Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Ellison mss., 1790-1949, consist of materials compiled by Robert Spurrier Ellison, 1875-1945, oil producer. Ellison was from Casper, Wyoming, vice-president of Midwest Refining Company, and dedicated to preserving historic reminders of pioneer virtues.

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

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 1946-1951

Collection size: 249 items

Related manuscripts: Ellison mss. II, Ellison Correspondence mss.

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.