Francis Jenkinson and others: Miscellaneous Letters and Postcards

Scope and Content

Correspondence preserved on account of its philatelic interest, and comprising mainly postcards addressed to F.J.H. Jenkinson, Librarian, and other members of the Library staff, together with a few addressed to Alfred Newton, Professor of Zoology, and other members of the University. The senders were booksellers or private individuals. A few of the postcards are unsigned or signed only with initials.

1-6. Letters to Henry Bradshaw.

7-55. Letters to F.J.H. Jenkinson. No. 26 is to Miss Jenkinson.

56-74. Letters to other Library staff.

75-91. Letters to other members of the University. Nos. 77-85 are to Alfred Newton.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Bradshaw (1831-1886), scholar and antiquary, Cambridge University Librarian, 1867-1886; Francis John Henry Jenkinson (1853-1923), Cambridge University Librarian, 1890-1923; Alfred Newton (1829-1907), zoologist.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Removed from the Library stamp collection prior to its sale, 1981.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.