Collection RC0739 - Charles Kingsley collection

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Charles Kingsley collection

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  • 1834-1837 (Creation)

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4 cm of textual records.

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Charles Kingsley was born on 12 June 1819 at Holne Vicarage, Devonshire. He was educated at King's College, London and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He became curate and then in 1844 rector of Eversley in Hampshire. His first novel, Yeast, was serialized in 1848 and published in book form in 1850. He later wrote Westward Ho! (1855). A popular children's book was The Water-Babies (1863). Kingsley became professor of modern history at Cambridge from 1860 to 1869 and canon of Chester and Westminster. He died at Eversley on 23 January 1875.

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The collection consists of manuscripts. There have been three accruals which have been combined.

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The first accrual was purchased from Ravenstree Company, Pasadena, California on 10 February 1975. The second accrual was purchased at Sotheby's by Bertram Rota for McMaster University on 15 July 1975. The third accrual was purchased from the Ravenstree Company, Yuma, Arizona on 5 July 1984.


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