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  here  .


Arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Transferred from Merseyside Maritime Museum, February 2008.

Other Finding Aids

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

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

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 0248 procedures.

Custodial History

Gift : Rosa Lee : February 2008 : ACCN 2872


None expected.

Related Material

GB 0248, UGD 176, Records of Clyde Shipping Co Ltd.

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Clare Paterson, Assistant Archivist (Business Collections), 12 December 2008. Lower level description compiled by John Lehman, Archive Assistant, June 2008 and Clare Paterson, Assistant Archivist (Business Collections), 12 December 2008.

Geographical Names