See also UPA Microfilm:

MF 5735, Series B, Reels 21-22

E. John, Thomas C. W. Ellis and Family Papers

(Mss. 136)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2007

Contents of Inventory

Biographical/Historical Note

4

Scope and Content Note

4-5

Collection Description(s)

6-20

Index Terms

21-22

Container List

23-24

Guide to Microfilm

25-26

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Summary

Size.

9.3 linear feet and 72 volumes.

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, La.; Clinton, La.; Amite City, La.; Jackson, La.; Sandusky, Ohio; Mississippi; Tennessee; Alabama; Georgia; Virginia; Washington D.C.

Inclusive dates.

1829-1936

Bulk dates.

1870-1920

Language.

English

Summary.

The correspondence, documents, and business papers of three generations of the Ezekiel Parke Ellis family of southern Louisiana.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

E. John Ellis Diary, Mss. 2795

E. P. Ellis and Family Papers, Mss. 663

Buck-Ellis Family Papers, Mss. 4820

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

E. John, Thomas C. W. Ellis and Family Papers, Mss. 136, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

U:52-65; G:5; OS:E; Mss. Mf:E

Also available on:

Microfilm 5735, Series B, Reels 21-22

Omissions: Folders 1-7, 1829-1859;

Folders 15-end, 1867-1936;

Volumes 1-72

Biographical/Historical Note

Ezekiel John (d.1889), Thomas Cargill Warner (d.1918), and Stephen Dudley Ellis were sons of Tabitha Warner and Ezekiel Parke Ellis, a judge and state legislator from Amite, Louisiana. E. John, Thomas C. W., and Stephen were practicing attorneys who were active in Louisiana politics. Their sisters included Nancy, Mary Elizabeth, and Emily.

In the 1850s, Thomas and John attended Centenary College in Jackson, La., and later the University of Louisiana Law School. During the Civil War, E. John served as captain in the St. Helena Rebels, Co. F, 16th Louisiana Infantry. He was captured at Missionary Ridge in 1863 and imprisoned at Johnson's Island, Sandusky, Ohio. Stephen enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862, as did Thomas C.W., who served as captain in the 18th Battalion, Louisiana Cavalry. Thomas was married to Martena V. Hamilton, and after the war was elected to the Louisiana State Senate and served until 1868.

E. John Ellis entered into law practice and married Josephine Chamberlain in 1867. In 1874 he was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives and served until 1885. The following year he and Thomas C.W. Ellis formed a law partnership with John McEnery, practicing in New Orleans. E. John Ellis later practiced law in Washington. Thomas was appointed Judge of the Civil District Court of New Orleans in 1888, and in 1898 Judge Ellis was elected to the chair of Admiralty and International Law at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Scope and Content Note

Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, Louisiana pamphlets, printed items, and business papers of three generations of the Ezekiel Parke Ellis family of southeastern Louisiana. The letters of Ezekiel Parke Ellis to his wife constitute the early part of the collection. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, notes, and documents of Ezekiel John Ellis, Thomas Cargill Warner Ellis and their brother, Stephen Dudley Ellis.

Politics occupy a large portion of the discussions in the correspondence and speeches of 1856-1861. There are also broadsides advertising political meetings in which Thomas and John participated. Civil War correspondence of E. John Ellis includes letters written from various camps in Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia, as well as those from the prison camp at Johnson's Island, Ohio.

Correspondence of the Reconstruction period pertains to politics, reflecting the struggle to reorganize the Democratic Party, conflicts in state government and attempts to maintain white supremacy in the west Florida parishes. There is also the correspondence of E. John Ellis while he served in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the 1880s, the children of E. John, Stephen, and especially those of Thomas are the authors of a majority of the papers, Sallie, Ollie, and John being the prominent figures. The correspondence tends to concern education of children, marriage, and their homes and travel. Later papers include legal documents, memoranda and business notes of the law practice. Robert S. Ellis, son of Thomas, was elected Judge of the 25th Judicial District Court in 1907, while Stephen was a judge of the Court of Appeals from 1907 until his retirement in 1924. Papers after the death of Thomas C.W. Ellis in 1918 are primarily those of Robert S., Stephen, and their children.

