The Charles Kingsley Correspondence Project.
|| Hillary McLain, research assistant on the Charles Kingsley Correspondence Project consults Kingsley’s copy of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species, currently on loan from a private collector.
The Charles Kingsley Correspondence Project began in December 2011 under the direction of Dr. Piers J. Hale. The aim of the project is to accumulate, transcribe and publish a comprehensive correspondence of the nineteenth-century Anglican theologian, naturalist, novelist and science-popularizer Charles Kingsley (1819-1875).
Kingsley was a prominent and well-connected personality, and because he was outspoken on many of the most compelling issues of the day his correspondence give us a real insight into Victorian England. He not only received letters from scientists, Bishops, government ministers, lords, ladies and members of the Royal Household, but also from working men and women from around the country as well as from his own parishioners. The publication of Kingsley’s correspondence will be a valuable resource for professional historians as well as members of the public who have an interest in the Victorians.
Dr. Hale is currently assisted on this project by two students. Hillary McLain and Jared Curran. They are currently working to collect and catalogue existing letters. Hillary McLain is pictured with Charles Kingsley’s own copy of Darwin’s Origin of Species, which is currently on loan to the project by a private collector.
You can contact the Charles Kingsley Correspondence Project by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by regular mail:
Charles Kingsley Correspondence Project
c/o: Dr. Piers J. Hale
Department of the History of Science
University of Oklahoma
PHSC. 601 Elm Avenue, Rm 610.
Norman, OK., 73019-3106
Tel: (405) 325-3392
The Kingsley Correspondence Project was featured in the OU Daily; for Arianna Pickard's story, click here.