Record

Authorised form of nameEllis; Sir; Henry (1777 - 1869)
Dates1777 - 1869
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth29 November 1777
Place of deathBedford Square, London
Date of death15 January 1869
ActivityEducation:
Merchant Taylor's School; St John's College, Oxford. BCL (1802)
Career:
Assistant, Bodleian Library (1798); Assistant Keeper of Printed Books, British Museum (1805); Keeper (1806-1827); Principal Librarian, British Museum; Knight of Hanover (1832); resigned from the British Museum (1856)
Honours:
Kt 1833
Memberships:
FSA
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/05/1811
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/27181148
Royal Society codeNA3268
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/20/10Some account of the appearances of the Solar Spots, as seen from the Hereford, on the 15th & 16th of May 1836 during and after the Solar Eclipse6 June 1836
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
DM/6/24Letter from Sir Henry Ellis to C R Weld, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society23 January 1856
DM/6/18Letter from Sir Henry Ellis to C R Weld, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society31 May 1855
DM/6/25Letter from Sir Henry Ellis to C R Weld, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society22 January 1856
AP/23/9Experiments made on a piece of Pena Silver, as to its capability of holding water; saved from the Lady Charlotte, wrecked on the Coast of Ireland in December 1838 January 1839
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MS/425/1Copy letter, John William Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society, to Henry Ellis, British Museum 13 December 1830
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
DM/2/51Letter from Henry Ellis, British Museum, to P M Roget27 December 1829
EC/1811/10Ellis, Sir Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/165Letter from Henry Ellis, [Assistant Keeper of Printed Books], British Museum, to Davies Gilbert, President of the Royal Society30 December 1828
MC/1/172Letter from Edward Sabine, 1 Devonshire Place, to Dr. Peter Mark Roget, 39 Bernard Street13 July 1829
MC/2/224Letter from Henry Ellis, [Principal Librarian at the] British Museum, to John David Roberton, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]14 October 1836
MC/5/173Letter from Henry Ellis, Principal Librarian at the British Museum, to Colonel [Edward] Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society26 July 1854
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView