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Brittain, Frederick, 1893-1969 (archivist, librarian, lecturer in medieval Latin literature and editor)



  • Existence: 1893 - 1969


Frederick Brittain (1893-1969) was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Barnet, and Jesus College, Cambridge. He was Fellow and Keeper of the Records of Jesus College, and held the college posts of librarian, 1930-1945, steward, 1945-1954, and praelector, 1954-1964. Brittain was lecturer in medieval Latin literature at Cambridge, 1930-1961, and the editor of the Cambridge review, 1942-1948. He died on 15 March 1969.

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Frederick Brittain: Collections on John Alcock

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7993
Scope and Contents The collection contains material relating to Bishop Alcock, with a few supplementary papers on other subjects. 1. Manuscript transcripts of the works of John Alcock, with lists of his works, 1 envelope. 2. Correspondence, notes and other papers on John Alcock, 1 file. 3. Notes on John Alcock, 1 volume. 4. Correspondence and notes regarding the Penguin companion to literature, 1 envelope. 5. Papers regarding Cambridge University Comedy Club, 1 envelope. 6. 'The lyfe of Saynt Radegunde,...
Dates: 1930-1950 (circa)
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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (