Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Ellis
Born: 8 May 1830
Died: 3 May 1917
Bio Notes: Alexander Ellis was born in Aberdeen, 8 May 1830, second but eldest surviving son of Captain William and Isabella Ellis. His father died at sea in 1838 and was buried at St Jaco, Cuba leaving a third child, Edith, who married Alexander Diack, collector and cashier for Old Machar poorhouse.

Ellis was sent to Robert Gordon's College on May 1842 leaving in 1844 to attend Marischal College at the early age of 14. He left without graduating in 1846 and was articled to John and William Smith 1846-51. Thereafter, although he himself was an Episcopalian, he worked with Rt Rev James Kyle, Bishop of the Northern District, on the design of the ambitious twin towered St Peter's Church, Buckie, but whether he was working directly to the bishop, or with Alexander and William Reid who executed the church (see 'Inverness Courier' 9 January 1851) is unclear: He had completed his commitments there by January 1856 when he entered the Trustees' Academy on the recommendation of James Giles who was to be associated with him on several projects. He left in June of the same year and the commission for the Church of St Mary of the Assumption (later the Cathedral) in 1857 enabled him to set up independent practice at his mother's home at 19 Hadden Street. In 1859 he took on his first apprentice, Robert Gordon Wilson, and moved into his brother-in-law Alexander Diack's office at 4 Belmont Street, from which they moved to no 13 about 1869, the Ellises and the Diacks then sharing a large house at no 17. The Diack connection was to prove significant in relation to Parish Council work, bringing the large Buchan Combination Poorhouse at Maud won in competition in 1866.

In 1860 Ellis sent in a design for the Aberdeen Town and County Bank Head Office which was the subject of a limited competition from which he had been excluded. It was returned unopened but he exhibited it at Hay and Lyall's where it attracted some attention. In 1862 he was appointed executant architect for St Mary's Carden Place, built by the Rev Frederick George Lee to his own designs. Lee was a leading member of the Architectural Society of Oxford and an amateur architect: whether he obtained help directly from George Edmund Street, architect to the Oxford Diocese, who certainly designed the Minton tiles, whether he adapted the competition designs for the Crimea Memorial Church and other polychrome continental Gothic designs of that period, or whether Ellis himself had a large hand in the detailing is unclear, but the commission certainly enlarged Ellis's architectural vocabulary. Financially it was a serious setback as Lee became insolvent and Ellis was unable to persuade the diocese and the vestry that they had a moral responsibility to settle the architect's and contractor's accounts.

In 1869 Wilson was taken into partnership. Wilson had been born at New Pitsligo in 1844, the son of a local master builder John Wilson and Eliza Gordon. The Wilsons were a staunchly United Presbyterian family and it may have been church connections that enabled him to secure a place in the office of Alexander Thomson (c. 1866-69) at the end of his apprenticeship with Ellis. A modified Thomsonesque treatment thereafter became apparent in the firm's urban work.

In 1876 the Belmont Street house became too small to accommodate the Ellis and Diack families and Ellis and Wilson developed 54-71 Springbank Terrace - Ellis took no 66; Wilson, who had married 23 December 1875, no 60; and the Diacks no 70. Ellis did not marry until 6 August 1878, his bride being Helen Anne Murray, daughter of Dr Murray, surgeon, Glenlivet, whose elder daughter Mathilda had married the Aberdeen builder John Morgan seven years earlier in June 1871. Morgan was a man of exceptionally wide artistic interests whom Ellis had known since at least 1863 when he and his uncle Adam Mitchell were contractors for Corse House. It was probably following his marriage that Ellis built for their own occupation The Firs at Torphins, a large weekend house. Like Morgan's own bungalow, Woodcote, The Firs was largely timber framed on a brick plinth and influenced by what Morgan had seen on his visit to Toronto and Montreal.

