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Collection Overview

Title: Frederick Joseph Wells collection, 1890s?-1996Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1890-1946

ID: 01/02/02/POST-1650 MS 0667

Primary Creator: Wells, Frederick Joseph

Other Creators: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George) (1866-1946), Wells, Jean

Extent: 96.0 Items

Arrangement: The collection arrived at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library in two binders, with items housed in plastic sleeves. The collection has been left in its original order, with the original binders and sleeves retained.

Date Acquired: 07/18/2011

Subjects: Authors--English, Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 - Finance, Personal, Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 - Health, World War, 1939-1945

Languages: English

Abstract

The Frederick Joseph Wells collection consists of 96 items, including personal letters from H. G. Wells to family members, drawings by H. G. Wells, photographs of the Wells family, and other documents related to the Wells family.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Frederick Joseph Wells collection consists of 96 items, including personal letters from H. G. Wells to family members, drawings by H. G. Wells, photographs of the Wells family, and other documents related to the Wells family. The letters discuss a variety of subjects, including H. G.'s career and success as an author, H. G.'s studies as a student, H. G.'s health issues, H. G. and Frederick's finances, fatherhood, and deaths in the family. Frederick Joseph Wells, older brother to H. G. Wells, compiled and arranged the collection. Frederick's daughter, Jean Wells, may have added the annotations included with many of the items. See the Box and Folder Listing for an item-level description of the collection's contents.

Collection Historical Note

Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, screenwriter, and political figure. A prolific author, he wrote from 1893 to his death in 1946. He is considered to be the father of modern science fiction and is best known for novels such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. Wells wrote several additional novels, as well as nonfiction books and essays concerning the improvement of society.

After divorcing his first wife, Isabel Mary Wells (1866?-1930), in 1895, Wells married Amy Catherine Robbins (1872-1927), commonly referred to as "Jane." H. G. and Jane Wells had two sons: George Philip Wells and Frank Richard Wells. George Philip Wells married Marjorie Craig, who acted as H. G.'s secretary in the later years of his life.

Frederick Joseph Wells (1862-1954) was the older brother of H. G. Wells. He was apprenticed to English drapers before immigrating to Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1902. He returned to England around 1921 and married Edith Neal, a cousin from his maternal side; they had one daughter, Jean Wells.

Sources

Parrinder, Patrick. "Wells, Herbert George (1866-1946)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online edition. 2011. doi: 10.1093/ref:odnb/36831

Wells, H. G. Experiment in Autobiography. Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (Since 1866). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1967.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors--English
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 - Finance, Personal
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 - Health
World War, 1939-1945

Administrative Information

Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

This collection is the physical property of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, may reside with the materials' creator(s) or their heirs.

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library's reproduction and publication policies are available here. The library welcomes requests for reproductions made from works in our collections, though restrictions may apply to certain materials. Please contact the library with any questions.

Related Materials: The Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds many additional collections related to H. G. Wells, including manuscripts, books, and artifacts. Please search the library's finding aids or contact the library for more information.

