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William Reilly and Edward King papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2013-040

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1938-1995

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biography

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.

Extent

2.6 Linear Feet (1 archive box + 1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Acquisition

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Separated Materials

Taylor, Sharon. The Complete Registry of the Reillys in America. Halbert's Inc, 1985.

Townend, Peter, ed. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, eighteenth edition. London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1969.

The World Book of Reillys. Halbert's Family Heritage, 1991

Half a box (.5 linear foot) of AIDS-related newspaper clippings was integrated into the ONE subject files collection.

Processing Information

Formerly boxes 103-150 and 103-251. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Title
Finding Aid to the William Reilly and Edward King Papers, 1938-1995
Status
Completed
Author
Kyle Morgan
Date
(c) 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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