In the mid-1880s the practice moved to the newly built Victoria Buildings on Bridge Street. Ellis had to retire in 1896 suffering from insomnia, melancholia and indigestion. He made a voyage to Australia in the spring of 1897 in the hope of a cure, but although 'much improved' he was admitted to the Royal Asylum as a voluntary patient on his return. At some unspecified time during that period of his life he was described as 'small and slim in stature'. Although he recovered sufficiently to design a house on his own account at the corner of Rubislaw Den and Glenburnie Road in 1898, the remaining twenty years of his life were divided between his two houses and the Royal Asylum where he died 3 May 1917 leaving these houses and moveable estate of 9,110.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 819, Hadden Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business18571859Ellis's mother's house, also used as Ellis's first business premises
Item 2 of 84, Belmont Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1859c. 1869Office of Ellis's brother-in-law, Alexander Diack
Item 3 of 817, Belmont Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 18691876House shared with brother-in-law Alexander Diack
Item 4 of 813, Belmont Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessc. 1869Mid 1880sWith brother-in-law Alexander Diack
Item 5 of 866, Springbank Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate18761917House in town
Item 6 of 8The Firs, Torphins, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivateAfter 18781917Weekend house built by Ellis for himself
Item 7 of 8Victoria Buildings, Bridge Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessMid 1880s1896Ellis & Wilson practice offices
Item 8 of 8181a, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness18931896 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2J & W Smith18461851Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Ellis & Wilson18691896Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (senior)1859c. 1866ApprenticeLater partner
Item 2 of 3John Bridgeford Piriec. 1863c. 1866Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3John Coulson Nicol18671873Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 2341858RC Church of St Mary of the Assumption  AberdeenScotlandMain part of church
Item 2 of 2341859MayenRothiemay AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 3 of 2341860Aberdeen Town and County Bank Head Office  AberdeenScotlandDrew up plans but plans returned unopened
Item 4 of 2341860House, New Broadford  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 2341860McGrigor Obelisk, Marischall College  AberdeenScotlandWith James Giles, artist
Item 6 of 2341862Bonded warehouses  AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 2341862Inverurie SchoolInverurie AberdeenshireScotlandOriginal building
Item 8 of 2341862Premises, corner North Broadford and Charles Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 2341862St Magnus Episcopal ChurchLerwickMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 10 of 2341862St Mary's Episcopal Church  AberdeenScotlandWorking in conjunction with Rev F G Lee
Item 11 of 2341863Corse HouseCoull AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 12 of 2341863Houses and shops in Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 13 of 2341865Building in Market Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 2341865Episcopal School  AberdeenScotland 
Item 15 of 2341865Muchalls Episcopal ChurchMuchalls KincardineshireScotlandAddition of 3 bays to nave and chancel.
Item 16 of 2341866Glengairn, RC ChurchGlengairn AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 17 of 2341866Nelson Street UP Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 18 of 2341866New Maud PoorhouseMaud AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 19 of 2341866Sketch design of a church    Date on drawing - with Pirie as apprentice (his name appears on drawing)
Item 20 of 2341867St Mary's Epsicopal ChurchCove Bay AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 21 of 2341870Muchalls Episcopal ChurchMuchalls KincardineshireScotlandWest gable belfry and porch added
Item 22 of 2341870Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church and presbyteryBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 23 of 2341871Banff UP ManseBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 24 of 2341872St Joseph's RC Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 25 of 2341873New Pitsligo SchoolNew Pitsligo AberdeenshireScotlandTeacher's House
Item 26 of 2341873Teacher's House, New PitsligoNew Pitsligo AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 27 of 234November 1873Craigiebuckler Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 28 of 2341874Fraserburgh UP ChurchFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 29 of 2341874Strichen SchoolhouseStrichen AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 30 of 2341875Banff Free ChurchBanff BanffshireScotlandTransepts enlarged and accommodation increased. (Buildings of Scotland)
Item 31 of 2341875New Pitsligo SchoolNew Pitsligo AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 32 of 234187654-71 Springbank Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 33 of 2341876Rosehearty UP ManseRosehearty AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 34 of 2341876St Joseph's RC Presbytery  DundeeScotland 
Item 35 of 2341877Fraserburgh UP ManseFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 36 of 2341877RC Church of St Mary of the Assumption  AberdeenScotlandCompletion of tower and spire
Item 37 of 2341877St Joseph's RC Church  DundeeScotlandStencilled decoration
Item 38 of 2341877St Mary's Parish ChurchBanff BanffshireScotlandRenovations including interior work
Item 39 of 2341878UP Church, BanchoryBanchory KincardineshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 40 of 234c. 1878WoodcoteTorphins AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 41 of 2341879New Pitsligo InnNew Pitsligo AberdeenshireScotlandAlso additions
Item 42 of 2341879Park Free ChurchDrumoak AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 43 of 2341879Two houses, Springbank Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 44 of 23418801-4, 23-26 Rubislaw Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 45 of 2341880Carden Place UP Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 46 of 2341880Charlotte Street Hall  AberdeenScotland 
Item 47 of 2341880Dwelling house, Affleck Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 48 of 2341880House and Shops, Dee Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 49 of 2341880House, 15 Queen's Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 50 of 2341880House, Rubislaw Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 51 of 2341880St Joseph's Church  AberdeenScotlandAttached house to west
Item 52 of 2341880Victoria Buildings  AberdeenScotland 
Item 53 of 2341881House, Rubislaw Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 54 of 2341881King Street Public School  AberdeenScotland 
Item 55 of 2341881Large Buildings, Bridge Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 56 of 2341881Nazareth House  AberdeenScotlandAdditions.
