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William H. Ellis Letters

An inventory of his letters at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LDC
Date: 27 Oct 2008

Biographical History

William H. Ellis was the superintendent of lighthouses in Connecticut and New Hampshire during the first half of the 19th century.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William H. Ellis Letters contain incoming correspondence from S. Pleasonton, 5th Auditor and Acting Commissioner of Revenue, Treasury Department. The correspondence concerns information on building and repairing lighthouses, the behavior of attendants, and appointments.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection contains one series, Correspondence, which is arranged chronologically.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Ellis, William H., fl. 1835-1838.
Pleasonton, S.


Lighthouse keepers.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William H. Ellis Letters
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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