Preferred Citation: Frederick Joseph Wells collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Series 1: Binder 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photograph from Ronald Procter, London, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page):  Verso: "H. G. in the garden of 13 Hanover Terrace threatens the bombers flying over London. No. 4531." Photographic portrait of H. G. Wells.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 2: Photograph from Elliot and Fry, London?, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page):  Verso: "Jane. H.G. Wife. DS 13523a." Photographic portrait of Jane Wells.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 3: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1944 September 25Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Early motor to my Dad in S.A.!" Addressed to "Dear Old Fezzer." Offers thanks for the birthday wishes and discusses upcoming plans.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 4: Postcard from H. G. Wells to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "DRE Letters Photo." Received stamp: "20.Dec.06 12". Photographic postcard showing a man and four women in a car.
Item 5: Document, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): print. Label: "DRE Letters Photo." Cut-out page, with images of "Rebecca and Anthony West about 1916" and "Ford Madox Ford, Violet Hunt, and H.G. Wells about 1914."
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 6: Photograph from Walery, London, 1890s?Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): Verso: "Walery Photographer to the Queen" "No 61400a." Cabinet card photograph of Sara Neal.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 7: Document, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): print.  Two photographs, possibly of H. G. Wells: "The Science Student (1886)" and "Middle Twenties (1892)."
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 8: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript.  Discusses H.G. Wells's health and his concerns for Jean's safety.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 9: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undated May 10Add to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript.  Discusses Frederick's client and suggests that he look at Review of Reviews.
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 10: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript.  Discusses Frederick's finances, Frederick's suit, and H.G. Wells's books and upcoming works in "P.M.G." (The Pall Mall Gazette?), The Saturday Review, and The New Review.
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 11: Letter from H. G. Wells, Nyewoods, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1887 July 21Add to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript. Signed "Bertie." Discusses the requirements for success and informs Frederick of the deaths of their cousins Lillie and Gracie from consumption.
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 12: Letter from H. G. Wells, Grasse, France, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1932 December 17Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Signed "H.G. The Busswhacker." Discusses family matters.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 13: Letter from H. G. Wells?, Grasse, France, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1933 May 6Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript.  Discusses Frank's death and the settlement of his estate.
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 14: Letter from H. G. Wells?, Liss, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1910? October 15Add to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript. Label: "About their mother's passing away." Discusses their father's death and the settlement of his estate.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Item 15: Letter from H. G. Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript. Signed "Bertie." Discusses H.G. Wells's current home, his plans to purchase new land, and the possibly of his helping Frederick with his mortgage.
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 16: Letter from H. G. Wells to Francis Charles Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (3 pages): manuscript.  Discusses a job offer for Frederick.
Folder 16Add to your cart.
Item 17: Letter from H. G. Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1901 July 17Add to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript. Signed "Bertie." Announces the birth of his son, George Phillip Wells, discusses fatherhood, and mentions his work in Strand Magazine, Fortnightly Review, and Pearson's Magazine.
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Item 18: Letter from H. G. Wells, Surrey, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (3 pages): manuscript. Signed "your affectionate brugger Buss." Shares his opinion of Frederick's emigration to South Africa, and his own success, and new home. Mentions that "Bowkett" (Sidney Bowkett?) "has turned up again."
Folder 18Add to your cart.
Item 19: Letter from H. G. Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1899 April 15Add to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript. Label: "Letter to Fred signed Bertie. H.G. sometimes used the Buswack H.G. or Bertie!" Signed "Bertie." Advises Frederick on his investments and discusses their family.
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Item 20: Letter from H. G. Wells to Sara Neal Wells, 1882 October 31Add to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript. Label: "H.G.'s Mother experimenting with a typewriter." Signed "Bertie." Discusses his wedding plans. Includes three drawings: "Bertie's Birthday Present," "28 Halden Rd Putney S.W.," and an untitled drawing.
Folder 20Add to your cart.
Item 21: Letter from H. G. Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses H.G. Wells's health, career, home, and mother. Mentions Tales of Space and Time and Love and Mr. Lewisham.
Folder 21Add to your cart.
