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Raymond Thomas Shannon - Papers

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  • Description
    Files relating to butterfly collecting as well as connection with the New Zealand Post Office and New Zealand Air Force. Photographs primarily date from the late 1930s during Shannon's time as an engineer cadet in Wellington.
  • Other Number
    2010/25, MS-2010-25
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Catalogue

  • Catalogue title
    Raymond Thomas Shannon - Papers
  • Identifiers
    • MS-2010-25  (Reference Number)
    • 2010/25  (Registration Number)
  • Creator
  • Description
    Files relating to butterfly collecting as well as connection with the New Zealand Post Office and New Zealand Air Force. Photographs primarily date from the late 1930s during Shannon's time as an engineer cadet in Wellington.
  • Collection
  • Physical description
    4 London boxes containing a total of 42 folders
  • Production
  • Medium
    • Holographs
    • Printed ephemera
    • Typescript
    • Photographs
    • Maps
  • Subject
  • Associated material
    • Butterfly collection in Entomology Department.
    • Selected book collection in storage (B2) until processing.
    • Portrait photograph of Ray Shannon in academic gown. [Location: Basement 2; Call No. DU402.2 S528 size 3]
    • Photographs and negatives are held in the Pictorial Collection.
  • Citation
    Shannon, Raymond Thomas. Papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2010-25.
  • Notes
    Ray Shannon was born on 1 July 1917, at Ngaruawahia. He obtained a science degree at Victoria University College and served as an engineer in the Post and Telegraph Department for most of his working life, apart from service in the Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He served in the Solomon Islands, where his interest in butterflies developed. This became a life-long passion, amassing 500 trays of displayed butterflies and moths and many hundreds of publications on these from around the world. Shannon died in 2008, at Tauranga.

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