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A letter from Walter Melville Wills

A letter from Walter Melville Wills

Melville Wills agrees to donate 20,000 to the University the cost of building new buildings, in honour of his father H. Overton Wills. Henry Overton Wills (1828-1911) had been the first Chancellor of the University of Bristol, from 1909 to 1911. Melville Will's brothers George Alfred Wills (1854-1928) and Henry Herbert Wills (1856-1922) gave a donation of 150,000 at the same time. The building became known as the Wills Memorial Building. Dated 7 February 1913, from his home at Bracken Hill, Leigh Woods. DM1846/2