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The Papers of John Edwin Nixon

Title The Papers of John Edwin Nixon
Reference GBR/0272/PP/JEN
(former reference: Misc. 27/1-3 and Misc. 32)
Creator Nixon, John Edward (1840-1916)
Covering Dates 1819–1927
Extent and Medium 13 envelopes; paper
Repository King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
Content and context

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.

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.

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Please cite as King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, The Papers of John Edwin Nixon, JEN

Index Terms
Nixon, John Edwin (1840-1916) Professor of Rhetoric at London University
King's/PP/JEN contains:
1 Deanships.
5 envelopes; paper.
1868–1889
2 Correspondence concerning JEN's publications. Letters ordering copies of books and pamphlets by JEN, thanking him for copies sent, and making comments and corrections. Includes one letter from his publishers Macmillan about his account, and one letter from the Provost (Augustus Austen Leigh) offering a farm at Biggin to a friend of JEN.
1 bundle in envelope; paper.
1879–1895
3 Correspondence concerning CMAF. CMAF may have been a madrigal society. The file comprises:. - 2 autograph letters signed from George Garrett to JEN, 4 June 1881 and no date (possibly September 1880). - 2 autograph letters signed (1 incomplete) from Charles Villiers Stanford to JEN, 4 Aug. 1881 and no date.
Creator: Stanford, Charles Villiers and Garrett, George.
4 items in envelope; paper.
1880–1881
4 Gresham College, London. The file contains papers relating to JEN's application, appointment and lectures as Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College, London, comprising:-. - 1 autograph letter signed from Augustus Austen Leigh to JEN, undated;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Alfred Barry to JEN, 13 Dec. 1880;. - 2 autograph letters signed from George H. Blakesley to JEN, 22 Dec. 1880 and 3 Mar. 1881;. - 3 autograph letters signed from J. W. Blakesley to JEN, 11 Jan. - 13 Nov. 1881;. -1 autograph letter signed from Anne Clough to JEN, undated;. - 2 autograph letters signed from B. M. Cowie to JEN, 21 Feb. 1881 and 11 Feb. 1887;. - 4 autograph letters signed from H. Gaselee to JEN, 8 - 14 Dec. 1880;. - 1 autograph letter signed from H. D. Harker to JEN, 14 Dec. 1880;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Henry Jackson to JEN, 14 Dec. 1880;. - 2 autograph letters signed from B. H. Kennedy to JEN, 16 Dec. 1880 and 9 Feb. 1881;. - 1 autograph letter signed from J. B. Mayor to JEN, 13 Dec. 1880;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Richard Okes to JEN, 15 Dec.1880;. - 1 autograph letter signed from H. Vere Pearson to JEN, 12 Feb. 1878 [sic];. - 1 autograph letter signed from W. Perry to JEN, 17 Dec. [1880];. - 1 autograph letter signed from Henry Sidgwick to JEN, 13 Dec. 1880;. - 1 autograph letter signed from G. K. C. Smith to JEN, 17 Dec. 1880;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Philip Smith to JEN, 9 Feb. 1881;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Symes Thompson to JEN, 8 Feb. 1881 and 1 autograph letter signed from Thompson to H. Gaselee, undated;. - 1 autograph letter signed from F. Warre Cornish to JEN, 14 Dec. 1880;. - 2 autograph letters signed from W. Young to JEN, 9 and 17 Dec. 1880;. - 2 autograph letters signed from authors whose signatures are illegible, 1880;. - printed testimonials and draft covering letters for sending to members of the Gresham Committee;. - notebook for rhetoric lectures containing course outlines and syllabuses, attendance figures, correspondence and accounts, 1881-1900.
21 items in envelope; paper.
1880–1900
5 Religion and classics. The file comprises:- . - engraving of Reverend Leigh Richmond and receipt signed by him, 1819;. - 2 autograph letters signed from Ann Gilbert to an unknown recipient, 13 and 17 Sept. [18]50, with the words to 2 hymns by Mrs. (Ann) Gilbert, undated;. - 1 autograph letter signed from John Pye Smith (1774-1851, Congregational minister), to Reverend A. Reed, 14 Oct. 1833, with sermon notes by Smith, 27 Nov. 1821;. - 1 autograph letter signed from George Peabody [1795-1869, merchant banker and philanthropist?] to Charles Reed, 6 Feb. 1866;. - manuscript reading list of classics texts, undated;. - 3 newscuttings of letters to 'The Times' concerning archaeological discoveries in the Roman forum and the poetry of Statius, 1872;. - 1 autograph letter signed from M. E. P. Beeman to 'Connie', 23 July 1906;. - 1 copy typed letter in German from an unknown author to Fraulein Lukaschefski, 25 Nov. 1927.
10 items in envelope; paper.
1819–1927
