Henry Benjamin Wheatley FSA (1838-1917) was a British author, editor, and indexer. His London Past and Present was described as his most important work and "the standard dictionary of London".
He was a posthumous son of Benjamin Wheatley, an auctioneer, and his wife Madalina; the bibliographer Benjamin Robert Wheatley was his brother, and passed on expertise.
Wheatley was Assistant Secretary to Royal Society of Arts, 1879-1909; President of the Samuel Pepys Club, 1903-1910; Vice-President of the Bibliographical Society, 1908-1910, and its President 1911-1913.
- The Bibliographer, 1884.
- How to Form a Library, 1887
- Of Anagrams: A Monograph Treating of Their History from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. Williams & Norgate, 1862.
- How to Catalogue a Library. Published by Eliot Stock 1889.
- Literary Blunders
- Mediæval Towns: London
- The Story of London
- London Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions. John Murray, 1891.
- Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue by Alexander Hume at Project Gutenberg
- What is an Index?, 1878
- How to Make an Index, 1902.
- Editor, Books in Chains by William Blades (includes Wheatley's introduction and brief bio of Blades, whom he knew), 1892
- Samuel Pepys and the World He Lived In, 1889
- ^ "The London Topographical Society: A brief account" by Stephen Marks in The London Topographical Record, 1980, pp. 1-10.
- ^ Lee, J. D. "Wheatley, Henry Benjamin". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/38397. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- ^ http://www.bibsoc.org.uk/presidents.htm