Item 57 of 2341881Premises, Skene Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 58 of 2341881South Constitution RC School  AberdeenScotlandNew school behind existing RC School
Item 59 of 2341881Stable and coach house, Albyn Lane  AberdeenScotland 
Item 60 of 2341881Two houses, Springbank Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 61 of 2341881Woodbank HouseCults AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 62 of 2341881Woodside UP Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 63 of 234188210 Queens Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 64 of 234188231 Albyn Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 65 of 234188286 Rosemount Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 66 of 2341882Cottage, Grove Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 67 of 2341882House, 2 Rubislaw Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 68 of 2341882Pitsligo Parish ChurchRosehearty AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 69 of 2341882Premises, Crown Street  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 70 of 2341882Two dwelling houses with shops, John Street and Charlotte Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 71 of 2341883Dwelling House, Rubislaw Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 72 of 2341883Nazareth House  AberdeenScotlandPlans for additions
Item 73 of 2341883Provision WorksTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 74 of 2341883Stable, Rubislaw Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 75 of 2341883Two dwelling houses, George Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 76 of 2341883Two houses, Leadside  AberdeenScotland 
Item 77 of 2341883Warehouse and offices  AberdeenScotland 
Item 78 of 2341883Warehouse, Virginia Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 79 of 2341884Dwelling house, Argyll Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 80 of 2341884Dwelling house, Queen's Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 81 of 2341884Dwelling house, Sinclair Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 82 of 2341884Dwelling houses with shops, North Broadford Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 83 of 2341884Queen's Gardens  AberdeenScotlandAlso 1893 - central and terminal pavilions
Item 84 of 2341884Seven houses, Great Western Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 85 of 2341884Three dwelling houses, Fountainhall Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 86 of 2341884Three dwelling houses, Stanley Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 87 of 2341884Two dwelling houses, Grosvenor Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 88 of 2341885Berryden Manufactory, warehouse and lodge, Berryden Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 89 of 2341885Dwelling house, Great Western Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 90 of 2341885Dwelling house, Grove Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 91 of 2341885Dwelling house, Queen's Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 92 of 2341885Dwelling house, Stanley Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 93 of 2341885Dwelling house, Victoria RoadTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 94 of 2341885Dwelling house, Walker RoadTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 95 of 2341885New Deer Free ChurchNew Deer AberdeenshireScotlandNew church
Item 96 of 2341885Six dwelling houses, Fountainhall Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 97 of 2341885St Drostan's ChurchNew Aberdour AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 98 of 2341885St Paul Street UP Church hall  AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations to hall
Item 99 of 2341885Stable and office, Sinclair Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 100 of 2341885Two dwelling houses, Fountainhall Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 101 of 2341885Two dwelling houses, Fountainhall Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 102 of 2341885Two dwelling houses, Grosvenor Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 103 of 234188614 Albyn Place  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and addtions
Item 104 of 2341886180 Gallowgate  AberdeenScotland 
Item 105 of 2341886Dwelling house, Belgrave Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 106 of 2341886Dwelling house, Queen's Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 107 of 2341886King Street Public School  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 108 of 2341886St Machar's Cathedral, hallAberdeen AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 109 of 2341886Stable and shed at rear of George Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 110 of 2341886Two dwelling houses, Charlotte Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 111 of 2341886Two dwelling houses, Grosvenor Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 112 of 2341886Workshop and showrooms, John Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 113 of 2341886Workshop, between John Street and St Andrew Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 114 of 2341886Workshop, George Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 115 of 234After 1886Grain Store, Regent Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 116 of 234After 1886VillaStonehaven KincardineshireScotland 
