Ceylon Commission papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photograph album (including photographs of Lord Soulbury); formal photograph of the commission; circuit programmes of visits; menus and invitations to social events; report (HMSO, 1945).

Administrative / Biographical History

N. L. Sheppard was born in Kinsale, Ireland where her father was then stationed. She grew up in Somerset and Exeter. Her working life was spent in the Civil Service. She was an expert shorthand reporter and served on the British staff of several conferences in that capacity. These conferences included the Genoa International Economic Conference of 1921, and the London Naval Conference of 1930. She also worked on the Palestine commissions of the 1930s and the Ceylon Commission of 1944. She was awarded the MBE in 1946. She retired from the Treasury in 1961.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research although 24 hours notice should be given.

Other Finding Aids

Listed to item level. A pdf version of this is attached to the online collection-level description on the Senate House Libraries online archives catalogue, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/dispatcher.aspx?action=search&database=ChoiceArchive&search=priref=110049821

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