Fonds BI - Papers of Barbara Ingham

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GB GB 891 BI


Papers of Barbara Ingham


  • 2016 (Creation)
  • 1934-1998 (Creation)

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Three archive boxes

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Biographical history

Barbara Ingham became interested in India and made several visits to the country in the 1970s and 1980s. She also became involved in the Rural Life Programme.

Archival history

These papers belonged to Barbara Ingham until her death when they passed to her family.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

These papers were donated by Barbara Ingham's son, John, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in the 1990s.

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Scope and content

These papers consist of manuscripts for a book and articles by Barbara Ingham, tour plans and notes, photographs, maps, correspondence and other material connected to her interest in India.

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System of arrangement

The papers were divided in to series:

  • BI/1 - Devi of the Tigers
  • BI/2 - Other manuscripts and essays
  • BI/3 - Tour plans and notes
  • BI/4 - Research notes and related correspondence
  • BI/5 - Correspondence
  • BI/6 - Rural Life Programme
  • BI/7 - List of Slides
  • BI/8 - Printed material and ephemera
  • BI/9 - Photographs
  • BI/10 - Maps of India

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Conditions governing access

Open. Please contact the archivist. The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID

Conditions governing reproduction

Digital photography (without flash) for research purposes may be permitted upon completion of a copyright declaration form, and with respect to current UK copyright law.

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  • English

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    gb 891-bi

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    • English



      Archivist's note

      This material was catalogued by Matt Mackenzie, Volunteer, under the supervision of Nancy Charley, Archivist, in 2023.

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