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Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875 (Canon of Westminster and author)

 Person

Biography

Charles Kingsley (1819-75), Canon of Westminster and author, was born on 12 June 1819 at Holne vicarage, Devon, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. He studied at King's College, London (1836-8), and in October 1838 Kingsley went up to Magdalene College, Cambridge. He secured a first class in classics in 1842, and he was ordained to the curacy of Eversley in Hampshire. Kingsley was appointed to the curacy of Pimperne in Dorset and turned his mind increasingly to the problems of agrarian poverty. In May 1844 Kingsley was invited to return to Eversley as rector, and proceeded to transform a badly neglected parish in what was then a wild country district. His first historical novel, Hypatia, subtitled New Foes with an Old Face, was published in 1853. Kingsley's greatest popular success was the historical novel Westward Ho! (1855). In 1860, Kingsley succeeded Sir James Stephen as regius professor of modern history at Cambridge. His most enduringly popular book was The Water-Babies (1863). Kingsley died at Eversley on 23 January 1875.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Charles Kingsley: Letter to Henry Bradshaw, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/773
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Correspondence from Charles Kingsley to Adam Sedgwick, 31 July 1863 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8954/78-79
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Letters mostly to Clark, with some to his wife Frances Clark (d.1908), Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and others, mainly routine in nature, and collected for their autograph value. Another volume, containing letters of scientists, was not acquired. The original numbering in each volume has been retained; in this catalogue the letters are grouped by subject.

Dates: 31 July 1863 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7348
Scope and Contents Papers of John Ludlow and of the Ludlow, Liot and Des Graz families. Ludlow's correspondence includes bundles of letters from Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, 1850-1896; Charles Kingsley and his wife, 1848-1868, with Ludlow's letters to them until 1855; Norman Macleod, editor of Good Words, 1860-1871; Charles Blachford Mansfield, chemist, 1848-1854; and Frederick Denison Maurice, theologian, 1847-1871, with Ludlow's replies from 1852. Other correspondents, represented by a...
Dates: 1750-1925 (Circa)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letter from Charles Kingsley to Alfred Newton, 16 May 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8990/286
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Letters to Owen Seaman, many accepting or declining invitations to a dinner of the Royal Literary Fund in 1912.

Dates: 16 May 1867
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Letter from Charles Kingsley to John Willis Clark, 20 Sep. 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8954/81
Scope and Contents

Condolences on death of Clark's father; he will come to Cambridge before going to the West Indies

Dates: 20 Sep. 1869
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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