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Ingram, Edward Maurice Berkeley, 1890-1941 (politician)



  • Existence: 1890 - 1941


Edward Maurice Berkeley Ingram (1890-1941), was the son of Edward Richard Berkeley Ingram (1850-95) Major, 2nd battalion,Welch Regiment , and Laura Maria Channell Ingram (1850-1943), daughter of William and Elizabeth Shoobridge, of Albury, Little Hadham, Herts. Educated at Eton (1904-7) and King's College, Cambridge (1909-13). In 1914-18 he served as Captain on the General Staff at the War Office (OBE 1918). He entered the Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service in 1919. After serving as assistant secretary to Lord Milner's mission to Egypt in 1920 he transferred as First Secretary to Oslo in 1924. In 1926-27 he was chargé d'affaires in Berlin, and chargé d'affaires in the legation in Peking, 1929-34 (CMG, 1934). In 1935-37 he was chargé d'affaires in Rome, and then transferred to the Foreign Office. In 1939 he joined the Ministry of Economic Warfare, taking charge of the foreign relations side of the policy of blockade against Germany. He was killed by enemy action, whilst fire watching on 10 May 1941 at Curzon Street, Westminster.

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Maurice Ingram, diplomat: Personal correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9540
Scope and Contents This collection of correspondence and papers consists of 32 letters mainly written from Ingram to his mother, and copies of his and his mother's wills; some family photographs and newscuttings. There are a few childhood letters, followed by letters written to his mother from the legations to which he was posted, from Oslo, Berlin, Peking [i.e. Beijing] and Rome. They illustrate the socially exclusive and privileged world of the diplomat in the inter-war years which saw the high-water mark of...
Dates: 1890-1940
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