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Ellis, Henry 1777-1869

Works: 369 works in 1,551 publications in 5 languages and 15,897 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Genealogy  Biography  Dictionaries  Catalogs  Portraits  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Church history 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Arranger, Composer, Former owner, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Recipient, Illustrator, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: DA20, 942
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Original letters illustrative of English history; including numerous royal letters; from autographs in the British Museum, the State Paper Office, and one or two other collections by Henry Ellis( Book )

86 editions published between 1824 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original letters of eminent literary men of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries: by Henry Ellis( Book )

46 editions published between 1843 and 2011 in English and German and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three books of Polydore Vergil's English history, comprising the reigns of Henry VI., Edward IV., and Richard III. from an early translation, preserved among the mss. of the old royal library in the British museum by Polydore Vergil( Book )

49 editions published between 1844 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speculi Britanniae pars: an historical and chorographical description of the county of Essex, by John Norden, 1594 by John Norden( Book )

43 editions published between 1840 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visitation of the county of Huntingdon, under the authority of William Camden, Clareneaux king of arms, by his deputy, Nicholas Charles, Lancaster herald, A.D. MDCXIII by Nicholas Charles( Book )

43 editions published between 1848 and 1968 in English and Multiple languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The obituary of Richard Smyth, secondary of the Poultry compter, London: being a catalogue of all such persons as he knew in their life: extending from A.D. 1627 to A.D. 1674 by Richard Smith( Book )

34 editions published between 1849 and 1968 in English and Latin and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pylgrymage of Sir Richard Guylforde to the Holy Land, A.D. 1506 by Richard Guildford( Book )

30 editions published between 1851 and 1968 in English and English, Middle and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland by Raphael Holinshed( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with Hall's Chronicles, the lengthy six-volume text, known as Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, was consulted as a source for most of Shakespeare's history plays. Seen here is the first volume of the work, containing a large portion of early English history
Observations on popular antiquities : chiefly illustrating the origin of our vulgar customs, ceremonies, and superstitions by John Brand( Book )

34 editions published between 1813 and 2013 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Brand (1744-1806), secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, first published his widely popular Observations on Popular Antiquities in 1777. This fascinating two-volume almanac of British superstitions and customs was in fact a heavily revised and annotated version of Henry Bourne's Antiquitates vulgares (1725). Beginning with New Year's Eve, Volume 1 describes the origins and practices of British calendar festivals including religious holidays, saints' days, seasonal celebrations such as May Day and the Summer Solstice, and obscurer festivities such as the Feast of Sheep Shearing. Following the success of the book's initial reception, Brand continued to research English folklore with the intention of publishing fuller information. This two-volume version, published posthumously in 1813, was edited and expanded by Sir Henry Ellis, Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum, and further revisions also appeared in 1841 and 1870. Brand's book is regarded as the foundation for folklore studies in England
Chronica Johannis de Oxenedes by Johannes( Book )

28 editions published between 1859 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written c.1290, this chronicle follows the pattern of similar texts in recording historical events through using earlier sources; but, by adapting and editing what he chose to include, the author produced a unique work. He is able to provide greater depth and detail to the descriptions of events closer to his own time, yet the text finishes abruptly in a passage concerning the contemporary theologian Robert of Winchelsea. Published in the Rolls Series in 1859, the work was edited by Henry Ellis (1777-1869), the librarian of the British Museum. Topics covered in the chronicle include Henry II's crowning of his eldest son as 'Henry III', and their joint rule until the latter rebelled against his father; the 'extreme cruelty with which the Jews were treated in England'; and 'an occurrence which continued ... to our own time, namely, the inundation of Westminster Hall by the River Thames'
A catalogue of the Lansdowne manuscripts in the British Museum : with indexes of persons, places, and matters. by British Museum( Book )

25 editions published between 1819 and 1974 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General introduction to Domesday book : official copy for the use of His Majesty's commissioners on the public records of the kingdom by Henry Ellis( Book )

13 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the supplementary records of Domesday by Henry Ellis( Book )

9 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the popular antiquities of Great Britain : chiefly illustrating the origin of our vulgar and provincial customs, ceremonies, and superstitions by John Brand( Book )

12 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter by Henry Ellis( )

1 edition published in 1840 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A.L.S. (1840 Dec. 24) to Mr. Mackay concerning the printed catalog of the Library of the British Museum
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Alternative Names
Ellis, .. 1777-1869

Ellis, H.

Ellis, Heinrich 1777-1869

Ellis, Henri 1777-1869

Ellis, Henry

Ellis, Henry 1777-1869 Sir

Ellis, Henry, Sir 1777-1869

Ellis, Sir Henry

Henricus Ellis

Henry Ellis bibliothécaire au British Museum, antiquaire

Henry Ellis Brits bibliothecaris (1777-1869)

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