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|Named Person:||Charles Ellis; Josiah Ellis; Ellis family.|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ellis family.; Charles Ellis; Josiah Ellis; Powhatan Ellis; Thomas H Ellis; Albert Gallatin; Benjamin Harrison; Andrew Jackson; Ferdinand de Lesseps; J March; C L Mosby; Nelson Page; Gabriel Penn; Robert Tinsley; George Washington
|Reproduction Notes:||George Washington letter is a contemporary duplicate copy.|
The papers of Charles Ellis include: 1809 and 1810 passports, an 1819 deed for Ellis and Allan (tobacco firm), 1824 agreement to dissolve the firm, 1827 appointment as director of Richmond Dock Company; Powhatan Ellis, Mississippi, an 1836 appointment by Andrew Jackson as chargé d'affairs.
The collection also includes the papers of Thomas H. Ellis: 1850 letter from Ferdinand de Lesseps concerning military importance of the James River and Kanawha Canal, 1848 letter from Nelson Page to his sister congratulating her on her marriage to Ellis, 1857 letter from J. March, Paris, about developing Virginia's resources and transportation, 1869 commission at Virginia Military Institute.
Also included are a 1789 printed list of the cargo on three ships, an 1851 C.L. Mosby letter, stock certificates from North River Navigation Company and Farmers Bank of Virginia, an 1802 circular about duty-free cotton trade on the Mississippi River signed by Albert Gallatin, an 1801 note to Israel Whilen, and an undated duplicate copy of a letter from George Washington to Benjamin Harrison concerning low stock of ammunition and clothing during the American Revolution.