Albert Ingham: Papers

Scope and Content

The principal part of the collection comprises two copies of The distribution of prime numbers: a manuscript version of 274 pages, and a printed version produced by Cambridge University Press, containing inserted notes. The rest of the collection is comprised of correspondence and a photograph of G.H. Hardy.

Administrative / Biographical History

Albert Edward Ingham (1900-1967), mathematician, was born in Northampton on 3 April 1900. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School, Stafford, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow in 1922. He became a university lecturer in 1930, and that year was made Fellow and director of studies at King's College, Cambridge. He was reader in mathematical analysis, 1953-1957. Ingham was the author of The distribution of prime numbers (1932). He died in Switzerland on 6 September 1967.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr M.F. Ingham, 1982.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on A.E. Ingham in E.T. Williams and C.S. Nicholls, eds, Dictionary of national biography, 1961-1970 (Oxford University Press, 1981), pp. 562-563.

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