Edward Sylvester Ellis letter

Edward Sylvester Ellis letter

Dates: 1901 November 11

The collection contains typewritten and signed letter dated November 11, 1901, and addressed to Barton O. Aylesworth, a signature collector. Ellis writes about some materials of his that would soon be published.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933. -- Ellis, Edward Sylvester, 1840-1916
  • Call Number: MSS 38
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Edward Sylvester Ellis letter, 1901, must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 38; Edward Sylvester Ellis letter; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 38, LTPSC.
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Authors, American--Correspondence; Material Types
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Ellis (Edward Sylvester) letter
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:20-0700
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Biographical History

Edward Sylvester Ellis (1840-1916) is an American author who was born in Ohio and died at Cliff Island, Maine. Ellis was a teacher, school administrator, and journalist, but his most notable work was that that he performed as author of hundreds of dime novels that he produced under his name and a number of pseudonyms. Notable works by Ellis include The Huge Hunter , or the Steam Man of the Prairies and Seth Jones , or the Captives of the Frontier . In the mid-1880s, after a fiction-writing career of some thirty years, Ellis wrote more serious works of biography, history, and persuasive writing.

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