An English scholar and administrator. After his studies in , he entered the as an assistant in the Department of Manuscripts. In 1898 he was named assistant keeper of manuscripts, and in 1909, director. He held this post until 1930. He edited Volumes 1 (1893), 2 (1898), and 3 (1907, with H. I. Bell) of Greek in the British Museum and many books on the text of the Greek , notably The Text of the Greek : A Student’s Handbook (London, 1937; 2nd ed., 1949).

After his retirement, he worked on Chester Beatty’s collection of biblical papyri, cataloged in The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri (8 vols., London, 1933-1941).


  • Bell, H.I. “Frederic George Kenyon.” Dictionary of National Biography, pp. 576-78. London, 1971.

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