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Guide to the Louis C. Wills papers ARC.252

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Hamilton, Alexander, 1755-1804
Creator - Author: Wills, Anthony E., b. 1880
Creator: Wills, Louis C., (Louis Charles), 1884-1975
Title: Louis C. Wills papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1791-1975
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1900-1975
Abstract: Louis Charles Wills (1884-1975), a lawyer, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and entered Brooklyn Law School as a member of its third graduating class in 1903. He was admitted to the bar in 1906 and went on to a successful practice as an independent lawyer and as a member of the Brooklyn firms Fisher & Voltz and Wrenn & Schmid. Wills was also a prominent community leader in Brooklyn and served in various leadership roles for several civic, cultural, charitable, religious, and business organizations. The Louis C. Wills papers date from 1791 and the period 1856 to 1975, though the majority of the collection dates from 1900 to 1975. The collection includes autobiographical writings, awards, business cards, certificates, clippings, correspondence, obituaries, photographs, plaques, programs, publications and bound volumes, scrapbooks, and various printed ephemera created, received, or collected by Wills over the course of his distinguished career as a lawyer and community leader in Brooklyn. In addition to his law career and leadership role in the Brooklyn community, items also document Wills's personal life, particularly his youth and his relationship to his older brother, Anthony E. Wills (1879-1912).
Quantity: 9.0 linear feet in 19 manuscript boxes, three oversize boxes, and one custom box.
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Text [Box]: ARC.252 23 of 23 (Card Catalog)
Mixed materials [Oversize]: ARC.252 20 of 23
Text [Oversize]: ARC.252 22 of 23 (OS-4)
Realia [Bin]: ARC.252 21 of 23
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Call Phrase: ARC.252
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.