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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 253-61
Title: Papers of Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes
Dates of Creation: 1871-1922
Extent: 9 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes (1853-1940) was an Indian civil servant. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes, including correspondence and papers relating to the Nushki railway, 1899-1922; the Council of India, 1905-13; and the Burma railway, 1902-4.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1940.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39885-93.

Access Points

Civil service | India

Railroads | Burma

Railroads | India

Barnes | Hugh Shakespear | 1853-1940 | Sir | Knight and Indian Civil Servant

Great Britain | Colonies | India | 19th century

Great Britain | Colonies | India | 20th century

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