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Authors' wills, trusts, and estates

December 31, 2014

Tags: will, will and testament, author's estate

In 2014, the National Archives (UK) brought online a collection of documents that will delight biographers and historians: Famous wills 1552-1854. Among them, the wills of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Admiral Lord Nelson, Dr. Samuel Johnson, John Donne, Sir Francis Drake, William Congreve, Samuel Pepys, William Penn, George Frederic Handel, and William Wordsworth.

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