Harvey Ellis Papers

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Harvey Ellis Papers
Creator: Ellis, Harvey, 1852-1904
Call Number: D.252
Dates: 1839-1903
Physical Description: 12 boxes, 6 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Ellis family correspondence, manuscripts
Box 1 Correspondence, 1839-1903
Box 2 Photographs; misc. family documents; secondary materials.
Box 3 Drawings by Harvey Ellis, 1868-1879.
Box 4 Drawings by Harvey Ellis, undated, A-L.
Box 5 Drawings by Harvey Ellis, undated, M-Z.
Box 6 Original and printed work by Harvey Ellis, oversize.
Box 7 Magazines and manufacturers' catalogs.
Box 8 Charles S. Ellis Autograph Collection and Harvey Ellis' clippings of architectural drawings.
Box 9 Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
Box 10 Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
Box 11 Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
Box 12 Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
Box 13 Original art by Harvey Ellis.
Bound Volumes
Collection Overview
Title: Harvey Ellis Papers
Creator: Ellis, Harvey, 1852-1904
Call Number: D.252
Dates: 1839-1903
Physical Description: 12 boxes, 6 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Harvey Ellis (1852-1904) architect, artist and craftsman, was one of the foremost architectural renderers of his time and a key figure in the American Arts and Crafts movement. Harvey Ellis was born in Rochester, New York, on October 17, 1852, the oldest of Dewitt and Eliza Haseltine Ellis' four children. Despite the boy's evident artistic nature and talent, Ellis' father arranged for him to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on July 1, 1871. His stay at the school was brief: he was among 15 cadets discharged less than seven months later for academic insufficiency.

There is little documentation of the next six years of Ellis' life. What few facts have been uncovered indicate that he spent some time in New York and Albany before returning to Rochester in early September 1877. He was a founder of the Rochester Art Club on September 5, 1877, and quickly gained recognition as a painter. In early 1879, he and his brother Charles established the architectural office of H. & C.S. Ellis. The firm was quite successful from the start, producing designs for many commercial and residential buildings in and around Rochester.

Details of Ellis' location and activities are once again scant for most of 1885-86. He is known to have been in Rochester early in 1885 and to have married there, while he submitted a competition entry for a statue of Ulysses Grant from Utica, New York, in the fall. From 1886-1893, Ellis worked for a number of architectural firms throughout the Midwest. These included: Charles Mould and then J. Walter Stevens in St. Paul, Minnesota; Leroy Buffington and Orff & Orff in Minneapolis; Eckel and Mann in St. Joseph, Missouri; and George Mann and Randall, Ellis and Baker in St. Louis. Ellis returned to Rochester in 1893 and rejoined architectural practice with his brother but was deeply immersed in his painting and in the aesthetic principals of the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1897, Ellis, Claude Bragdon, and M. Louise Stowell were founding members of the Rochester Arts and Crafts Society, one of the earliest such organizations in the country. The Society's first exhibition, of Japanese prints and French posters, was held at Rochester's Cutler Building in May 1897.

Following the 1903 installation of an Arts and Crafts exhibition at Rochester's Mechanics Institute, Harvey Ellis relocated to Syracuse, New York, where he began writing--and illustrating--for Gustav Stickley's The Craftsman on Arts and Crafts architecture and interiors. Some of the renderings which accompanied these articles influenced the furniture produced by Stickley. Harvey Ellis died on January 2, 1904, at the age of 52. He was buried in an unmarked grave in St. Agnes cemetery in Syracuse. A marker was placed on the grave in 1997 by the Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence of Harvey Ellis and other Ellis family members; drawings by Harvey Ellis; some records of the H. and C.S. Ellis Architectural Firm; articles and architectural studies clipped from journals by Harvey Ellis; and family members' documents.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Correspondence
Architectural drawings
Legal instruments
Ellis, Harvey, 1852-1904
Architects
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mary Margaret Gazley, 1992. The Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York provided funds for processing and housing the collection. A purchase was made in 2016 of items formerly in the collection of The Strong Museum, Rochester, NY, and are so designated below.Access
The Harvey Ellis Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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Content List
Ellis family correspondence, manuscripts
Box 1Correspondence, 1839-1903
File 11839-1847
to Bates Cook from A.G.M. McNutt [?], Nov. 12, 1839
to Colonel Abert from John Armstrong., Feb. 14, 1840
to Dewitt Ellis from Hiram K. Walker., Dec. 15, 1840
"The River Arve," signed Dewitt C. Ellis., Nov. 19, 1843
Poem.

to Dewitt Ellis from Gordon Ellis., Nov. 21, 1846
IOU.

to "author of Widow Bride" from [?], Jul. 30, 1847
Poem.

to Prin. J. Wilson from Rev. S.M. Gayley., Oct. 27, 1847
Written on blank leaf of printed folio of Wilmington Classical Institute's Course of Studies.

