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Jackson, Henry, 1839-1921 (classicist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1839 - 1921

Biography

Henry Jackson entered Trinity College, Cambridge from Cheltenham College in 1858. He was elected to a fellowship in 1864, and was appointed Assistant Tutor in 1866 and Praelector in ancient philosophy in 1875. A considerable Greek scholar with a particular interest in Plato, he also became one of the most influential and popular teachers of Classics in the University, and in 1906 succeeded Sir Richard Jebb as Regius Professor of Greek. For the greater part of his career he was a prominent supporter of educational and constitutional reform within the University.

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

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 Series

Cod[ex] Vaticanus (Aristotle's Ethics): Letters concerning a Greek MS in the Vatican Library, 1883

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/38
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1883
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

Correspondence and minutes of Henry Jackson concerning the teaching of Greek at Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5958.22
Scope and Contents

This group of papers concerns one stage in the long campaign to relax the hold of compulsory Greek on the University's curriculum and examinations, culminating in the publication of two reports by the Studies and Examinations Syndicate in 1904 and 1906.

Dates: 22 Dec. 1902-11 July 1903
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).
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Correspondence as secretary to the Greek Syndicate, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/39
Scope and Contents

The following letters and memoranda (except for items /22, /23, /25 and /26) were addressed to the Vice-Chancellor (John Power, Master of Pembroke College) by headmasters and others to whom the Greek Syndicate had circulated a questionnaire concerning the teaching of Greek; but several of the surviving envelopes have been redirected to Henry Jackson, and all envelopes have been annotated by him.

Dates: 1879
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

Correspondence from Henry Jackson, 17 June 1885-26 Nov. 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8954/59-61
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Letters mostly to Clark, with some to his wife Frances Clark (d.1908), Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and others, mainly routine in nature, and collected for their autograph value. Another volume, containing letters of scientists, was not acquired. The original numbering in each volume has been retained; in this catalogue the letters are grouped by subject.

Dates: 17 June 1885-26 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).
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Correspondence of Professor Henry Jackson concerning the Acton Library

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7720
Scope and Contents In 1890 Lord Acton, whose financial affairs were in a state of some embarrassment, decided to sell his vast historical library at auction, and the first part of what was to have been a many-volumed catalogue was issued by Messrs Puttick & Simpson, containing 2,400 lots to be sold on eight days in July. Before this sale took place, Andrew Carnegie had (at the suggestion of Acton's friend and political mentor Gladstone) purchased the entire library, and allowed Acton to retain possession...
Dates: 1902-1903
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).
 File

Correspondence to Jenkinson, 16 Oct. 1904-12 Sep. 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/238-289
Dates: 16 Oct. 1904-12 Sep. 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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Correspondence with Henry Jackson (1839-1921), 6 Aug. 1902-1 June 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/198-203
Dates: 6 Aug. 1902-1 June 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).
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Draft letter from Henry Jackson to Lord Rayleigh, Croft Cottage, Barton Road, 23 Nov. 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/35/8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 23 Nov. 1879
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 memorandum by HJ setting out his views on collegiate and University reform, 1877 (Circa, undated)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/35/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1877 (Circa, undated)
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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Edward Lyttelton: Letter to Henry Jackson, 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/835
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1898
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

Extracts by Henry Jackson of letters from Munro to William Johnson (afterwards Cory), 28 Oct. 1885 (Made 28 October 1885)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/24/28
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Bundle relates to Jackson's friend and colleague at Trinity, Hugh Munro, who died at Rome in 1885.

Dates: 28 Oct. 1885 (Made 28 October 1885)
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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George Forrest Browne: Letter to Henry Jackson, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/162
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).
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Henry Arthur Morgan: Letter to Henry Jackson, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/980
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).
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Henry Jackson, 1907-1916

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Kennet Part I/37/1-3
Scope and Contents

Letters from Henry Jackson, Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge to EHY.

Dates: 1907-1916
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Henry Jackson (1839-1921): notebook and letters relating to the 'Greek Question'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7320
Scope and Contents Notebook including meeting minutes with letters to Henry Jackson concerning the place of Greek in the University of Cambridge's curriculum and examinations at the University 1878-80 and 1904-06 [1] An account of the movement for examination reform in the 1870s and of the work of the Greek Syndicate is given in D.A. Winstanley, 'Later Victorian Cambridge' (1947), chapter V. Further papers of Jackson concerning the Syndicate are at MS Add.5944/25 and 39. [2] A scrapbook made by A.C. Seward...
Dates: 1879-1880
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).
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Henry Jackson (1839-1921): papers and letters dealing with the 'Greek Question'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7319
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers of Henry Jackson concerning the place of Greek in the University of Cambridge's curriculum and examinations at the University 1878-80 and 1904-06 [1] An account of the movement for examination reform in the 1870s and of the work of the Greek Syndicate is given in D.A. Winstanley, 'Later Victorian Cambridge' (1947), chapter V. Further papers of Jackson concerning the Syndicate are at MS Add.5944/25 and /39. [2] A scrapbook made by A.C. Seward dealing with the 'Greek...
Dates: 1904-1906
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).
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Henry Jackson: Correspondence and papers concerning H.A.J. Munro, 1872-1907 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/24
Scope and Contents

Bundle relates to Jackson's friend and colleague at Trinity, Hugh Munro, who died at Rome in 1885.

Dates: 1872-1907 (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).
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Henry Jackson: Correspondence to G.F. Browne and F.W. Maitland, 1891-1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/711-713
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1891-1905
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).
 File

Henry Jackson: drafts of circular letter from Robert Burn and H.A. Morgan to resident fellows and members of the University, 5 Dec. 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/26/4
Scope and Contents

Of a statement of reforms that would 'increase the educational efficiency of the University and promote the advancement of science and learning'

Dates: 5 Dec. 1872
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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Henry Jackson: Lectures on the History of Greek Philosophy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6411
Scope and Contents

Lectures on Greek philosophy delivered by Henry Jackson, Michaelmas term, 1873, 154 folios. The text is on the recto. On the verso are headings and references.

Dates: 1873
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).
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Henry Jackson: note to printer, on another copy of the introductory letter in /4, 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/26/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1872
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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Henry Jackson: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6322-6323
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers concern two subjects: the parliamentary bills of 1876 for the establishment of statutory commissions to consider the transfer of significant parts of the endowments of Oxford and Cambridge colleges to the use of the respective universities; and the scholarly criticism that in 1891 greeted F.G. Kenyon's edition of Aristotle's treatise on the Athenian constitution. There are also short series of letters from Jackson to two members of the Library's staff, C.E. Sayle and...
Dates: 1876-1921
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).
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Henry Jackson: Praelection for Greek professorship

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7981
Scope and Contents Jackson's manuscript of his praelection for the Regius Professorship of Greek (following the death of Professor B.H. Kennedy), read before the Vice-Chancellor and members of the Council on 25 May 1889. 'I am now to expound the first and second chapters of the First Book of Xenophon's Memorabilia. The special purpose which throughout I shall keep in view, is, the more exact determination of the causes which led to the indictment, the condemnation, and the execution of the philosopher...
Dates: 25 May 1889
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).
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Henry Montagu Butler: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson and Henry Jackson, 1890-1896

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/188-190
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1890-1896
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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Henry Sidgwick: Correspondence to J.W. Clark and Henry Jackson, 1891 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1295-1296
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1891 (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).
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