Papers of Godfrey Boyd Shannon
Correspondence, visit reports, itineraries and accounts, mainly relating to Shannon's position as Deputy High Commissioner in Calcutta from 1952 to 1956.
0.6 Linear metres (5 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 487, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. lett. c. 487-488, Eng. misc. c. 735-736
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CMD ID 15627
Papers of Godfrey Boyd Shannon, 1931-59, mainly relating to his position as Deputy High Commissioner in Calcutta from 1952 to 1956.
Biographical / Historical
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.
Given by G.B. Shannon to Rhodes House Library, Oxford, 1980.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Rhodes House Library, Oxford, with the consent of G.B. Shannon, 1980, and restricted until 1995.
- Catalogue of papers of Godfrey Boyd Shannon, 1931-59
- Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
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