Melinda Creech is an independent scholar, having recently graduated from the Master’s in Museum Studies Program at Baylor University. Her thesis was on the material culture of the Polley Whitehall Mansion, the only existing stone plantation home in Texas. In 2016 she obtained a Ph.D. in English from Baylor focusing on Gerard Manley Hopkins’s marginalia in the Iliad. She is the collaborating editor of Volume VI of the Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Oxford University Press, (forthcoming) and has published articles in Oxford Notes & Queries and the Carlyle Studies Annual. She is also on the Advisory Committee of  The Hopkins Website ( She worked for seven years as Graduate Assistant and Manuscript Specialist at the Armstrong Browning Library, where she was instrumental in the creation of the digital Victorian Collection ( at the Armstrong Browning Library. She and her husband are currently in the process of converting their 88-acre family farm in Floresville, Texas to a prairie. Her current academic interests include nineteenth-century Texas vernacular architecture, marginalia in Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s classical library, and the life and works of Gerard Manley Hopkins.