Charles Kingsley collection
This collection consists of two letters written by Anglican clergyman and author Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), collected from various sources by Spencer Research Library staff.
- 1855, 1865
- Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biography of Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
Charles Kingsley was the son of a clergyman, growing up in Devon, England. After graduating from Magdelene College, Cambridge University, he was made curate at Eversley in 1842, later becoming the parish priest. In 1848 Kingsley became a founding member of the Christian Socialist movement, a movement to correct the evils of industrialism through Christian ethics.
Kingsley became chaplain to Queen Victoria in 1859 and held a professorship in modern history at Cambridge University from 1860-1869. He was made a canon of Westminster in 1873.
Kingsley wrote several novels, including Alton Locke (1850), Hypatia (1853), Hereward the Wake (1866), and The Water-Babies (1863). He also wrote poetry. His brother was the novelist Henry Kingsley (1830-1876), and his niece, Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1862-1900), was a travel writer and adventurer.
[Information retrieved from the Encylopedia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Kingsley.]
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Item 2: gift, William P. Albrecht, 1971.
- Guide to the Charles Kingsley Collection
- Charles Kingsley collection
- Finding aid prepared by alh, 1971, 1972. Finding aid encoded by mwh, 2020.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Charles Kingsley collection, MS P176, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas