Francis John Henry Jenkinson: Letters on the Sandars lecturers

Scope and Content

Fifty-eight letters, postcards and telegrams to F.J.H. Jenkinson regarding the Sandars lecturers. The authors include, among others, H. Montagu Butler, Isak Collijn, A. Cowley, Walter W. Greg, M.R. James, F.G. Kenyon, W.M. Lindsay, E.A. Loew, F. Madan, R.P. Maxwell, Charles H. Middleton-Wake, Alfred W. Pollard, J.P. Postgate, L.H. Stevenson, E. Maunde Thompson and Henry Yates Thompson.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis John Henry Jenkinson (1853-1923) was born at Forres, Morayshire, on 20 August 1853. He was educated at a private school at Woodcote, near Henley-on-Thames, and at Marlborough College. In 1872 he entered Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 1876; M.A., 1879), where he became a Fellow in 1878. He was college lecturer in classics, 1881-1889, and Cambridge University Librarian, 1889-1923. He died at Hampstead on 21 September 1923.

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Acquisition Information

Found among Cambridge University Library correspondence, 1963.

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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 Francis Jenkinson in J.R.H. Weaver, ed., Dictionary of national biography, 1922-1930 (Oxford University Press, 1937), pp. 453-454.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers relating to Francis Jenkinson, MSS.Add.2744/14, 6592, 7406-7447, 8294-8297, 8364, 8365, 8398 and 8981-8984.