0.25 linear feet.
Agency History / Biographical Note:
Kitton was the author of memoirs of Hablot K. Browne, John Leech, and of his (Kitton's) father, but most of his published works relate to the life and works of Charles Dickens. They include: Dickensiana : A Bibliography of the Literature Relating to Charles Dickens and His Writings (1886) and Charles Dickens : His Life, His Writings, and Personality (1901). He also annotated the "Rochester" edition of Dicken's Works, and published his previously uncollected tales. As one of the founders of the Dickens Fellowship, Kitton compiled the catalogue of their 1903 exhibition. His Dickensian library was purchased by the Fellowship and donated to the Guildhall Library. While living at St. Albans (1888-1904), Kitton helped the Hertfordshire County Museum acquire and catalog the Sir John Evans collection.
In 1889, Kitton married Emily Clara Lawford; they had no children. He died at St. Albans in 1904.
Scope and Content:
Cite as: Frederic G. Kitton Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.
Access Restrictions: None.