Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901

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Frederick Startridge Ellis, bookseller and author who was for many years the official buyer for the British Museum.

From the description of Frederick Startridge Ellis manuscript material : 1 item, 1886 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 185022282

From the guide to the Frederick Startridge Ellis manuscript material : 2 items, 1886-ca. 1887, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Epithet: bookseller and author

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x0003c9

Frederick Startridge Ellis, bookseller and author, was for many years the official buyer for the British Museum. He compiled important catalogs of collectors such as Henry Huth and Charles J.J. Heywood. As a publisher on a limited scale, his most important books were works by William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

From the description of Business papers, [ca. 1884]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145382381

English museum director and book collector.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Torquay, to A.J. Wyatt, 1898 Aug. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 696399363

English bookseller and author.

From the description of Autograph letter : place not specified, to an unidentified recipient, 1878 Apr. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 768768950

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Robert H. Johnston, 1865 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614068

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referencedIn Vol. XI (ff. 149). 1925-1938, n.d.includes:f. 1 Sir William Hamo Thornycroft, sculptor: Letter to Miss May Morris: 1925.ff. 2, 13 Anna Simons, German calligrapher: Letters to Miss May Morris: 1925, 1927.f. 5 Welbore St Clair Baddeley, of Painsw..., 1925-1938 British Library
creatorOf Morris, William, 1834-1896. Papers of William Morris, 1839-1999. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Timmins, Samuel, 1826-1902,. Autograph letters signed to Samuel Timmins from various correspondents, London and Walsall [manuscript], 1870-1887. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Venice (Republic : to 1797). Doge (1570-1577 : Mocenigo). [Commission to an unidentified recipient, appointing him procurator of Legnago, near Verona]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. Autograph letter : place not specified, to an unidentified recipient, 1878 Apr. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. Autograph letter signed : Assisi, to F.S. Ellis, [1874?] July 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. Business papers, [ca. 1884]. Grolier Club
referencedIn Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883,. Autograph letters signed and initialled from John Payne Collier to various people [manuscript], 1818-1882. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Adams, Katharine, 1862-1952. Katharine Adams correspondence : and other material, circa 1898-1960. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. Autograph letter signed : 29 New Bond Street, London, to? (an English bookseller), 1875 May 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. Autograph letter signed : Torquay, to A.J. Wyatt, 1898 Aug. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919. Collection of Charles Fairfax Murray, 1866-1916. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. Autograph letters signed (5) : Torquay, to Charles Fairfax Murray, 1895 Dec. 28-1897 Oct. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Proofs and drawings for, The works of Geoffrey Chaucer: now newly imprinted, 1892-1896. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Crawford, John M.,. Beowulf : [Cambridge] : autograph manuscript unsigned of a translation made by A.J. Wyatt for the guidance of William Morris, [ca. 1893-1894]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf MS Mus. 142. ENGLISH VIOLIN MUSIC; circa 1680. A set of four part-books of suites of chamber and theatre music, comprising two violin parts and two virtually identical bass parts, probably intended for bass viol and theorbo. Each of the four parts, w..., approximately 1680 British Library
creatorOf The Notebook of William Blake (the 'Rossetti Manuscript'), approximately 1787-approximately 1847 British Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 482). 1868, 1869.Robert Herrick, poet: Letters rel. to W. C. Hazlitt's edition of his works: 1869.Reverend Thomas Warton, the younger: Letters ref. to W. C. Hazlitt's edition of his History of English Poetry: 1868.William Browne, poet: ..., 1868-1869 British Library
creatorOf Morris, William, 1834-1896. News from nowhere, or, An epoch of rest : being some chapters from a Utopian romance : autograph manuscript of a portion of the first draft, [1889-90]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. Letter to W. M. Rossetti. (s.l.) (18--). University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, Sir, 1833-1898. Autograph letters signed (ca. 28) : to various recipients, 1864-1897. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf includes:f. 74 Frank Karslake, of Book-Auction Records: Thomas James Wise, book collector: Letter to Thomas James Wise from Frank Karslake: 1909.ff. 75, 76 Frederick Startridge Ellis, bookseller and author: Algernon Charles Swinburne, poet: Lette... British Library
