KNIGHT WILLIAM 1845-1901POSITIVIST

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The material has been arranged in three sections and includes letters toLaura Chichester, later Mrs Knight, the diaries of Laura Knight and notes bytheir daughter Marcella Knight (later Carver), concerning her book Apositivist life: a personal memoir of my father William Knight (1976).

Administrative / Biographical History

William Knight 1845 - 1901

William Knight was a barrister who was forced by ill health to cease topractice in the late 1870s. He was interested in the work of August Comte(1798 - 1857) and the Positivist movement. In 1888 he married Laura IsobelChichester. Many of the letters in this collection were addressed to hiswife, and define his ethical and intellectual position on marriage.

Arrangement

Three sections

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Carver, Marcella

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlistavailable

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