Scope and Content
Title: William Henry Wills Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1835-1900
Collection number: 720
Wills, William Henry, 1810-1880
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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
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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
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Restrictions on Access
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[Identification of item], William Henry Wills Papers (Collection 720). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Wills was born in 1810 in Plymouth, England; became a contributor to the
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.
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.