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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:

 Series

Letter from Arnold Foster (1846-1919) to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 22 June 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/326
Scope and Contents

He offers a set of Chinese Triennial Examination papers for 1902, from Nanking

Dates: 22 June 1910
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

Letter from Edward Almach to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 31 July 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/325
Scope and Contents

He has acquired a 15C York Breviary from Lord Willoughby de Broke; it has fuller accounts of St William and St Wilfrid than the Surtees Society volume; summary of contents

Dates: 31 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).
 Series

Letter from Francis J.H. Jenkinson to E.O. Barrett, 8 Nov. 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/123
Scope and Contents

He sent the book Barrett needed; directions for packing it; he does not usually send books to members of the Senate; Barrett should apply to a Cambridge bookseller who will borrow and send them

Dates: 8 Nov. 1893
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

Letter from Henry M. Taylor (1842-1927) to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 27 Aug. 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/491
Scope and Contents

In Braille, with explanation

Dates: 27 Aug. 1905
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

Letter from W.B.S. to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 18 Feb. 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/217
Scope and Contents

A book not in British Museum is probably Venetian or Veronese, early 17th century

Dates: 18 Feb. 1890
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

Letter from William L. Courtney (1850-1928) to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 11 Oct. 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/329
Scope and Contents

An attribution in Jenkinson's catalogue of Spanish books is wrong

Dates: 11 Oct. 1911
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).
 Item

Letter of Francis Jenkinson to Mr Aldrich, 9 Dec. 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/108
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Comprises single items or small collections, chiefly correspondence, donated to or purchased by Cambridge University Library. Together with a number of items and fragments found in Cambridge University Library books and bindings.

Dates: 9 Dec. 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).
 File

Letters of Thomas J. Wise to Francis Jenkinson, 1916-1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/71-82
Scope and Contents

Letters of Wise to Jenkinson, with the exception of MS Add.9750/76 which is from Wise to W[illiam] F[ergusson] Cuthbertson (Cambridge University Library) and MS Add.9750/77, which is from W.A. McInnes to [Jenkinson].

Dates: 1916-1922
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).
 Series

Letters to Francis Jenkinson, 1889 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9563/230-233
Scope and Contents

[230] M.R. JAMES, 27 JAN n.y., proposes a subsyndicate on best way of reproducing Codex Bezae by photography. [231-233] AUBREY STEWART, n.d., questions about placenames in Fabri's Evagatorium.

Dates: 1889 - 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).
 Series

Lists of books and manuscripts belong to Samuel Sandars, 1893-1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4172
Scope and Contents Volume 1, in the hand of Samuel Sandars, 1893, 283 folios: (p. i) list of manuscripts belonging to Sandars, in chronological order, 1893; (p. 1) list of books printed before 1801 belonging to Sandars, in alphabetical order; (p. 288) index to owners and binders. Inside the front cover is Sandars' bookplate. Volume 2, in the hands of Francis Jenkinson and Alfred Rogers, 1894: (fo. 1) list of books belonging to Sandars at 7 De Vere Gardens, Kensington; (fo. 42) list of books belonging to...
Dates: 1893-1915
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

Léopold Victor Delisle: Correspondence to W. Robertson Smith, Edward Beck, and Francis Jenkinson, 1886-1901

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/355-358
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1886-1901
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

M. Parry: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1914-1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1067-1068
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1914-1915
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

Maggs Bros.: Correspondence to Sir Sydney Cockerell and Francis Jenkinson, 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/852-853
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1917
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

Mandell Creighton: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/319
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 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

Margaret Bingham Stillwell: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1354
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 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).
 Fonds

Margaret Dunlop Gibson: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/530
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1917
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

Maria Elisabeth Kronenberg: Correspondence to Sir Stephen Gaselee, Francis Jenkinson and Charles Sayle, 1920-1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/778-782
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1920-1923
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).
 Fonds

Mary L. Bruce: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/167
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1918
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

Mary Ruth Brooke: Letter to Francis Jenkinson

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/156
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).
 Fonds

Messrs. Barberi & Bianco: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/56
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1911
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

Norman Penney: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1092
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1915
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).
 Sub-Series

Notes by C.E. Sayle, B.F.C. Atkinson and A.E.B. Owen for a catalogue of medieval manuscripts, 1903 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ULIB 7/3/72
Scope and Contents Descriptions in draft of medieval manuscripts in the collection at Cambridge University Library by C.E. Sayle, B.F.C. Atkinson and A.E.B. Owen, produced between 1903 and 1960.In 1903, Charles Sayle began work on producing descriptions of recently acquired manuscripts in the Additional classmark sequence, supplementary to the printed catalogue published between 1856 and 1867. By 1911, his remit was broaded to include manuscripts in the Two-Letter classmark sequence, ‘examining...
Dates: 1903 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Records of governance and finance are restricted for 50 and 30 years respectively by order of the Library Syndicate. Records containing personal data restricted for 80 years under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Item

of Trinity College, Cambridge to 'Elsie' his Aunt, 15 May 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8203/A/44
Scope and Contents From the File:

These were found mainly in envelopes bearing biographical information provided by Munby.

Dates: 15 May 1887
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).
 Item

of University Library, Cambridge to 'Thompson', 18 Sep 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8203/A/45
Scope and Contents From the File:

These were found mainly in envelopes bearing biographical information provided by Munby.

Dates: 18 Sep 1918
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).
 Item

'Private Journal. I.', 18 June 1904-25 Aug. 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8786/1/3
Scope and Contents From the File: The following twelve journals were written in blank quarto books. Some have a few letters or other items pasted into them. Volumes 1-8 are each prefaced with a note by ATB that in the event of his death the series is to be handed to Charles Sayle, whose name was scored through and replaced by that of E.J. Dent in 1917. Dent's name is given in the prefatory note to volume 9; no name appears in volume 10; and volumes 11 and 12 refer to 'my executors'. Although volume 12 ends in 1925, eight...
Dates: 18 June 1904-25 Aug. 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).

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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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