1962, 1977
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1962, 1977
Thesis, 1962, and travel diaries, 1977, of Shelton H. Short (1926-2005) of Chase City, Virginia. Thesis, 1962, is on the Stock Exchange's role in aiding social and economic development and was written for a social and economic planning course Short took at the International People's College in Elsinore, Denmark. Also includes two grade sheets for Short's coursework while attending the College. Collection also contains three travel diaries. The first diary, 2 July-12 August 1977, chronicles Short's participation in a six week seminar on British politics, history, and social studies held at Exeter College, Oxford University. Short records the lectures he attended as well as the research he conducted at the Bodleian Library. Includes two essays by Short, one on the Fabian Society, the other on British Conservativism. He also comments on social activities. Diary includes picture post cards collected by Short, letters sent to Short at Oxford, church bulletins, and obituaries of his mother, Bessie Morton Goode Jeffreys Short (1899-1977). Second diary, 12 August-6 September 1977, contains account of Short's travels from Canterbury, England, through Belgium, to Germany, Austria, and Hungary, including stops in Heidelberg, Germany, and Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. Diary includes maps of Vienna and Salzburg and of Hungary, as well as a list of addresses of Short's fellow students at the Oxford Seminar. Also includes picture postcards. Third diary, 7 September-22 September 1977, recounts Short's travels from Vienna through Hungary and parts of Czechoslovakia, then back through Germany and the Netherland to England and Scotland. Includes picture postcards, correspondence to and from Short, and a copy of a book titled GREYFRIARS BOBBY. All three diaries contain Short's ruminations on his life and his family
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Shelton Hardaway Short III was born 9 November 1926 in Richmond, Virginia, to Shelton Hardaway Short, Jr., (1898-1974) and Bessie Morton Goode Jeffreys Short (1899-1977). He grew up in Chase City, Virginia, and graduated from Chase City High School. After serving in the army air corps, he attended and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1948. Short received MAs from International College of Elsinod and the University of Nevada-Reno, and received a ph.d. in history from the University of Edinburgh in 1969. In 2000, he received an honorary doctorate from Randolph-Macon College. Short taught in the classroom of several colleges and universities and worked on forestland and wildlife habitat, managing over 5000 acres of woodland. He established scholarships at Virginia Tech and at Randolph-Macon College. Short married Jean Snyder Renner 25 November 1989 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Short died in Clarksville, Virginia, 30 July 2005.
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