Bound volumes consist of account books, notebooks, journals, diaries and scrapbooks of various family members. Among the printed items are newspaper clippings, recipes, election tickets, and several unidentified photographs, cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, and albumen prints.

Collection Description

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:52

1

1

1829-1839

26 items:

Letters from E.P. Ellis to his wife Emily (1831-1839); land grants; letter from Emily to her children (1834); documents concerning the estate of Enoc Humphreys

2

1840-1851

30 items:

Letters between Tabitha Emily Ellis to her husband (1840-1848); letter to Emily from her sister (1840); sale of property by E.P. Ellis (1842); naturalization and registration papers of William Hays (1842); letters to John A. Ellis (1846-1851)

3

1852-1854

43 items:

Marriage contract Eugene Waggaman and Miss Félicie Sauvé (1852); succession of Josiah and Nancy Nettles (1852); “Perseverance” by Thomas C.W. Ellis (1852); letters from Thomas Ellis at Centenary College to his parents and brother (1853-1854); program for an exhibition of the Union Literary and Franklin Institute Societies at Centenary College (1854); “An Address delivered before the Literary Societies of Centenary College” by Christian Roselius (1854); writings of Thomas C.W. Ellis

4

1855

30 items:

Letters between Thomas at Centenary College and his family; programs for the Anniversary of the Union Literary Society and the Anniversary of the Franklin Institute; Valedictory Address delivered at the annual Commencement of Centenary College, by Richard L. Pugh

5

1856

34 items:

Correspondence of Thomas C.W. Ellis; program of an exhibition of the Lafayette Society at Centenary College; writings of Thomas Ellis; program of Commencement Exercises of Centenary College; succession of Rolla Self and documents pertaining to the estate

6

1857

40 items:

Act of sale; correspondence of Thomas C.W. Ellis; Report on Studies of E.J. Ellis at Centenary College; program of Franklin Institute and Union Literary Society of Centenary

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:52

1

6

(cont.) College; certificate of land from Department of the Interior Office of the Commissioner of Pensions; writings of Thomas Ellis; letters to Emily Ellis from E.P. Ellis and her sister; letters to E.P. Ellis from his brother; card for University of Louisiana Medical Department lectures on Physiology and Pathology

2

7

1858-1859

41 items:

Correspondence of E. John and Thomas Ellis; list of Washington Democrats; sale of land; correspondence of E.P. Ellis and his wife, children, and brother

8

1860

14 items:

Tax receipts; correspondence of E. John and Thomas Ellis; constitution of the “Bell and Everett Union Club”

9

1861

18 items:

Correspondence from E.J. Ellis at Camp Moore and Camp Chalmette

10

1862

31 items:

Correspondence from E.J. Ellis at Camp Benjamin and other camps; copy of letter from E.J. Ellis to his sister from Corinth, Miss.; sale of a lot from John M Bach to T.C.W. Ellis

11

1863

23 items:

Correspondence from E.J. Ellis from various camps in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia to his family; letter from E.P. Ellis from John T. Sibley

12

1864

37 items:

Correspondence from E.P. Ellis, E.J. Ellis; land contracts; deposit certificates; “The Daily Wanderer”; ticket for Mobile and Ohio Railroad

13

1865

16 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; oath of Thomas Kron; death certificate and succession of Mary Baum Friedlander; account and liquidation of the share of the minor children; tax receipts

14

1866

35 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; legal notes and documents of Thomas Ellis; account statements; tax receipts

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Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:52

2

15

1867-1868

47 items:

“To the Citizens of the Parishes of St. Helena, Livingston, Washington, and St. Tammany” from Abraham Womack; legal notes and documents of Thomas Ellis; correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; letter to the governor from Thomas Ellis; receipts; voting registration for Thomas C.W. Ellis; marriage license of E. John Ellis and Josephine Chamberlain

3

16-17

1869

68 items:

