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JAMES INGRAM (1774-1850)

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 565 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JAMES INGRAM (1774-1850), English antiquarian and Anglo-Saxon scholar, was born near Salisbury on the 21st of December 1774. He was educated at Warminster and Winchester schools and at Trinity College, Oxford, of which he became a fellow in 1803. From 1803 to 18o8 he was Rawlinsonian professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, and in 1824 was made President of Trinity College and D.D. His time, however, was principally spent in antiquarian research, and especially in the study at Anglo-Saxon, in which field he was the pre-eminent scholar of his time. He' published in 1823 an edition of the Saxon Chronicle. His other works include admirable Memorials of Oxford (1832-1837), and The Church in the Middle Centuries (1842). He died on the 5th of September 1850. -
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