File 21848
"Lady! I'm not as I have been," signed E.S. Haseltine., 1848
Poem.

to Dewitt Ellis from Hiram K. Walker., Jan. 11, 1848
to Dewitt Ellis from Gordon Ellis., Jan. 23, 1848
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Mary [?], Apr. 27, 1848
to Dewitt Ellis from D.M. Lindley., May 23, 1848
to Dewitt Ellis from Robert R. Robinson., Aug. 26, 1848
to Dewitt Ellis from H.M. Swan., Oct. 1848
Envelope attached.

to Dewitt Ellis from George Sperry., Oct. 9, 1848
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Cornelius O. Thirley., Nov. 27, 1848
Later manuscript notations in unknown hand.

File 31849
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Jan. 19, 1849
"When I think of thee," to Dewitt Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Mar. 1849
Poem.

"The Return to Duty Written by request for Rochester Glee Club," signed Dewitt Ellis., Mar. 5, 1849
Poem, with annotation: "Supreme Court in Equity Soberness and Drunkenness copy complaint D.C. Ellis Plffs Atty."

to Dewitt Ellis from Hiram K. Walker., Mar. 10, 1849
to Dewitt Ellis from H. Baird Plummer., Mar. 10, 1849
Envelope attached.

to Dewitt Ellis from Hiram K. Walker., Apr. 10, 1849
to Dewitt Ellis from Mary Ann Robinson., Apr. 15, 1849
to Dewitt Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., May 16, 1849
to Dewitt Ellis from Hiram K. Walker., Aug. 29, 1849
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Nov. 15, 1849
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Dec. 14, 1849
File 41850
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Jan. 18, 1850
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Jan. 23, 1850
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Feb. 8, 1850
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Feb. 26, 1850
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Mar. 22, 1850
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., May 20, 1850
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Sep. 20, 1850
File 51851-1874
to Dewitt Ellis from Hiram K. Walker., Mar. 17, 1851
to Dewitt Ellis from George Sperry., Oct. 29, 1852
Envelope attached.

to John Brown from George L. Stearns and, on verso, to Charles S. Ellis from George L. Stearns., Apr. 24, 1858
to Dewitt Ellis from D.P. Richardson., Dec. 10, 1861
to H.H. Van Dyke from George S. Boutwell., Oct. 9, 1862
Letterhead: Treasury Dept., Office of Internal Revenue.

to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Syrene Haseltine and, on verso, to children and grandchildren from Father and Mother., Jun. 18, 1871 Jun. 18, 1871
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Father [James Haseltine]., 1872
to Brother [Dewitt Ellis?] from [?] Ellis., Jul. 27, 1873
to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Aug. 1, 1873
Envelope attached.

to Charles Ellis from J. Butler., Jan. 23, 1874
to Dewitt Ellis from J. Butler., Sep. 19, 1874
to Charles Ellis from Syrene Haseltine., Oct. 14, 1874
File 61875
to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Feb. 5, 1875
Envelope attached.

to "Mother" from Willard [?] from "Beyrout, Syria.", Feb. 23, 1875
to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Apr. 8, 1875
Envelope attached.

to Harvey W. Clinton from James A. Pearce., Apr. 13, 1875
Two clipped Pearce autographs and envelope attached.

to Charles Ellis from Harvey Ellis., Jun. 11, 1875
Envelope attached.

to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Jul. 1875
Envelope attached.

to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Jul. 1875
Envelope attached.

to Dewitt Ellis from Thomas Raines., Jul. 18, 1875
Envelope attached.

to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Aug. 1, 1875
Envelope attached.

to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from J.R. Thomas., Dec. 28, 1875
Envelope attached.