Memorandum concerning lots in Tangipahoa Parish; correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; notes from surveyor's office; sale of real estate to E.J. and T.C.W. Ellis; release of mortgage; act of sale to T.C.W. Ellis; tax receipts; shipping receipts

18-19

1870

81 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; voting registration for Stephen D. Ellis; telegraphs; plat showing the land entered at Greensburg Land Office by Attila N. Whited and Farmissa N. Whited; Democratic ticket

20

1871

51 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; act of subrogation; Charter of Amite City Democratic Club

U:53

4

21-23

1872

93 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; legal notes; tally sheets; Republican ticket for U.S. Grant

24

1873

39 items:

Recipe for fruit cake; correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; letters and telegrams from E.P. Ellis; tax receipts; legal documents; mortgage; “Resolutions: Mass Meeting of the Citizens of East Feliciana. Resistance to Usurpation. Payment or Non-Payment of Taxes”

25-26

1874

67 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; account sheets; certificate of redemption of forfeited land to R.C. Hutchinson; voting registrations of William Hays and Thomas C.W. Ellis; legal notes; tax receipts

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Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:53

4

27

1875

25 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; list of jurors; legal documents; tax receipts

28

1876

28 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; checks; envelope; copy of petition; “To the Democratic and Conservative Voters of the Parish of Tangipahoa” from G.T. Raoul and Thos. C.W. Ellis

U:54

5

29

1877

26 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; act of sale of tax collector; payment contract of E. Waggaman; sale of property

30-31

1878

50 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; legal documents concerning E. Waggaman; court summons; notice of demand of payment; legal notes

32

1879

39 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; petitions; letter from Thomas S. Ellis to his grandmother; legal notes and documents; reports for John H. Ellis at University of Louisiana; Democratic-Conservative Ticket, Parish of Orleans, 2nd and 3rd Wards

33-34

1880

82 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; Program for Commencement of Whitworth College and for Commencement of University of Louisiana; letters to Maggie Ellis; note of testimony; judgments; E.J. Ellis' speech at Cummingsville, Ohio; tax receipts

6

35-36

1881

67 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; letters to T.C.W. Ellis and his wife from their son, John and daughter, Sallie; report of Miss Sallie Ellis at Sylvester-Learned Institute; letters to Sallie Ellis; briefs; exchange of land

37

1882

32 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; report of Sallie Ellis at Whitworth Female College; letters from Sallie and John Ellis

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Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:54

6

38

1883

36 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; tax receipts; report of John Ellis at Centenary College; funeral announcement of C.S. Stewart, Sr.; letters from Sallie and John Ellis

39-40

1884

61 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; letters from Sallie and John Ellis; Democratic Ticket, Parish of Orleans 12th Ward; legal statements and contracts; program of Annual Exercises of Union Literary Society at Centenary College; broadside from Pickett-Buchanan Camp Confederate Veterans; report of John H. Ellis at Centenary College; sale of property

U:55

7

41-43

1885

120 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; tax receipts; judgments; letters from John Ellis to his father, Thomas; mortgage certificate; abstract of title

44-45

1886

81 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; tax receipts; receipt from Charity Hospital, New Orleans; judgments; sale of property to Thomas C.W. Ellis; act of sale to Stephen D. Ellis; account sheets

8

46-48

1887

113 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; transfer of judgment; tax receipts; sale of property to T.C.W. Ellis; sale of land in Tangipahoa Parish from S.D. Ellis to T.C.W. Ellis; invitation to Graduating Exercises at Abbot Academy; letter concerning the succession of Susan S. Cooper

49-50

1888

114 items:

Correspondence of E.J. and Thomas Ellis; information from Homewood Nursery, Thomasville, Georgia; broadside from Southern Employment Bureau, New Orleans; appointment of R.W. Ellis by Mayor Guillotte of New Orleans as Special Officer with Police powers; baseball ticket: Sea Shore Belles vs. Hayseeds; ticket of Young Men's Democratic Association, 14th Ward

51-53

1889

78 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis; extracts from opinion

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Content

(cont.) Gilmore v. Schenck; extracts from the minutes of Division A Civil District Court for Orleans Parish; inventory of property of the late E. John Ellis; statement from the books of the firm, Ellis, Johns & McKnight showing all fees received and divided among the partners; insurance documents

