Description of Special Collection
Collection Level Description: Henry Jenkyns Lectures
- Collection name: Henry Jenkyns Lectures
- Collection code: GB 033 OLD L.V.34-52
- Date range: 1842-1859
- Extent: 19 volumes
- Language: English
- Created by: Henry Jenkyns (1795-1878)
- Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
- Part of : Old University Manuscripts
Notes on the lectures of Professor Jenkyns in Divinity given over a two year cycle, made by his students (including J. Low Low, M.A. 1846, afterwards Vicar of Whittonstall).
About the creator:
Henry Jenkyns (1795-1878) was educated at Eton College and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and was a fellow of Oriel from 1818-35. In 1833 he became the first professor of Greek and classical literature at the University of Durham and in 1835 he also became acting professor of Divinity. In 1839 he became the last prebend of Durham Cathedral before the reforms of 1840 and from 1840-1864 he was Professor of Divinity (resigning the Greek and classical chair in 1840).
In 1888 four volumes of notes by J. Low Low were offered for sale and purchased by the University Library. An effort was then made to collect the complete set of lectures by appealing to former students to donate their notes or lend them for copying.
Open for consultation.
Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
Related collections elsewhere:
Balliol College, Oxford: papers
DNB entry http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/38484
Index termsJenkyns, Henry, 1795-1878.
University of Durham.
Date last modified: 17 May 2010
This is part of the Old University ManuscriptsThe collections that are part of Old University Manuscripts are:
|T.S. Evans Papers|
|A.S. Farrar Papers|
|Henry Jenkyns Lectures|