Dr Ellis Henry Ellis papers

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence and papers of Dr Ellis Henry Ellis and his family, both professional and family related material. It includes professional certificates and copies of birth, marriage and death certificates.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ellis Henry Ellis, (1848-1882), of Bangor, was a physician and surgeon, and a man of wide ranging cultural interests. He was the second son and one of ten children of Dr Henry Ellis, also a surgeon who ran an apothecary business at High Street, Bangor. E.H. Ellis's eldest sister Catherine, to whom many of the letters in this collection are addressed, was one of the first women to aspire to a medical career and began her studies at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London. However, her medical career was ended by her father's's sudden death in 1869, and for the rest of her life involved herself in social work, being one of the pioneers in the development of reading facilities for the blind in North Wales. Another sister was Grace Ellis, Assistant Librarian at University of Wales, Bangor, formerly University College of North Wales.


Papers have been arranged according to type and then in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2001

Other Finding Aids

Item level word processed list is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 24824-25093.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Papers of Dr Henry Ellis and son. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 606-611, 9810-9858, 20581-20582.

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