U:56

9

54-56

1890

95 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis; tax receipts; property adjudicated in Livingston Parish; wedding invitation of Olivia Josephine Ellis (daughter of T.C.W. Ellis); report of Ollie Ellis at Tulane University of Louisiana, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College; testimony; reasons for judgment Parker, Tax Collector v. Shareholders Metropolitan Bank; sale of property

57-58

1891

111 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; checks; funeral notice of Martena Virginia Ellis, wife of T.C.W. Ellis; succession of Mrs. M. Sterling; legal notes; reasons for judgment; “Democrats of Livingston Parish”; Regular Democratic Conservative ticket, Tangipahoa Parish; telegram announcing birth dated Jan. 1897

59-60

1892

65 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; reasons for judgment; legal notes; political cartoon from The Issue, New Orleans, April 9, 1892; act of mortgage

10

61-62

1893

75 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; reasons for judgment; quarterly letters from Centenary Female College in reference to Miss Martena Ellis; newspaper clippings; invitation to wedding of Mary Susan Gay, daughter of Andrew H. Gay

63-65

1894

106 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; succession of Stephen Etienne Le Bourgeois; reasons for judgment; tax receipts; program for Commencement Day at Tulane University of Louisiana Law Department; Affidavit

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:56

10

66

1895

40 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; tax receipts; invitation to a series of Tableaux of Noted Pictures for the benefit of Destitute Gentlewomen; newspaper clipping concerning Centenary College Commencement; speech to the Gentlemen of the Alumni Association; leave of absence granted to T.C.W. Ellis from Governor Murphy J. Foster; invitation to the opening of The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va.

67-68

1896

98 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; reasons for judgment; insurance documents; invitation to become a subscriber to Mid-Winter Cotillions

U:57

11

69-70

1897

73 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; tax receipts; account sheets; letter to Mrs. E. John Ellis from Alcee Fortier; reasons for judgment; voting registration for T.C.W. Ellis; [telegram announcing birth dated Jan. 1897 found in Box 9, Folder 57]

71-72

1898

126 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; checks; tax receipts; drawing of “Hamilton and Doris taking a ride”; suit to fix boundaries; drawing of Township 1, Range 10E, Greensburg District, La.; reasons for judgment; dental bill; succession of Mrs. R.A.W. Stewart

73-74

1899

116 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; checks; tax receipts; invitation to Knights of Momus function at the French Opera House; invitation to wedding of Katharyne Ingram Ford to Ellis McKeen Chamberlin; reasons for judgment; memorandum on behalf of realtor; testimony; mortgage of T.C.W. Ellis

12

75-77

1900

153 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; checks; accident policy for T.C.W. Ellis with Traveler's Insurance Company; account sheets; reasons for judgment; Christmas cards

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:57

12

78-81

1901

195 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; tax receipts; account sheets; list of Tulane Law School Class 1900-1901; bank notices from State National Bank of New Orleans to T.C.W. Ellis; Diary written in Ladies' Notebook; program of Tulane University of Louisiana Law Department Commencement Exercises

U:58

13a

82-89

1902-1903

356 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; checks; lists of students; memoranda from Tulane University; reasons for judgment; program of the Eleventh Annual Tangipahoa Parish Sunday School Convention in Hammond, La.; notepad with legal notes; insurance receipts; invitation to Commencement at Tulane University (1903); legal documents; Tribute to the Memory of Anthony Sambola (June 15, 1903); postcard from Titusville, Pa.; brochure from Coopers Well Hotel in Hinds County, Miss.; letters from The Equitable Life Assurance Society in New York

13b-13b

90-93

1904

337 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; insurance receipts and letters; report of Hamilton Ellis, Amite City Graded School; “Louisiana's Tribute to the Patriotic Leader Who Has Left a Rich Legacy of Memory and Example”; checks; voting registration of T.C.W. Ellis; letter to Stephen D. Ellis from Consulate of the U.S. in Venice; freight bills; Writ of Review; account sheets; insurance forms

