Henry Jenkyns Lectures

Scope and Content

Notes on the lectures of Professor Jenkyns in Divinity given over a two year cycle, made by his students (including J. Low Low, M.A. 1846, afterwards Vicar of Whittonstall).

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Jenkyns (1795-1878) was educated at Eton College and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and was a fellow of Oriel from 1818-35. In 1833 he became the first professor of Greek and classical literature at the University of Durham and in 1835he also became acting professor of Divinity. In 1839 he became the last prebend of Durham Cathedral before the reforms of 1840 and from 1840-1864 he was Professor of Divinity (resigning the Greek and classical chair in 1840).

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

In 1888 four volumes of notes by J. Low Low were offered for sale and purchased by the University Library. An effort was then made to collect the complete set of lectures by appealing to former students to donate their notes or lend them forcopying.


Part of : Old University Manuscripts

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Separated Material

Balliol College, Oxford: papers

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Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assistwhere possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

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