Arthur Winnington-Ingram collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of correspondence and services relating to the Antarctic expeditions of Robert Falcon Scott (British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 and British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913)

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram was born in 1858 at Stanford-on-Teme, Worcestershire. He was educated at Marlborough College and Keble College, Oxford, and on graduating in 1881, travelled for three years as a private tutor. In 1884, he was ordained deacon and priest, and the following year was appointed domestic chaplain to the bishop of Lichfield. In 1888, he was selected as head of Oxford House in Bethnal Green, where he became rector in 1895. In 1897, he was consecrated bishop of Stepney and canon of St. Paul's Cathedral. In 1901, Winnington-Ingram was appointed bishop of London, holding the see until his retirement in 1939. He became one of the foremost Christian leaders in Britain, and in 1915, was created K.C.V.O. He died in 1946 at Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Access Information

By appointment.

Some materials deposited at the Institute are NOT owned by the Institute. In such cases the archivist will advise about any requirements imposed by the owner. These may include seeking permission to read, extended closure, or other specific conditions.


Anyone wishing to consult material should ensure they note the entire MS reference and the name of the originator.

The term holograph is used when the item is wholly in the handwriting of the author. The term autograph is used when the author has signed the item.

Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press London (1959) and Who was who, 1941-1950, Adam & Charles Black, London (1952)

Other Finding Aids

Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.

Additional finding aids are available at the Institute.

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Further accessions possible.