14a-14b

94-100

1905

401 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; checks; insurance receipts and letters; bills; legal documents; invitation to Commencement at Tulane University; reasons for judgment; succession of Rene Robinson; freight bills

U:59

15

101-104

1906

210 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; checks; schoolwork of Hamilton Ellis in fifth grade; checkbooks; “Travels in Mexico”; letters to T.C.W. Ellis from United Confederate Veterans Reunion Association

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:59

15

105-108

1907

278 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; checks; receipts; letters to T.C.W. Ellis concerning the Centennial Anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee; postcard of Jamestown Church in Jamestown, Va.; sale of property; legal notes

16

109-112

1908

254 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; report on Robert E. Lee by Hamilton Ellis; legal notes; list of Confederate veterans; information on the Stoltz Electrophone; report on Squatting Horse's Tribe by Hamilton Ellis; legal papers

16-17a

113-115

1909

124 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; checks; receipts; bills; legal papers; newspaper clippings; report of John Hamilton Ellis from Roseland Graded School; invitation to Commencement of Tulane University of Louisiana; postcard “Ku Klux Costumes”; Christmas card; legal documents; check book

U:60

17a

116-119

1910

126 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; newspaper clippings; insurance letters and receipts; speech to the Ladies of the Clinton Chapter U.D.C.; program for Musical and Dramatic Entertainment & Ball at the Rock Opera House; applications to become a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Louisiana Division; drawn map of Shiloh Battlefield; invitation to the home of Rev. and Mrs. H.M. Ellis; badge and letter for Stephen D. Ellis appointed as one of Reception Committee for opening of New School building

17b

120-122

1911

93 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; tax receipts; succession of Mrs. Ida A. Richardson; insurance documents; postcards; Christmas cards; rental agreement from Ashton Music Co. in New Orleans

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:60

18

123-125

1912

128 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; tax receipts; letter from the Department of the Interior Office of Indian Affairs; bills; legal briefs; postcards; arithmetic test for Martina Ellis, 8th grade; insurance documents; succession of Carrie Sophie Beiger

126-128

1913

138 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; invitation to Commencement of Amite High School; “The Centenary of the Supreme Court: Memorandum for Judge T.C.W. Ellis”; legal documents; bills; postcards; checks

U:61

19

129-132

1914

149 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; brochure for the Dietz Individual Communion Service; canceled checks; bills; contract for rental of a piano from Philip Werlein, Ltd.; tax forms; reports by E.P. Ellis “Why spaces are left between the rails in building a railroad” and “Writing a story”; insurance documents

133-134

1915

98 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; invitation to Commencement at Silliman Collegiate Institute; insurance letters and receipts; checks; tax receipts; drawings; postcards; Christmas cards; legal papers

20

135-138

1916

187 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; canceled checks; bills; receipts; warranty deed; certificates of summer school credit at Tulane University Summer School for E.P. Ellis; mortgage Thomas C.W. Ellis to C.B. Grant; greeting cards; Christmas cards; legal papers

139-144

1917

192 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; canceled checks; bills; receipts; post cards; laundry slips; circular from the War Department Office of the Chief of Engineers; succession of James Gagliano; newspaper clippings; birthday card; report of E.P. Ellis from Tulane University; insurance papers; mathematics notebook E.P. Ellis

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Content

U:62

21

145-149

1918

193 items:

Correspondence of Thomas Ellis and Stephen D. Ellis and their children; insurance papers; receipts; bills; registration card of E.P. Ellis for the Local Board for the Parish of Tangipahoa; canceled checks; ticket for Ezekiel Ellis to the Junior Prom at Tulane Gymnasium; Memorandum: Field Artillery Central Officers Training School, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.; anthropometric chart of E.P. Ellis; letters discussing memorial service of Judge T.C.W. Ellis; Christmas cards; report from Delta Kappa Epsilon War Service Committee Overseas Bureau and Club

150-152

1919

86 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; receipts; bills; postcards; tax receipts; “The Wingéd Disk” published by Delta Kappa Epsilon Club; specimen policy of Government Life Insurance and brochure discussing rates; canceled checks

