Edward Robb Ellis (February 22, 1911 – September 7, 1998) was a diarist and journalist who worked in New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Chicago, and New York City. Born in Kewanee, Illinois, 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.

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  • Edward Robb Ellis (February 22, 1911 – September 7, 1998) was a diarist and journalist who worked in New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Chicago, and New York City. Born in Kewanee, Illinois, 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 was believed to be the most prolific known diarist in the history of American letters; his diary is estimated to total 22 million words. He was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the world's longest diary, until the journals of Rev. Robert Shields, crammed with minutiae of daily living to the tune of 37.5 million words, were revealed in 1994. Ellis 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 bequeathed to the Fales Library at New York University after his death. (en)
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  • Edward Robb Ellis (February 22, 1911 – September 7, 1998) was a diarist and journalist who worked in New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Chicago, and New York City. Born in Kewanee, Illinois, 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. (en)
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