File 71876-1898
to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Apr. 25, 1876
to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Apr. 27, 1876
Envelope attached.

to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Syrene Haseltine., Jun. 21, 1876
to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Jul. 21, 1876
Envelope attached.

to Dewitt Ellis from Charles Ellis., Jul. 21, 1876
Envelope attached.

to Miguel de Aldama from Domingo B.H. de Bellan and, on verso, to Mack from Harvey Ellis., Jul. 25, 1876 Jul. 25, 1876
to Charles Ellis from Frank Ellis., Aug. 1876
to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Syrene Haseltine., Aug. 16, 1876
to Charles Ellis from Dewitt Ellis., Aug. 23, 1876
Letterhead: Twin Mountain House, White Mountains, N.H.

to Dewitt Ellis from Charles Ellis., Sep. 28, 1876
Postcard.

to Charles Ellis from H.G. Burleigh., Dec. 13, 1876
Letterhead: Office of H.G. Burleigh and Bro. Forwarders of Ore

to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Charles Ellis., Dec. 14, 1876
Postcard.

to Dewitt Ellis from Charles Ellis., Dec. 15, 1877
Postcard.

to Dewitt Ellis from Charles Ellis., Dec. 15, 1877
Postcard.

to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Charles Ellis., Dec. 20, 1877
Letterhead: Dr. Hazelton's Palace Drug House, Silver Lake, Shawnee Co.

to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Charles Ellis., Jan. 11, 1878
Postcard.

to Eliza Haseltine Ellis from Charles Ellis., Feb. 1, 1878
Postcard.

to Charles Ellis from Eliza Haseltine Ellis., Aug. 15, 1879
Envelope attached.

to Harvey Ellis from Martin Brewer Anderson., Dec. 24, 1879
File 81899
to [Harvey Ellis] from Charles P. M[?], Nov. 10, 1899
to Harvey Ellis from Amos H. Martin., Feb. 6, 1899
File 91900-1903
to Harvey Ellis from Amos H. Martin., Jan. 14, 1900
to Harvey Ellis from Amos H. Martin., Mar. 11, 1900
Envelope attached.

to Harvey Ellis from Edwin Bookmiller., Dec. 28, 1901
Envelope attached.

to Clara Ellis from George E. Peer., Mar. 2, 1902
Letterhead: Ashland Grove Herd of A.J.C.C. Jersey Cattle. Envelope attached.

to Harvey Ellis from Smith, Degraff & Castleman., Jan. 13, 1903
Envelope attached.

File 10Dewitt Ellis to Eliza Haseltine Ellis, undated.
File 11Eliza Haseltine Ellis to Charles Ellis, undated.
File 12Eliza Haseltine Ellis to Dewitt Ellis, undated.
File 13Eliza Haseltine Ellis to Dewitt Ellis, undated.
File 14Syrene Haseltine to various correspondents, undated.
File 15Undated, miscellaneous.
File 16Envelopes addressed to Dewitt Ellis and Charles Ellis.
Box 2Photographs; misc. family documents; secondary materials.
File 1Photographs of Harvey and Charles Ellis.
Charles Ellis., ca. 1885.
Charles Ellis., ca. 1895.
Charles & Harvey Ellis., ca. 1864-66.
Harvey Ellis., ca. 1860-61
Harvey Ellis in U.S. Military Academy uniform, ca. 1871.
Harvey Ellis in Japanese robe, ca. 1898.
File 1aPhotographs of Harvey Ellis.
These materials were formerly in the collection of The Strong museum.

Harvey Ellis in Japanese robe, ca. 1898.
Mounted on card.

Harvey Ellis (seated) with unidentified man in military uniform.
Photograph signed: John E. Dumont.

Harvey Ellis and unidentified man dancing, May Bragdon (with basket) looking on., ca. 1895-98.
Two unidentified women embracing outdoors., ca. 1895-98.
Harvey Ellis and three unidentified women outdoors., ca. 1895-98.
Harvey Ellis and unidentified woman who is pouring milk., ca. 1895-98.
Woman, possibly M. Louise Stowell, smiling., ca. 1895-98.
Group photo at J. Con Hillman's 33rd birthday party at the Bragdon home, Nov. 8, 1897.
Back row, L-R: Charlotte Davis, George C. Bragdon, May Bragdon, Claude Bragdon, Mary MacArthur. Front, L-R: George Humphrey, J. Con Hillman, Harvey Ellis, Helen Alling Davis.
See May Bragdon diary entry for additional information.

