Ellis Family Collection



CREATOR: Charles E. Ellis

EXTENT:    Linear Feet: .5 linear feet, number of containers: 1 box

COLLECTION SUMMARY: Correspondence, ephemera, maps,

RECEIVED FROM: John Ellis Edwards, 2010.


 PROCESSING ARCHIVIST:  Cathy Moran Hajo, Erica Lehner and Karen Maguire.


Collection Details

Biographical / Historical Note:  Charles E. Ellis, Jr. (1907 -1993) was a consulting engineer who held a number of patents, including one for the Spiradyne.  He was a member of the Mahwah Environmental Commission and lived at 40 Armour Road, in the Cragmere Section of the township.  He was the son of Charles Edwin Ellis, Sr. (1878-1937) who served in the Spanish American War, was a captain in the Mahwah Militia Reserve Company before joining the U.S. Army during World War I, serving as a Major in the Ordinance Department. His mother was Helen Foreman Ellis (1875-1966).

Collection Description: Collection of correspondence, Mahwah historical ephemera regarding Cragmere, and oral history interview with Charles E. Ellis, Jr., a title to the 40 Armour Road property, and photographs of Charles E. Ellis and his father. There are also a series of maps and photographs depicting aqueducts found in Cragmere.

Arrangement Description: Alphabetical by subject.

Separated Materials:  Helen Foreman Ellis watercolor, ca. 1930s and Ramsey High School Class Photo, 1924 have been moved to Mahwah Museum Society Oversized Box #1.

Subject Headings:

Ellis, Charles Edwin

Ellis, Charles E., Jr.

Mahwah – Cragmere

Maps – Cragmere

Maps – Mahwah

World War I – Mahwah Militia


Using the Collection

ACCESS STATEMENT:  Collection is open and available for use.  If used in a publication, the Museum expects to be credited.

RIGHTS STATEMENT: The Mahwah Museum owns the materials, but researchers wishing to publish or reprint materials need to secure permission from the copyright holder.

PREFERRED CITATION:  [ITEM DESCRIPTION], Ellis Family Collection, Mahwah Museum, Mahwah, NJ.


Collection Inventory

Box 1:

  1. Benjamin Talmage’s Horse Punch Recipe, ca. 1782
  2. Charles E. Ellis – Correspondence, 1916-1983
  3. Charles E. Ellis, Jr. – Interview with Janice McCue, February 15, 1981
  4. Ellis Family Biographical Materials
  5. Erie Railroad Schedules, 1931
  6. Mahwah – Cragmere – Historical Materials
  7. Mahwah – Historical Materials
  8. Mahwah – Miller Aqrduct Maps
  9. Mahwah – Zoning
  10. Maps – Mahwah
  11. Maps – Ramapo Mountains
  12. Ramapo River Committee
  13. Title 40 Armour Road, 1949
  14. Photographs – Charles E. Ellis, Jr., 1930-1970s
  15. Photographs – Charles E. Ellis, Sr.
  16. Photographs – Mahwah
  17. Photographs – Miller Aqueduct, 1978-79
  18. Photographs – Spiradyne
  19. Rape of the Republic, by Lt. Col. Edward Marshall Hadey, 1920s