English, Published edition: Ellis & Allan Company records, Ellis & Allan Company (Richmond, Va.)

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Physical Description
  • 80,000 items.
  • 634 containers.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Ellis &​ Allan Company records, 1795-1889.
Creator
  • Ellis &​ Allan Company (Richmond, Va.)
Physical Description
  • 80,000 items.
  • 634 containers.
Subjects
Summary
  • Business and personal correspondence, journals, ledgers, daybooks, cashbooks, tobacco books, and other records of the firm known variously as Ellis &​ Allan Company, Thomas &​ Charles Ellis, Ellis &​ Sons, and Thomas and Charles Ellis &​ Company of Richmond, Va., general merchants and tobacco traders. Includes records of the counterpart firm in London, Allan &​ Ellis, as well as those of several subsidiary companies organized in Lynchburg and in Amherst County, Va., for the buying and selling of tobacco. Also includes letters from Charles Ellis, Jr., a student at the University of Virginia in the 1830s, describing his activities there; letters from his brother, Thomas H. Ellis, student at the United States Military Academy; and records (1830-1850) of the James River &​ Kanawha Company, chartered to build a canal from Richmond westward along the James River. Other correspondents include William Bolling, Archibald Cary, John Hartwell Cocke, Powhatan Ellis, Armistead Gordon, J. B. Harrison, Carter Page, John Randolph, Thomas M. Randolph, and St. George Tucker. Among names found in the ledgers are those of Peter Francisco, James Monroe, Spencer Roane, and William Wickham.
Notes
  • Microfilm edition of containers 633-634, James N. Ellis's West Point papers, available ; 16,799.
  • Microfilm edition of container 438, Edgar Allan Poe, available ; 19,274.
  • Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1976-1986.
  • Purchase estate of Charles Ellis of Richmond 1901.
  • Collection material in English..
Access Conditions
  • Open to research.
Language
  • English
Standard Number
  • MSS19711
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