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Finding Aid for the William Henry Wills Papers, 1835-1900
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  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Henry Wills Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1835-1900
    Collection number: 720
    Creator: Wills, William Henry, 1810-1880
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: William Henry Wills (1810-1880) was a contributor to magazines and McCulloch's geographical dictionary, served as one of the original literary staff of Punch, and was a contributer and sub-editor of the Daily news (1846) before becoming a contributor and assistant editor of Chambers' journal, Household words (1849), and of All the year round (1859-69). The collection consists of letters to William Henry and Janet Wills from various persons, and a few letters from various persons to relations and associates of Wills.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Henry Wills Papers (Collection 720). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Wills was born in 1810 in Plymouth, England; became a contributor to the Penny and Saturday magazines and McCulloch's geographical dictionary; served as one of the original literary staff of Punch; began a lifelong association with Charles Dickens as a contributer and sub-editor of the Daily news in 1846; became contributor and assistant editor of Chambers' journal, Household words in 1849, and of All the year round, 1859-69; wrote Old leaves: gathered from Household words (1860); he died in 1880.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of letters to William Henry and Janet Wills from various persons, and a few letters from various persons to relations and associates of Wills. Correspondents include Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins, George Cruikshank, Sir Henry Irving, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Wills, William Henry, 1810-1880--Archives.
    Periodical editors--England--Correspondence.