Professor Shackle began depositing his papers in CUL in 1965, and made further deposits in 1966, 1973, 1978, 1982 and 1987. A final deposit was made by Mrs Shackle in 1992 and 1995. The papers fall into two main divisions: writings (published and unpublished) (sections 1-7 of list) and correspondence (section 9). There is an introductory section (SB) of material put together by Shackle, and a miscellaneous section (8) of e.g. items of biographical interest, and articles by other people.
For each of Shackle's works there may be any or all of :
- preliminary jottings and drafts
- longhand fair copy of final text
- correspondence with the publisher
- final printed text
- reviews, articles mentioning the work.
They have been arranged by category (books, articles, reviews etc) and chronologically within each section, following the bibliography in S. Frowen (ed): Unknowledge and Choice in Economics: Proceedings of a Conference in Honour of G.L.S.Shackle, London 1990. There is a final section (7) for unpublished or unidentified works.
This consists mainly of letters to Shackle from other academic economists, from the publishers of his books, and from editors of journals. There are some copies of his replies, either interfiled, or in separate series. Shackle himself selected and arranged the letters, and had the earlier ones microfilmed before depositing them at Cambridge. He numbered and listed them in eleven chronological series, beginning in 1949 (the year of publication of Expectation in Economics) and extending to 1982. There are a few letters for the years 1938-1948, and a final series of letters c.1978-1992, deposited by Mrs Shackle and arranged alphabetically by name of writer.
SB Special collection of books and papers ("Sybilline Books") Box 1
1 Books by Shackle Boxes 2-7
2 Chapters contributed to books Boxes 8-9
3 Articles in journals Boxes 10-11
4 Review articles Box 11
5 Reviews Box 11
6 Short articles or notes Box 11
7 Unpublished or unidentified writings Boxes 12-13
8 Miscellaneous Boxes 14-17
9 Correspondence Boxes 18-28
Index of correspondents