Harvey Ellis, May Bragdon (with basket), unidentified woman (with flowers) and unidentified man in front of corn field., ca. 1895-98.
Harvey Ellis, unidentified man, May Bragdon (with basket), unidentified woman (with flowers) in front of corn field., ca. 1895-98.
File 2Mail Chuting : An Occasional Brochure. Part One: Five sketches by Harvey Ellis. Rochester, NY: Cutler Mfg. Co., [19--?]
A portfolio with reproductions of five architectural drawings by Harvey Ellis.

File 3H. & C.S. Ellis Architectural Firm Documents
Estimates for architectural projects, notes, letterhead stationery. See also vols. 1, 2, 3.

File 4Genealogy of the Ellis Family.
Two leaves from family Bible with birthdates, marriages and deaths listed.
Notes of Haseltine family births and marriages.
Genealogical chart of Ellis family.
Calling card of Mrs. Harvey Ellis.
The Granite Monthly; vol. XXIX, no. 4, (October, 1900).
Article on McClary family.

Genealogy of McClary-Ellis family compiled by Mary Margaret Gazley.
Notes of marriages, births, and deaths.
Transcript of Harvey Ellis' death certificate and photocopy of 1900 census material.
File 5Publications of educational institutions, 1842-1882.
Annual Circular of the Young Ladies' Institution, Pittsfield, MA (1849.)
Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Dartmouth College (1848-9.
Exercises for commencement for Dartmouth College (July 25 & 26, 1849).
Graduating Excercises of State Normal School, Geneseo, NY (1882.)
Clara S. Budlong's membership certificate for Alumni Association of National School of Oratory, Philadelphia, PA (June, 1881.)
Memorial of the Class Graduated at Dartmouth College, July, 1849. (Manchester, NH: 1870).
File 6Legal documents, 1820-1898.
Certificate to Samuel Ayress from Governor of the State of NY (Nov. 15, 1820.)
Deed to John Dickinson from Gideon Granger (May 18, 1844.)
Quit-claim deed to Thomas Shadbolt from Samuel Shadbolt (Sept. 15, 1857.)
Patent rights transfer to Hiram B. Olin from Orion L. Davis (Nov. 15, 1887.)
Bill of sale of personal property to Charles Ellis from Hiram B. Olin (May 29, 1888.)
Patent rights transfer to Charles Ellis from Hiram B. Olin April 2, 1888.
Certificate of cattle transfer from P.J. Cogswell to Charles Ellis, Feb. 19, 1896.
Two certificates of entry in the Herd Register of the American Jersey Cattle Club, NY,1897-8 in envelope.
File 7Music manuscripts.
Heavenly Vision An Anthem.
21 pages,

Effingham L. M.
16 pages and back cover.

File 8Miscellaneous printed material.
Title page of the New Testament Bible.
Prospectus of the Occidental Gold Company of Colorado. New York, 1865.
Children's book from roofing company, 1891.
Yank Talk; a Review of A.E.F. Humor-Trench and Billet. WWI humor magazine.
Front page of New York Herald showing Parks of Colorado, Jan. 23, 1865.
File 9Theater programs, 1891-1900.
Manuscript notations in unknown hand.

Argument for the Play of La Tosca. Drama in Five Acts by Victorien Sardou as Presented by Madame Sarah Bernhardt. New York: 1891.
Lyceum Theater program for La Tosca, Rochester, 1896.
Program for the Joseph Jefferson production of The Rivals by Richard Sheriden, 1896.
Lyceum theater program for David Harum, Rochester, 1900.
File 10Autograph dealers' catalogs, 1875-77, belonging to Charles Ellis.
File 11Cookbooks, possibly compiled by Eliza Haseltine Ellis.
Two fragile volumes

File 12Clippings and articles about Harvey Ellis.
File 13Newspaper clippings about Ellis Family.
File 14Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York.
Documents and photographs related to the erection and dedication (June 7, 1997) of a marker for Harvey Ellis's Gravesite at St. Agnes Cemetery, Syracuse, New York.

File 15Notes made by Mary Margaret Gazley about the Ellis papers.
File 16Typed listing of plans included in Volume 1 and partial typescript of contents of Volume 4 prepared by Elizabeth Holahan.
Box 3Drawings by Harvey Ellis, 1868-1879.
1: "From a Cast Taken After the Death of Napoleon I", 1868.
Ink sketch; 8.0 x 14.5 cm; signed "HE" and "H.E. 1868".

2: "Christ Church Oxford", March 12, [18]69.
Pencil sketch; 12.5 x 15.5 cm, signed "HE".

