Edward Arber was the first Professor of English Language and Literature at the Mason Science College, 1881-1894 (a predecessor college of the University of Birmingham), and he was the transcriber of the Stationers' Register and the Term Catalogues, and editor of the English Reprint series.
Reference: Deposit information.
For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History (The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000).
From the guide to the University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Edward Arber, 1858-1913, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)