Finding Aid to the William Reilly and Edward King Papers, 1938-1995 Coll2013.040

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
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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

 

William Reilly and Edward King papers 1938-1994

Box 2

Award, plaque, William Reilly

Scope and Contents note

"Congratulations / William F. Reilly / 20 years of dedicated service / The UCL gang!"
Box 1, Folder 1-8

Medical records, William Reilly 1990-1995

Physical Description: [8 folders]

Scope and Contents

The records primarily document Reilly's Medicare payments, insurance coverage, and home care for his AIDS-related medical issues.
Box 2

Photograph album, William Reilly 1938-1961

Scope and Contents note

Contains photographic prints of Reilly's family, friends, leisure activities, World War II military service, and theater work. Includes newspaper clippings regarding his Shakespeare performances with the Earle Grey Festival Company in 1955.
Box 1, Folder 9-14

Personal papers, William Reilly and Edward King 1947-1994

Physical Description: [6 folders]

Scope and Contents

Includes military records, leases, contracts, wills, correspondence, notes, short stories, an address book, and early photographs of William Reilly and Edward King.
 

Manuscripts by Edward King

Box 1, Folder 15-16

L.A. Diaries circa 1994

Physical Description: [loose, 248 pages]

Scope and Contents

Includes two short works not included in the page count entitled "What's Wrong with History" and "The Shepherd."
Box 1, Folder 17

The Los Angeles Diaries undated

Physical Description: [spiral-bound, 248 pages]
Box 1, Folder 18

The Boy Soldier undated

Physical Description: [hard cover, 220 pages]
Box 1, Folder 19

Conscience and Cowards undated

Physical Description: [hard cover, 15 pages]
Box 1, Folder 20

Maximum Risk undated

Physical Description: [hard cover, 232 pages]