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Jenkinson, Francis John Henry, 1853-1923 (librarian)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1853 - 1923

Biography

Francis John Henry Jenkinson (1853-1923), librarian and bibliographer, was born Forres, Moray in 1853. He was educated at Marlborough College before going up to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in the first class of the classical tripos in 1876. Jenkinson became a fellow of Trinity in 1878 and was college lecturer in Classics from 1881 until 1889. It was at this time that he was introduced to Henry Bradshaw, the University Librarian, who would have a great influence on Jenkinson's future, both in his bibliographic work and his eventual career. Jenkinson became University Librarian in 1889. During his time as Librarian Jenkinson oversaw the gift of Lord Acton's library, the largest single collection ever received by the Library, and the donation of 140,00 hebrew fragments from the Cairo Genezah. From 1915 Jenkinson spent much time collecting literature, especially ephemera, of the war, an archive, still held in the Library and called the War Reserve Collection, which would eventually prove to be both extensive and important. He was married twice: first, on 6 July 1887, to Marian Wetton (d. 1888), fifth daughter of Champion Wetton of Joldwynds, near Gomshall, Surrey, and sister-in-law of Charles Villiers Stanford; and second, on 2 April 1902, at Crowborough to Margaret Stewart (1859–1933), daughter of Ludovick Charles Stewart. He had no children. He died on 21 September 1923 at a nursing home, The Nook, Hampstead, following an operation, and was buried at Trumpington.

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

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A.B. Farn: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6466
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Granville Clutterbuck, Francis Jenkinson, G. Bertram Kershaw and others. Also includes some correspondence of Francis Jenkinson.

Dates: 1873-1923
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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A.B. Farn: Letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6465
Scope and Contents

Letters written by A.B. Farn, with a few photographs.

Dates: 1871-1922
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Alexander Gordon Wynch Murray: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6218-6220, 6222
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, fragments and drawings and bibliographical notes.

Dates: 1905-1915
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge University Library: Index to Signatures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6450
Scope and Contents

List of autograph signatures found in books in Cambridge University Library, 168 folios. The names are arranged in alphabetical order. Most of the entries are in the hand of C.E. Sayle, with some in that of F.J.H. Jenkinson. The entries were first made in 1894. Probably few if any entries were made after 1929 and the book is not now in use.

Dates: 1894-1929 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Charitessi 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7333
Scope and Contents Documents relating to Elizabeth Bridges's anonymous volume of poems, 'Charitessi 1911' [title transliterated from Greek], printed at the Cambridge University Press and published by Bowes and Bowes, Cambridge, 1912. The contents include a manuscript copy of the poems, a draft title page of the volume and notes to the printer, all in the hand of Francis Jenkinson; a printed proof of the volume bearing annotations in various hands, including corrections apparently in the hand of Elizabeth...
Dates: 1912-1952
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Charles Jenkinson: Transcript of his Diary

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8983
Scope and Contents

Volumes transcribed by Francis Jenkinson, and letters, newscuttings, notes.

Dates: 1897-1899 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence of Professor Henry Jackson concerning the Acton Library

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7720
Scope and Contents In 1890 Lord Acton, whose financial affairs were in a state of some embarrassment, decided to sell his vast historical library at auction, and the first part of what was to have been a many-volumed catalogue was issued by Messrs Puttick & Simpson, containing 2,400 lots to be sold on eight days in July. Before this sale took place, Andrew Carnegie had (at the suggestion of Acton's friend and political mentor Gladstone) purchased the entire library, and allowed Acton to retain possession...
Dates: 1902-1903
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence regarding John Donne's Seal

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5147
Scope and Contents 10 folios, including the following letters: (fo. 1) Augustus Jessopp to Francis Jenkinson, 20 August 1911; (fo. 2) Arthur William Crawley-Boevey to an unidentified recipient, 16 December 1895 (copy); (fo. 3) Brinsley Nicholson to Jessopp, 29 August 1891; (fo. 4) Nicholson to Jessopp, 15 September 1891; (fo. 5) John Jeremiah Daniell to an unidentified recipient, 12 June 1897; (fo. 6) Henry R. Merewether to an unidentified recipient, 5 June 1897; (fo. 7) Crawley-Boevey to Francis L.S....
Dates: 1891-1911
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Facsimiles of Cambridge University Library manuscripts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10134
Scope and Contents

Photographic facsimiles of a folios of a number of CUL manuscripts, including Nn.2.41, Ii.6.32 and Kk.5.16

Dates: c. 1880
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Field Names in Great Leighs Parish, Essex

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5372
Scope and Contents

Notes and diagrams regarding field names in Great Leighs Parish, Essex, 1820-1838, compiled 1912-1913, 96 folios: (fo. 1) title page; (fo. 2) prefatorial note; (fo. 6v) text with diagrams, with the names arranged in alphabetical order. Inside the front cover is a letter from Andrew Clark to Francis Jenkinson, 4 July 1913.

Dates: 1912-1913
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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F.J.H. Jenkinson: Ornithological Notebook

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8981
Scope and Contents

Diary and notebook containing occasional entries of birds observed or killed, mostly in the Scilly Isles, later at Cambridge, 1867-1880. The notebook also contains a copy of ornithological notes made by Jenkinson's father, John Henry Jenkinson, when in the Scilly Isles, 1854 and 1857-1858.

