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Ker, William Paton: letter, 31 May 1901

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL267
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Ker, William Paton: letter, 31 May 1901
Date(s): 1901
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves (1 blank)
Name of creator(s): Ker | William Paton | 1855-1923 | literary scholar


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Paton Ker was born in Glasgow in 1855. He studied at Glasgow Academy, Glasgow University and Balliol College, Oxford University. He became Professor of English Literature at the University College of South Wales, Cardiff in 1883 and in 1889 was appointed Professor of English Language and Literature at University College, London, where he set up an Honours School of English and organised the Department of Scandinavian Studies. He was appointed a fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford in 1879, and Chair of Poetry at Oxford in 1920.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from William Paton Ker of 95 Gower Street, [London] to Mr [Henry Frank] Heath, 31 May 1901. Noting the sending of 'the address of London to Glasgow University. It should be passed by the Senate I suppose'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Miss W A Myers, 1959.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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