Apr 08, 2021 - Sale 2563

Sale 2563 - Lot 257

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 700
Ellis, Aller Gustin (1868-1953)
Archive of Photographs, Journals & Ephemera, Thailand, 1923-1938. Including a photo album, journal, and large scrapbook from his time as a pathologist, doctor, and professor. The photo album containing approximately eighty photographs of the sights in Thailand (some commercially produced), and approximately ninety photo postcards from Thailand, Japan, and the Phillippines; the journal containing fifty-six typed pages describing Ellis's journey from Seattle to Bangkok between August and October 1923, illustrated with approximately twenty-five photographs, including some of the Great Wall of China and Peking, and nineteen typed pages initialed by Dr. Ellis, describing a twelve-day trip to the old Khmer city of Angkor in Cambodia taken in April, 1924 by Ellis and friends, illustrated with eleven photographs; the scrapbook, printed and bound by the Daily Mail Press in Bangkok, contains approximately 400 pages almost all filled with a variety of material, including newspaper clippings related to the Thai Royal Family and medicine in Thailand, columns from Thai newspapers, with some personal notes, photographs, letters and cards signed by some of his notable associates overseas, and ephemera, including all of Dr. Ellis's "To Your Good Health" columns from 1929-30, and later material related to Ellis's time in retirement in the U.S.

Dr. Ellis traveled to Thailand under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1919 through 1921, and again between 1923 and 1928. He was the first American pathologist to work extensively in the country, was Dean of the Siriraj Medical School, and founder of the Ellis Pathological Museum. Dr. Ellis also had a connection with Prince Mahidol Adulyadej (1892-1929), who earned a medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1928. Ellis also and wrote an essay about the Prince's life after his untimely passing.