Jenkinson Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence, notes and newspaper cuttings.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hilary Jenkinson was educated at Dulwich College and Pembroke College Cambridge. He achieved a first class in Classical Tripos in 1904. He sat the Civil Service Examination in 1905 and entered the Public Record Office in 1906. From 1911 to 1935, 1938 and 1949 he was Maitland Lecturer in Cambridge. He was also Lecturer at the London School of Economics in 1913. From 1920 to 1925 he lectured at King's College and University College, London. In 1925 he was appointed Reader in Diplomatic and Archives at the University of London, a post he held until 1947. He was Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the Land Revenue Records, from 1947 to 1954. Jenkinson was Honorary Secretary of the British Records Association from its foundation in 1932 to 1947. During the Second World War he acted as Adviser on archives to the War Office. He was a member of many societies, commissions and committees concerned with archives and records. He received a CBE in 1943 and was created a Knight in 1949. He published many books during his lifetime, one of the best known being 'Manual of Archive Administration' (1922, new edition 1937).

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

This miscellaneous material was extracted from books and pamphlets bequeathed to University College London Library by Jenkinson.

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