Papers and photographs of Reginald Pringle

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/RCMS 75
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      .01 cubic metre(s) 1 archive box paper/photograph

Scope and Content

A wide range of papers relating to Pringle's time in India and photographs taken in India and other countries.

Administrative / Biographical History

Reginald J. Pringle (1910-1980) was educated at Edinburgh House, Felsted School in Essex and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. On leaving Cambridge he joined the Indian Civil Service, and in 1933 went to Bengal as Assistant Magistrate. He was successively Joint Magistrate; Assistant Private Secretary to the Governor of Bengal; Under Secretary, Commerce Department, Government of India; Deputy Secretary; Secretary to the Central Board of Revenue; Deputy Secretary, Finance Department, Government of India; Special Officer and Deputy Secretary, Government of Bengal; Collector of Central Excise, Madras; Chief Controller of Imports to the Government of India; and Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

Presented by Anne Denise Ellis, daughter of R.J. Pringle.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS.

Pringle, Reginald J, 1910-1980