Stephen Ellis and Co, hardware merchants

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Sales ledger, 1907-1910, containing details of sales to many early settlers in Kenya. Lists names of customers, their purchases and the prices paid. Also includes details of purchases by corporate customers (eg Survey Department, Trigonometry Branch; Veterinary Department; East African Telegraph Department). Individuals include G. Williams, A.H. Wardle, R. H. Wilson, F. H. Blockley. Photograph of the firm's stand at the Kenya Agricultural Society Show, Nairobi, c1939. Bills of sale, c1930-1939 including sale of land in Nairobi township.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stephen Ellis and Company was a hardware store in Nairobi, Kenya. It was purchased by Arthur Ashworth shortly after the first world war. It closed down in 1974.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research although at least 24 hours notice should be given.

Other Finding Aids

Described online to collection-level on the Senate House Libraries archives catalogue, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/dispatcher.aspx?action=search&database=ChoiceArchive&search=priref=110050330