Dr Henry Ellis Additional Papers

Scope and Content

Comprises medical officer's relief books for the Caernarfonshire district, 1857 - 1864, compiled by Dr Henry Ellis. Includes material relating to diseases prevalent among the poor in the Bangor and Llanfairfechan areas in particular. Some pages have been pasted over with newspaper cuttings of articles on various topics written by Dr Ellis Henry Ellis during 1877 - 1879.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Ellis (died 1869) was a physician and surgeon at Bangor in north Wales. Dr Ellis also ran an apothecary business at High Street, Bangor with his second son Ellis Henry Ellis (1848-1882), also a physician and a man of wide ranging cultural interests. Henry Ellis and his wife Anne had nine other children including Catherine (1846-1922), the eldest daughter, who was one of the first women to undertake training as a medical doctor. She began studying at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London but her medical career was ended by her father's sudden death in 1869. For the rest of her life she was involved in social work, including the pioneering development of reading facilities for the blind in north Wales. Another of Henry Ellis' daughters, Grace Ellis, was Assistant Librarian at the University of Wales, Bangor.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 391-395

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Dr Henry Ellis Papers and Dr Ellis Henry Ellis Papers . Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub .