Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Reilly (William) and Edward King papers
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (102.10 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
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.
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.
2.6 Linear Feet 1 archive box + 1 flat box
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.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.