22

153

1920

37 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; canceled checks; receipts; bills; greeting cards; invitation to Commencement of Tulane University; invitation to Commencement of Amite High School

154

1921

22 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; checks; insurance papers

155

1922

22 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; postcard book from Emily Ellis at Eagle's Nest Camp in North Carolina; canceled checks; Christmas card; insurance letters and papers

156-157

1923

42 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; canceled checks; grocery list; legal papers; Christmas cards

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Folder

Date

Content

U:62

22

158

1924

29 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; canceled checks; insurance papers

159

1925

28 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; canceled checks; receipts; summary of statistical reports regarding diseases and immunization; mortgage deed

U:63

23

160-161

1926

30 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; condolence cards for the death of Stephen Ellis; birth registration of Ezekiel Parke Ellis (b.1897); letter concerning war record of John A. Ellis in the Confederate Army; canceled checks; newspaper clipping

162-163

1927-1929

39 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; empty coupon book of Sarah Ellis; canceled checks; account information; succession of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ellis; insurance information; postcards; bank statements; brochure of General Motors Acceptance Corporation

164-166

1930-1936

99 items:

Correspondence of the children and grandchildren of Thomas and Stephen Ellis; canceled checks; tax receipts; account information; insurance papers; bills; “The Overcoming Life”

24

167-169

undated

36 items:

Speeches and Addresses

U:64

25

170

205 items:

Confederate currency

171-175

undated

111 items:

Legal notes; briefs; information on the Battle of Shiloh; plat of Township 1, Range 10E, Greensburg District, La.

26

176-181

undated

218 items:

Correspondence; envelopes

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Date

Content

U:65

27

182

1889-1915

9 items:

Genealogy

183

1905, undated

23 items:

New England Historic Genealogical Society

184-191

undated

235 items:

Legal notes; children's school papers; blank oath of office; list of names, 18th Battalion Louisiana Cavalry and other Confederate soldiers; “The Fulfillment of Promise in Missionary Work”; religious notes; “An Ode in Honor of St. Cecilia's Day”; receipts; bills; political notes; letters

28

192-193

undated

55 items:

Cards

194

12 items:

Printed items: The Copley Prints (Curtis & Cameron, 1908); “Ceremonies Attending the Presentation of the Portrait of the Hon. E. John Ellis, deceased, to the Supreme Court of Louisiana” (1914); “How to Send Money by Mail”; “The Call of Africa” by Bishop W.R. Lambuth; broadside from The Anti-Lottery League of Louisiana; enrollment card of the Jewish Welfare Board

195

7 items:

Newspaper clippings

196

1899

Unidentified photograph

197

1906

1 item:

Photograph, Hot Springs, Arkansas

198

undated

1 item:

Photograph, Braxton Bragg

199

undated

3 items:

St. Tammany Parish photographs

200-204

undated

22 items:

Unidentified photographs

205-206

undated

69 items:

Election tickets; cooking recipes

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OS:E

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1

1872, undated

Tally sheets

OS:E

2

1838-1918

undated

Broadside of Confederate and Federal Uniform (undated); land grants (1838, 1858, 1859); broadside for speech given by Thomas C.W. Ellis and D.C. Morgan in Clinton, La. (1856); appointment certificate to Supervisor of Registration in and for the Parish of Tangipahoa (1872); appointment of E. John Ellis as Colonel and Adjutant General of 1st Division Louisiana State Militia (1873); appointment of E.P. Ellis as a School Director on the Parish Board for Tangipahoa (1879); stocks with New South Building and Loan Association for S.D. Ellis (1890); appointment by Gov. Murphy James Foster of Thomas C.W. Ellis Judge, Civil District Court in Orleans Parish; official ballot of State of Louisiana Precinct 1, Ward 2, Tangipahoa Parish; insurance policy for heirs of E.P. and J.E. Ellis (1897); statement of receipts and expenses of Judicial Expense Fund (1910-1915); stock policy of Mrs. C.B. Grant (1912); insurance policy of T.C.W. Ellis (1914); appointment of T.C.W. Ellis Judge (1918); plat of area of Trench System, Camp Beauregard, La. (1918); reproduction of photograph of Supreme Court of the United States (undated)

Volumes

Bank Deposit Books

G:5

1851-1853

Vol.1 New Orleans

1853

Vol.2 W.W. Wood

1896

Vol.3 S.L. Powlett. New Orleans

1898-1907

Vol.4 T.C.W. Ellis. New Orleans

1910-1911

Vol.5 C.B. Grant. Comfort, Texas

1921

Vol.6 J.H. Ellis. Eldorado, Ark.

