Mary Shepard Biography Drafts
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Collection Creator: Shepard, Mary, 1909-2000 and Travers, P. L., (Pamela Lyndon),
Located In: Box 1, Folder 28
Extent: 35.0 pages
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Drafts of an unpublished biographical essay on Mary Shepard, illustrator
of Mary Poppins. Some pages dated August 19, 1989 and August 21, 1989.
The essay is not titled, but a canceled title on the first page reads
"An Old Woman's Story." Three drafts are interspersed so that the same
page of each draft can be compared. 35 pages total, all typewritten, and
heavily annotated and corrected in blue and black ink and pencil. Some
pages marked "fair copy." On the final page is a signed note from Mary
Shepard to Dionys Moore, explaining that "this work is to go to
America." Shepard writes: "This is my life story & I like to have in
it those who are dear to me." Also included in this file is a legal
deposit receipt, showing that in 1989 Mary Shepard deposited a copy of
"In My Old Days," a book of verse by her husband E. V. Knox, at the
Mary Shepard Biography Drafts; 1989; Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Archive, Box 1, Folder 28; , Princeton University Library.
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