Wills, W. Henry (William Henry), 1810-1880

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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 asst. 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.

From the description of Papers, 1835-1900. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40297894

British journalist and journal editor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Sir James Emerson Tennent, 1867 Nov. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270958680

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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.

From the guide to the William Henry Wills Papers, 1835-1900, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1803-1873. Autograph letter signed : [London], to W.H. Wills, [18]67 "Friday, 8." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Letters. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Trollope, Frances Eleanor, d. 1913. Autograph letter signed : Florence, to W.H. Wills, 1868 Mar. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Austin, 1850 Mar. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache), 1860-1936,. Financial statements, 1859-1867. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Charles Dickens Legal Papers, 1837-1897 British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Document concerning the publication of Charles Reade's book Hard in the periodical All the Year Round, 1862 Jan. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Robert Owen Collection, 1805-1858 National Co-operative Archive
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to [Thomas Adolphus] Trollope, 1867 July 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Wilkie Collins, 1855 Mar. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872,. Letters from celebrated authors and other eminent men, 1847-1887. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Wilkie Collins, 1855 May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to William Macready, 1866 Mar. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Minutes of a meeting of the Guild of Literature and Art : autograph manuscript draft : England, 1862 July 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wills, W. Henry (William Henry), 1810-1880. Office book of "Household Words" [microform], 1850-1859. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Wills, William Henry, 1810-1880. Letter to [George] Dubourg. London, Eng. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Wills, W. Henry (William Henry), 1810-1880. Papers, 1835-1900. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1817. Partnership agreements, 1859-1870. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Wilkie Collins, 1855 Apr. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rives, Ralph Hardee. Ralph Hardee Rives collection, 1852-1966 [manuscript]. East Carolina University, Joyner Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Austin, 1850 Mar. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Muspratt, Sheridan, 1821-1871. Autograph letter signed : Chester, to Charles Dickens, [1852 Feb. 5]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Charles Dickens collection of papers, [1833]-[1975] bulk ([1833]-1909). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Collection of letters of Charles Dickens, Sir James Emerson Tennent and his family, and John Forster : London and other locations, 1828-1872. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dilke, Charles Wentworth, 1789-1864. Autograph letter signed : London, to William Henry Wills, [1854] Oct. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wills, W. Henry (William Henry), 1810-1880. Office book of 'Household Words", 1850-1859. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Higham, to William Macready, 1868 June 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870. Autograph letter signed : [London], to "Harry" [Wills], 1854 May 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Wilkie Collins, 1855 Mar. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wills, William Henry, 1810-1880. Autograph letter signed : London, to Sir James Emerson Tennent, 1867 Nov. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Dover, to Wilkie Collins, 1856 Apr. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868. Autograph letter signed : Pevensey, to W. H. Wills, 1865 July 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Austin, 185[2] Jan. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wills, W. Henry (William Henry), 1810-1880,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Wills, Welwyn, to C.E. Flower [manuscript], 1875 March 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Wilkie Collins, 1851 Dec. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870. Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to "Harry" [Wills], 1851 May 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morley Letters, 1850-1868 University of Sussex Library
referencedIn Charles Dickens collection of papers, 1833]-[1975, 1833-1909 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Wills, W. Henry (William Henry), 1810-1880,. Autograph letter signed from W.H. Wills, Welwyn, to C.E. Flower [manuscript], 1875 March 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn 'Household Words' 1 British Library
creatorOf William Henry Wills Papers, 1835-1900 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
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associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1817. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles Culliford Boz, 1837-1896 person
associatedWith Dilke, Charles Wentworth, 1789-1864. person
associatedWith Dubourg, George, 1799-1882, person
correspondedWith Flower, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1830-1892 person
associatedWith Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1803-1873. person
associatedWith Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870. person
associatedWith Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872, person
associatedWith Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868. person
associatedWith Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870 person
associatedWith Maggin, Daniel, person
associatedWith Morley, Henry, 1822-1894 person
associatedWith Muspratt, Sheridan, 1821-1871. person
associatedWith Owen, Robert., 1777-1858 person
associatedWith Parrish, Morris Longstreth, 1867-1944, person
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 person
associatedWith Rives, Ralph Hardee. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Tennent, James Emerson, Sir, 1804-1869, person
associatedWith Trollope, Frances Eleanor, d. 1913. person
correspondedWith Wills, W. Henry (William Henry), 1810-1880, person
associatedWith Zabriskie, Christian A., person
Place Name Admin Code Country
England
Subject
Authors, English--19th century
Periodical editors--correspondence
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Periodical editors--England--Correspondence
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Birth 1810

Death 1880

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