Biography and History

John Ingram is said to have been born at Staindrop Hall, County Durham, England; but he may well be identical with the John Ingram, elder son of Francis, of Liverpool, who was educated at Eton and admitted at Trinity College Cambridge in January 1784. Little is known of his life, other than that he and his wife, Frances, traveled extensively in Italy. An early patron of Francesco Guardi, Ingram died in London on January 31, 1841.

John Godfrey was Ingram's son-in-law, married to his daughter Augusta. He is known to have been a member of the Accademia Tiburina in Rome and the plans of Sicilian temples present in this collection may have been done by him.

Source: From the finding aid for C1078

  • John Ingram and John Godfrey Collection. 1557-1839 (inclusive), 1819-1834 (bulk).

    Call Number: C1078

    Little is known of the nineteenth-century lives of John Ingram and his son-in-law, John Godfrey, other than that Ingram spent much of his time traveling in Italy and was a patron of Francesco Guardi. The collection includes letters to Ingram as well as notes, maps, and building plans by Ingram and Godfrey, and travel documents collected by Ingram.