The collection consists mainly of Shepherd's unpublished typescripts concerning her family history in France and Italy, England, and Ireland: "The Illustrious De Verduns" (paperbound, corrected); "A Journey Into Time Past" (Beaumont family, paperbound); "The Diaries of my Grandmother, Margaret Emily Cooke [nee Verdin] (paperbound, corrected). Also included is a pamphlet "Joseph Verdin and Sons, Salt Proprietors" by Mary Rochester; correspondence (1989-1990) between the author, Gray Campbell (Gray's Publishing), Judge Monty Tyrwhitt-Drake, and Special Collections; a National Gallery photograph of "The Beaumont Family by George Romney" (painted ca. 1778-82); and some typed "De Verdun and Verdin pedigrees".
Shepherd, Margaret R. G. (Margaret Rohesia Gundred)
The collection consists of a handwritten letter to John Lehmann, together with a handwritten, signed poem "The Hanging Church". Lehmann has written a note on the top of the letter "Yes, I like this", together with his initials.
The collection consists of a letter to an unknown correspondent in Canada. In the letter, he mentions his wartime training in Canada. He also sends him his second book of poems and requests a brief review.
The collection consists of: a holograph postcard signed to George Bullock, Jan. 24, 1944; a 1 page tls to George Bullock, Feb. 1, 1944; a 2 page hls to Marjorie Pollard, Nov. 19, 1931; a 1 page hls to Marjorie Pollard, April 6, 1932, and a 1 page hls to Marjorie Pollard, Nov. 21, 1933.
The collection consists of a 1 page tls to “Dear Mr. [T. S.?] Eliot dated April 18th, 1942. “Thank you very much for your sensible and reasonable letter. It will be helpful to me if I decide to do another article.”
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965