Sub-Fonds Details

Call Number: MS Gen 1300/3
Title: Papers of William Paton Ker
Date of Creation: Between 1862 and 1923
Level of Description: Sub-Fonds
Part of MS Gen 1300
See associated Sub-Fonds
Extent: 9 boxes, 0.63 metre(s)
Name of Creator:
William Paton Ker 1855-1923
Literary scholar. Influential figure in the development of the academic study of English language and literature. Born in Glasgow in 1855. Son of William Ker, a …
Content: William Paton Ker's papers relate more to his personal life than his academic career, although a few of his notebooks contain lecture notes, and his diaries record both personal and work appointments. The material spans an extensive period, from Ker's childhood years through to the diaries he kept until his death. Aspects of his personal and working life are revealed in the letters he wrote to other people, especially his father, William and sister, Penelope (see MS Gen 1300/1/1 and MS Gen 1300/4/2). Ker was a keen walker and climber and his travels are well-documented in the letters, diaries and sketchbooks.
Arrangement: The material is arranged in the following series:
MS Gen 1300/3/1 Early writing and drawings
MS Gen 1300/3/2 Diaries and sketchbooks
MS Gen 1300/3/3 Notebooks
MS Gen 1300/3/4 Miscellaneous papers
MS Gen 1300/3/5 Letters from William Ker
MS Gen 1300/3/6 Letters and postcards
MS Gen 1300/3/7 Publications
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Repository Code: GB 0247
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