Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge


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Anthologization Cecil Frances Alexander
CFA contributed pieces to the collection Lyra Anglicana: Hymns and Sacred Songs (which, edited by Robert Hall Baynes and published in 1862, reached sales of thirty thousand within three years and sixty-nine thousand by 1879)...
Characters Menella Bute Smedley
The novel opens as the hero, Sydney Lennard, a surgeon with feminine sensitivity to the suffering of his patients, wearily arrives home at the end of the day to his mother and sisters. Not long...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Charles
EC 's religious views were influenced by her admiration for the Clapham Sect ; she published many titles with the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge .
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
Occupation Kathleen E. Innes
The school was run by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge . She remained there teaching history and literature until 1910.
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta, 1995.
politics Caroline Frances Cornwallis
In 1811 CFC became involved, through her father, in the National Society for the Education of the Poor . She wrote to her friends to drum up support and funds for the endeavour. While not...
politics Christina Rossetti
CR , despite her poor health and her disavowal of the role of political poet, was keenly interested in political events and connected herself with contemporary political movements in a range of ways. Her father's...
Author summary Elizabeth Charles
Elizabeth Charles wrote novels, poems, and hymns, as well as books on historical and religious subjects. Her entire oeuvre is a testament to her vigorous evangelical convictions; her fiction typically marries religious didacticism with a...
Publishing Sarah Trimmer
The full title was A Comparative View of the New Plan of Education promulgated by Mr. Joseph Lancaster, in his Tracts concerning the Instruction of the Children of the Labouring Part of the Community; and...
Publishing Charlotte Dempster
Marjory's Husband was issued by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), with illustrations by J. Nash .
The SPCK was founded in 1698 to establish charity schools and later a high school for girls...
Publishing Emma Marshall
This was one of the shorter fictions which EM published with James Nisbet and Co. She issued others of the same type with the SPCK , while Seeley continued to publish her longer books.
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley, 1900.
Publishing Juliana Horatia Ewing
A shilling edition put out in London and New York (in London by the SPCK ) has four full-page and fifteen small monochrome illustrations by Randolph Caldecott , its beige cover, on boards, bearing pictures...
Publishing Elizabeth Charles
Among EC 's later works was Songs Old and New (1887), a collection of poems.
British Library Catalogue.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Though this edition was billed as collected, it was re-issued by the SPCK in 1894 in an edition which...
Publishing Mary Linskill
ML stepped out of her own experience for a novel set among the upper classes and again published under her name with the SPCK : A Garland of Seven Lilies, this time with illustrations...
Publishing Catherine Talbot
CT must have written this by 1754, when George Berkeley transcribed it with notes on making use of it for his sermons. His copy (now British Library Additional MS 46689) is titled Meditations. It...
Publishing Christabel Coleridge
Beginning in 1889, CC published at least two titles a year, not all of which were novels and some of which were written collaboratively. In 1890, she published two novels for young women with the...


8 March 1698
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge or SPCK, set up to provide charity schools (and missionary outreach in British colonies), held its first meeting.
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge founded a High School for Girls at St Martin in the Fields, London.
By November 1700
The recently founded SPCK opened a charity school for forty girls at St Andrew's in Holborn, where a boys' school had opened early in the year. Subscribers included Sarah, Lady Cowper for three pounds...
The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (a major Anglican missionary organisation) was founded as an offshoot of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge .
Dr Thomas Bray , who had founded the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge , used a bequest from a Dutch secretary to William III to found Dr Bray's Associates , an organization supporting parochial libraries...
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge commissioned engraver William Caslon to design a typeface; he set up his famous type-foundry nine years later.
7 March 1804
The Bible Society (also known as the British and Foreign Bible Society ) was founded by Evangelicals to spread the scriptures; it became the cornerstone society of the Evangelical movement.
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge published the comedicnovelA Woman of Business by Mary Bramston , with illustrations by W. H. Overend .
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge published Talks to Girls by One of Themselves, on the Difficulties, Duties, and Joys of a Girl's Life.
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge published The Ministry of Women, a report on women's ministry in the Church of England over the last seventy years.