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Guide to the Henry Hiram Ellis Papers, 1861-1898
BANC MSS C-B 653  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Henry Hiram Ellis Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1861-1898
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 653
    Origination: Ellis, Henry Hiram, 1829-1909
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Mainly correspondence to Ellis as Chief of Police, San Francisco. Also miscellaneous papers, invitations, programs and tickets.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Henry Hiram Ellis Papers, BANC MSS C-B 653, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    This collection, assembled by T. W. Norris, consists mainly of correspondence to Ellis as Chief of Police of San Francisco. It also contains some miscellaneous papers, invitations, tickets and programs. The arrangement is chronological. An alphabetical listing of principal correspondents follows.


    Henry Hiram Ellis came to California in 1849 from Maine, was a gold miner and captain of several vessels before coming to San Francisco as policeman in 1855. He worked his way up in the Police Force and was elected chief of Police in 1875.