`Scrabble Book Quebec 1839` of Katherine Jane Ellice. Notes on Ellice family history in Canada and Glenquoich. Edit


Content Description
1. Album compiled by Katherine Jane Ellice, 1838-1864, entitled `Scrabble Book Quebec, 1839`. Numerous water-colour drawings and sketches by Katherine Jane Ellice and others are pasted in and loosely enclosed. The album starts with drawings of passengers on board the HMS Hastings comissioned to transport Lord Durham from Liverpool to Quebec in 1838 on his appointment as Governor General of Canada. [Edward Ellice was private secretary to Lord Durham.] An undated note at the front of the volume records that a number of drawings relating to Canada have been removed and sent to Professor Doughty, Keeper of Records at Montreal but there are many sketches and drawings of North American scenes including Niagara Falls, a series of sketches of Edward Ellice`s Beauharnois Estate where the family was held by French rebels in 1839, the Falls of Alexandria, Lake George, the view `From the Balcony of the President`s House at Washington`. There are a series of pencil sketches by Francis Charteris, afterwards Earl of Wemyss, including Neil Maclean, the Factor at Glenquoich, 1841. 2.Volume of notes. undated, by James Ellice on the Ellice family in Canada, 1765-1892. 3.Notes, 2013-2014, undated, by Tim Sturgis on the Ellice family and Glenquoich.
Presented by Tim Sturgis, 2 Longhouses, Kentmere, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9JJ.
Access Restrictions?
Access Restrictions Note
Normal access conditions apply.
Use Restrictions?
Use Restrictions Note
Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


  • 1838-2014, undated (Creation)


  • 0.10 linear metres (Whole)
    Two volumes and one file