Sir Henry Ellis, an English author and antiquary, born in London, Nov. 29, 1777, died Jan. 15, 1869. He graduated at St. John's college, Oxford, in 1799, in 1805 became one of the assistant librarians of the British museum, and was head librarian from 1827 to 1856. A new and enlarged edition of Brand's " Popular Antiquities " was issued under his care in 1813, and was republished in a cheaper form in 1842. In 1816 he wrote a careful and elaborate introduction to the "Domesday Book," and in 1824 published a series of " Original Letters illustrative of English History," from autographs in the British museum, in 3 vols. 8vo; a second series, in 4 vols., in 1827; and a third, in 4 vols., in 1846. He was also the author of works on the Towneley and on the Elgin and Phigalean marbles (each 2 vols. 8vo, 1833 and 1836), and compiled and edited several valuable volumes for the society of antiquaries and for the Camden society. He received the Hanoverian Guelphic order of knighthood in 1833.