Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains material, mostly printed, 1889-1901, relating to the compilation of articles for the Dictionary of National Biography .

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Lethbridge Kingsford was born at Ludlow 25 December 1862. He received his education at St John's College, Oxford (1881-1886). After university he worked as a sub-editor for the Dictionary of National Biography for one year. Later, he went on to contribute nearly four hundred biographies for the Dictionary of National Biography . Kingsford also held positions at the Board of Education from 1890 to 1912. From 1912 he devoted all his time to historical research. He published works mainly on London history and topography. During the First World War Kingsford served as a special constable and at the Ministry of Pensions. After the war he was elected a fellow of the British Academy and prepared reports for the Historical Manuscripts Commission. Kingsford died at his home in Kensington on 27 November 1926.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The Bodleian Library, Oxford University, holds letters to Francis Sydney Marvin (Ref: MSS Eng lett c257-68, d248-65, e104-10, misc695, f398).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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