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Matthews, William 1905-1975

Overview
Works: 134 works in 806 publications in 3 languages and 14,263 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Sources  Diaries  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Arthurian romances  Military history  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Most widely held works about William Matthews
 
Most widely held works by William Matthews
The diary of Samuel Pepys : a new and complete transcription by Samuel Pepys( Book )

100 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Pepys' FRS, MP, JP, (pron.: /pi?ps/;[1] 23 February 1633? 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy.[2] The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London."--Wikipedia
The ill-framed knight; a skeptical inquiry into the identity of Sir Thomas Malory by William Matthews( Book )

14 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval secular literature; four essays by William Matthews( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American diaries : an annotated bibliography of American diaries written prior to the year 1861 by William Matthews( Book )

36 editions published between 1945 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previously published diaries from the American past. A bibliography of diaries only in manuscript form are found in American Diaries in Manuscript by the same compiler
British diaries; an annotated bibliography of British diaries written between 1442 and 1942 by William Matthews( Book )

38 editions published between 1950 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous questions and answers in eight categories parody the suggestions offered by advice columnists
British autobiographies; an annotated bibliography of British autobiographies published or written before 1951 by William Matthews( Book )

38 editions published between 1955 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American diaries in manuscript, 1580-1954; a descriptive bibliography by William Matthews( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cockney past and present: a short history of the dialect of London by William Matthews( Book )

40 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Cockney can be considered to be one of the most important non-standard forms of English, there had been little to no scholarly attention on the dialect prior to William Matthews's 1938 volume Cockney Past and Present . Matthews traced the course of the speech of London from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century by gathering information from many sources including plays, novels, music-hall songs, the comments of critics and the speech and recollections of living Cockneys. This book will be of interest to students of language and linguistics
Later medieval English prose by William Matthews( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers many little-known and obscure writers as well as those who have been popularized. Historical works, biographies, social writings and business documents are represented, together with extracts from translations of the Scriptures, devotional manuals and sermons, the works of mystics and religious controversialists, political and moral philosophers. And in addition to selections from allegories, short stories and romances, there are writings by natural scientists, travellers and literary critics. Each subject is prefaced with historical and critical information, and there is a comprehensive introduction and bibliography
Charles II's escape from Worcester : a collection of narratives by Samuel Pepys( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old and Middle English literature by William Matthews( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caxton's Malory by Thomas Malory( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Arthur; a study of the alliterative "Morte Arthure." by William Matthews( Book )

14 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian diaries and autobiographies by William Matthews( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 1997 in English and German and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography, biography, and the novel; papers read at a Clark Library seminar, May 13, 1972 by William Matthews( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tutor to Tachygraphy, or, Short-writing (1642) ; Tachygraphy (1647) by Thomas Shelton( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our soldiers speak, 1775-1918 by William Matthews( Book )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1992 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English pronunciation and shorthand in the early modern period by William Matthews( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 1977 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Dudley Ryder, 1715-1716 by Dudley Ryder( Book )

3 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Samuel Pepys : a new and complete transcription. Vol. 9, 1668-1669 by Samuel Pepys( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although there have been many editions of Samuel Pepys's diaries and for many years the Wheatley version stood as the standard edition, Latham and Matthews were the first to prepare all nine volumes and provide a systematic commentary on the work
 
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The diary of Samuel Pepys : a new and complete transcription. Vol. 9, 1668-1669
Alternative Names
Matthews, W.

Matthews, W. 1905-1975

Matthews, W. (William), 1905-1975

Languages
English (442)

Dutch (1)

German (1)

Covers
The diary of Samuel Pepys : a new and complete transcription. Vol. 9, 1668-1669