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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP164
WINNINGTON-INGRAM, Reginald Pepys, (1904-1993)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
7 boxes or 0.07 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Ingram, Reginald Pepys Winnington-, 1904-1993, Professor of Greek Language and Literature

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1904; Reader in Classics, Birckbeck College, 1934-1948; Professor of Classics, Westfield College, 1948; Professor of Greek Language and Literature, King's College London, 1953-1971; Director of Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 1964-1967; President of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1959-1962; Chairman of the Board of Studies in Classics; President of the London Classical Society; honorary doctorate, University of Glasgow; died 1993. Publications: Mode in Ancient Greek Music (1936). Euripides and Dionysus (1948). Studies in Aeschylus (Cambridge University Press, 1983).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received Aug 2005.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Professor Reginald Pepys Winnington-Ingram, [1922-1995] including research papers relating to Studies in Aeschylus (Cambridge University Press, 1983) comprising manuscript and typescript drafts and notes by Winnington-Ingram including on the Erines in the Oresteia , the Seven against Thebes and Prometheus Bound ; off-prints of articles; correspondence with other classicists including his students John Lavery and Michael Evans. Working notes, draft articles, off-prints and correspondence on the following themes: the works of Euripedes, notably Bacchae, Heracles, Hippolytus and Electra ; the works of Proclus, the works of Pindar and the works of Sophocles notably Oedipus Tyrannus, Ajax, The Trachiniae, Electra , and Philoctetes . General correspondence, 1939-1990. Papers relating to Plato including notes for Winnington-Ingram's inaugural lecture at King's College London 'The Unity of Plato's Phaedrus'. Draft lecture notes, including for 'Swan's Hellenic Cruises', 1973, lectures on Aristophanes and lectures on Greek drama for a lecture tour of USA and New Zealand. Teaching notes on Thucydides and the development of Greek prose. Unpublished articles on subjects including 'Revenge, justice and tragedy', 'The staging of the Peace of Aristophanes' and 'Greek stage conventions and their ancient critics.' Notebook containing notes on pupils and on Greek palaeography. Scrapbook containing press cuttings of reviews of Winnington-Ingram's publications, 1936-1949. Correspondence with Edward O. Symonds, a close personal friend of Winnington-Ingram, 1922-1949. Press cuttings of reviews by Winnington-Ingram.

System of arrangement

Arranged in the original order.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services and Information Management, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Papers of John Lavery (Ref: K/PP166).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery. Sources: Who's Who, 1969; King's College London Calendar, 1972-1973.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Date(s) of descriptions

Jan 2008

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  • Ancient history
  • Ancient theatre
  • Classical studies
  • European history
  • Greek history
  • Historical periods
  • Humanities education
  • National history
  • Performing arts
  • Social science education
  • Theatre

Personal names

  • Aeschylus, c 525-456 BC, Greek playwright
  • Aristophanes, c445-c386 BC, Greek playwright
  • Euripides, c.480-406 BC, Greek playwright
  • Ingram, Reginald Pepys, Winnington-, 1904-1993, Professor of Greek Language and Literature
  • Pindar, c 522-443 BC, Greek lyric poet
  • Plato, 428/427-348/347 BC, ancient Greek philosopher
  • Proclus Lycaeus, 412-485, Greek Neoplatonist philosopher
  • Sophocles, c 496-406 BC, Greek playwright
  • Thucydides, 460-c 395 BC, Greek historian

Corporate names

  • Classics, Faculty of Arts, King's College London
  • King's College London College Archives

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