Francis Jenkinson: Letters and Papers from Cambridge University Library Diaries

Scope and Content

Letters, papers and notes removed from the Cambridge University Library diaries, MSS.Add.8728-8761. Subjects include book lists and purchases, requests for books from other libraries, notes on book sales (especially Kockx, Antwerp, 1892), requests for manuscript loans, copyright claims and reorganisation of the Copyright Office, collection of war publications and propaganda, reports on library business by W.F. Cuthbertson, revolutionary posters from Russia and Georgia, and the 2nd Lord Acton on the presentation to the living of Morville. Each item is marked with the date in the diary at which it was found.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis John Henry Jenkinson (1853-1923), Cambridge University Librarian, 1890-1923.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Removed from MSS.Add.8728-8761.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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