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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 192 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

'Diary 1882-1900', 1882-1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8786/1/1
Scope and Contents

Made up at a later date [1932?] in a blank foolscap volume. Contains two manuscript entries for 20 December 1893 and 23 January 1894 (apparently recording ATB's change of schools); several pages from ATB's pocket diaries of 1896 and 1897; a playbill for The Mikado (January 1897); and a series of original letters to and from ATB or his mother (1898-1900), concerning the finding of employment for ATB, with lists of the letters and covering notes by ATB (1914 and 1932).

Dates: 1882-1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Douglas Crawford McMurtrie: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson and Cambridge University Library, 1922-1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/843-844
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1922-1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 File

Draft inscription for a brass tablet in memory of Sir Michael Foster in hand of F.J.H. Jenkinson, 31st July 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2744.14
Scope and Contents

With letter from Margaret, Lady Foster, to Jenkinson, 31 July 1908.

Dates: 31st July 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Edgar Hoskins: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson and Samuel Sandars, 1889-1891

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/685-687
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1889-1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Edward Lynch Pearson: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1081
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Edward William Byron Nicholson: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1022-1023
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1897
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Egypt Exploration Society: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/408
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1922
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Ernst Heinrich Zimmerman: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1546-1547
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1913
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

Ferdinand-François-Ernest Van der Haeghen: Letter to Francis Jenkinson and obituary card, 1896-1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1414
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1896-1913
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 File

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).
 Fonds

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).
 Series

Francis and Margaret Jenkinson: Memorabilia, 1933 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9563/89-93
Scope and Contents

[89] Obituary of MCJ, in The Cambridge Chronicle, 17 MAY 1933. [90] Photograph of 'the late Mrs. Francis Jenkinson', unnamed paper, n.d. [91] Photograph of Mrs. Jenkinson, by J. Palmer Clarke, Cambridge, n.d. [92] Photograph of Francis Jenkinson, by Whyte, Inverness, n.d. [93] Photograph of Richard Rowe, Trinity College.

Dates: 1933 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Francis Crawford Burkitt: Letter to Francis Jenkinson and notes on MSS, 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/180
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds — Box: MS Add.8365

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).
 Fonds

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).
 Series

Francis Jenkinson: Letters to H.M. Bannister, 16 Oct. 1908-16 Feb. 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/239-242
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 16 Oct. 1908-16 Feb. 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

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).
 Fonds

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).
 Item

Francis J.H. Jenkinson as a boy, with father [copy photograph]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Series

Francis J.H. Jenkinson: Correspondence, 1884-1943

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/118-122
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1884-1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).

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

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