Finding Aid for the William Henry Wills Papers, 1835-1900

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the William Henry Wills Papers, 1835-1900

Collection number: 720

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Brooke Whiting, 25 May 1961
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
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Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.


Container List

Box 1

Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Black, William, 1841-1898.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Bright, John, 1811-1887.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Brown, Hannah (Meredith) d. 1878.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Browning, Robert, 1812-1889.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, baroness, 1814-1906.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Burdett-Coutts, William Lehman Ashmead-Bartlett, 1851-1921.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Burke, Sir John Bernard, 1814-1892.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Chambers, William, 1800-1883.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Chappell, William, 1809-1888.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Christison, Sir Robert, 1797-1882.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Combe, George, 1788-1858.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Cooke, Louisa, Mrs. Thomas Potter Cooke, d. 1864.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Cooke, Thomas Potter, 1786-1864.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Crowe, Eyre Evans, 1799-1868.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Cunningham, Peter, 1816-1869.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Dilke, Sir Charles Wentworth, 1810-1869.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Dixon, Edmund Saul, b. 1809.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Forster, John, 1812-1876.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Gladstone, Catherine (Glynne) 1812-1900.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Greenwell, Dora, 1821-1882.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Hall, Anna Maria (Fielding) 1800-1881.

Physical Description: 4 letters.
Box 1

Hervey, Eleanor Louisa (Montagu) Mrs. T.K. Hervey, 1811- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Howitt, Mary (Botham) 1799-1888.

Physical Description: 4 letters.
Box 1

Irving, Sir Henry, 1838-1905.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Jerrold, Douglas William, 1803-1857.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Knight, Charles, 1791-1873.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st baron, 1803-1873.

Physical Description: 2 letter.
Box 1

Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st earl of, 1831-1891.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Macleay, Sir George, 1809-1891.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Macleod, Donald, 1831-1916.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Marston, John Westland, 1819-1890.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Martin, Helena Saville (Faucit) lady, 1817-1898.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Martin, Sir Theodore, 1816-1909.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Mathews, Charles James, 1803-1878.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Meade, Richard.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Moncrieff, William Thomas, 1794-1857.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Nasmyth, James, 1808-1890.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Norton, Honorable Mrs. Caroline (Sheridan) 1808-1877.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Novelli, A.H.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Ormonde, James J.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Parkinson, Joseph Charles, b. 1832.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Patmore, Coventry Kersey Dighton, 1823-1896.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Priestley, Hugh.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Reade, Charles, 1814-1884.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Regnault, Amable, b. 1798.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Robinson, George.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Robinson, Sir John Richard, 1828-1903.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Sala, George Augustus Henry, 1828-1895.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Smiles, Samuel, 1812-1904.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Smith, Albert Richard, 1816-1860.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Spicer, Henry, d. 1891.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Stretton, Hesba, 1832-1911.

Physical Description: 7 letters.
Box 1

Taylor, Tom, 1817-1880.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Thornburg, George Walter, 1828-1876.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Torrens, William Torrens McCullogh, 1813-1894.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Wingfield, C.S.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Wood, Charles William, 1850?- .

Physical Description: 1 letter.
Box 1

Wood, Ellen (Price) 1814-1887.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
Box 1

Yates, Edmund Hodgson, 1831-1894.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
Box 1

Yule, Sir Henry, 1820-1889.

Physical Description: 1 letter.