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A Guide to the John Ebert "Brick" Elliott Papers, 1934-1971
John Ebert "Brick" Elliott was born in 1887 in Bozeman, Montana. He earned his BA degree in geology and mining from Stanford and served briefly as chief statistician and scout for Associated Oil Company before becoming a field geologist in Venezuela for the Caribbean Petroleum Company, 1912 to 1913. He then worked as the first American geologist hired by Shell Oil Company, and served with Shell until 1920, additionally serving as an assistant professor at Stanford while in California. He went on to design and develop the first successful rotary core drill, and he developed his own geological and consulting engineering firm as well as an oil company. He relocated his practice in geology and petroleum engineering to Austin in 1944.
Elliott was the recipient of the Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers in 1962. He served as vice president of the AAPG, 1928 to 1929, and was named an Honorary Member in 1970. He died in Austin in 1980. His wife, Mrs. Ruth P. Elliott, made a gift to the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin to establish the John E. (Brick) Elliott Centennial Professorship in Geological Sciences in 1982. She felt that her husband had benefited greatly from his association with the university and with associates who were university alumni.
Department of Geological Sciences Newsletter, The University of Texas at Austin, September 1982. Found online at http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/books/landscapes/publications/txu-oclc-9957503-31/txu-oclc-9957503-31.pdf
The John Ebert "Brick" Elliott Papers, 1934-1971, is comprised of two scrapbooks, which contain pamphlets, clippings, and postcards regarding Texas and UT athletic events; Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, and John Connally in the 1968 presidential race; Texas Rangers; and the Chisholm Trail. The collection also includes field books, maps, research notes, and articles relating to geology.
This collection is open for research use.
These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
John Ebert "Brick" Elliott Papers, 1934-1971, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.