Item 117 of 2341887101 and 105 Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 118 of 234188775 and 83 Broad Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 119 of 2341887Daily Free Press Buildings, shops, offices and printing and publishing premises  AberdeenScotland 
Item 120 of 2341887Dwelling house, Queen's Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 121 of 2341887House, 239 Great Western Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 122 of 2341887Rosehearty SchoolRosehearty AberdeenshireScotlandAddition
Item 123 of 2341887St Nicholas UP Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 124 of 2341887Statue of Queen Victoria  AberdeenScotlandPlinth
Item 125 of 2341887Two dwelling houses, Grosvenor Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 126 of 2341888Dwelling house, 34 Hutcheon Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 127 of 2341888Dwelling house, Queen's Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 128 of 2341888Dwelling house, South Charlotte Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 129 of 2341888House, Huntly Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 130 of 2341888Two dwelling houses, Victoria RoadTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 131 of 2341889Block of buildings, High StreetFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 132 of 2341889Dwelling house, Great Western Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 133 of 2341889Free John Knox's Church hall  AberdeenScotland 
Item 134 of 2341889Two dwelling houses, Grosvenor Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 135 of 2341889Two dwelling houses, School RoadOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotland 
Item 136 of 2341889Weaving sheds, Berryden Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 137 of 23418909 Queen's Terrace  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 138 of 2341890Berryden Mills  AberdeenScotlandAddition
Item 139 of 2341890Dwelling house, Albyn Place  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 140 of 2341890King Street Public School  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 141 of 2341890Mission Hall, Peacock's Close  AberdeenScotlandPlans passed 14 August 1890
Item 142 of 2341890Nazareth House  AberdeenScotlandPlans for additions
Item 143 of 2341890Rubislaw School  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 144 of 2341890Stable at Rodger's Walk  AberdeenScotlandAddition.
Item 145 of 2341890Strichen Parish ChurchStrichen AberdeenshireScotlandRefurnishing of church
Item 146 of 2341890Two dwelling houses, Leadside Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 147 of 2341890Warehouse, 12 Commerce Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 148 of 2341890Warehouse, Adelphi  AberdeenScotland 
Item 149 of 234189118 Loch Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 150 of 2341891Aberdeen Conservative Club, Union Terrace  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 151 of 2341891Dwelling house, Leadside Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 152 of 2341891House, Virginia Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 153 of 2341891Northern Newspaper Offices, Broad Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 154 of 2341891Office etc, Donald's Court, Schoolhill  AberdeenScotland 
Item 155 of 2341891Office, Skene Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 156 of 2341891Premises, 16 and 20 King Street  AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 157 of 2341891School, Bon Accord Square  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 158 of 2341891St Magnus Episcopal ChurchLerwickMainlandShetlandScotlandTower added, rectory, nd
Item 159 of 234189218 Golden Square  AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 160 of 2341892Cottage, Old RoadWoodside AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 161 of 2341892Dwelling house, Menzies RoadTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 162 of 2341892Head Offices for Great North of Scotland Railway Company  AberdeenScotland 
Item 163 of 2341892House, Belmont Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 164 of 2341892Premises for North of Scotland Equitable Company  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 165 of 2341892Two dwelling houses, Leadside Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 166 of 2341893Aberdeen Journal Office  AberdeenScotland 
Item 167 of 2341893Canada House, Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 168 of 2341893Dwelling house and store, Palmerston Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 169 of 2341893Dwelling house, Pittodrie Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 170 of 2341893Dwelling house, Queen's Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 171 of 2341893House, 17 Rubislaw Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 172 of 2341893Nazareth House  AberdeenScotlandPlans for additions
Item 173 of 2341893Nelson Street UP Church  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 174 of 2341893Royal Mills, Palmerston Road  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 175 of 2341893Stores, Farquhar's Court, Upperkirkgate  AberdeenScotland 
Item 176 of 23418941 and 3 Belvidere Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 177 of 2341894101 George Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 178 of 234189432-36 Hadden Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 179 of 2341894Auction Hall, Silver Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 180 of 2341894Bon Accord Free Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 181 of 2341894Boyndlie HouseTyrie AberdeenshireScotlandExtensions
