Corresponedence of William Henry Wills

Administrative / Biographical History

William Henry Wills,1810–1880, journalist and journal editor, was born on 13 January 1810, in Plymouth, Devon, the son of a wealthy shipowner and prize agent, and his wife, Jane (d. 1854).

Wills embarked on a career in journalism, contributing to such periodicals as the Penny Magazine, the Saturday Magazine, and the Monthly Magazine, of which he was sub-editor in 1835. More importantly, however, Wills was a member of the original staff of Punch, contributing satiric verse to its first number on 17 July 1841, and continuing regularly until 1846.

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