RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 293
Datec 1966-c 1974
Extent3 files, 1 volume
TitlePersonal papers and photograph album of John Shebbeare relating to Oman
DescriptionThis small collection contains two files of papers, an envelope of presscuttings and a photograph album, c 1968-c 1974, relating to Shebbeare's residence in Oman.
Admin HistoryJohn Digby Shebbeare (1919-2004), major, lawyer and teacher, was born in Oxfordshire and was the son of a Rector. He was educated at Rugby College and Sandhurst, before joining the Indian army, serving in India, Egypt, Persia and Iraq. On leaving the army, Shebbeare read for the Bar, working initially in the family chambers in London and then in the Department of Health. He was then appointed legal advisor to Binnie Deacon and Courlie in Baghdad, before becoming District Resident in Beihan, Aden.

On the British departure from Aden, he became appointed as a British advisor ['Secretary in Internal Affairs'] to the Sultan of Muscat and Oman, Said bin Taimur, returning to England on the Sultan's deposition by his son Qaboos bin Said in 1970, at which point Muscat and Oman became the Sultanate of Oman. Shebbeare then took up teaching and subsequently retired to Devon, where he was active in local history. He was also a member of the Anglo-Omani Society.
LanguageEnglish; Arabic
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialIt is not known whether related collections are held elsewhere.
Access ConditionsUsual EUL arrangements apply.
Finding_AidsListed. See Description above.
Creator_NameShebbeare; John (1919-2004); major, lawyer and teacher
Mgt_GroupMiddle Eastern papers
DS/UK/193Shebbeare; John Digby (1919-2004); major, lawyer and teacher1919-2004
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