Henry Jackson: Prælection for Greek professorship

Scope and Content

The manuscript of Jackson's prlection for a Greek professorship, 37 pages, delivered on 25 May 1889. The writing is on the rectos only. After the text, the remainder of the volume is unused. At the front is an inserted letter to Dr Jackson from Leonard Whibley, Pembroke College, 24 November 1894, 3 pages, regarding the prælection.

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 became Fellow (1864), assistant tutor (1866), and vice-master (1914). He was appointed prlector 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.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased from The Bookshop, Wells, Somerset, 9 January 1975.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Henry 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.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers relating to Henry Jackson, MSS.Add.6411, 7319, 7320, 7327 and 7720.

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