Ellis, Edward Robb

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Ellis, Edward Robb Gender: M
born on 22 February 1911 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Kewanee, Illinois, 41n15, 89w55
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°43' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°47 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

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