Wheatley, Henry Benjamin (1838 -1917)

Henry Benjamin Wheatley was Clerk to the Royal Society 1861 1879, and Assistant Secretary of the Society of Arts 1879 1908. He married in 1872, Louisa Louise, daughter of Dr George Robins, and they had two sons and three daughters. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and an Honorary D.C.L. of Durham University. A voluminous author, he published Anagrams in 1862; Samuel Pepys and the World he lived in 1880; How to catalogue a library 1889; Remarkable bindings in the British Museum 1889; a new edition of Pepys Diary 1894 1899; and The Story of London in the Medieval Towns series in 1904 among many others. He was President of many learned and antiquarian societies, including the Samuel Pepys Club; the Johnson Club; The Bibliographical Society; and the Sette of Odde Volumes. His library was sold at auction 22 January and 8 April 1918.

Library Auction Details: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (22 January 1918), (8-12 April 1918.)
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Wheatley, Henry Benjamin (1838-1917)  (Stamp 1) Title: Wheatley, Henry Benjamin (1838 - 1917) (Stamp 1)
Badge: An anchor
Motto: Mens cujusque is est quisque
Dimensions (height x width): 43mm x 33mm
Monogram: S P
Heraldic Charges: anchor