in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 479 words.
Paterson, William (fl. 1716–1760), colonial official and playwright, was born in Scotland. In February 1716 he matriculated at the College of Edinburgh. After college he succeeded his...