1922

Vol.7. J.H. Ellis. Amite

1923

Vol.8 J.H. Ellis. Amite

1926

Vol.9 Robert S. Ellis. Amite

Check Books (stubs)

1883-1934

Vol.10-Vol.47

1916-1917

Vol.48 Journal. New Orleans

1869-1883

Vol.49 Record Book. T.C.W. Ellis

1885-1889

Vol.50 Record Book. T.C.W. Ellis

1877-1878

Vol.51 Diary

1908

Vol.52 Diary

1910

Vol.53 Illinois Central Railroad Ticket Book. Amite.

Undated

Vol.54 “Constitutional Law”

1872-1874

Vol.55 Poll Book

Undated

Vol.56 Sun of My Soul. New York.

1854

Vol.57 Membership Book, Wigwam Society.

Notebooks

1860

Vol.58 T.C.W. Ellis

1869

Vol.59

1869

Vol.60

1877

Vol.61

1885

Vol.62

1891

Vol.63 T.C.W. Ellis

1908

Vol.64

Undated

Vol.65-70

Scrapbooks

1855-1856

Vol.71 T.C.W. Ellis. Jackson.

1856

Vol.72 T.C.W. Ellis. East Feliciana Parish.

Index Terms

Bankbooks.

Broadsides.

Cabinet photographs.

Cartes de visite.

Checkbooks.

Centenary College of Louisiana.

Clippings.

Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Cavalry Battalion, 18th.

Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 16th.

Correspondence.

Democratic Party (La.)--History--19th century.

Diaries.

Education--Louisiana.

Ellis, E. John (Ezekiel John), 1840-1889.

Ellis, Ezekiel Park, 1807-1884.

Ellis, Stephen Dudley.

Ellis, Thomas C. W. (Thomas Cargill Warner), d.1918.

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

Johnson Island Prison.

Judges--Louisiana.

Lawyers--Louisiana.

Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

Louisiana--Politics and government--1803-1865.

McEnery, John, 1833-1891.

Memoranda.

Mississippi--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

Notebooks.

Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

Pamphlets.

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana.

Scrapbooks.

Soldiers--Confederate States of America.

Tangipahoa Parish (La.)--Social life and customs.

Tintypes.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

University of Louisiana.

Container List

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

U:52

1

1-6

1829-1857

2

7-13

1858-1868

U:53

3

16-20

1869-1871

4

21-28

1827-1876

U:54

5

29-34

1877-1880

6

38-40

1881-1884

U:55

7

41-45

1885-1886

8

46-52

1887-1889

U:56

9

53-60

1889-1892

10

61-68

1893-1896

U:57

11

69-74

1897-1899

12

75-81

1900-1901

13a

82-89

1902-1903

13b

90-91

1904

U:58

14a

92-97

1904-1905

14b

98-100

1905-1906

U:59

15

101-108

1906-1907

16

109-113

1908-1909

U:60

17a

114-119

1909-1910

17b

120-122

1911

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

18

123-128

1912-1913

U:61

19

129-134

1914-1915

20

135-144

1916-1917

U:62

21

145-152

1918-1919

22

153-159

1920-1925

U:63

23

160-166

1926-1936

24

167-169

undated

U:64

25

170-175

undated

26

176-181

undated

U:65

27

182-191

1889-1915, undated

28

192-206

1899-1906, undated

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Manuscript Volumes:

G:5

1

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Volumes 1-11, 15-17

2

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Volumes 25, 28, 31, 35-38, 51, 53, 56, 59, 60, 65-66, 69

