts, etc. that were duplicates in the Ellison collection at the Harold B. Lee Library of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

An oil producer, Ellison was from Casper, Wyoming, vice-president of Midwest Refining Company, and dedicated to preserving historic reminders of pioneer virtues.


The materials are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include correspondence, memorandum books, overland diaries, journals of travel by water, accounts of skirmishes with Indians, and transportation in the Far West.

Related Material

Ellison Correspondence mss., Ellison mss., also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 1994
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Ellison mss. II, Lilly Library, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Staff.

Completed in 2013

Box 1 Folder 1: A-D

"Ben Clark, Pioneer Frontsman [sic] Dies By His Own Hand." Extract from The El Reno Daily Democrat, Friday, July 24, 1914.

T.(carbon) 1p.

Re: Ben Clark. Oklahoma, Genealogy and Biography. Chapman Publishing Co., Chicago. Mar. 1901

T.(carbon) 2p.

Ben Clark's, story as told to Fred Bard. Battle of the Washita, Death of Capt. Hamilton.

T.(carbon) 6p.

Brill, Charles J. The Men Whom Custer Forgot: What happen to Elliot's Troops in the Washita Massacre.

T.(carbon) 9p.

Cunningham, Alex as told to Edward Burnett. Story of Alex Cunningham and Calamity Jane. 1928

T.(carbon) 4p.

Folder 2: Ellison, R. S.

Ellison, R. S. Foreword. (re: the Pony Express). Mar.7, 1934.

T.(carbon) 10p.

__________. Fort Bridger as a Frontier Army Post. Read at Casper Literary Club, 2-20-30.

T.(carbon) 24p.

__________. Jim Bridger's Old Trading House. Prepared for the Casper Literary Club, Nov. 1, 1928. 

T.(carbon) [3]p.

__________. John "Portugee" Phillips and His Famous Ride. Aug. 8, 1940.

T.(carbon) 7p.

__________. The Red Buttes Indian Fight.

T.(carbon) 13p.

Folder 3: F-L

Groshon, Lulie Carter. The True Story of Fort Bridger c. 1924.

T.(carbon) 9p.(2 copies)

[Hebard, Grace Raymond] Sacajawea.

T.(carbon) [19]p.

Lemly, Capt. H. R. The Passing of Crazy Horse. T.(carbon) 4p. and Lee, Maj.-Gen. Jesse M. he Capture and Death of An Indian Chieftain. T.(carbon) 12p.

Folder 4: M-Z

McCarthy, Frank. A Brief History of the Oregon Trail, The Pony Express, and Overland Stage Routes in Wyoming Mar. 15, 1926.

T.(carbon) 10p.

Pennock, Isaac B. Diary Of Isaac B. Pennock, First Sergeant, Company I, 11th Kansas Cavalry, from May 8th, 1865 to Sept. 25th, 1865.

T.(carbon) 43p.

Reports of General Terry and Major Reno, re: The Battle of The Little Big Horn. Extracts from "Message from the President of the United States to the second session of the forty-fourth Congress." G.P.O., 1876

T.(carbon) 9p.

Whitcomb, Hallie. Stage Line and Pony Express.

T.(carbon) [3]p.(2 copies)

Folder 5: Unknown

[author / title unknown] "Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory. July 28, 1857" ... [extracts from a diary?July 28, 1857-Jan. 23, 1859] 

T.(carbon) 46p.(2 copies)