SHUTTLEWORTH, Henry Lee

SHUTTLEWORTH, Henry Lee Hawden. Scoforth, Lancashire 14.5.1882 — New Delhi 28.2.1960. British Civil Servant in India. The only son of George Edward Sh., a physician, and Edith Mary Hadwen. Educated in Shrewsbury, from 1901 studies at Oxford (Pembroke College), then joined I.C.S. After furthertudies M.A. 1910 Cambridge, then went to India. Vainly asked to be transferred to A.S.I. and was made settlement officer in Hoshiarpur, then in Lower Kangra. In 1917-19 and 1923-24 Assistant Commissioner in Kulu. In 1925 retired and returned to the U.K. In 1936-48 Lecturer in Tibetan at S.O.A.S. In 1958 travelled via Near East to Pakistan and India. Married 1915 Inez Macgillycuddy, children.

Interested in arhaeology he concentrated in Kulu on the wooden temples and collected inscriptions. He knew several Western Himalayan languages and Tibetan. Also a photographer. He collaborated with A. H. Francke. His History of Spiti remained manuscript.

Publications: “Lha-Lun Temple Spyi-ti”, MASI 37, 1929, 1-7.

– “Indian Tibet”, J. Cumming (ed.), Revealing India’s Past: A Co-operative Record of Archaeological Conservation and Exploration in India and Beyond. L. 1939, 182-192.

– A few articles and reviews.

Sources: Y. Laurent, “H.L.Sh. (1882–1960) and the History of Spiti”, Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines 41, 2017, 1-55 with photo and bibliography; http://www.thekingscandlesticks.com/webs/pedigrees/2530.html.

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