Professor William Peterson served the English Department at the University of Maryland from 1974 until he retired in 2004. He is the author or editor of fourteen books (several of them about William Morris and his Kelmscott Press) and is a free-lance book-designer. He also edited two academic journals, Browning Institute Studies and Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. The Peterson papers consist of correspondence, photographs, publications, and work papers related to his book, Victorian Heretic: Mrs. Humphrey Ward's "Robert Elsmere," and a proposed edition of the essays of Mrs. Ward. This collection is unprocessed, but a preliminary inventory is available.
Majority of material found within 1968-1976
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