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Creator:
Kennicott, Benjamin, 1718-1783.
Title:
Benjamin Kennicott Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/6682x3966
Dates:
circa 1762
Size:
1 box and 0.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Benjamin Kennicott was a biblical scholar who specialized in the collation, translation, and publication of Hebrew texts. He held positions as Vicar of Culham (1753-1783) and Radcliffe librarian at Oxford (1767-1783). Collection consists of selected manuscripts by or related to Kennicott.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of selected manuscripts by or related to Kennicott. Included are three original, undated manuscripts--two sermons and a poem entitled "A Poem on Christmas Day"--and a commonplace book kept by John Cooke (b. 1742), also of Totnes (lass of 1760, Christ Church, Oxford), which contains copies of eleven poems by Kennicott, most of which are unpublished. Some of the poems concern people or events in Totnes, and one is a humorous parody of Hamlet's soliloquy "To be or not to be."

Collection Creator Biography:

Kennicott, Benjamin, 1718-1783.

Benjamin Kennicott was born at Totnes in Devon, England, and became a biblical scholar who specialized in the collation, translation, and publication of Hebrew texts. He held positions as Vicar of Culham (1753-1783) and Radcliffe librarian at Oxford (1767-1783).

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Julian Browning in 1998.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2000. Finding aid written in 2000.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Benjamin Kennicott Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/6682x3966
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1