3: "Barfrieze in Church, Kent", March 12, [18]69.
Pencil sketch; 10.0 x 12.5 cm; signed "HE".

4: "Arch de Napoleon", March 15, [18]69.
Pencil sketch; 9.5 x 11.0 cm; signed "HE".

5: [Profile of uniformed man], April 16, 1869.
Pencil sketch; 11.0 x 16.0 cm; signed "HE".

6: [Old man with a halo], April 26, 1869.
Pencil sketch; 15.5 x 18.5 cm, no signature.

7: [Kettle over wood fire], April 27, [18]69.
Pencil sketch; 14.0 cm x 12.5 cm; signed "HE".

8: [Old man with a beard], November 7, 1869.
Pencil sketch; 8 x 18 cm; no signature.

9: "Nice Morning, Henrietta", March 10, 1870.
Pencil sketch; 12.0 x 14.0 cm; no signature.

10: [Boy seated in chair with head bowed], March 13, 1870.
Pencil sketch; 12.0 x 15.0 cm; no signature.

11: "Going For the Mail, Henrietta", March 13, 1870.
Pencil sketch; 12.5 x 12.5 cm; no signature; pencil sketch of man in winter coat and muffler on verso.

12: "House Cleaning Time", May 7, 1870.
Pencil sketch; 9.5 x 14.0 cm; signed "H.C.H. Ellis"; pencil sketch of man in uniform with bayonet on verso.

13: "Honi Soc't Que Mal y Frase - Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow", [18]75.
Watercolor and ink; 17.5 x 10.0 cm; signed "H.C.H. Ellis."

14: "Interior of Room at 'Congress Hall'" - with portrait of D.W.C. Ellis, Jan. 26, 1877.
Mixed medium; 15.5 cm x 19.0 cm; signed "Harvey Ellis."

[Seated man with pipe], Sept. 29, 1879.
Watercolor miniature; 9.5 x 7.5 cm; no signature.

[Man with cigar], Oct. 9, [18]79.
Pencil sketch; 9.5 x 12.5 cm; no signature.

Box 4Drawings by Harvey Ellis, undated, A-L.
1: [American flag]
Pencil and watercolor; 12.0 x 13.5 cm; no signature

2: "Carmel Mission Church Monterey, Cal."
Enlarged from part of 5 x 8 negative; photograph 8.0 x 10.5 cm; no signature; pencil sketch of castle and mathematical computation on verso.

3: [Cottage with people]
Pencil sketch; 15.0 x 10.0 cm; signed "presented to [Lizzie] by [Jay Jacob].

4: "If it's Tusha You've Got to Pay for it".
Pencil sketch; 12.5 x 12.5 cm; no signature; includes partial drawing of uniformed man.

5: [Kneeling soldier with gun]
Pencil sketch; 12.0 x 17.0 cm; no signature.

6: [Kneeling soldier with gun]
Pencil sketch; 20.0 x 31.5 cm; no signature.

7: [Lady in costume]
Pencil and watercolor; 13.0 x 15.5 cm; no signature.

8: [Lake with rock cliffs]
Pencil sketch; 11.5 x 15.5 cm; no signature.

9: [Landscape miniature]
Pencil sketch; 5.5 x 5.0 cm; signed "HE".

Box 5Drawings by Harvey Ellis, undated, M-Z.
1: [Man with newspaper]
Pencil sketch; 17.0 x 19.0 cm; no signature; drawings of faces on verso.

2: [Navy boat with crew]
Pencil and watercolor; 19.5 x 14.5 cm; no signature.

3: "Orpheus".
Pencil sketch; 26.0 cm x 19.5 cm; no signature.

3: "Ready for the Ride".
Pencil sketch; 13.0 x 20.5 cm; no signature.

4: [Rooster and hen]
Pencil sketch; 9.0 x 11.0 cm; no signature.

5: "Sancta Cecilia".
Watercolor and ink; 23.0 x 17.5 cm; signed "H.E."

6: "Sappho - The Last Work of Pradier".
Pencil sketch; 20.5 x 17.0 cm; signed "By Ellis."

7: [Soldier charging]
Pencil and watercolor; 17.5 x 16.0 cm; no signature.

8: "Trial Trip of our [Spsial] Iron Clad Artist (Ellis & Halls) Previous to his Departure for Charleston".
Pencil sketch; 13.5 x 19.5 cm; no signature.

