Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) Writer & Clergyman. Canon of Chester Cathedral 1870-73. Author of The Water Babies. Founder and first President of the Chester Natural Sciences Society which founded the Grosvenor Museum in 1885.
Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875) was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin.