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Finding Aid for the William Henry Wills Papers, 1835-1900
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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