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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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Reginald Bruce Fellows: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1893

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/453
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Richard Hugh Connolly: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/303-304
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Richard Wright: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1895-1899

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1526-1534
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Sandars Lecture on Ulrich Zell

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6592
Dates: 1908
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Sedley Taylor: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1906

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1379
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Sir Charles Harding Firth: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1907

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/459
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Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1916-1921

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1385-1389
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Sir George Frederic Warner: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1897-1908

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1461-1462
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Sir Horace Darwin: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1896

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/340
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Sir Michael Foster: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1891

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/496

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