Henry B. Wheatley

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Henry Benjamin Wheatley FSA (2 May 1838 – 30 April 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; founding member (1903) and President of the Samuel Pepys Club, 1903-1910; Vice-President of the Bibliographical Society, 1908-1910, and its President 1911-1913.[3] In 1909 he was the President of the Sette of Odd Volumes, an English bibliophile dining-club.[4][5]




As editor


  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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2012-08-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The father of British indexing: Henry Benjamin Wheatley" by J. D. Lee
  5. "Wheatley, Henry Benjamin". Who's Who: 2259. 1912.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Review: The Story of London by Henry B. Wheatley". The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art. 98: 369. 17 September 1904.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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