Papers of Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes, including correspondence and papers relating to the Nushki railway, 1899-1922; the Council of India, 1905-13; and the Burma railway, 1902-4.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes (1853-1940) was an Indian civil servant. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1940.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39885-93.