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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 163 Collections and/or Records:

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/325
Dates: 31 July 1908
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Letter from Francis J.H. Jenkinson to E.O. Barrett, 8 Nov. 1893

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/123
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Letter from W.B.S. to Francis J.H. Jenkinson, 18 Feb. 1890

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/217
Dates: 18 Feb. 1890
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Letter of Francis Jenkinson to Mr Aldrich, 9 Dec. 1922

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/108
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Letters of Thomas J. Wise to Francis Jenkinson, 1916-1922

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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
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Letters to Francis Jenkinson, 1889 - 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9563/230-233
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Lists of books and manuscripts belong to Samuel Sandars, 1893-1915

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1067-1068
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Mandell Creighton: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1891

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/319
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Margaret Bingham Stillwell: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1354
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Margaret Dunlop Gibson: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/530
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Mary L. Bruce: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/167
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Norman Penney: Letter to Francis Jenkinson, 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1092
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of Trinity College, Cambridge to 'Elsie' his Aunt, 15 May 1887

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

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

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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
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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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  • ARCHON code (for CUL materials): Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) X