Francis Jenkinson: Correspondence

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous correspondence and other papers of Francis Jenkinson.

I. Letters from John L. Pearson, architect, to W. Robertson Smith and Jenkinson, regarding the extension to Cambridge University Library, Oct. 1886 - Jan. 1890.

II. Correspondence with E. Maunde Thompson, British Museum, and others regarding the purchase of Phillipps MSS, 1889-1891 and 1895.

III. Correspondence with the same regarding the purchase of Lord Spencer's Caxtons at Althorp, Oct. 1891 - Apr. 1892.

IV. Letters from I. Elias Gejou, Paris, and accounts and notes regarding the purchase from him of Oriental MSS, Nov. 1903 - May 1907.

V. 'Report on the Sanitary Condition of the University Library' by Louis Cobbett, with a covering letter to Jenkinson, 14 Oct. 1910.

VI. Miscellaneous literature, etc.

1-2. Eirikr Magnusson to (i) the Library Syndicate, 25 Apr. 1888, (ii) W. Robertson Smith, 28 Apr. 1888.

3. Sir T.F. Wade to W .Robertson Smith, 11 June 1889.

4. E.W.B. Nicholson to Jenkinson, 7 Feb. 1894 (postcard).

5-8. Letters regarding the purchase by Mrs Rylands, Manchester, of 'Hampole on Job', Sep. 1894.

9. List of fragments of Hebrew MSS sent to S. Schechter at Breslau, 31 Aug. 1896, and returned 3 Oct. 1896.

10. Lord Tennyson to Jenkinson, 9 Dec. 1897 (postcard).

11. E.W.B. Nicholson to Jenkinson, 2 Dec. 1898.

12. Nelson M. Richardson to Jenkinson, 18 Dec. 1898.

13, 13a-c. S.H. Schiller-Szinessy to the Library Syndicate, 29 Sep. 1899, with copies of testimonials.

14. Printed address from St Andrews University to Cambridge University, received 20 May 1901.

15. Letter of thanks to Cambridge University Library from Birmingham University Library for the gift of 'upwards of 50 volumes', 9 June 1902.

16. L. Delisle to Jenkinson, 22 June 1905.

17. A.R. Maddison to Jenkinson, 14 Aug. 1905.

18, 18a. John S. Samuel, Secretary of the George Buchanan Quartercentenary Glasgow Celebrations, to Jenkinson, 1 Oct. 1906, with a typed list of Buchanan books exhibited at St Andrews.

19. Form of application by Jane Ellen Harrison, Newnham College, to use the University Library, 19 Jan. 1907.

20. Giacomo Brede, New York, to Cambridge University, 16 Sep. 1907.

21. A. von Lecoq to Jenkinson, 27 Jan. 1909.

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

Found in the Library at various times.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers of Jenkinson, MSS.Add.8728-8762, 8763-8764, 8809, 8981, 8982, and 8984.