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Photographs and ephemera from international conferences, 1920 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 76

Scope and Contents

File 1: Conference passes and passport, 1920-51; list of delegates for Genoa International Economic Conference [Italy], 1921.
File 2: Loose press photographs from the Hague Conference [Netherlands], 1929-30 and the London Naval Conference, January 1930; press cuttings from the Hague Conference, the London Naval Conference and the Lausanne Conference [Switzerland], June 1932.
File 3: Album of personal photographs from Genoa, while at International Economic Conference, 1921.
File 4: Album of photographs from Lausanne Conference, June 1932.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1951


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Norah Sheppard was born in 1901. Her father was an NCO in the Dorset Regiment and served for many years in India. She was born in Kinsale [Ireland], where her father was then stationed, but grew up in Somerset (Ashill, near Ilminster) and Exeter [Devon]. Her working life was spent in the Civil Service, for many years as an expert short hand reporter, in which capacity she served on the British staffs of the international conferences. She also worked on the secret 18B Tribunal hearings of appeals by interned suspected fifth columnists, the two Palestine Commissions of the 1930s and the Ceylon Commission of 1944. She was awarded the MBE in 1946. By then she was working in the Treasury, retiring in 1961 to Bath. She died in 1993.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to Churchill Archives Centre by Anthony Sheppard (Norah Sheppard's nephew) in September 2004.

Related Materials

See also the Hankey Papers (GBR/0014/HNKY).


This file level description was prepared by Katharine Thomson of Churchill Archives Centre in September 2004. Biographical information supplied by the depositor.


Sheppard, Norah

Finding aid date

2004-09-24 11:41:02.467000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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