Item 22: Letter from H. G. Wells, Hythe, Kent, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1898 September 12Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "A picture of H.G. Jane and the boys in their nursery."  Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses H.G.'s Wells's health, limitations, and most recent holiday.
Folder 22Add to your cart.
Item 23: Letter from H. G. Wells, Dunmow, 1928 June 10Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript.  A personal letter.
Folder 23Add to your cart.
Item 24: Letter from H. G. Wells, Dunmow, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1930 July 1Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses the sale of his Dunmow home and invites Frederick and Edie to visit before the sale.
Folder 24Add to your cart.
Item 25: Postcard, Grasse, France, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page):  Label: "Letter to Cousin Ruth on her illness and wishing recovery." Blank postcard of "Lou Pidou- St. Mathieu, Grasse (A.-M.)"
Item 26: Letter from H. G. Wells, Grasse, France, to Ruth Neal, 1932 February 22Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Letter to Cousin Ruth on her illness and wishing recovery." Discusses Ruth's illness and shares his desire for her recovery.
Folder 25Add to your cart.
Item 27: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1933 June 27Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Letters about Franks estate." Discusses the settlement of their brother's Frank estate.
Item 28: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1933 June 23Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Letters about Franks estate." Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses the settlement of their brother's Frank estate.
Folder 26Add to your cart.
Item 29: Note from H. G. Wells, Bournemouth, to Edith Neal Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript.  Discusses family matters.
Folder 27Add to your cart.
Item 30: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1937 September 21Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Letter thanking my father for the present.  Sailing to America." Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses family matters.
Folder 28Add to your cart.
Item 31: Postcard from H. G. Wells, Washington D.C.?, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1921?Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript.  A personal note.
Folder 29Add to your cart.
Item 32: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Ruth Neal, 1937 January 13Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript.  A personal note.
Folder 30Add to your cart.
Item 33: Note from Marjorie Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1937 February 20Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): typescript. Label: "Letter confirming invitation to coronation." Invites Frederick and his family to London for the coronation.
Folder 31Add to your cart.
Item 34: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1937 February 21Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Letter inviting us to stay in London for the coronation." Signed "The Busswhacker." Invites Frederick and his family to London for the coronation.
Item 35: Invitation from , London, to Moura Budberg?, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): print. Label: "A card for the Baroness?" Ticket for the coronation, for seats in the Oxford Street Section.
Folder 32Add to your cart.
Item 36: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1942 June 16Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Letter to my Dad." Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses H.G. Wells's health, his "break down," and the war.
Folder 33Add to your cart.
Item 37: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1943 May 17Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses H.G. Wells's health and the war. Includes a drawing.
Folder 34Add to your cart.
Item 38: Newspaper clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): photocopy.  Photograph of "Mr. H.G. Wells, who leaves for Hollywood next week, photographed in Piccadilly with his niece, Miss Jean Wells."
Folder 35Add to your cart.
Item 39: Postcard from H. G. Wells, Waulsort, Belgium, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undated AprilAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Signed "Bertie." Invites Frederick and his family to stay at Sandgate and mentions his anticipated return before the postcard reaches Frederick.
Item 40: Postcard from H. G. Wells, Washington D.C.?, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1921 DecemberAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript.  Wishes Frederick a "Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year."
Folder 36Add to your cart.
Item 41: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Sara Neal Wells, undated September 20Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Signed "Bertie." Discusses his progress in school.
Folder 37Add to your cart.
Item 42: Document from University Correspondence College, 1890-1892Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): print.  Announcement listing students who passed with honors, including H. G. Wells.
Folder 38Add to your cart.
Item 43: Program from West Sussex Festival, 1996Add to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): print.  Program from the West Sussex Festival, "Celebrating the life and work of H.G. Wells (1866-1946) novelist and science fiction writer."
Folder 39Add to your cart.
Item 44: Document from T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., London, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (12 pages): print. Label: "Atlantic Edition published." Advertising pamphlet for "The Atlantic Edition of the works of H.G. Wells."
Item 45: Newspaper clipping from, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): print. Label: "Attlee's tribute." Obituary for H.G. Wells. Quotes Mr. (Clement?) Attlee.
Folder 40Add to your cart.
