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Nixon: The Papers of John Edwin Nixon

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0272/JEN

Scope and Contents

The papers contain mainly correspondence relating to Nixon's publications and appointments, College and University business (including the vote for women's degrees) and other personal, academic and chapel-related issues including letters from Augustus Austen Leigh, Oscar Browning and George Prothero.

Dates

  • 1819 - 1927

Biographical / Historical

John Edwin Nixon (1840-1916) came up to King's College in 1859 to study Classics. He was elected a Fellow in 1862 and was Dean of the College twice, 1873-83 and 1885-89. From 1874 he was College Lecturer in Classics; between 1881 and 1894 he was the Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College, London. Nixon had a keen interest in music, particularly in the establishment of the Choir School, and he organised informal part-singing associations within his rooms in College.

Extent

13 envelope(s) : paper

Language

English

Former / Other Reference

Misc. 27/1-3 and Misc. 32

Originator(s)

Nixon, John Edward (1840-1916)
Date
2003-03-21 10:41:16+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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