Document ReferenceCKC
TitleCharles Knight Collection (printed books)
Date19th century
ExtentApproximately 200 items
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers
Admin HistoryThe collection consists of works written by or published by Charles Knight (1791-1873) the Victorian author, editor, publisher and popular educator.
Custodial HistoryThe collection is based on a core of material given to the Library in 1983 by Mr. William Clowes. It has grown as a result of the transfer of appropriate items from the general library stock, but is also added to by purchase and donation.
DescriptionKnight's principal publications are represented in the collection, including runs of his Penny Cyclopedia as well as his Popular History of England, Half Hours with the Best Authors and The Arts and Industry of all Nations. His editions of the works of Shakespeare and other familiar English classics are also present. Principally early to mid 19th century.
MgtGroupLiterary and cultural records
Scientific, research and educational records
Printed Book Collections
ArrangementThe collection is arranged by Library of Congress classification
TermEducation - Great Britain - History - 19th century
FindingAidsThe collection is catalogued on the University of Nottingham's library catalogue NUsearch ( To browse the Collection, enter the search term CKC (the code for Charles Knight Collection) into the main search box and select to search within the Library Catalogue only.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
ConditionVaries, some fragile bindings.
Related RecordMS419

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA10224Knight; Charles (1791-1873); Mr; author and publisher1791-1873
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