CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3789
TitleGeorge Findlay Shirras, economist: papers
Date1906 - 1955
Extent5 boxes: 1.65 linear metres
Creator NameShirras; George Findlay (1885-1955); economist
Administrative HistoryGeorge Findlay Shirras was born in Aberdeen on 16 July 1885 and graduated from the University of Aberdeen, MA 1907. He entered the Indian Educational Service as Professor of Economics at Dacca College in 1909, and in 1914 was made first Director of Statistics in the Indian Government. In 1921 he was appointed Director of the Labour Office in the Government of Bombay, and from 1926 - 1940 was Principal and Professor of Economics at Gujarat College, Bombay. He returned to Britain in 1940, where he became Dean of the Faculty of Economics at University College, Exeter. This was followed by a short period as Professor of Political Economy at Trinity College, Dublin, 1950 - 1951, and two years in the USA, as visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He died in 1955.

For further details of his career, and of his publications see 'Who Was Who, 1951 - 1960'. See also his obituary in 'Aberdeen University Review', 36 (1955 - 1956), 219.
SourceDeposited by the family in 2007.
DescriptionFindlay Shirras' Publications and Research on Newton, Fraserburgh University, Ireland and Economics.

Essays, research, correspondence, articles and press releases relating to Findlay Shirras' life's work on a number of different economic interests including India, post-war Norway, Germany and Britain.

Correspondence: 1914 - 1918; Correspondence: 1926; Correspondence: Condolence; Correspondence and transcripts: BBC

Sermons; handwritten and typed; scrapbooks; newspaper articles; pamphlets and correspondence on many theological issues.

Letters of Application to a number of Universities and collection of references.

Correspondence between Findlay Shirras and the British Broadcasting Service regarding an idea for a radio article.

Notebook, postcards and prints.
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