Ellis & Allan Company records, 1795-1889.


Ellis & Allan Company (Richmond, Va.). Ellis & Allan Company records, 1795-1889.

Ellis & Allan Company records, 1795-1889.

Business and personal correspondence, journals, ledgers, daybooks, cashbooks, tobacco books, and other records of the firm known variously as Ellis & Allan Company, Thomas & Charles Ellis, Ellis & Sons, and Thomas and Charles Ellis & Company of Richmond, Va., general merchants and tobacco traders. Includes records of the counterpart firm in London, Allan & Ellis, as well as those of several subsidiary companies organized in Lynchburg and in Amherst County, Va., for the buying and selling of tobacco. Also includes letters from Charles Ellis, Jr., a student at the University of Virginia in the 1830s, describing his activities there; letters from his brother, Thomas H. Ellis, student at the United States Military Academy; and records (1830-1850) of the James River & Kanawha Company, chartered to build a canal from Richmond westward along the James River. Other correspondents include William Bolling, Archibald Cary, John Hartwell Cocke, Powhatan Ellis, Armistead Gordon, J. B. Harrison, Carter Page, John Randolph, Thomas M. Randolph, and St. George Tucker. Among names found in the ledgers are those of Peter Francisco, James Monroe, Spencer Roane, and William Wickham.

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Gordon, Armistead

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Ellis, Thomas H. (Thomas Harding), 1814-1898

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Thomas Harding Ellis (1814-1898) was Private Secretary to his uncle, Powhatan Ellis (1790-1863), who was the U.S. ChargeĢ d'Affaires in Mexico City, Mexico from 1836 to 1839. From the description of Journal, 1836. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207132112 University of Virginia alumnus; son of Charles Ellis, tobacco exporter and general merchant in partnership with John Allan, step father of Edgar Allan Poe. From the description of Address of Thomas H. Ellis [manu...

Randolph, Thomas M. (Thomas Mann), 1768-1828

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Congressman; governor of Virginia; son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson. From the description of Letters : Washington, D.C., to Dr. William Bache, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1804 February 11 and November 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793170 U.S. Congressman, 1803-1807; governor of Virginia, 1819-1822; and son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson; from Albemarle Co., Va. From the description of Letters, 1813-1825. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record ...

Wickham, William, active 1847

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Allan & Ellis (London, England)

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Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

Roane, Spencer, 1762-1822

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Virginia lawyer, legislator and Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals; co-founder of the Richmond Enquirer. From the description of Letter James Madison [manuscript], 1801October 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647988940 Spencer Roane (1762-1822) was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1782, became a judge in 1789, and was elected to the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in 1794 where he served for twenty-seven years. From the description of Commissi...

Thomas and Charles Ellis & Company

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Ellis, Powhatan, 1790-1863

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Powhatan Ellis, 1790-1863, was born in Amherst County, Virginia. He was a lawyer, State Supreme Court judge (1823-25), and a U.S. Senator. From the description of Letter, Red Hill (Amherst County, Va.), 1827 December 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145410351 U.S. senator from Mississippi, jurist, and diplomat. From the description of Powhatan Ellis papers, 1822-1832. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71010039 1809 graduate of Washington Academy, Powhatan ...

Francisco, Peter, 1760-1831

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Peter Francisco served in the revolutionary was for three years. After the war he returned to Buckingham County where he opened a tavern at New Store. Biographical information can be found in Ralph A. Racer, Buckingham's Francisco, pp. 17-28; Charles Henry Hamilton, Peter Francisco, Soldier Extraordinary (Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1976). From the description of Letter: to John Stuart, Buckingham [County, Virginia], 1792 December 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 12262...

Ellis, Charles, 1817-1900

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Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827

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St. George Tucker (1752-1827), was born in Bermuda and emigrated to Williamsburg, Virginia where he attended the College of William and Mary. He served in the Revolutionary War, as a judge of the General Court of Virginia, and as professor of law at the College of William and Mary. He was elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. Tucker was appointed to the federal district court for Virginia. He married, firstly, Frances Bland Randolph who was the mother of John Randolph of Roanoke. ...

Bolling, William, 1789-1849

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Planter, army officer, and sheriff of Goochland County, Va. From the description of Papers, 1724-1883; (bulk 1766-1859). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19242564 From the description of Slave register, 1752-1890 (bulk 1752-1867). (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29991371 ...

Randolph, John, 1773-1833

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Randolph served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1799-1813, 1815-1817, 1819-1825, 1827-1829), the U.S. Senate (1825-1827), the Virginia Constitutional Convention (1829-1830), and as Minister to Russia (1830-1831). From the description of Letter of introduction, 10 July 1813. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235133950 U. S. Congressman from Virginia. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Liverpool, England, to Jacob Harvey, Cork Irela...

United States Military Academy

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West Point, N.Y., was originally utilized as a strategic defense location during the American Revolution. West Point is geographically located on a 100 ft. plateau overlooking the Hudson River. After the American victory Congress created a Corps of Invalids (veterans) that were transferred to West Point for the purpose of instructing candidates for commission. In 1802 Congress legally established the United States Military Academy at West Point. The Academy produced many leaders of American forc...

James River and Kanawha Company (Richmond, Va.)

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Cary, Archibald, 1721-1787

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Virginia merchant, planter, and legislator. From the description of Letter to George Washington [manuscript], 1782 May 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647861234 ...

University of Virginia

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University of Virginia student from Lexington, Ky.; afterwards a Presbyterian minister and missionary to Brazil. From the description of Diploma awarded to John Rockwell Smith [manuscript], 1866 June 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647905124 Lt., C.S.A.; teacher, Norwood School, Nelson County, Va.; principal Select School, New York, N.Y. From the description of Diplomas of Waller Holladay [manuscript], 1858-1872. (University of Virginia). WorldC...

Harrison, J. B. 1805-1841

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Ellis & Sons

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Ellis & Allan Company (Richmond, Va.)

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Richmond, Va. residents. From the description of Ledger [microform], 1797-1800 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 61483953 ...

Page, Carter

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Cocke, John Hartwell, 1780-1866

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Fluvanna County, Va. planter, reformer, and University of Virginia Board of Visitors member. From the description of Papers : of John Hartwell Cocke, 1806-1866. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793405 Planter, agricultural reformer, and brigadier general in the War of 1812. From the description of Papers, 1825-1872. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39330821 The James River and Kanawha Company The creation of Virg...