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A Correspondence of Godfrey Boyd Shannon, 1931-59
B Papers relating to Shannon's position as Deputy High Commissioner in Calcutta, 1947-56
Papers of Godfrey Boyd Shannon, 1931-59, mainly relating to his position as Deputy High Commissioner in Calcutta from 1952 to 1956.
Godfrey Eccleston Boyd Shannon (1907-89) was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge. He served on a United Kingdom delegation for various international conferences between 1944 and 1948, including one in Moscow. He was the United Kingdom's Deputy High Commissioner in Calcutta from 1952 to 1956 and most of the records relate to that period.
Correspondence, visit reports, itineraries and accounts, mainly relating to Shannon's position as Deputy High Commissioner in Calcutta from 1952 to 1956.
Given by G.B. Shannon to Rhodes House Library, Oxford, 1980.
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 487, fols. 1-2].
See MS. Eng. c. 7021, fols. 50-65, for Shannon's diaries of his travels in India, 1953-5, and MS. Photogr. c. 150, fols. 21-7, for photographs taken during these travels.
|Letters from various correspondents, mainly friends and
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 487
Extent: i + 148 leaves
Photographs from Ernest Jones in Argentina, removed to MS. Photogr. c. 185, fols. 13-21.
|Letters from Godfrey Boyd Shannon in
India, to his mother,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 488
Extent: i + 152 leaves
Photographs removed to MS. Photogr. c. 185, fols. 22-31.
|Copies of visit reports, itineraries and memoranda,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 735
Extent: 222 leaves
Scope and Content:
Two photographs removed to MS. Photogr. c. 185, fols. 32-4.
|Accounts, correspondence and memoranda,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 736
Extent: i + 172 leaves
Scope and Content: