Knight, Charles, 1791-1873

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Birth 1791-03-15
Death 1873-03-09
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

British publisher and writer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Carlton Villas [London], to John Forster, 1855 Oct. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270958677

Publisher and author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Messrs. Tyler and Reed, 1848 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491100

Publisher and author Charles Knight was born at Windsor, and spent his youth apprenticed to his father, a bookseller and printer. He worked as a journalist, and became a publisher and editor, specializing in small magazines that spread general knowledge. Among his successful endeavors were The Library of Entertaining Knowledge, The Penny Dictionary, The Pictorial Shakespeare, and the Weekly Volumes series. Knight not only published and edited many such works, he wrote articles or entire volumes for them, as well as writing fiction, poems, plays, and an autobiography.

From the description of Charles Knight letters, photograph, and clipping, 1846-1874. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61691258

English author and publisher.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mr. Reed, [no year] Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270859826

Charles Knight, English publisher and writer.

From the description of Charles Knight manuscript material : 4 items, 1826-1857 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 505616324

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  • Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--19th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence

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