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

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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 192 Collections and/or Records:

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Charles Jenkinson: Transcript of his Diary

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8983
Dates: 1897-1899 (Circa)
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Charles Plummer: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1894

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1105
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Charles R. Pyke: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1895

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1142-1143
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Charles Welch: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1470
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Charles William Gamble: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1902

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/511
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Christopher Patey Harvey: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/618
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Correspondence from Francis J.H. Jenkinson (1853-1923) to Robert Bridges, 26 June 1912-15 Sep. 1922

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/204-210
Dates: 26 June 1912-15 Sep. 1922
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Correspondence from Percy S. Allen (1869-1933) to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 10 Oct. 1910-24 Oct. 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/327-328
Dates: 10 Oct. 1910-24 Oct. 1910
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Correspondence from Sir [John R.] Shane Leslie to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, Oct. 1909-Jan. 1911 (Circa)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/290-294
Dates: Oct. 1909-Jan. 1911 (Circa)
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Correspondence of Professor Henry Jackson concerning the Acton Library

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7720
Dates: 1902-1903
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Correspondence regarding John Donne's Seal

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5147
Dates: 1891-1911
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Correspondence to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 10 Jan. 1894-21 Jan. 1903

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/211-216
Dates: 10 Jan. 1894-21 Jan. 1903
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Correspondence to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 17 Apr. 1884-18 July 1884

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/217-218
Dates: 17 Apr. 1884-18 July 1884
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Correspondence to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 28 Oct. 1892-17 Feb. 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/219-221
Dates: 28 Oct. 1892-17 Feb. 1900
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Correspondence to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 8 July 1910-4 Dec. 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/295-311
Dates: 8 July 1910-4 Dec. 1919
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Correspondence to Francis J.H. Jenkinson from Vice-Chancellors, 26 Apr. 1888-6 Nov. 1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/313-324
Dates: 26 Apr. 1888-6 Nov. 1908
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David Samuel Margoliouth: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1896

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/936

Additional filters:

ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 191
University Archives (GBR/0265) 1
 
Type
Archival Object 164
Collection 28
 
Subject
Lectures 2
Belgium 1
Field names 1
First World War (1914-1918) 1
Grenoble 1