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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:

 Item — Container: DCPP/KNI/2

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

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/KNI/2
Scope and Contents

Winning essay submitted for the Members' English Essay Prize, November 1929. Signed by Knights. Unpublished.

Dates: 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Open

L.C. Knights: Middleman

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10142
Scope and Contents


Dates: c. 1973
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

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
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection contains personal correspondence. The provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) apply to access. Users of the collection are required to complete a Researcher Undertaking Concerning Access under the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to Archives Which Would Otherwise Be Closed. Two files are restricted on grounds of confidentiality, and a number of files are not available for research on account of the poor physical condition of the documents they contain.


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..."

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Includes restricted material.

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