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William Matthews

educator , author

William Matthews, British educator, author. Member Philo. Association Pacific Coast (president 1966), Modern Language Association American (council 1966), International Association University Professors English, (president 1971-1973), Modern Language Association American Linguistic Society American, American Dialect Society, Medieval Academy American.

Background

Matthews, William was born on June 25, 1905 in London, England. Son of William and Annie Louisa (Rodwell) Matthews.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with Honors, U. England, 1929, Master of Arts with Distinction, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1934. D.Lett., Claremont Graduate School, 1967.

Career

Instructor, University of Wisconsin, 1938. Assistant professor of University California at Los Angeles, 1939-1941, associate professor, 1941-1948, professor, 1948-1972, director Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1970-1972. Visiting professor U. Manchester (England), 1950-1951, King’s College, London, 1955.

Mellon Distinguished professor of University Pittsburgh, 1966-1967, visiting professor, 1972-1975.

Works

  • Author books including: Cockney, Past and Present, 1938. Diary of Dudley Ryder, 1939. Our Soldiers Speak, 1943.

    American Diaries, 1945. British Diaries, 1950. British Autobiographies, 1955.

    The Tragedy of Arthur, 1960. Later Medieval English Prose, 1963. The Ill-Framed Knight, 1966.

    Charles II’s Escape from Worcester, 1966. Old and Middle English Literature, 1968. The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vols.

    I-IX, 1970-1976

  • American Diaries in Manuscript, 1973. Founder Pacific Coast Philology, 1966.

Membership

Member Philo. Association Pacific Coast (president 1966), Modern Language Association American (council 1966), International Association University Professors English, (president 1971-1973), Modern Language Association American Linguistic Society American, American Dialect Society, Medieval Academy American.

Connections

Married Lois Emery, December 18, 1948.

father:
William Matthews

mother:
Annie Louisa (Rodwell) Matthews

spouse:
Lois Emery