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Frederick John Foakes-Jackson papers, 1916 -- 1945

Summary Information

Abstract

Frederick John Foakes-Jackson (1855-1941) was an Anglican minister, church historian, dean of Jesus College Cambridge (1895 - 1941), and Briggs Professor of Christian Institutions at Union Theological Seminary (1916-1934), Emeritus (1934). The collection contains correspondence, sermons, personal notes, biographical records, a notebook, and memorabilia reflecting Jackson's academic life during his time at Union Theological Seminary and the impact of his death.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492460 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Foakes-Jackson, F. J (Frederick John), 1855-1941
Title Frederick John Foakes-Jackson papers, 1916 -- 1945
Physical Description 0.75 linear feet (0.75 linear feet; 2 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series in rough chronological order.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, sermons, personal notes, biographical records, a notebook, and memorabilia reflecting Jackson's academic life during his time at Union Theological Seminary and the impact of his death. The bulk of correspondence is between Jackson and UTS Presidents Arthur Cushman McGiffert and Henry Sloane Coffin. The letters after his death concern his estate and his impact at Union Theological Seminary.

  • Frederick John Foakes-Jackson papers, 1916 -- 1945

    This series contains correspondence, sermons, personal notes, biographical records, a notebook, and memorabilia reflecting Jackson's academic life during his time at Union Theological Seminary and the impact of his death. The bulk of correspondence is between Jackson and UTS Presidents Arthur Cushman McGiffert and Henry Sloane Coffin. The letters after his death concern his estate and his impact at Union Theological Seminary.

Burke Library record group:

Union Theological Seminary Archives: UTS 1, papers of faculty and students

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Preferred Citation

Item description, UTS 1: Frederick John Foakes-Jackson Papers, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The exact provenance of this collection is unknown.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Some material was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-12. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The book addressed to his second wife has been stabilized with binding ties and wrapped in protective paper. The finding aid was created by David Mucz in 2015 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2022.

Revision Description

2022-05-02 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

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Sermons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Frederick John Foakes-Jackson was an ecclesiastical historian born on August 10, 1855. He was the son of Reverend Stephen Jackson, the proprietor of the Ipswich Journal. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge and in 1879 was awarded first class honors. Throughout his university career he won a number of awards including the Jeremie Septugint and Scholefield prizes, the Corsse scholarship, and the Lightfoot scholarship. During this time he established an interest in the field of ecclesiastical history. Jackson was ordained a deacon in 1879 and became a priest in 1880. During this period he served as curate at Ottershaw in Surrey and at the Cambridge churches of St. Giles and St. Botolph. In 1882 he was appointed lecturer and chaplain in divinity and Hebrew at Jesus College, Cambridge where he worked for thirty four years, being elected Fellow in 1886 and serving as the Dean from 1896-1916. In 1916 Jackson was offered the Briggs graduate professorship of Christian institutions at Union Theological Seminary where he taught for seventeen years. This position saw him develop a reputation as a teacher and lecturer. Jackson taught in areas including worship, sacraments, councils, creeds and the English prayer book. He retired in 1933 and became emeritus that same year. Jackson was married twice: first to Anna Maria Everett in 1895, and a second time after Maria's death in 1931 to Clara Fawcett. Jackson died in Englewood, New Jersey on December 1, 1941. Jackson was a prolific author and published a number of scholarly books, including the first History of the Christian Church in 1891, followed in 1921 by Introduction to Church History (590-1314), with his most noteworthy work being the five volume The Beginning of Christianity, formulated and edited with New Testament scholar Kirsopp Lake. This study of the Acts of Apostles was released between 1920 and 1933. Jackson's last book, A History of Church History was published in 1939, two years before his death.