3

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Volumes 57, 58, 61-64, 67-68, 70

4

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Volumes 12-14, 18-24, 26-27, 29-30, 32-34, 39-47

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Volumes 48-50, 52, 54-55, 71-72

OS:E

Folders 1-2

1838-1918

undated

Oversize Materials (see collection description)

MF:5735, Series B

Reels 21-22

Omission: Folders 1-7, 1829-1859;

Folders 15-end, 1867-1936;

Volumes 1-72

Guide to Collection Microfilm

Reel 1 Series I., Box 1, Folders 1-6 (1829-1857)

Reel 2 Series I., Box 2, Folders 7-15 (1858-1868)

Reel 3 Series I., Box 3, Folders 16-20 (1869-1871)

Reel 4 Series II., Box 4, Folders 21-28 (1872-1876)

Reel 5 Series II., Box 5, Folders 29-34 (1877-1880)

Reel 6 Series II., Box 6, Folders 35-40 (1881-1884)

Reel 7 Series III., Box 7, Folders 41-45 (1885-1886)

Reel 8 Series III., Box 8, Folders 46-52 (1887-1889)

Reel 9 Series III., Box 9, Folders 53-60 (1889-1892)

Reel 10 Series IV., Box 10, Folders 61-68 (1893-1896)

Reel 11 Series IV., Box 11, Folders 69-74 (1897-1899)

Reel 12 Series IV., Box 12, Folders 75-81 (1900-1901)

Reel 13 Series V., Box 13a, Folders 82-89 (1902-1903)

Reel 14 Series V., Box 13b, Folders 90-91 (1904)

Reel 15 Series V., Box 14a, Folders 92-97 (1904-1905)

Reel 16 Series V., Box 14b, Folders 98-100 (1905-1906)

Series V., Box 15, Folders 101-108 (1906-1907)

Reel 17 Series VI., Box 16, Folders 109-113 (1908-1909)

Series VI., Box 17a, Folders 114-119 (1909-1910)

Series VI., Box 17b, Folders 120-122 (1911)

Reel 18 Series VII., Box 18, Folders 123-128 (1912-1913)

Reel 19 Series VIII., Box 19, Folders 129-134 (1914-1915)

Reel 20 Series XI., Box 20, Folders 135-144 (1916-1917)

Reel 21 Series X., Box 21, Folders 145-152 (1918-1919)

Reel 22 Series XI., Box 22, Folders 153-159 (1920-1925)

Reel 23 Series XII., Box 23, Folders 160-166 (1926-1936)

Reel 24 Series XIII., Box 24, Box 25 (undated)

Reel 25 Series XIV., Box 26 (undated)

Reel 26 Series XV., Box 27 (1889-1915, undated), Box 28 (1899, 1906, undated)

Reel 27 Series XVI., Tally Sheets (1872)

Series XVII., Volumes 1-9, Bank Deposit Books (1851-1926)

Series XVII., Volumes 10-24, Check Books (1883-1905)

Reel 28 Series XVIII., Volumes 25-47, Check Book Stubs (1905-1934)

Series XVIII. Volume 51, Diary (1871-1877)

Series XVIII., Volume 53, Illinois Central Railroad

Ticketbook (1910)

Series XVIII., Volume 56, Sun of My Soul (undated)

Series XVIII., Volume 57, Wigwam Society Membership

Book (1854)

Series XIX., Volumes 58-70, Notebooks (1860-1908, undated)

Reel 29 Series XX., Volume 48, Journal (1916-1917)

Series XX., Volume 49, Record Book (1869-1883)

Series XX., Volume 50, Record Book (1885-1889)

Guide to Collection Microfilm

Reel 30 Series XXI., Volume 52, Diary (1908)

Series XXI., Volume 54, “Constitutional Law” (undated)

Series XXI., Volume 55, Poll Book (1872-1874)

Series XXI., Volume 71, Scrapbook (1855-1856)

Series XXI., Volume 72, Scrapbook (1856)

Omissions

Series XVII., Volume 6, Bank Deposit Book (1921)