Box 6Original and printed work by Harvey Ellis, oversize.
1: "Dinner in Honor of Major General Elwell S. Otis, U.S.A.",, 1900.
See Box 13 folder 5 of this collection for printed version of this drawing.
Watercolor and ink; 37.0 x 22.5 cm; signed "Harvey Ellis."

2: [Minstrel figures playing instruments], undated.
Pencil and crayon drawing; 31.5 x 11.0 cm; no signature.

3: [Architectural plan for house], undated.
Pencil sketch; drawn on tissue paper; no signature.

4: [Woman holding cloth], undated.
Formerly in the collection of The Strong museum, Rochester, NY.
Charcoal sketch; 29.5 x 24 cm; unsigned.

5: [Cover, Harper's Magazine,Christmas, 1898
Formerly in the collection of The Strong museum, Rochester, NY.
41.5 x 28.3 cm; signed Harvey Ellis.

Box 7Magazines and manufacturers' catalogs.
Architecture, vol. 7, no. 41 (May, 1903).
The Architectural Reprint, vol. 2, no. 3 (October, 1902).
Art Work of Rochester New York, parts 2-9 (1896).
The Brickbuilder, vol. 12; no. 1 (January, 1903).
The British Architect, vol. 59, no. 16 (April, 17, 1903).
The Building News Directory, (January 23, 1903).
Gewerbehalle; organ für den Fortschritt in allen Zweigen der Kunstindustrie, vol. 2, nos. 1-12 (1866).
The International Studio, vol. XLVI; no. 182 (April, 1912).
The Maria Burroughs Art Porfolio of Stage Celebrities, part 5 (March 17, 1894).
Masters in Art, vol. 1, part 4 (April, 1900).
Palette & Bench, vol. 11, no. 12 (September, 1910).
The Wide World Magazine, vol. 11, no. 62 (June, 1903).
Minton, Hollins & Co. Patent Tile Works. Catalogue, undated
Modern Fireproof Home Building. Catalogue, undated.
The William R. Pitt Composite Iron Works. Catalogue.
Box 8Charles S. Ellis Autograph Collection and Harvey Ellis' clippings of architectural drawings.
File 1Autographs apparently received in response to request.
Includes: 1873 letter with envelope from Charles Dickens Jr. replying that he had no autographs to spare of his [late] father; Benjamin Perley Poore, 1875, the American author and newspaper editor; William P. Letchworth, 1876; and Roscoe Conkling, 1864.

File 2Autograph album, c. 1872-1874.
Includes: M.B. Anderson, 1872; John A. Dix, 1873; Horatio Seymour, 1873; Edwin Booth, 1873; Charles J. Folger; Charles' father, DeWitt C. Ellis; Clara Louise Kellogg, 1873; Anna E. Dickinson, 1873 with a sentiment: Truth at any rate; R.E. Fenton, 1873; Mary F. Scott Siddons; Manton Marble, 1873; and Thomas Nast, 1874

File 3Clipped autographs, A-E.
File 4Clipped autographs, F-K.
File 5Clipped autographs, L-Q.
File 6Clipped autographs, R-Z.
File 7Clipped autographs, illegible.
File 8Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 9Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 10Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 11Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 12Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 13Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 14Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 15Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 16Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 17Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 18Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 19Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
File 20Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
Box 9Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
Box 10Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
Box 11Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
Box 12Clippings from published journals of architectural drawings, probably collected by Harvey Ellis.
Box 13Original art by Harvey Ellis.
These materials were formerly in the collection of The Strong museum.

File 1Juvenalia: military figures and scenes, ca. 1860-70.
[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)]Prime Parry and In Purce Thrust
ink and pencil; 29.3 x 19.7 cm; unsigned.

[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)] Second Parry and Quarto Parry
ink and pencil; 29.4 x 19.5 cm; unsigned.

[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)]Charlotte
pencil and watercolor; 13.4 x 8.5 cm; unsigned. On verso: drawing of fort in watercolor and pencil.

[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)]
pencil and watercolor; 13.4 x 8.5 cm; unsigned.

[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)]
pencil and watercolor; 13.4 x 8.5 cm; unsigned.

[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)]
pencil and watercolor; 13.4 x 8.5 cm; unsigned.

[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)]
pencil and watercolor; 13.8 x 8.9 cm; unsigned. "Generations succeeds" written upside down.

[Soldier with rifle on shoulder,], May 28, 1862
pencil; 8 x 7.2 cm; signed "HE."

