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Ellis, Sir Henry (1777-1869), sometime chief librarian of the British Museum. He was born in London, and educated at Merchant Taylors and at St. John's College, Oxford, of which society he became fellow. He was for a time sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library, from which he migrated to the British Museum, being chief from 1827 to 1856. Among his works are an edition of Brand's Northern Antiquities, the introduction to the Domesday Book, and a collection of original letters illustrative of English histoiy.