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Ellis, Alexander John (1814-1890)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS786
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Ellis, Alexander John (1814-1890)
Date(s): 1863
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 54 leaves
Name of creator(s): Ellis | Alexander John | 1814-1890 | philologist and mathematician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Alexander John Ellis, B.A., F.C.P.S.


Scope and content/abstract:

Paper by Alexander J Ellis 'On clinant geometry, as a means of expressing the general relatings of points on a plane, realising imaginaries, and extending the theories of anharmonic ratios', communicated by Arthur Cayley, Esq. F.R.S. Febr. 1863. Abstract printed in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, vol.12, pp 442-3 Carbon copy of MS, with figures drawn in ink. Text and figures on rectos only. Paper wrappers inscribed 'Prof Augustus De Morgan, with the Author's respects'. Part of A De Morgan's library, given to the University by Lord Overstone in 1871. Former shelf-mark L(P.C.6).

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

There is an interim handlist to the papers included in MS 238, MS 239, MS 240, MS 241, MS 775 and MS 776, prepared by T D Rogers in 1971. Also see A list of certain letters inserted in books from the Library of Augustus De Morgan (University of London Library, 1990).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

After his death in March 1871, de Morgan's library, which consisted of about three thousand volumes, was bought by Lord Overstone and presented to the University of London. MS 239 was the gift of William Frederick de Morgan in 1908.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the Senate House catalogue and edited by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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