Knight, Charles, 1791-1873

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Letter : to unknown person, [18--]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn John Moultrie manuscript material : 4 items, 1819-1828 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Cartes-de-visite album and biographies, ca. 1875-1876. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight to William Ayrton [manuscript], 1839 June 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Autograph letter signed : to Messrs. Tyler and Reed, 1848 Feb. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Watts, Alaric Alexander, 1797-1864. Letters, 1821-1857. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, St. John's Wood, London, to J.E. Jones [manuscript], 1859 September 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Letter : Isle of Wight, to unknown person, 1864 Feb. 13. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, Highgate, to J. Wood(?) Esq. [manuscript], 19th century March (?) 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, South Road, Wimbledon, to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1863 August 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, Hampstead, to George Routledge [manuscript], 1866 February 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Letter signed from Charles Knight, Rosslyn Park, Hampstead, to L.J. Biss, Franklin Sienne German Language Institute, St. Louis, Missouri [manuscript], 1868 June 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, Replym, Hampstead, to E. Walford, Esq. [manuscript], 1865 June 10, Saturday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letters signed from Charles Knight, Highgate and Hampstead, to various recipients [manuscript], 1844-1865. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Charles Knight letters, photograph, and clipping, 1846-1874. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Ingall, Henry, 19th cent. Henry Ingall correspondence and other papers relating to the authorship of Tomkis's Albumazar [manuscript], 1756, 1860-1879. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859. Autograph letter signed : London, to Charles Knight, 1824 Nov. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Autograph letter signed : Carlton Villas [London], to John Forster, 1855 Oct. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857. Autograph letter signed : Admiralty, [London], probably to Robert Cadell, 1823 Aug. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, St. John's Wood, to several recipients [manuscript], 1863 August 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Letter : to unknown person, undated. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, Maida Vales, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1852 May 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mr. Reed, [no year] Mar. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Charles Knight manuscript material : 4 items, 1826-1857 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Murray, John, 1778-1843,. Autograph letters signed from John Murray, London, to John Wilson Croker [manuscript], 1838-1852? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879. William Hepworth Dixon papers, 1842-1876. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Robert Owen Collection, 1805-1858 National Co-operative Archive
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 19th century January 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Letter : Isle of Wight, to unknown person, 1864 Feb. 13. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873. Letter to Mr Dixon. [London, Eng.]. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Collection of letters of Charles Dickens, Sir James Emerson Tennent and his family, and John Forster : London and other locations, 1828-1872. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, Isle of Wight, to Henry Vaughan, Esq. [manuscript], 1864 January 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, London, to William Widlow [?] Reid [manuscript], 1860 February 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, St. John's Wood, London, to Thomas [Barth?] [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Broadstairs, to Henry Austin, 1851 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Eliot, George, 1819-1880,. Autograph letter signed from M.E. Lewes [i.e. George Eliot], Waisenhaus Gasse, Dresden, to Oscar Browning [manuscript], 1867 August 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Knight, Ludgate Street, to J. Alfred Novello, London [manuscript], 1847 January 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Enoch Terry Carson Shakespeariana Collection, 1749-1891 University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
creatorOf Knight, Charles, 1791-1873,. Letter signed from Charles Knight, Ventnor, to William Hepworth Dixon [manuscript], 1864 March 31. Folger Shakespeare Library
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correspondedWith Ayrton, William, 1777-1858 person
correspondedWith Barth, Thomas, 19th cent. person
associatedWith Bicknell, Henry, person
correspondedWith Biss, L. J. fl. 1868 person
associatedWith Carson, Enoch Terry, 1822-1899 person
associatedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857. person
associatedWith De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
correspondedWith Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879 person
associatedWith Durham, Joseph. person
correspondedWith Durham, Joseph, 1814-1877 person
associatedWith Eliot, George, 1819-1880, person
associatedWith Forster, John, 1812-1876, person
correspondedWith Green, Mr., fl. 1844 person
correspondedWith Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889 person
associatedWith Hanemann, William. person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
correspondedWith Ingall, Henry, 19th cent. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
correspondedWith Jones, J. E., fl. 1859 person
associatedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873 person
correspondedWith Manchester, William Drogo Montagu, Duke of, 1823-1890 person
associatedWith Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593. person
associatedWith Milton, John, 1608-1674. person
associatedWith Moultrie, John, 1799-1874 person
associatedWith Murray, John, 1778-1843, person
associatedWith National Shakespeare Committee (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith North, P. Lionel, fl. 1860. person
correspondedWith Novello, J. Alfred (Joseph Alfred), 1810-1896 person
associatedWith Owen, Robert., 1777-1858 person
associatedWith Percy, Thomas, 1729-1811. person
associatedWith Porny, Mr. person
associatedWith Reed, person
associatedWith Reed, person
correspondedWith Reid, William, fl. 1860 person
correspondedWith Routledge, George, 1812-1888 person
associatedWith Ryland, J. H. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Tennent, James Emerson, Sir, 1804-1869. person
associatedWith Tyler, person
correspondedWith Vaughan, Henry, 1809-1899 person
correspondedWith Walford, Edward, 1823-1897 person
associatedWith Watts, Alaric Alexander, 1797-1864. person
correspondedWith Wood, J. person
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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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Birth 1791-03-15

Death 1873-03-09

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