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Papers, (microform)

Papers, 1843-1895
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  • Papers, 1843-1895, of Thomas H. Ellis of Richmond, Virginia and Chicago, Illinois. Includes correspondence, mainly dealing with the affairs of the Southern Historical Society and Virginia Historical Society, with a few pieces relating to Thomas H. Ellis' business activities. Ellis was an avid antiquarian and historian and was actively involved in the Southern Historical Society and the Virginia Historical Society. Correspondents include Robert Alonzo Brock, James Lyons, and Thomas Hicks Wynne. Also ncluded is correspondence regarding Hollywood Cemetery and an article entitled "Young Virginians in Chicago", 1882, for the Richmond Standard
  • Correspondence is included, chiefly copies, of the Civil War letters of Thomas Taylor Munford, 1862-1863. Correspondents include Robert Hall Chilton, Richard S. Ewell, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jeb Stuart. Topics include troop movements, raids, and promotions. Also of note is a copy of the muster roll of the The Virginia Life Guards, Richmond, Virginia, which was misattributed as belonging to the 3rd Virginia Infantry. The Virginia Life Guards became Company B, 15th Virginia Infantry
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Thomas Harding Ellis, son of Charles Ellis of Richmond, Virginia, was born in 1814. He graduated from the University of Virginia and went to Mexico to serve as the secretary of the American legation there. In 1841 he returned to Richmond and took control of the family tobacco business. He served as President of the Hollywood Cemetery Company from 1847-1856. In 1853 the family business was dissolved whereupon Ellis succeeded John Young Mason as president of the James River and Kanawha Canal Company. He continued in that capacity through the Civil War, also serving as a colonel in the Richmond Home Guards. In 1868 he partnered with Matthew Fontaine Maury to form a real estate firm. The partners went separate ways in 1870, when Ellis journeyed to Chicago. In that city he worked as president of the Bank of Chicago. After resigning that position Ellis spent the final thirteen years of his life in association with the Auditor’s Office of the United States Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. He died on 11 April 1898 while visiting his sister in Richmond and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
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Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Papers, (microform)
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
Base of film
safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
silver halide
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
low reduction ratio
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Specific material designation
microfilm reel
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