6 Papers relating to the removal of JEN's College lectureship in Classics. The file comprises:-. - 3 autograph letters signed from Augustus Austen Leigh to JEN, 23 May - 9 June 1891, and a draft autograph letter signed from JEN to Austen Leigh, 23 May 1891;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Richard Barnard to JEN, 3 June 1891;. - 2 autograph letters signed from E. F. Bulmer to JEN, both 1 June 1891;. - 1 autograph letter signed from J. M. Furness to JEN, 6 June 1891;. - 1 autograph letter signed from C. R. Haines to JEN, 7 June 1891;. - 2 autograph letters signed from F. C. Hodgson to JEN, 6 and 23 Nov. 1891, and 2 copy letters from JEN to Hodgson, 29 Nov. and 15 Dec. 1891;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Philip Hope to JEN, undated;. - 1 autograph letter signed from C. R. Lias to JEN, 2 June 1891;. - 1 autograph letter signed from R. J. G. Mayor to JEN, 5 June 1891;. - 1 autograph letter signed from James Hope Moulton to JEN, 2 June 1891;. - 1 draft letter from JEN to E. M. Todhunter, 8 June 1891;. - 1 autograph letter signed from E. Perry to JEN, 23 Nov. 1891;. - 3 autograph letters signed from George Prothero to JEN, 21 - 24 Nov. 1891;. - 2 printed pamphlets by JEN for submission to King's College Governing Body, being i) a survey of Classics teaching at King's and ii) favourable comments on his teaching from the letters of past students.
27 items in envelope; paper.
1891
7 Papers relating to women students' degrees. The file contains papers relating to the University vote on whether or not to award degrees to women students, comprising:-. - 1 autograph letter signed from J. T. Abdy [?] to JEN, 13 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from W. Bateson to JEN, 8 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from George Blakesley to JEN, 13 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Neville Borton to JEN, 12 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from S. K. Borton to JEN, 15 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Oscar Browning to JEN, 30 Apr. 1897;. - 1 autograph postcard signed from E. Buckle, 4 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from F. W. Burbidge, 15 May 1897;. - 1 autograph postcard signed from J. W. Clark to JEN, 15 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Wilson Crewdson to JEN, 17 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from W. M. Harris to JEN, 19 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Sheldon R. Hart to JEN, 15 May 1897;. - 1 autograph postcard signed from 'H.H.' to JEN, 13 May 1897;. - 1 typed letter signed from F. B. Kelly to JEN, 15 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from M. G. Kennedy to JEN, 19 May 1897;. - 1 autograph postcard signed from E. Ledger to JEN, 14 May 1897;. - 1 autograph postcard signed from T. B. Lewis to JEN, 17 May 1897;. - 1 autograph postcard signed from E. C. Perry to JEN, [6 May] 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Alfred Rose to JEN, 12 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Eleanor M. Sidgwick to JEN, 15 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Henry Sidgwick to JEN, 8 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from F. J. Stone to JEN, 17 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from G. D. Stone to JEN, 14 May 1897;. - 1 autograph letter signed from N. Wedd to JEN, undated;. - 1 autograph letter signed from E. Welsh to JEN, 15 May 1897;. - 1 autograph postcard signed from Grace Chisholm Young, 14 May 1897;. - printed notice circulated to University M.A.s encouraging them to vote for the measure, 21 May.
29 items in envelope; paper.
1897
8 Assorted letters to JEN on a variety of personal and academic issues. The file comprises:-. - 1 autograph letter signed from H[erbert] N[ewman] Mozley to JEN, 7 Dec. 1889, about which anthems were sung in Chapel;. - 2 autograph letters signed from J. T. Clody [?] to JEN, 6 and 9 Dec. 1891, about the pronunciation of 'angina';. - 1 autograph letter signed from W. M. Harris to JEN, 22 Nov. 1889, about a visit;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Auberon Herbert, 8 May (no year date), about examinations and how best to judge students;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Peter 'McG.' to 'Simpkins' [?JEN], 1 Jan. 1904, requesting advice and a testimonial on his behalf;. - 1 autograph postcard signed from A. Mann to JEN, 23 Mar. 1882, about playing the organ;. - 6 autograph letters signed from Karl Pearson to JEN, 10 Feb. 1892 and undated, and a printed testimonial by JEN for KP in his application for the position of Professor of Pure Mathematics at University College London, 20 Dec. 1883;. - 4 autograph letters signed from E. A. N. Pochin to JEN, 12 - 13 Jan. 1889 and undated, about attendance and behaviour at Chapel;. - 3 autograph letters signed from George Prothero to JEN, 18 - 25 Feb. [1883 - 9] about a disciplinary matter brought by the Dean (Stearn) against 'Lawrence';. - 5 autograph letters signed from G. K. C. Smith to JEN, 23 Aug. 1882 - 28 Feb. 1889 and undated, about visits and mutual friends;. - 1 autograph letter signed from Arthur Tilley to JEN, 24 May 1887 about disagreements over scheduling lectures;. - 1 autograph letter signed from E. Maurice Todhunter to JEN, 23 March [1888] requesting exemption from Chapel.
27 items in envelope; paper.
1882–1907
9 Personal papers. The file comprises:- . - 2 autograph manuscript verses signed 'Gammon Girton', undated;. - autograph manuscript squib concerning the Chapel, Choir and Dr A. Mann entitled 'Classical stories for men and boys', undated;. - autograph manuscript notes on Martial Book II, undated;. - draft letter signed by JEN and 3 others to the Dean complaining at the lack of services in the Chapel, undated;. - photographs of Joan Nixon, aged 12 months, 1904 and Sadie Nixon, aged 16 months, undated.
6 items in envelope; paper.
1904

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