Papers of James J. Ellis

Scope and Content

[Privately] printed letters of James J. Ellis, from Dharapuram, South India; Nos 1-21 (first series), February 1913-June 1915; Numbers 1-14 (second series), June 1916-February 1923 (no. 11 missing); Numbers 1-14 (third series), April 1923-January 1934.

Administrative / Biographical History

Reverend James J. Ellis, MSc, BD, served as a missionary with the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (the Methodist Missionary Society from 1932) in South India. He was stationed at Dharapuram in the Trichinopoly District.

Reference: Deposit information

Access Information

Open. Access to all bona fide researchers. All papers held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre will be viewed at the Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department. Please contact the University Archivist for further information.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited with Selly Oak Colleges, 15 Oct 1979, by Ellis' son.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

Following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges and the University of Birmingham in 1999 the custodial ownership of collections belonging to the Selly Oak Colleges and held at the Orchard Learning and Resource Centre (OLRC) was transferred to the University. These collections now form part of the University's Special Collections Department and are available for consultation at the Main Library on the University's Edgbaston Campus.

Related Material

The Orchard Learning Resources Centre and the University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department holds a rich collection of archives relating to missions, charities and other religious and ecclesiastical organisations and individuals.