John Neville Keynes: Diaries and papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of John Neville Keynes, including one item by Mary Keynes.

MSS.Add.7827-7867: Diaries of John Neville Keynes, 1864-1917, including a few loose inserted items.

  • MS.Add.7827: 1864 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7828: 1865 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7829: June 1868 - December 1873 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7830: 1872-1882, mainly 1872 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7831: 1874-1880 (3 volumes)
  • MS.Add.7832: 1881-1882 (2 volumes)
  • MS.Add.7833: 1883-1884 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7834: August 1884 - September 1885 (6 notebooks)
  • MS.Add.7835: September 1885 - December 1886 (5 notebooks)
  • MS.Add.7836: 1887 (4 notebooks)
  • MS.Add.7837: 1888 (6 notebooks)
  • MS.Add.7838: January-November 1889 (11 notebooks)
  • MS.Add.7839: 1890 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7840: January-February 1891 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7841: February-December 1891 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7842: 1892 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7843: 1893 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7844: 1894 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7845: 1895 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7846: 1896 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7847: 1897 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7848: 1898 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7849: 1899 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7850: 1900 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7851: 1901 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7852: 1902 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7853: 1903 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7854: 1904 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7855: 1905 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7856: 1906 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7857: 1907 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7858: 1908 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7859: 1909 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7860: 1910 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7861: 1911 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7862: 1912 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7863: 1913 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7864: 1914 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7865: 1915 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7866: 1916 (1 volume)
  • MS.Add.7867: 1917 (1 volume)

MS.Add.7868: Mary Keynes, 'On mental philosophy', 1840, 1 volume.

MS.Add.7869: John Neville Keynes, book of literary extracts, 19th century, 1 volume.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Neville Keynes (1852-1949), political economist, was born at Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 31 August 1852. He was educated at Amersham Hall School, University College London and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He became a Fellow of U.C.L. in 1875, and of Pembroke in 1876. Keynes was university lecturer in moral science at Cambridge, 1884-1911, Secretary of the Local Examinations and Lectures Syndicate, 1892-1910, and University Registrary, 1910-1925. He died in Cambridge on 15 November 1949.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1970.

Other Finding Aids

None.

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 John Neville Keynes in Who was who, vol. IV, 1941-1950 (London, 1980), p. 637.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers relating to John Neville Keynes, MSS.Add.7322, 7323 and 7562.