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Finding Aid to the William Reilly and Edward King Papers, 1938-1995 Coll2013.040
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  • Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents
  • Separated Materials note

  • Title: William Reilly and Edward King papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.040
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.6 linear foot. 1 archive box + 1 flat box
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1995
    Abstract: Papers of longtime partners William Reilly and Edward King, 1938-1995, including contracts, deeds, correspondence, tax forms, William Reilly's medical records as he dealt with AIDS-related complications, and book and short story manuscripts written by Edward King.
    creator: King, Edward J., (Edward James Raleigh-King)
    creator: Reilly, William F.

    Acquisition

    Date and method of acquisition unknown.

    Processing Information

    Formerly boxes 103-150 and 103-251. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] William Reilly and Edward King Papers, Coll2013-040, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Biography

    William F. Reilly and Edward James Raleigh-King, known as Edward J. King, were partners from approximately the 1950s until their deaths in the 1990s. William J. Reilly was born in England on May 11, 1926, and served in the Royal Air Force in World War II. Edward King was born in Warwickshire, England (date unknown), and served as a captain in the Royal Sussex Regiment In World War II. King and Reilly emigrated to Toronto, Canada, and then to Los Angeles where they eventually settled. Reilly died of AIDS-related complications on April 24, 1995, while King died circa 1994 of undisclosed causes.

    Scope and Contents

    Papers of longtime partners William Reilly and Edward King, 1938-1995, including contracts, deeds, correspondence, tax forms, William Reilly's medical records as he dealt with AIDS-related complications, and book and short story manuscripts written by Edward King.

    Separated Materials note

    Taylor, Sharon. The Complete Registry of the Reillys in America. Halbert's Inc, 1985.
    Townend, Peter, ed. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, eighteenth edition. London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1969.
    The World Book of Reillys. Halbert's Family Heritage, 1991
    Half a box (.5 linear foot) of AIDS-related newspaper clippings was integrated into the ONE subject files collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    AIDS (Disease)--Patients
    Gay men
    Gay men--Fiction
    Gays' writings