Catalogue of the papers of James Ingram, 1716-1856

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Papers of James Ingram, 1716-1856

Papers of James Ingram (1774-1850), Anglo-Saxon scholar and President of Trinity College, Oxford, 1716-1856

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 6842, e. 3324-5

Extent: 3 shelfmarks

Biographical History

James Ingram (1774-1850), Anglo-Saxon scholar and President of Trinity College, Oxford, see Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Mainly correspondence, with a journal and an account book.

Custodial History

The papers were owned by a descendant of James Ingram living in Australia.


Given by Dr. Grosvenor Burfitt-Williams, 1994.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6842, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

The Bodleian Library also holds Ingram's antiquarian and literary notebooks (Dep. d. 699-703, e. 302); his journals of tours through England, 1802 (Dep. e. 303-4), and his topographical collections (MS. Top. gen. d. 32). In addition there are many of Ingram's letters scattered throughout other collections in the Library, see indexes in Duke Humfrey's Library.

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Ingram | James | 1774-1850 | Anglo-Saxon scholar, antiquary, archaeologist

Descriptive List

Papers, 1716-1856, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6842
Extent: 77 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-4) family papers mainly relating to land in Codford St. Mary, Wiltshire, 1716-1832
  • (fols. 5-21) letters to James Ingram, 1797-1850, n.d., including
    • (fols. 5-6 ) letter from John Douglas, Bishop of Salisbury concerning Ingram's ordination, 1797
    • (fols. 7-8) letter about restoration of 'picture in the Bodleian Gallery', 1825
  • (fols. 22-48) letters to Mrs. Ingram, 1826-45, n.d.
  • (fols. 49-77) miscellaneous papers, 1834-56, n.d., including
    • (fols. 51-62) diary entries (not Ingram), 1847-9
    • (fols. 64-5) a printed appeal, The Revival of The Wantage Grammar School, 1849, listing Ingram as a subscriber

Journal, 1809
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3324
Extent: 79 leaves
Binding: Red leather

Scope and Content:

Contains detailed lists of expenses and prices in addition to comments on current affairs

Account book of Ingram held with Sir Joseph Locke, 1839-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3325
Extent: 40 leaves
Binding: Parchment wallet; printed ticket of Win Bolt, 10 Foster Lane, Cheapside

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