Collection MS 73 - John P Ingram, Shipping Correspondent

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MS 73


John P Ingram, Shipping Correspondent


  • c 1930-1978 (Creation)

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0.70 linear metres

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Biographical history

John P Ingram was educated at the Morgan Academy, Dundee. He joined the editorial staff of the People's Journal in 1927, moving the following year to The Courier and The Evening Telegraph where he remained until his retirement in 1975, with a brief interlude in the navy during the Second World War. He was particularly interested in shipping, and built up an extensive collection of notebooks on the subject. He continued to write regular shipping articles for the Dundee newspapers until his death in 1984 at the age of 74.

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Scope and content

Photocopies of notebooks compiled by John P. Ingram, at one time chief reporter and shipping correspondent of the Dundee Courier and Evening Telegraph. They consists of notes on ships built in Dundee, Arbroath, Perth and Fife, their subsequent history, builders, owners, masters etc., arranged topographically and chronologically and in some cases by subject. Some notebooks include notes on local history and personalities. The notebooks cover the period 1767-1978. MS 73/1-8 Gives details and general information on type, tonnage, builders, masters and owners of vessels, listed chronologically. MS 73/9-38 Gives details of type, tonnage, builders, and owners of the vessels, arranged alphabetically, including some duplication of that in MS 73/1-8; also notes on a wide variety of topics relating to shipping and local history. [For index of subjects not related to specific ships, see paper copy of list].



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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper.

Finding aids

Descriptive list. A searchable database has been compiled from the notebooks.

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Existence and location of originals

The original notebooks are in the possession of The Central Library, Dundee

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These records must not be photocopied under any circumstances

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MS 73

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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