The collection consists of photographs and postcards from Africa, South East Asia, China, Japan, and Korea. Those items from China and surrounding countries appear to be from about the time of The Boxer Rebellion. Only one photograph is dated ( a Korean one -1899). Also included is a copy of the "Gaelic Roller". The S.S. Gaelic appears to have been an American vessel on a journey from Honolulu to the Philippines. The ship's 'paper' has as its editors J. S. MacNider (Shanghai), Grant Wallace (Evening Bulletin, San Francisco), and H. J. Whigham (Morning Post, London). They have signed the front page. The copy is a holograph paste-up version.
The collection consists mainly of Shepherd's unpublished typescripts concerning her family history in France and Italy, England, and Ireland: "The Illustrious De Verduns" (paperbound, corrected); "A Journey Into Time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 an unnamed customer in which she states "I have just posted to you Katherine Tynan's poems". She also encloses two book-markers "painted by the girls. My sister teaches them painting & drawing".
The collection consists of items pertaining to the Canadian army with a focus on the 16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish) and the Canadian Scottish Regiment. The collection is arranged into 6 alphabetically organized series. These series include ephemeral items (programs, pamphlets, menus Christmas cards, souvenir orders, and a poster), journals and scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, and publications.