Item 46: Document from The British Association for the British Advancement of Science, the Society of Authors, the P.E.N. Club, and the National Book League, London, 1946 October 30Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): print. Label: "Independence Day." "Memorial Meeting to H.G. Wells. "
Item 47: Newspaper clipping from The Guardian, 1996 August 9Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): print. Label: "War of the Worlds newspaper article." Excerpt discussing Independence Day and War of the Worlds.
Folder 41Add to your cart.
Item 48: Photograph from J. Etherington, Sussex, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages):  Label: "Photo of my dad with H.G. or Fanny." Sepia photograph of Frederick Wells and one of his siblings, as children.
Item 49: Newspaper clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): print.  "Looking Forward Mr. H.G. Wells on the Inductive Future."
Series 2: Binder 2Add to your cart.
Folder 42Add to your cart.
Item 1: Book flap clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): print.  Part of a book jacket summarizing Bulpington of Blup. Includes a photograph of H.G. Wells.
Item 2: Magazine clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): print.  Photograph of "H.G. Wells, author of The War of the Worlds, etc."
Folder 43Add to your cart.
Item 3: Note from H. G. Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1902 August 9?Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "A note to my Dad wishing him a safe voyage to S.Africa and writes to their parents." Signed "The Busswhacker." A personal note.
Folder 44Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter from H. G. Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1902 December 3?Add to your cart.
1 item (3 pages): manuscript. Label: "Two letters, one 1905, one 1910 talking of the death of H.G. parents to my Dad." Signed "Bertie." Discusses his family.
Folder 45Add to your cart.
Item 5: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Various notes from H.G. to Fred. Arrival of Frank!" Discusses financial and personal matters.
Item 6: Note from H. G. Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undated October 31Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Various notes from H.G. to Fred. Arrival of Frank!" A personal note.
Folder 46Add to your cart.
Item 7: Letter from H. G. Wells, London/Dunmow, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Letter to my Dad in S.Africa -describing a visit to the Italian trenches and British front in 1914-1918." Signed "Buss." Discusses his family.
Folder 47Add to your cart.
Item 8: Letter from H. G. Wells, London/Dunmow, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Reminiscences of their youth and their present good fortune." Discusses Frederick's finances and family matters.
Folder 48Add to your cart.
Item 9: Drawing from H. G. Wells, 1937?Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "From my autograph book! 1937." Cartoon signed by H.G. Wells with inscription on back from Moura Budberg.
Folder 49Add to your cart.
Item 10: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1945 January 11Add to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript. Label: "Letter written in 1902 to my Dad in S.Africa about a suit and Gyp toddling!" Addressed to "My dear Brother Fezz." Signed "The Buss Whacker." Discusses bomb damage and family matters.
Folder 50Add to your cart.
Item 11: Letter from H. G. Wells, Liss, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1912 September 28Add to your cart.
1 item (3 pages): manuscript. Label: "A letter to Fred 1912." Discusses family matters.
Folder 51Add to your cart.
Item 12: Letter from H. G. Wells, Dunmow, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "1921-2. My mum and Dads Wedding present." Discusses the possibility of purchasing Frederick a gift.
Folder 52Add to your cart.
Item 13: Letter from H. G. Wells to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Letter to Fred-about financial arrangements undated." Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses Frederick's finances and family matters.
Folder 53Add to your cart.
Item 14: Note from H. G. Wells, Dunmow, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses family matters.
Folder 54Add to your cart.
Item 15: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1929 September 20Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "H.G. Is Jean drawing? French query." Discusses Jean's drawing skills and her knowledge of French.
Folder 55Add to your cart.
Item 16: Note from H. G. Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "H.G. letter about a car." Signed "Bertie." A personal note.
Folder 56Add to your cart.
Item 17: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1942 January 14Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Signed "The Busswhacker." A personal note.
Folder 57Add to your cart.
Item 18: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1942 August 23Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Signed "The Busswhacker." A personal note.
Folder 58Add to your cart.
Item 19: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1929 July 19Add to your cart.
1 item (3 pages): manuscript. Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses family matters.
Folder 59Add to your cart.
Item 20: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1933 July 27Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Address change to 4 Whitehall court flat 120 at Charing Cross and a snapshot of forend of Moura in 1920." A personal note. Mentions "Moura" (Moura Budberg?).
Item 21: Postcard from H. G. Wells, Dunmow, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Address change to 4 Whitehall court flat 120 at Charing Cross and a snapshot of forend of Moura in 1920."  Mentions address changes for H. G. Wells and the National Liberal Club.
Folder 60Add to your cart.
Item 22: Note from H. G. Wells?, Montana Sur Sierre, Switzerland, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Some letters interesting news on sale of 'Marriage'. Self explanatory." Discusses "Gyp's" progress in school and sales of Marriage.
Folder 61Add to your cart.
