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George Lennox Sharman Shackle: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7669

Scope and Contents

The collection is divided into two main sections - writings and correspondence. The writings are comprised of preliminary jottings and drafts, longhand fair copy of final texts; correspondence with publishers; final printed texts; and reviews and articles mentioning Shackle's works. The papers have been arranged by category (books, articles, reviews, etc.) and chronologically within each section. The correspondence consists mainly of letters to Shackle from other academic economists, from the publishers of his books, and from the editors of journals, with some copies of his replies. Shackle selected and arranged the letters prior to their deposit. They are numbered and listed in eleven chronological series, beginning in 1949 and ending in 1982. There are also a few letters from 1938-1948, and a final series of letters c.1978-1992, deposited by Mrs Shackle and arranged alphabetically by the name of the writer. In addition there is a special collection of books and papers (SB), the 'Sybilline Books', an introductory section of material put together by Shackle; miscellaneous material containing items of biographical interest, articles by other people, etc; notebooks and lecture notes.


  • Creation: 1933-1992


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


43 archive box(es) (43 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by G.L.S. Shackle between 1965 and 1987, and by Mrs Shackle in 1992 and 1995.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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