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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 531/

Shannon Collection: Views and portraits, Calcutta.

Photographers: Pandit Studio; Narain Photographer; Everhappy Studio; National News Photos; Vishnu Narayan; Press Information Bureau; Amiya Tarafdar; Das Studio, Darjeeling; Dass Studio, Calcutta; Bombay Photo Stores Ltd and others unknown.
Contents: 42 prints 49x78mm to 161x209mm Gelatine silver print
Provenance: Presented by G.E.B. Shannon, 1979.
Notes:
Subjects: official functions - British colonial architecture - high commissions
Description: Collection of loose unmounted prints, captioned on reverse. Photographs include portraits taken at various functions attended by G.E.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner for the UK, views of the High Commission and official residence in Calcutta and some miscellaneous views in Eastern Bengal.



Album contents:-
Photo 531/(1) 7/1 Sunny Park, Ballygunge, Calcutta, from the garden. Official residence, Dec 1952-Feb 1956. 
Photo 531/(2) 7/1 Sunny Park, Ballygunge, Calcutta, front door on the left. 
Photo 531/(3) View from the flat roof of 7/1 Sunny Park, Ballygunge, Calcutta, where I have my breakfast in the hot weather. 
Photo 531/(4) 7/1 Sunny Park, Ballygunge, Calcutta, from the side. 
Photo 531/(5) The garden at 7/1 Sunny Park, Ballygunge, Calcutta, in fine weather. 
Photo 531/(6) The garden at 7/1 Sunny Park, Ballygunge, Calcutta, during a monsoon flood. 
Photo 531/(7) My car loaded on one of the many ferries in East Bengal. Hardly any of the rivers are bridged. 
Photo 531/(8) My escort of Assam Police at the border into East Pakistan (Assam civil liaison officer in mufti, his place in the line reflects his seniority). 
Photo 531/(9) Setting out to see the one-horned rhinoceros in the Kazirang Game Reserve in Assam. 
Photo 531/(10) Assam, near Shillong. Typical of groups of stones about 12ft high. We were told that they are memorials to the dead, the uprights representing men and the horizontal ones women. I don't know if this is correct. 
Photo 531/(11) A party of Nepalis, seen near Darjeeling, all dressed up, probably for a wedding. 
Photo 531/(12) Schoolchildren in Assam. You no sooner stop than a crowd assembles. 
Photo 531/(13) Gangtok. Part of mule-train setting out from Sikkim for Tibet. 
Photo 531/(14) Government House, Shillong, Assam. 
Photo 531/(15) Paul Buxton, from the High Commissioner's Office in Delhi, by the signpost at the start of the Ledo Road near Margherita in Upper Assam. 
Photo 531/(16) [Portrait]. G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner for the UK, host, in the reception line at 7/1 Sunny Park, Ballygunge, 18.12.52, [with] Sir Alexander & Lady Clutterbuck & Miss Anne Clutterbuck. 
Photo 531/(17) [Portrait]. G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner, Calcutta, hosting a reception in honour of Mr R.A. Butler. 
Photo 531/(18) G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner for the UK, arriving for dinner at the Bengal United Services Club, Calcutta, Coronation Day, 2.6.53. [with] Captain Bakewell, President. 
Photo 531/(19) G.B.S[hannon] with the Queen of Nepal at Firpo's Restaurant, Calcutta (The Consul-General for Nepal interpreting). 
Photo 531/(20) Sindri Fertilizers Factory near Dhanbad, Bihar, 25.8.53. [Group including] T.B. Gyles in tie; R.A.F. Slatter with topee; G.B. Shannon [and] G. Ellis. 
Photo 531/(21) Dum Dum, 26 Oct 55, 7am. L to R: Mr Murtaza Raza Chowilhuria[?], Deputy High Commissioner for Pakistan; Earl of Home, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations [and] G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner for the UK in Calcutta. 
Photo 531/(22) G.B.S[hannon] with Marshal Tito, Assembly House, Calcutta, 31.12.54. 
Photo 531/(23) [Group] At the Deputy High Commissioner's Reception in honour of the Secretary of State, on a visit to Calcutta. 
Photo 531/(24) [Portrait of] Sir Alexander Clutterbuck, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom; G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner, Calcutta [and] Viscount Swinton, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, Dum Dum Airport, Calcutta, 14 Nov 1958. 
Photo 531/(25) Dum Dum Airport, 13.12.52. G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner, Calcutta, welcoming Sir Alexander Clutterbuck, High Commissioner, Delhi and Miss Anne Clutterbuck on the former's first official visit to Calcutta. 
Photo 531/(26) Reception by G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner in Calcutta, in honour of Viscount Swinton, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. 
Photo 531/(27) G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner, Calcutta, entertaining Vice-Admiral Sir William Slayter, Commander-in-Chief East Indies and Lady Slayter, 1 Harington St, Calcutta, 4.12.52. 
Photo 531/(28) G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner, Calcutta, with H.C. Mookerjee, Governor of West Bengal, Mr M.S. Mehta, then Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan and Vice Admiral C.F.W. Norris, C-in-C East Indies [at] 1 Harington St, Calcutta, 6.1.55. 
Photo 531/(29) Calcutta, 4.12.52., the day after arrival. G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner, with the Governor of West Bengal and the C-in-C East Indies (Admiral Sir Wiliam Slayter) and Lady Slayter, at his reception at 1 Harington St, in honour of the C-in-C. 
Photo 531/(30) Mrs Richardson & G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner, Calcutta [at] Mrs Richardson's School, Barrah, North Bihar, 29.11.53. 
Photo 531/(31) Mrs Richardson, P.B. Lewis & G.B.S[hannon] (both garlanded) [at] Mrs Richardson's School, Barrah, North Bihar, 29.11.53. 
Photo 531/(32) G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commr for the United Kingdom with Bata staff, Batanagar, 15.9.1955. 
Photo 531/(33) The direct radio telephone service between Calcutta and London was inaugurated by Shri Jagjivan Ram, Union Communication's Minister, on December 30 at Hatikanda, about 31 miles from Calcutta. 
Photo 531/(34) [Group portrait] L to R: Countess of Home; Earl of Home, S of S for C[ommonwealth] Relations; George Middleton, Deputy High Commr, Delhi; G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commr, Calcutta. 
Photo 531/(35) The High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, Sir Alexander Clutterbuck, on 12th November at Calcutta, formally handed over to the National Library of India, medical books presented to the Library by the British Council. 
Photo 531/(36) G.B. Shannon, Deputy High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Calcutta, at the inauguration of the direct telephone link with London, 30.12.55. 
Photo 531/(37) St Paul's School, [Darjiling]. 
Photo 531/(38) British High Commissioner's Office, 1 Harington Street, Calcutta, end of 1955. Front entrance. 
Photo 531/(39) British High Commissioner's Office, 1 Harington Street, Calcutta, end of 1955. Garden front. 
Photo 531/(40) Office of the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, 1 Harington Street, Calcutta, Dec 52-Feb 56. Front entrance. 
Photo 531/(41) 7/1 Sunny Park, Ballygunge, Calcutta. Front entrance. Dec 52-Feb 56. Ground Floor, Trade Commissioner's Flat. First Floor, Deputy High Commissioner's Flat. 
Photo 531/(42) 7/1 Sunny Park, Ballygunge, Calcutta, from the side. Dec 52-Feb 56. 


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