Short, George Murray Davidson


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0248 UGC 049
Held at: Glasgow University Archive Services
Domain: archival
Title: Short, George Murray Davidson
Date(s) of contents: 1927 - 1973
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.1 metres

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: George Murray Davidson Short was born on 21 December 1890, the son of John Short, a watchmaker from Bartleholm, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was a student at the University of Glasgow from 1907-1912 and graduated MA in 1912 having studied Latin, Greek, Mathematics, English Literature, Logic, History, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Political Economy and Hebrew. During his studies he lived in Partick, Glasgow, and was, by 1916, a Church of Scotland minister. In 1924, he moved from Glasgow to work in Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland. From 1925 he was a missionary minister in Calcutta, India , and became Chaplain of the Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment. During his time there he was Secretary of the Bangalore Missionary Conference which invited Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), to address them. In 1927, while ministering at St Andrew's Church, Bangalore, India, Short had a private discussion with Gandhi in his home. In 1944, Short returned to Scotland to the parish of Largo, Fife. Short's ministry finally took him to Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, in 1954 where he lived until his death in 1978.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to Glasgow University by the Revd George MD Short

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Material relating to Short's meeting with Gandhi, 1927 Photograph of Gandhi and George Short, 1927 Press cutting photograph of Gandhi, 1927 Letter from Gandhi to George Short, 1927

System of arrangement: As shown above

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Open

Conditions governing reproduction: Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist.

Finding aids: Digital file level list available in the searchroom of Glasgow University Archive Service.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Originally compiled by Allison Cunningham, GUAS in 2001 and adapted for Mundus

Date(s) of descriptions: 2001, 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects

Personal names
Gandhi | Mohandas Karamchand | 1869 - 1948 | Indian political and social reformer
Short | George Murray Davidson | 1890 -1978 | Church of Scotland minister, Chaplain of the Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment

Corporate names
Bangalore Missionary Conference

Places
Bangalore,
India
Scotland
South Asia