John P Ingram, Shipping Correspondent

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.

Administrative / 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.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information


Other Finding Aids

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

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

The notebooks may not be copied under any circumstances.

Custodial History



None expected.

Additional Information

The original notebooks are in Dundee Central Library.