Ellis, Edward Robb
|born on||22 February 1911 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Kewanee, Illinois, 41n15, 89w55|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||02°43' 16°47 Asc. 24°28'|
American diarist and journalist who worked in New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Chicago, and New York City.
Ellis also worked as a newspaper reporter in Chicago and New York City. Ellis began his diary in 1927 as a teenager and wrote for more than 70 years, nearly every day totaling a volume for each year.
He also authored books on the Great Depression and New York City, as well as a study of suicide. According to his book A Diary of the Century, his diaries were to go to the Fales Library at New York University after his death.
He died on September 7, 1998.
Sy Scholfield quotes Edward Robb Ellis, "A Diary of the Century: Tales from America's Greatest Diarist - (New York: Kodansha, 1996), p. 4: "I was born at 5 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 1911, in my paternal grandfather's Victorian house in Kewanee, Illinois, population 16,000, some 135 miles southwest of Chicago."
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist