Henry Jackson: Lectures on the History of Greek Philosophy

Scope and Content

Lectures on Greek philosophy delivered by Henry Jackson, Michaelmas term, 1873, 154 folios. The text is on the recto. On the verso are headings and references.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Jackson (1839-1921) was born in Sheffield on 12 March 1839, and educated at Sheffield Collegiate School and Cheltenham College. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1858 (B.A., 1862), and was thereafter a fellow (1864), assistant tutor (1866), and vice-master (1914). He was appointed Praelector in Ancient Philosophy at the university in 1875, and Regius Professor of Greek in 1906. Jackson was awarded the Order of Merit in 1908. He died at Bournemouth on 25 September 1921.

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Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by F.J.H. Jenkinson, 1923.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Jackson in H.W.C. Davis and J.R.H. Weaver, eds., Dictionary of national biography, 1912-1921 (Oxford University Press, 1927), pp. 283-284.

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