[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)]In Prime Thrust 1 and Head Parry 7
ink and pencil; 29.4 x 19.5 cm; unsigned.

[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)]Left cut and Rear Cut
ink and pencil; 29.4 x 19.5 cm; unsigned.

[Sketch Showing Combat Use of Arms (Manual of Arms)]Stock to the front Strike! and In Second Thrust
ink and pencil; 29.4 x 19.5 cm; unsigned.

[Soldier lowering/hoisting flag], March 4, 1870
pencil; 19 x 16.5 cm; unsigned.

File 2Non-military figures and scenes, ca. 1860-85.
In the Perch Season, Charlotte, New York, Aug. 6th, [18]83;
pencil; 24 x 19 cm; unsigned.

[Man seated in horse-drawn cart]
See print version of this image in folder 5 of this box.
pencil; 14 x 21.9 cm; signed "HE."

[Man in hat.]
pencil; 7 x 7cm; unsigned.

Fannie Prestige
pencil; 10.6 x 8.5 cm; signed "HE"

[Figure leaning on building]; Mulberry, Aug 10, [18]69;
pencil; 11.6 x 6.8 cm; signed "HE"

[Woman looking down];, [18]77;
14.8 x 7.3 cm; signed H.E.

[Head of man with bulging eyes]
pencil; 8 x 6.8 cm; signed "HE." On verso: Pencil drawing of cart and "Harvey."

[Head of man]
pencil; 8.3 x 7.1 cm; signed "HE"

[hand holding playing card]; The Last Trump. M. Angelo
pencil; 7.7 x 7.4 cm; signed "HE"

From Out of Town, May 28, 1879;
pencil; 6 x 5.5 cm; signed "HE"

[Sailor];, May 28, 1879;
pencil; 11.4 x 5.9 cm; unsigned. On verso: partial drawing of person.

[Scene from a stage, woman with stake and mallet];
pencil; 6.4 x 6.6 cm; signed "HE"

[Man in Elizabethan costume];
pencil 17 x 7.5 cm; unsigned. Portion of drawing of a building visible.

[Mask];
pencil; 12 x 18 cm; signed "HE"

[Man reading with feet on chair, lamp];
pencil; 18 x 18 cm; signed "HE"

[Seated figure with box]; The quick cub or the learned pig
pencil; 13.8 x 18 cm; unsigned. On verso: rooster.

[Woman with brooch, head and shoulders];
pencil; 13.2 x 16.5 cm; signed "HE".

[Figure on a dock, ship in background]; "Coleman Sold";, April 8, 1869;
pencil; 9.4 x 13.6 cm; signed "HE".

[Figure with a broom]; "Albert";, April 28, 1870;
pencil; 10.4 x 14.5 cm; signed: H.C. H. Ellis.

"Jonah preaching";, Sept. 3, 1869;
pencil; 11.6 x 25 cm; signed: Ellis.

"Sampson";
pencil; 25 x 19 cm; signed: by Harvey C. Ellis.

"Sandini in the play of Cinderella";
pencil; 6 x 8 cm; unsigned.

"Study for Charles the First";
pencil and watercolor 11.2 x 12.7 cm; unsigned. On verso: portion of drawing of a statue.

[Woman with broom];, May 23, 1869;
pencil; 11.8 x 15.1 cm; unsigned.

[Woman with broom];, 1877;
pencil and charcoal 22.5 x 30 cm; signed: H.E 77.

[Woman and child at font];, 1877;
pencil; 21.5 x 18 cm; unsigned.

File 3Landscapes, animals, still life, ca. 1865-75.
[River scene];, May 2, 1871;
pencil; 20 x 15 cm; unsigned.

[River scene];, April 8, 1871;
pencil and watercolor; 20 x 15 cm; signed: E.C.H. Ellis.

[Cross section of boat]; Lower hold and boiler room;
pencil; 14.8 x 12.1 cm; unsigned.

[Boat with American flag];, July 14, 1870;
pencil; 12.1 x 9 cm; unsigned.

French Iron Clad "Taureau";
pencil; 18.8 x 15.1 cm; signed: H.C.H.E.

[Stein];
pencil; 7.8 x 11.2 cm; signed "HE" On verso: woman's head.

[Sword hilts];
pencil; 17.5 x 26.4 cm; unsigned.

[Naval battle];, March 7, 1870.
pencil; 29.5 x 16 cm; signed "HE".