Item 182 of 2341894Dwelling house and shops  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 183 of 2341894Dwelling house and shops, Great Northern Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 184 of 2341894Dwelling house and shops, Rosemount Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 185 of 2341894Dwelling house, Clifton Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 186 of 2341894Dwelling house, Menzies RoadTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 187 of 2341894Dwelling house, Queen's Cross and St Swithin Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 188 of 2341894Dwelling house, Rubislaw Den North  AberdeenScotland 
Item 189 of 2341894Fishcuring premises, Russell Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 190 of 2341894Five cottages, Duthie Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 191 of 2341894Four dwelling houses, Beechgrove Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 192 of 2341894Grand Central Picture House, 286 George Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 193 of 2341894Premises, Broad Street and Union Street corner  AberdeenScotland 
Item 194 of 2341894Printing Works, Castle Street  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 195 of 2341894Seaton Brick & Tile Company Offices, Market Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 196 of 2341894St Drostan's RectoryOld Deer, Peterhead AberdeenshireScotlandWing with angle bay window added
Item 197 of 2341894Store, York Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 198 of 2341894Three dwelling houses, Esslemont Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 199 of 2341894Two dwelling houses with shops, Rosemount Viaduct  AberdeenScotland 
Item 200 of 2341894Two dwelling houses, Hamilton Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 201 of 2341894Warehouse and lodge, Berryden Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 202 of 2341894Workshop, Beechgrove Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 203 of 2341895One dwelling house, Mid Stocket Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 204 of 2341895Our Lady and St Drostan's RC Church and PresbyteryFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 205 of 2341895Printing Works, Castle Street  AberdeenScotlandFurther additions
Item 206 of 2341895School, Walker RoadTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 207 of 2341895Stable at Rodger's Walk  AberdeenScotlandNew stable?
Item 208 of 2341895Stable, Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 209 of 2341895Two dwelling houses, Beechgrove Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 210 of 234c. 1895The FirsTorphins AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 211 of 234189620 Golden Square  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 212 of 234189652 Regent's Quay  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 213 of 2341896Aberdeen United Trades' Council Hall  AberdeenScotland 
Item 214 of 2341896Culter SchoolCulter AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 215 of 2341896Cults SchoolCults AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 216 of 2341896Daily Free Press Buildings, shops, offices and printing and publishing premises  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 217 of 2341896Dwelling house with shops, Schoolhill  AberdeenScotland 
Item 218 of 2341896King Street Public School  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 219 of 2341896Oakbank Villa  AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 220 of 2341896Offices and showroom, Market Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 221 of 2341896Offices, Back Wynd  AberdeenScotland 
Item 222 of 2341896Rutherford Free Church  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 223 of 2341896Six dwelling houses, Grosvenor Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 224 of 2341896St Paul's UP Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 225 of 2341896Stable and cottar's dwelling house, AngusfieldAngusfield AberdeenScotland 
Item 226 of 2341896Stable, Clifton Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 227 of 2341896Three dwelling houses, Victoria Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 228 of 2341896Two dwelling houses, Angusfield  AberdeenScotland 
Item 229 of 2341896Warehouse, Commerce Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 230 of 2341896Warehouse, Drum's Lane  AberdeenScotland 
Item 231 of 2341896Warehouse, Guild Street and Stirling Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 232 of 2341898Dwelling house, Glenburnie Road, Rubislaw Den  AberdeenScotlandBuilt after Ellis retired
Item 233 of 234190154 Skene Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 234 of 2341901Carden House  AberdeenScotlandAdditions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Leith, Connie1999Alexander Ellis: a fine Victorian architect Aberdeen: privately published 
Item 2 of 2Morgan, John1899Memoirs Aberdeen 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Daily Free Press4 May 1917  Obituary
Item 2 of 2Aberdeen Press and Journal Weekend Review4 May 1917  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBARIBA Biographical Files  
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Manuscripts Research file, compiled by Stephen Lewis. Acc No 2005/180