Henry B. Wheatley

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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".[1]


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.[2]

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.[3]



  1. ^ "The London Topographical Society: A brief account" by Stephen Marks in The London Topographical Record, 1980, pp. 1-10.
  2. ^ 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.)
  3. ^ http://www.bibsoc.org.uk/presidents.htm

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