Ker, W. P. (William Paton), 1855-1923

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Professor of English literature.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Corrie, Isle of Arran, to W.A. Knight, 1894 Aug 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864457

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Corrie, to W.A. Knight, 1894 Aug. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864461

From the description of Autograph letter signed : University College, London, to W.A. Knight, 1902 Nov. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864464

William Paton Ker was born in Glasgow in 1855. He studied at Glasgow Academy, Glasgow University and Balliol College, Oxford University. He then 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 (UCL). In 1879, Ker was appointed to a fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford and in 1920 was appointed to the Chair of Poetry at Oxford. While at UCL, Ker was responsible for setting up an Honours School of English and organising the Department of Scandinavian Studies. He had a passion for mountain climbing and fell walking. He died in 1923.

From the guide to the Ker, William Paton, 1892-1955, (Senate House Library, University of London)

William Paton Ker was a professor of poetry at Oxford and also an historian.

From the description of William Paton Ker letter, 1911. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 298819599

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referencedIn William Ernest Henley Memorial Correspondence, 1904-1907. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Ker, William Paton, b. 1855. Autograph letter signed : Corrie, to W.A. Knight, 1894 Aug. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ker, W. P. (William Paton), 1855-1923. William Paton Ker letter, 1911. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Ker, William Paton, b. 1855. Autograph letter signed : Corrie, Isle of Arran, to W.A. Knight, 1894 Aug 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ker, W. P. (William Paton), 1855-1923. Letter : to A.E. Housman, 1922 July 7. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Ker, William Paton, b. 1855. Autograph letter signed : University College, London, to W.A. Knight, 1902 Nov. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ker, William Paton, 1892-1955 Senate House Library, University of London
referencedIn Papers of William Paton Ker, 1855-1923, literary scholar, c.1875-1923 Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
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Birth 1855-08-30

Death 1923-07-17

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