Item 23: Note from H. G. Wells, London, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Brently, Franks housekeeper has died. Arrangements for her affairs." Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses funeral arrangements for "Brently."
Folder 62Add to your cart.
Item 24: Letter from H. G. Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript. Signed "Bertie." Discusses family matters.
Item 25: Letter from H. G. Wells?, Petersfield, Sussex, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1893? Nov 13Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript.  Discuses H. G. Wells's heath, his tight financial situation, and their parents.
Folder 63Add to your cart.
Item 26: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1933 July 17Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Letter about Franks estate." Partial letter. Discusses Frank's estate and family matters.
Folder 64Add to your cart.
Item 27: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1933 July 29Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Disusing Franks estate." Discusses financial arrangements.
Folder 65Add to your cart.
Item 28: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1933 July 31Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label:"A financial account!" Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses financial arrangements.
Folder 66Add to your cart.
Item 29: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Ruth Neal, 1934 July 21?Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript.  Expresses his sympathy.
Folder 67Add to your cart.
Item 30: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Jean Wells, 1935 November 1Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "Part of a letter telling me that I did not have the part of a little girl in the 'Shape of Things to Come.'" Partial letter. States that Jean is too old for the part of an eight-year-old girl in the film Things to Come.
Folder 68Add to your cart.
Item 31: Note from Sarah Neal Wells, Sandgate, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1899 July 12thAdd to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): typescript. Label: "Thanks for tie!" A personal note including four drawings by H. G. Wells.
Folder 69Add to your cart.
Item 32: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1915 February 1?Add to your cart.
1 item (4 pages): manuscript. Label: "The Busswaker is H.G.'s nickname in the family!" Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses H. G. Wells's work, mentions his serials in Pall Mall Budget and The New Review, and mentions his work in P.M.G. (possibly the Pall Mall Gazette.) Also discusses family matters.
Item 33: Letter from H. G. Wells, Liss, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1905 June 13Add to your cart.
2 item (8 pages): manuscript. Label: "The Busswaker is H.G.'s nickname in the family!" Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses their mother's death and her last weeks.
Folder 70Add to your cart.
Item 34: Note from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1943 December 20Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript.  A personal note.
Folder 71Add to your cart.
Item 35: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1943 May 25Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Something I never knew about!" Addressed to "Fezzer." Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses family matters.
Folder 72Add to your cart.
Item 36: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1944 August 23Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "Philosophic letter about the war and doddle bugs and the revelation of the Busswaker as H.G." Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses the war and family matters.
Folder 73Add to your cart.
Item 37: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1944 July 18Add to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "A letter about the buzz bombs of 1944." Addressed to "Fuzzer." Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses the war and family matters.
Folder 74Add to your cart.
Item 38: Photograph, undatedAdd to your cart.
3 item (1 page):  Photograph of Joseph Wells, photograph of H. G. Wells and his family, and wrapper labeled "letters from H.G. and family 1944 to 1945."
Folder 75Add to your cart.
Item 39: Letter from H. G. Wells, London, to Frederick Joseph Wells, 1945 October 27Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "H.G. points our he fore told the Atom bomb long before it happened! In spite of journalist saying he hadn't." Addressed to "Fezzer." Signed "The Busswhacker." Discusses H. G. Wells's prediction of the atomic bomb and his opinion of journalists.
Folder 76Add to your cart.
Item 40: Photograph, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page):  Label: "H.G. setting up a bird bath at Easton." Photograph labeled "H.G. planting a bird bath at Easton."
Folder 77Add to your cart.
Item 41: Postcard from H. G. Wells, S.S. Washington?, to Jean Wells, 1934 April?Add to your cart.
1 item (2 pages): manuscript. Label: "A card to tell me which liner he sailed on!" A personal note.
Folder 78Add to your cart.
Item 42: Note from H. G. Wells to Jean Wells, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): manuscript. Label: "A invitation to stay at Hanover Terrace for the night during the war." Discusses personal matters.
Folder 79Add to your cart.
Item 43: Photograph, R.M.S. Queen Mary?, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page):  Label: "H.G. signing books en route to America." Photograph labeled "Photograph on board R.M.S. 'Queen Mary.'"
Folder 80Add to your cart.
Item 44: Document from J. B. Priestley, London, 1946 August 16?Add to your cart.
1 item (3 pages): print. Label: "J.B. Priestly memories of H.G. at his funeral." Text of a speech given by J. P. Priestely at Golders Green Crematorium.
Item 45: Newspaper clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (1 page): print. Label: "J.B. Priestly memories of H.G. at his funeral." Newspaper excerpt titled "Wells' last journey."

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