• Call Number: COTSEN2_c284
    Container: Box 1, Folder 28

Mary Shepard Biography Drafts

35.0 pages

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Collection Creator: Shepard, Mary, 1909-2000 and Travers, P. L., (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996.

Dates: 1989.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 28

Extent: 35.0 pages

Languages: English.

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Drafts of an unpublished biographical essay on Mary Shepard, illustrator of Mary Poppins.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 British Library.

Preferred Citation

Mary Shepard Biography Drafts; 1989; Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Archive, Box 1, Folder 28; , Princeton University Library.

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