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Ellis, John Stoneacre, 1828-1896

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role Collector
dates 1828-1896
city Westchester
other citiesNew York, NY; Somerset, NJ; San Francisco, CA;
gender M
historical notes John Stoneacre Ellis was a collector of arms and armor. In 1896, his collection was gifted to the Metropolitan Art Museum. The gift contained 160 pieces of arms and armor containing as well as two tapestries.

Ellis married Julia Livingston Waterbury (1822–1914) in 1862, they had one son, Augustus Van Horne Ellis (1865–1939).

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The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
John, Samuel, and Augustus Ellis papers, 1842-1896. see details...
The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
Ellis family papers, 1783-1896. see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Catalogue of the Ellis collection of armour & arms : typescript, [19--] see details...