Henry Graham Dakyns Papers
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Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time.
Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps with and/or relates to material found in other acquisitions. For instance, correspondence can be found in all three groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers will need to consult each acquisition described in the Collection Contents section.
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10 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
Henry Graham Dakyns (1838-1911)
Thomas Dakyns had married his half-cousin, Harriet Dakyns née Dasent (1814-1868) in 1834. They had six sons: John Roche Dakyns (1836-1910), Henry Graham Dakyns (1838-1911), Bury Irwin Dakyns (1842-1918), Charles Stewart Dakyns (b.1844), Thomas Arnold Dakyns (1847-1910) and George Doherty Dakyns (1856-1939).
Henry Graham Dakyns attended Rugby School from 1850 to 1856 and Trinity College, Cambridge from 1857 to 1860. Upon graduation in 1860, Henry Graham Dakyns became the tutor of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's two sons: Hallam Tennyson (1852-1928) and Lionel Tennyson (1854-1886). He held this position at Farringford, Isle of Wight until 1861. In September 1862, he was appointed Assistant Master of Classics at Clifton College, Bristol.
Henry Graham Dakyns married Margaret Cay née Pirie (1846-1908) in 1872. She was the widow of Charles Hope Cay. They had three children, Henry Graham Dakyns (1874-1937), Margaret Frances Dakyns (1877-1960), and Arthur Lindsay Dakyns (1883-1941).
From 1881 until 1883, Henry Graham Dakyns took a sabbatical in Greece to work on his edition of the Complete Works of Xenophon. In December 1889, he retired from Clifton College, moving to Higher Coombe, Haslemere in 1891. He co-edited the Collected Poems of T.E. Brown (1900) with Horatio Brown & W.E. Henley and the Golden Treasury Selected Poems of T.E. Brown (1908) with Horatio Brown. He also contributed the chapter "Tennyson, Clough & the Classics" to Tennyson & his Friends (1911), edited by Hallam, Lord Tennyson, Macmillan & Co. Ltd.
Henry Graham Dakyns died of a heart attack at Haslemere station on 28 June 1911 at the age of 72.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. Material from the October 2007 Acquisition was originally housed in twenty-seven ring binders, with items housed in individual sleeves. During processing, material was removed from ring binders and sleeves, and was rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Material was largely maintained in the order in which it was received.
The same goes for material from the November 2008 Acquisition. The original numbering system of the previous custodian is indicated in parenthesis in the each of the folder headings for this acquisition.
This collection includes material formerly classed as Uncat MSS 891, Uncat MSS 974, and Uncat MSS 1142.
Descriptive information is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles were supplied by staff during initial processing. Biographical information is drawn largely from the dealer discription, and is included in the finding aid in order to provide context. Biographical facts have not been verified in all cases.
- Brown, Horatio F. (Horatio Forbes), 1854-1926
- Clifton College (Bristol, England)
- Dakyns, Arthur Lindsey
- Dakyns, Bury Irwin
- Dakyns, Charles Stewart
- Dakyns, George Doherty
- Dakyns, Harriet
- Dakyns, Henry Graham, 1838-1911
- Dakyns, Henry Graham, 1838-1911
- Dakyns, John Roche
- Dakyns, Margaret Elsie
- Dakyns, Margaret Frances
- Dakyns, Thomas Arnold
- Dakyns, Thomas Henry
- Irwin, Sidney T. (Sidney Thomas), -1911
- Mozley, John Rickards
- Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893
- Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson, Baron, 1852-1928
- Tennyson, Lionel Hallam Tennyson, Baron, 1889-1951
- Trinity College (University of Cambridge)
- Guide to the Henry Graham Dakyns Papers
- by Leigh Golden and Jennifer Meehan
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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