Personal Papers of Jex-Blake

Scope and Content

Album of photographs of Greece and Greek classical antiquities, 1892. Photograph of Katharine Jex-Blake, 1865, aged about five years old, with her mother and uncle, Mr Cordey (translator of Homer). Photograph probably taken in Switzerland and given to her nephew, Denis Buxton in 1949.

Administrative / Biographical History

Katharine Jex-Blake was born in 1860. She was a student at Girton College 1879-1883 and a lecturer in Classics at the College 1885-1901. From 1901-1919 she was Director of Studies in Classics and was Mistress of the College 1916-1922. The Jex-Blake Research Fund, from which the Jex-Blake Fellowship is endowed, was inaugurated with a sum presented to Miss Jex-Blake on her retirement in 1922 and given by her towards the endowment of research. She died in 1951.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is open to bona fide scholars by appointment only.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue for Girton College Archives was available at

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 17/01/2002.

Related Material

A series of letters (18) written by her to her sisters Henrietta and Violet Jex-Blake are held in Norfolk Record Office.