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Knights, Lionel Charles, 1906-1997 (literary scholar)



  • Existence: 1906 - 1997


Lionel Charles Knights; matriculated Selwyn College, Cambridge, 1925; King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:


'Future Developments of Literary Criticism' essay by L. C. Knights, 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/KNI/2
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

Including papers of Masters, Professors and Fellows of Downing College, and gifts from past members. Includes academic administrative records but not estates correspondence.

Dates: 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.

L.C. Knights: Middleman

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10142
Dates: c. 1973

Letter from Lionel Knights, 29 Dec. 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9987/7/1/143
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Letters are to Holbrook unless otherwise stated.

Dates: 29 Dec. 1969


Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9633/1/10
Scope and Contents

Word-processed script. Begins: "F. R. Leavis was the most important intellectual influence of my life in young adulthood..."

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