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Edward Ellice and family fonds [textual record (chiefly microform), graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

12.1 cm of textual records: originals.
20 microfilm reels.
23 watercolours: watercolour on pencil.
4 drawings: pencil, pen, black ink.
3 paintings: miniatures.
2.35 m of textual records: photocopies.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of microfilmed Edward Ellice and family correspondence and papers, relating to the North American interests of the Hon. Edward Ellice, Sr., and papers of his father, Alexander Ellice and son, Edward Ellice, Jr. In addition, there are land records; diary of Jane Ellice, wife of Edward Ellice Jr.; Ellice-Rose correspondence, and Ellice-Richardson letter. Fonds also consists of art works by Katherine Ellice which depict: sailors, passengers and cabins on the H.M.S. Hastings, and the first view of Quebec from the ship; views of and around Katherine Jane Ellice's father-in-law's seigneury at Beauharnois and several interior scenes; portraits of various people including Lady Emily and Lady Mary Lambton (daughters of Lord Durham), William Colbourne, Joseph Papineau (father of Louis-Joseph), Mrs. Eglantine Balfour ("Tina", her sister), St. Regis Indians and a self-portrait (her image reflected in a mirror); image of rebels at Beauharnois. Also included are portrait miniatures of Ellice family members painted by Sir William Charles Ross (1794/95-1860) include the Right Honourable Edward Ellice (1781-1863), his son Edward Ellice Jr. (1810-1880), and Katherine Jane Ellice, née Balfour (ca. 1814-1864), who was the wife of Edward Ellice Jr.

Textual records: microform
Textual records
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access through an art archivist
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Art material: No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright expired.
Textual records: The microfilmed records are available for consultation. However, no reproduction in any form is permitted without the written authorization of the National Library of Scotland, Department of Manuscripts, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW.

Textual records The finding aid is a descriptive listing for the Ellice papers in chronological and in alphabetical order by author. Part 1, in chronological sequence, serves only the reorganized copyflow and volumes 49 and 51. MSS0411 90 (Electronic)

Textual records Part 2 of the finding aid in alphabetical sequence serves both the "A" microfilm and the copyflow. This finding aid provides a descriptive list organized alphabetically by name. In addition to name, each description provides the date, subject, page numbers, microfilm reel numbers and page numbers on the reels. MSS0411 90 (Electronic)

Textual records The letterbooks (reel A-886) contain indexes not included in this finding aid. 90 (Microform)

Biography / Administrative history

The Hon. Edward Ellice Sr., 1781-1863, politician and businessman, was the son of Alexander Ellice, 1743-1805. He pursued a political career in England and a business career in Canada. He was director of the Hudson's Bay Company and partner in the firm of Inglis, Ellice & Co. of Montreal. His son, Edward Ellice Jr., 1810-1880, pursued a political and diplomatic career in England, including acting as private secretary to Lord Durham in Canada, 1838. Edward Ellice Jr. was the only son of Ellice Sr., and was private secretary to Lord Durham in Russia (1832) and Canada (1838). Katherine Jane Ellice (née Balfour) married Edward Ellice Jr.

Additional information

Location of originals note
The originals of most of the papers of Edward Ellice and his family were deposited in the National Library of Scotland by Russell Ellice.

Subject heading

1. Ellice family, 1770-1934 Hudson's Bay Company, 1857-1877.
2. Businessmen - Canada, 1770-1934 John Rose, 1857-1877.
3. Politicians - Great Britain, [1770-1934] Beauharnois (Quebec, Province), 1817-1872.
4. Great Britain - Politics and government, [1770-1934]
5. Land - Quebec (Province), 1817-1852.
6. Seigniorial tenure - Quebec (Province), 1817-1852.
7. Godmanchester (Quebec:Township) - Land, 1817-1852.
8. Hinchinbrook (Quebec:Township) - Land, 1817-1852.
9. Clifton (Quebec:Township) - Land, 1817-1852.
10. Jane Ellice - Diary, 1838.
11. Politics - Canada, 1857-1877.
12. Politics - Great Britain, [1770-1934]
13. Railroads - Canada - Finance, 1857-1877.
14. Fur trade - Canada, 1857-1877.
15. Business enterprises - Canada, 1770-1934.


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Related control no.

1. 1990-215 DAP
2. 2010-00397-7