Dates: 1867-1880
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis Jenkinson and Charles Sayle: Cambridge Books

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8763-8764
Scope and Contents

The volumes contain chronological lists of books printed in Cambridge owned by Cambridge University Library or found in other libraries. MS.Add.8763: 1521-1698; compiled by F.J.H. Jenkinson, c. 1890-1918, and annotated at the front 'F. Jenkinson's MS. with some notes by C. Sayle'. There are occasional cuttings from dealers' lists. MS.Add.8764: 1699-1900; compiled by C.E. Sayle, c. 1896-1902.

Dates: 1890-1918
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis Jenkinson and others: Miscellaneous Letters and Postcards

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8398
Scope and Contents

Correspondence preserved on account of its philatelic interest, and comprising mainly postcards addressed to F.J.H. Jenkinson, Librarian, and other members of the Library staff, together with a few addressed to Alfred Newton, Professor of Zoology, and other members of the University. The senders were booksellers or private individuals. A few of the postcards are unsigned or signed only with initials.

Dates: 1876-1922
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis Jenkinson: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6463-6464
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from family members, members of the University and others on a wide range of subjects.

Dates: 1863-1923 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis Jenkinson: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6468
Scope and Contents

General correspondence on a wide range of subjects.

Dates: 1868-1923
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis Jenkinson: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8365
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers concerning Cambridge University Library business.

Dates: 1886-1910
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis Jenkinson: Letters and papers from Cambridge University Library Diaries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8809
Scope and Contents Letters, papers and notes removed from the Cambridge University Library diaries, MSS.Add.8728-8761. Subjects include book lists and purchases, requests for books from other libraries, notes on book sales (especially Kockx, Antwerp, 1892), requests for manuscript loans, copyright claims and reorganisation of the Copyright Office, collection of war publications and propaganda, reports on library business by W.F. Cuthbertson, revolutionary posters from Russia and Georgia, and the 2nd Lord Acton...
Dates: 1890-1923
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis Jenkinson: Miscellanea (Including Sanders Lecture)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6469
Scope and Contents

Includes a bibliography of Scilly, drafts of speeches, papers on incunabula and manuscripts, correspondence concerning Cambridge University Library and other subjects and various booklists.

Dates: 1890-1923 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis Jenkinson: War Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6444
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the collection of enemy propaganda in World War I. From the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, Jenkinson foresaw the need for a permanent collection of wartime publications which would range beyond the popular histories and scholarly monographs to include ephemeral material: posters, pamphlets, and - he laid particular emphasis on this - propaganda literature generated by both sides. Jenkinson saw his collection serving a lofty purpose. In a letter drafted for...
Dates: 1914-1918
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis John Henry Jenkinson (1853-1923), Librarian to the University of Cambridge 1889-1923: correspondence concerning the Sandars Readership in Bibliography

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7623
Scope and Contents The Sandars Readership in the University of Cambridge was established under the will of Samuel Sandars (1837-94) [son of George Sandars MP] who was educated at Harrow and Trinity becoming MA in 1863. Sandars was called to the bar from the Inner Temple 1863. He became a JP and High Sheriff for Buckinghamshire and in addition to benefactions to Great St. Mary's, Cambridge, and the University Library, he. left £2,000 for the endowment of an annual lecture or course of lectures in the fields of...
Dates: 1895-1917
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis John Henry Jenkinson: Cambridge University Library Diaries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8728-8761
Scope and Contents

The diaries contain occasional notes of Library business, including notes of books that were offered for sale, bought, presented, recommended for the Library, missing, or mutilated; autographs in books; requests for, and receipt of, loans; complaints; engagements; binding practice; visitors; copyright claims; and library rearrangement. The diaries were continued in other hands during the absence or illness of Jenkinson.

Dates: 1890-1923
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis John Henry Jenkinson: Catalogue of his Library

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8982
Scope and Contents

'Catalogue of the Library at Southmead', 'Compiled by C.M. Ridding' (Southmead, Chaucer Road, Cambridge)

Dates: 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis John Henry Jenkinson: Dublin Books

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8762
Scope and Contents

The volume contains chronological lists of books printed in Dublin owned by Cambridge University Library or found in other libraries; compiled from 1897. It covers 1572-1760, although the first entries appear from 1602.

Dates: 1897-1920 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Henry Bradshaw: Letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6470
Scope and Contents

Letters of Bradshaw transcribed by Alfred Rogers, Francis Jenkinson, E.G. Duff and others

Dates: 1859-1886 (transcriptions made c. 1890)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Henry Bradshaw: Letters to Stephen Willoughby Lawley

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5344
Scope and Contents

11 letters from Henry Bradshaw to Stephen Willoughby Lawley, 21 August 1880 - 17 October 1882. There are accompanying letters from G.W. Prothero to Lawley, 2 February 1894, Francis Jenkinson to the same, 18 January 1896, and W.H. Macaulay to Jenkinson, 6 December 1908.

Dates: 1880-1908
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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