William Stoneman

William Stoneman

Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts
Ph.D. University of Toronto
William Stoneman

A scholar of manuscript production and the early printed book, Dr. Stoneman came to Harvard from Princeton University, where he was librarian of the Scheide rare books collection. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a member of the board of the Bibliographical Society of America, and editor of Houghton Library Studies (Harvard University Press), and has published on Anglo-Saxon texts, the history of English medieval libraries and manuscripts, and book collecting and connoisseurship. He is the editor of A Distinct Voice: Medieval Studies in Honor of Leonard E. Boyle, O.P. (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997) and the medieval library catalogue of Dover Priory (British Library, 1999), and author (with A.N. Doane) of Purloined Letters: The Twelfth-Century Reception of the Anglo-Saxon Illustrated Hexateuch (British Library, Cotton Claudius B. iv) (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2011). Dr. Stoneman served as Curator of Early Books and Manuscrupts of Houghton Library until his retirement in 2018.

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