Biography

Born in Ireland on August 29, 1721, Henry Ellis was educated to the law at the Temple, London. Very little is known about his life. After his Hudson Bay expedition, he served as governor of the American colony of Georgia in 1758, but returned to England in November 1760, after which he traveled extensively in Europe. From 1761 to 1763, he was the appointed governor of Nova Scotia (Canada), but he never took up the post. Elllis died on January 21, 1806 in Naples.

Verena Traeger

See also Crantz, David Further Reading

Cashwin, Edward J., Governor Henry Ellis and the

Transformation of British North America, Athens, Georgia:

University of Georgia Press, 1994

Drage, Theodore S., An Account of a Voyage for the Discovery of the North-West Passage by Hudson's Straits, 2 volumes, London: Joliffe, 1748 Ellis, Henry, A Voyage to Hudson's Bay by the Dobbs Galley and California in the Years 1746 and 1747, for Discovering a North West Passage; with an Accurate Survey of the Coast, and a Short Natural History of the Country. Together with a Fair View of Facts and Arguments from Which the Future Finding of Such a Passage is Rendered Probable, London: H. Whitridge, 1748 (reprinted 1967, S.R. Publishers, East Ardsley, UK)

Pepall, Rosalind, "Images of the Inuit in the eighteenth century." Journal of Canadian Art History, (1980) 5(1): 5-17

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