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Charles Kingsley

13 Fitzwilliam Street

History of 13 Fitzwilliam Street

WW wrote in2024:

[William Bushby Wilkins] wrote a letter to the Director of the National Gallery from [this] address in February 1856 offering some of his father’s drawings of the building.  He died in April 1857 at Farnsfield in Notts.  In 1856 he was clearing up his mother’s estate; she had died the year before in their house in Lensfield Road, which was demolished in the 1920s …. W.B. Wilkins died young, seems to have dabbled in architecture, then went into the church.  His sister, Alicia, married Rev William Kingsley, Fellow of Sidney Sussex, friend and executor of Turner and friend of Ruskin.

According to A B Gray, Cambridge Revisited (1921) Charles Kingsley lived in this house for a time. He writes that in May 1860 Kingsley was offered the professorship of Modern History and lived in Cambridge for a part of each year. In 1869 he resigned the professorship and in August was appointed a canon of Chester.

1913 (13)

Cambridge Home for Nurses

Miss Marson matron

1962 (13 & 14)

Addenbrooke’s Hospital Servants Hostel


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