Papers of Ernest Arthur Binstead, 1863-1941, solicitor, London, England

Scope and Content

  • Sketchbooks, 1898-1908.
  • Photograph, c1910.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ernest Arthur Binstead, known as Arthur, was born in 1863, the second son of Charles Henry Binstead and Elizabeth Bailey. He spent his childhood in Grasmere in the Lake District where his father worked as a land and mineral surveyor. He trained as a solicitor, and in 1915 married Mary Openshaw (1876-1928) in Hastings. A keen amateur artist, he spent most of his adult life in London. Ernest Arthur Binstead died in 1941.

Arthur's wife, Mary Openshaw, was a successful author, writing under her maiden name. His brother, Charles Herbert Binstead, a Minister in the Church of England in the diocese of Hereford, was also President of the British Bryological Society from 1926 until 1928.

Digitised images from Binstead's sketchbooks can be viewed at .


Arranged chronologically.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Transferred from Merseyside Maritime Museum, February 2008.

Other Finding Aids

See also University of Glasgow Collections

Digitised images from Binstead's sketchbooks can be viewed online, please see

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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures.

Custodial History

Gift : Rosa Lee : February 2008 : ACCN 2872


None expected.

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 176/1, Records of Clyde Shipping Co Ltd.

Location of Originals

This material is original

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