Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1819-06-12
Death 1875-01-23
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English poet, apologist and naturalist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to Fanny Grenfell, 1842 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864471

English clergyman, author, teacher.

From the description of Letter, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122549986

From the guide to the Charles Kingsley letter, undated, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Author and clergyman of the Church of England.

From the description of Letter, 1851 July 9, the Rectory, Chelsea [to Mrs. Tennant] / C. Kingsley. (Emory University). WorldCat record id: 14995931

English clergyman and novelist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Government House, Trinidad, to Alexander Strahan, 1869 Dec. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270487326

From the description of Autograph letters signed (15, 2 incomplete) : Pau and other various French towns, to his wife, 1864 Mar.-May. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491777

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Winchfield, to F.S. Ellis, 1868 Jul. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491637

Charles Kingsley was a British author, minister, and social activist. He sought to bring practical and political concerns into his religious duties, working to improve social conditions, public education, and sanitary reform. A popular speaker, he attracted the attention of the Royal family and was engaged at Cambridge and later as Prince Edward's private tutor. Among his many diverse published works, The water-babies, a story he wrote for his infant son, retains enduring popularity.

From the description of Charles Kingsley letters, 1851-1867. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54049958

From the description of Charles Kingsley family letters and related materials, 1850-1882. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61727770

English clergyman, professor, historian, and novelist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to Mr. Norton, "Wednesday." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 593843911

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Eversley?], to Charles Johns, 1840 Sept. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 593851908

British novelist and clergyman.

From the description of A.D. 1100 and A myth : autograph copies of the poems signed, 1855 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270497031

From the description of The three fishers : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1851 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 551160283

From the description of The sands of Dee : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1850 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 551147876

Charles Kingsley was professor at Cambridge, an Anglican minister, and author of many books including The Water-Babies. He was involved in a controversy with John Henry Newman.

From the description of Sermons, 1852-1867. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 23066389

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was an English author.

From the description of Correspondence of Charles Kingsley, 1855-1869. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122551581

Charles Kingsley, English novelist, Church of England clergyman, and controversialist.

From the description of Charles Kingsley manuscript material : 2 items, 1856-1863 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 504259331

English author.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (13) : Eversley, Hampshire and London, to J.W. Parker, [1856-57 and n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270844589

From the description of Charles Kingsley letters : ALS, 1856-1867. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122388432

Novelist, Church of England clergyman, and controversialist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Winchfield, to "Dear John", 1863 June 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779352104

English novelist and Church of England clergyman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : place not specified, to J.W. Parker, undated [1849 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658210574

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to J.W. Parker, Thursday [ca. 1852-1853]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658062908

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to J.W. Parker, Wednesday [1852 Oct. 13]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658063455

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to J.W. Parker, Monday [1852 May 3 or 10]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658063424

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to J.W. Parker, undated [ca. 1852]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658059236

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to J.W. Parker, undated [ca. 1852]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658061824

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to J.W. Parker, undated [1852 Sept. or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658063548

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to J.W. Parker, Friday [1852 Sept.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658063482

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to J.W. Parker, undated [after 1848]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658210468

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to J.W. Parker, Wednesday [ca. 1853]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658216413

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to J.W. Parker, Wednesday [ca. 1856-1857]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658216461

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to J.W. Parker, 1859 Sept. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658217346

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to J.W. Parker, Sunday [1851]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658077873

Charles Kingsley, 1819-1875, was a noted English author, clergyman of the Church of England, professor at Queen's College, Oxford, and one of the founders of Christian Socialism in England.

From the description of Charles Kingsley papers, 1851-1871. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122503889

English poet, apologist, naturalist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Trinidad], to Fanny Grenfell Kingsley, 1870 Jan. 23 and 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864474

The author Charles Kingsley was born on 12 June 1819 at Holne Vicarage in Devonshire, England. His father was the Rev. Charles Kingsley. The young Charles Kingsley was sent to school at Clifton, Bristol, in 1831, and then to the grammar school at Helston, Cornwall. In 1836 his family moved to London and he became a student at King's College, London, and then in 1838 he began studies at Magdelene College, Cambridge. In 1842 he became curate at Eversley, Hampshire. Kingsley married Fanny Grenfell in 1844 and in the same year he became rector at Eversley.

Kingsley's works include: Westward Ho! (1855); The water-babies (1863); Hereward the Wake (1866).

Though Charles Kingsley is now best remembered as a childrens writer and particularly remembered for The water-babies he was also a popular preacher and clergyman and well-known supporter of Charles Darwin, historian, proponent of womens education, and populariser of science. He had been interested in geology since childhood.

In 1859 he became one of Queen Victoria's chaplains-in-ordinary, and then in 1860 he became Professor of Modern History at Cambridge 1860, a post which he held until 1869. In 1869 he was appointed canon of Chester and then in 1873 he was appointed canon of Westminster.

Charles Kingsley died on 23 January 1875 and was buried at Eversley on 28 January.

From the guide to the Letters of Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), 1868-1874, (Edinburgh University Library)

Loading...

Loading Relationships

Information

Permalink:
http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wd3xkz
Ark ID:
w6wd3xkz
SNAC ID:
59640064

Subjects:

  • Shale oils
  • Clergy--History--19th century
  • Anglicans
  • Catholicism
  • Novelists, English--19th century--Sermons
  • Geology
  • Authors, English--19th century
  • Letters
  • Glacial erosion
  • Clergy--19th century--Correspondence
  • Stuttering
  • Artists, English--19th century--Drawings
  • Religion
  • Evolution
  • Art and society--Manuscripts
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Clergy
  • Sermons, English - 19th century
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Dee, River, Valley (Grampian, Scotland) (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)