referencedIn Harry Buxton Forman manuscript material : 60 items, 1877-1913 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, Sir, 1833-1898. Edward Burne-Jones letter to [Frederick Startridge] Ellis, 1881. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922. T.J. Cobden-Sanderson papers : and other materials, 1874-1984 (bulk 1884-1922). UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. Frederick Startridge Ellis manuscript material : 1 item, 1886 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875. Autograph letter signed : Winchfield, to F.S. Ellis, 1868 Jul. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf COCKERELL PAPERS. Vol. XCIII (ff. 272). E-Fu.includes:f. 1 Charles Ede, of the Folio Society Ltd: Letter to S. C. Cockerell: 1947.f. 2 John Maxwell Edmonds, classicist: Letter to S. C. Cockerell: 1947.ff. 3-5b Albert Ehrman, bibliophile and col... British Library
creatorOf Morris, William, 1834-1896. Correspondence, 1878-1883. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Ellis Booksellers Records, 1860-1928 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Frederick Startridge Ellis manuscript material : 2 items, 1886-ca. 1887 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.). Correspondence, 1882-1898, bulk 1838-1932. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898,. Autograph letter initialled from Edward Coley Burne-Jones, The Grange, West Kensington, to [Frederick Startridge] Ellis [manuscript], ca. 1884. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn POEMS and letters of the Rossetti circle, viz.:-1. "A Sea-Spell," sonnet by D[ante] G[abriell Rossetti; Apr. 1877. Autogr. Printed in Ballads and Sonnets, 1881, p. 328. f. 1. 2. "Canzonetta," a translation into Italian by Gaetano Polidori, grandfath..., 1826-1883 British Library
referencedIn Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to John Payne, Wednesday [1871 Nov. 1]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Proofs and drawings for The works of Geoffrey Chaucer: now newly imprinted, 1892-1896. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf HENRY PURCELL (b.1659, d.1695): keyboard music; late 17th cent. In ink. Copy, in a single hand, on pages ruled with four 6-line staves. Bound after a copy of Purcell’s A Choice Collection of Lessons for the Harpsichord or Spinnet (Printed for Mrs Fra... British Library
creatorOf Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. Autograph letter signed : to Robert H. Johnston, 1865 Aug. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917. Harry Buxton Forman manuscript material : 59 items, 1877-1913 New York Public Library System, NYPL
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correspondedWith Adams, Katharine, 1862-1952. person
correspondedWith Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898, person
associatedWith Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. person
correspondedWith Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922. person
correspondedWith Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883, person
associatedWith Ellis (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Ellis & White. corporateBody
associatedWith Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917. person
associatedWith Johnston, Robert H., fl. 1865, person
associatedWith Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875. person
associatedWith Morris, William, 1834-1896. person
associatedWith Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. person
associatedWith Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919, person
associatedWith Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. person
associatedWith Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822. person
associatedWith Southey, Robert, 1774-1843. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
correspondedWith Timmins, Samuel, 1826-1902, person
associatedWith Troxell, Janet Camp, person
associatedWith Tutin, J. R. (John Ramsden), 1855-1913. person
associatedWith Venice (Republic : to 1797). Doge (1570-1577 : Mocenigo) corporateBody
associatedWith Viljoen, Helen Gill, person
associatedWith White, David, Bookseller of London. person
associatedWith Wyatt, A. J. (Alfred John), b. 1858, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Tavistock, Devon
Mauritius, Indian Ocean
Bognor, Sussex
England--London
Broadstairs, Kent
Warminster, Wiltshire
Iceland, Europe
Subject
Booksellers and bookselling--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Poetry, English
Booksellers and bookselling--19th century
Art. Illuminations and Drawings, English
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Publishers and publishing--19th century
Decedent's estates--19th century
Occupation
Publishers--19th century.--England--London
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Birth 1830

Death 1901

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