USD History Professor Documents Ellen Browning Scripps’ Legacy

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Inside USD--Although the city of La Jolla officially became part of the city of San Diego in 1850, it could be argued that its foundation wasn’t truly laid until Ellen Browning Scripps arrived in 1896.

Scripps — the daughter of James Mogg Scripps and Ellen Mary (Saunders) Scripps and part of a wealthy family that created a national newspaper empire — enjoyed a 96-year life in which she was a “journalist, suffragette, investor and philanthropist,” according to USD associate history professor Molly McClain (pictured, right), who is working on a biography of Scripps’ life. (Full Story Inside USD)

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