Francis Jenkinson and the quiet storm

This pandemic-inspired blogpost tells the story of how, in December 1891, a third outbreak of the so-called ‘Russian flu’ in Britain brought about a personal crisis in the life of Francis Jenkinson, Cambridge University Librarian 1889-1923. In December 1891, Francis Jenkinson, 38, confided in his friend Ida Darwin a momentous piece of news. He had … Continue reading Francis Jenkinson and the quiet storm