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.
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- ReferenceGB 271 GCPP JEX-BLAKE
- Dates of Creation1865 and 1892
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
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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.
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As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue for Girton College Archives was available at http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/
Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 17/01/2002.