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Cockerell, Sir Sydney Carlyle, 1867-1962 (Knight, director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, bibliographer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1867 - 1962

Biography

Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962), knight, director of the Fitzwilliam Museum and bibliographer, was born at Brighton on 16 July 1867. In May 1882 Cockerell entered St Paul's School, London, as a day-boy scholar but he remained there only until Christmas 1884, when he joined the family business, Geo. J. Cockerell & Co., of Cornhill, as a clerk. He was appointed director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1908, and remained there for twenty-nine years. He was a (short-term) fellow of Jesus College from 1910 to 1916, and after many years of deeply felt exclusion became a fellow of Downing from 1932 until his retirement in 1937 (when he was elected honorary fellow). He was knighted in 1934. For three years from 1936 Cockerell served as European adviser to the Felton trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Correspondence, 1917-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9823/A
Dates: 1917-1954
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

Correspondence about postage stamps 1946-7, 1946-1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/E11/1
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include John Carter, Sydney Cockerell, Council of Industrial Design (L. M. Hubbard, S. C. Leslie, C. G. Tomrley), GPO (C. O. Leigh-Clare), G. Harrison, and M. H. Middleton. With the letters are committee papers and memoranda.

Dates: 1946-1947
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

Correspondence after publication, 1944-1960

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B8/5
Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters of thanks to Meynell for presentation copies. Among the writers are John Arlott, Sydney Cockerell, Alfred Fairbank, Rupert Hart-Davies, Richard De la Mare, and Osbert Sitwell.

Dates: 1944-1960
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

Correspondence from Sir Sydney C. Cockerell (1867-1962) to Ethel Lindgren-Utsi, 20 Apr. 1926-Sep. 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/112-132
Dates: 20 Apr. 1926-Sep. 1933
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

Correspondence relating to the 1942 broadcast, 1941-1942

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B3/2
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents are the BBC and listeners. These include Sydney Cockerell, Viola Dallyn, Elinor M. Darwin, Robert Delaney, T. Watts Eden, L. C. Jervis, Shane Leslie, Rosemary Marchant, W. J. M. McMaster, Augustus Ralli, William Rothenstein, E. F. M. Smith, and Catherine Street. With the letters is a Listener Research Report.

Dates: 1941-1942
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

Correspondence relating to the University Printer's Christmas books., 1948-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/A
Scope and Contents

Original letters to Crutchley (or occasionally John Dreyfus or others at the Press), and typescript carbon copies of letters from him. Most of the letters to Crutchley convey thanks for copies of the books.

Dates: 1948-1976
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

Correspondence with readers, 1946-1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B12/6
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents include Noel Carrington, Harry Carter, John Carter, Sydney Cockerell, Geoffrey Keynes, Richard de la Mare, James Nicolson, A. M. Pettigrew, Oliver Simon, Ralph Straus. Some of the letters mention corrections. With the correspondence are clippings of reviews.

Dates: 1946-1947
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

Files on individual people

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9815/A
Scope and Contents John Dreyfus's files consisting principally of correspondence, but also clippings, examples of printing (if the person was a printer or engraver), compositions by the person, and in some cases Dreyfus's research notes and compositions relating to the person. Some files have the name of a press or other corporate body rather than a person. The contents of this series are as follows: Box 1 = Abacus Typographers, Olive F. Abbott, George Abrams, Elmer Adler, Alexander Alexieff, Greer Allen,...
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

Letter from Sydney Cockerell (Cambridge) to Siegfried Sassoon sending congratulations on birth of George [Thornycroft Sassoon], 31 Oct. 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9375/144
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of 1094 letters, postcards and other items known as 'Sassoon's residual correspondence' although it does also include a number of items addressed to other persons particularly to his wife, Hester, and his mother, Theresa Thornycroft.

Dates: 31 Oct. 1936
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

Letter to Brooke Crutchley from Wilfred Blunt, 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9824/D/29
Scope and Contents

Including 3 engravings of which 2 were printed as Christmas cards fro Mr and Mrs Sydney Cockerell in 1909 and 1912. With these are a reply to Blunt from E. H. Phillips.

Dates: 1975
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 to Siegfried Sassoon from Sydney Cockerell concerning Thomas Hardy, 19 Jan. 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/8/2/1
Scope and Contents

Originally inside front cover of the notebook at MS Add.9852/8/2.

Dates: 19 Jan. 1950
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 from Rogers to Sydney Cockerell, 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9823/A/2
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).
 File

Letters from various correspondents (C) to Oliver Simon, 1938-1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9853/A1/5
Scope and Contents

Letters are from Catherine Carrington (1953), John Carter (1942), Will Carter (1938, 1955), Iola Chagall (undated), Sydney Cockerell (1956), Douglas Cooper (undated), and Aldo Cosomati (1950).

Dates: 1938-1956
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

Marion Harry Spielmann: Letter to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1340
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).
 File

notes concerning provenance of a manuscript, Cicero in Verrem orationes septem, c. 1476 in his collection, 1886-1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8202/125
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Arranged, bound and listed by Munby, containing letters by collectors of books and manuscripts. The letters are arranged in order of the author's date of birth. There is also an alphabetical index.

Dates: 1886-1962
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

Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1938-1944

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Kennet Part I/18/1-6
Scope and Contents

Four letters from Sir Sydney Cockerell and copies of two letters to Cockerell from EHY.

Dates: 1938-1944
 Fonds

Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson, 1908-1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/285-289
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1908-1915
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).
 File

Sydney Cockerell, 1943-1961

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/21
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

This subseries consists mainly of files formerly in Meynell's boxes labelled 'People' and 'Nonesuch people'. Some other related papers are with the letters. The name of the item is the name of the correspondent. A few organizations are in this sequence along with individuals. Meynell's correspondence with his parents is in series A.

Dates: 1943-1961
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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