[Intertwined trees];
pencil; 23 x 17.5 cm. On verso: "To Mrs. Ellis from Harvey. I wish I had a better but I will make it up by being a good boy. Harvey."

Steam No. 2 Rochester Fire;
pencil; 12.7 x 11.7 cm; signed "HE".

[Chickens];, June 13, 1869.
pencil; 10 x 11.5 cm; signed "HE".

[Dog];
pencil; 23 x 30 cm; unsigned. On verso: "Rochester" written in reverse.

File 4Buildings, ca. 1865-75.
Spire of St. Peter's St. Paul's Rochester;, July 22, 1869;
pencil; 7.1 x 7.7 cm; unsigned.

[Crenellated building];
ink; 16.5 x 11.3 cm unsigned.

[Church];, March 24, 1870.
ink; 11.2 x 22.6 cm; unsigned. On verso: school exercise re: nouns.

[Clock tower];, March 11, 1869;
pencil; 13.3 x 20.3 cm; signed "HE." On verso: "Mr. E. E. Fish Sir Please excuse Harvey at recess."

[Entrance arch];, July 23, 1867;
pencil 12.1 x 12.6 cm; signed "HE."

[Jacobean style building];
pencil; 7.3 x 8 cm; unsigned. On verso: fragment of figure drawing.

Admiralty Gardens;, May 15, 1869;
ink; 13 x 9.7 cm; signed "HE" On verso: may 16th 1870.

[Building with dome and tower];, July 7, 1868;
pencil; 14.1 x 9.4 cm; Signed "HE." On verso: watercolor tests.

File 5Printed artwork, ca. 1895-1905.
[Man seated in horse-drawn cart];
See original drawing for this image in folder 2 of this box.
ink; 14 x 21.9 cm; signed "Ellis. Del" and Baldwin.

Mahomet and the Mountain A Modern Miracle
14 x 8.1 cm.; signed H.E. Evidence of removal from scrapbook.

La France Fire Engine Co. Elmira N.Y.;, 1897
16 x 21 cm.; signed HE.97. Evidence of removal from scrapbook.

Cover, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. catalog;, 1898
25.3 x 16.3 cm.; signed HE.98. Evidence of removal from scrapbook.

Cover, Rochester NY 1896 Presented by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 1898
22.3 x 16 cm [trimmed]; signed Harvey Ellis '96. Evidence of removal from scrapbook.

Cover only, Dinner in honor of Major General Elwell S. Otis., June 15, 1900.
See Box 6 folder 1 of this collection for original drawing.
22.8 x 37 cm. [open]; signed Harvey Ellis 1900. Evidence of removal from scrapbook.

[Egyptian scene], 1882.
See original drawing for this image in folder 6 of this box.
17.4 x 8 cm.; signed Harvey Ellis '82. Evidence of removal from scrapbook.

[Stylized figure on swing];, 1882.
18.8 x 10.6 cm.; signed Harvey Ellis '82. Evidence of removal from scrapbook.

File 6Original art, misc., undated.
[Egyptian scene], 1882.
See printed version of this image in folder 5 of this box.
pencil and ink 21 x 13.4 cm; signed Harvey Ellis, 1882. Evidence of editing.

[Angel roundel];
pencil; 24 x 17.5 cm; unsigned.

[Figure with head resting on table];
watercolor; 19 x 11 cm; unsigned. Evidence of removal from scrapbook.

New & sump edition Decline & Do [] of the Roman Emp [] Gibbon;
ink and pencil; 16.3 x 12.5 cm; unsigned.

Ernest Russell Willard, His Book
ink; 20.1 x 14.2 cm; unsigned.

Bound Volumes
Volume 1Index to Plans, Charles S. Ellis Architect.
Inventory of architectural drawings
See Box 2, folder 16 of this collection for transcript.

Volume 2Account book of Wilcox and Ellis. List of payments to vendors, 1879-1886.
Volume 3Salary accounts of H. & C.S. Ellis. List of each employee and payment made, 1882-1883.
Volume 4Ledger. Record of work done for each client and charges, 1879-1883, pages 30-38.
See Box 2, folder 16 of this collection for transcript.

Volume 5Scrapbook with architectural clippings.
Volume 6Scrapbook of engraved illustrations.
Many of the clippings are from Graham's Magazine 1844-45. The scrapbook shows evidence of previous use as a botanical specimen scrapbook with captions in Eliza H. Ellis' hand.



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