- Also known as
primary name: Ingrams, Doreen Constance
- individual; academic/intellectual; British; Female
- Life dates
- January 1906-1997
- Daughter of Edward Shortt MP, the Home Secretary of the Liberal Government, 1919-22. In 1930 she met and married William Harold Ingrams (1897-1973), then a young colonial officer in Mauritius. They moved to Aden in 1934, where he was appointed the British administrator of the Hadramawt region of Yemen. In the 1950s and 1960s she worked for the BBC Arabic Service, where she was particularly concerned with women's affairs. Mother of Leila Ingrams. Died July 1997.
Author of: "Excursion into the Hajr Province of Hadhramaut", 'Geographical Journal' 98 (1941); 'A survey of social and economic conditions in the Aden Protectorate' (ca. 1949), 'A time in Arabia' (1970), 'Palestine papers, 1917-1922: seeds of conflict' (1972), and 'The awakened: women in Iraq' (London 1983).
- Obituaries: Michael Adams, 'The Independent', 31 July 1997; G. Rex Smith, 'The Guardian', 6 August 1997; 'The Times', 11 August 1997; 'The Daily Telegraph', 13 August 1997; 'Journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs', October 1997; 'Journal of the British-Yemeni Society', December 1997; 'al-Sharq al-Awsat', August 1997 and other Arabic newspapers, August-September 1997; BBC Arabic Service, July 1997; 'Bulletin of the Society for Arabian Studies', spring 1998.
G. Rex Smith, '"Ingrams Peace", Hadramawt, 1937-40. Some contemporary documents", 'Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society' 12/1 (April 2002), pp.1-30.