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ELLIS, Sir John Whittaker (1829-1912)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/447
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: ELLIS, Sir John Whittaker (1829-1912)
Date(s): 1759-1935
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 24 production units.
Name of creator(s): Ellis | Sir | John Whittaker | 1829-1912 | Baronet | Lord Mayor of London


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir John Whittaker Ellis was born in Petersham in 1829. He was an auctioneer and estate agent, as well as holding local government posts including alderman of Broad Street Ward, 1872-1909, sheriff of London and Middlesex, 1874-75, Lord Mayor of London, 1881-82, and mayor of Richmond, 1890-91. He was also a Member of Parliament for Mid-Surrey, 1884-85 and for Kingston Division, 1885-92; a Justice of the Peace; Governor of the Irish Society, 1882-94, governor of various hospitals and the High Sheriff of Surrey, 1899-1900. He was made 1st Baronet in 1882 and was awarded the Order of Mercy in 1900. He died in September 1912.

Information from 'ELLIS, Sir (John) Whittaker', Who Was Who, A and C Black, 1920-2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 [, accessed 2 June 2011].


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir John Whittaker Ellis, Lord Mayor of London, 1759-1935, including muniments of title to premises in the City of London and Surrey estate; papers relating to the administration of his estatse including rent ledger; household and personal accounts; and papers of his executors.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1954 by Ellis's attorneys, Prideaux and Sons, of Goldsmiths' Hall, and were catalogued in the same year by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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