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Guide to the Jesse Shepard Papers MS 55
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Series I: Jesse Shepard / Francis Grierson Papers

Box-folder 1:1

Original: “Anecdotes and Episodes: An Autobiography” by Francis Grierson with introduction by Waldemar Tonner, undated

Box-folder 1:2

Copy 1: “Anecdotes and Episodes: An Autobiography” by Francis Grierson with introduction by Waldemar Tonner, undated

Box-folder 1:3

Copy 2: “Anecdotes and Episodes: An Autobiography” by Francis Grierson with introduction by Waldemar Tonner undated

Box-folder 1:4

Copy 3: “Anecdotes and Episodes: An Autobiography” by Francis Grierson with introduction by Waldemar Tonner undated

Box-folder 1:5

Autobiography correspondence, 1926 March 6

Box-folder 1:6

Autobiography notes, undated

Box-folder 1:7

Book: “The Valley of Shadows” (first published in 1909), 1966

Box-folder 1:8

Articles and reviews on “The Valley of Shadows,” undated

Box-folder 1:9

Illustrations for “The Valley of Shadows,” undated

Box-folder 2:1

“Francis Grierson’s Compilation of Poems for Anthology,” undated

Box-folder 2:2

Poetry Anthology correspondence, 1927 January 17–August 8

Includes:

Letters from poets and publishing companies granting Grierson and Tonner permission to publish works in a poetry compilation.
Box-folder 2:3

Articles by Francis Grierson, 1910 March 24–1917 June 21 and undated

Box-folder 2:4

Publication correspondence, 1891 August 18–1927 April 18

Includes:

Correspondence requesting articles for publication or thanking Grierson or Tonner for the works submitted.
Box-folder 2:5

General correspondence (some in French), 1888 February 8–1898 October 18

Includes:

Letters to Shepard/Grierson or Tonner praising Shepard/Grierson on his writing and musical abilities from prominent writers of the day and other admirers.
Box-folder 2:6

General correspondence (some in French), 1901 November 3–1927 July 13 and undated

Includes:

Letters to Shepard/Grierson or Tonner praising Shepard/Grierson on his writing and musical abilities from prominent writers of the day and other admirers.
Letter from President Woodrow Wilson.
Box-folder 2:7

Correspondence: Mary Austin, 1911 July 25–1927 July 11

Box-folder 2:8

Correspondence: Léon Bazalgette (some in French), 1911 October–1920 June 3

Box-folder 2:9

Correspondence: Patrocinio Biedma (Spanish), 1889 July 27–1902 October 14

Box-folder 2:10

Correspondence: Claude Bragdon, 1916 October 17–1929 August 16

Box-folder 2:11

Correspondence: Sir William C. Dunbar, 1912 September 16–1928 February 2

Box-folder 2:12

Correspondence: Hyacinthe Loyson (French), 1893 November 21–November 22

Box-folder 2:13

Correspondence: Fiona Macleod, 1899 May 29–1901 November 23

Box-folder 2:14

Correspondence: Maurice Maeterlinck (French), 1890 September 20–1901 December 8

Box-folder 2:15

Correspondence: Stéphane Mallarmé (French), 1892 December 27–1898 April 15

Box-folder 2:16

Correspondence: Edwin Markham, 1913 September 7–1916 December 31

Box-folder 2:17

Correspondence: J.W.T Mason, 1926 February 10–1927 June 3

Box-folder 2:18

Correspondence: R.H.D., 1913 September 9–1918 June 4

Box-folder 2:19

Correspondence: Ronald Petrie, 1927 November 16–1928 February 15

Box-folder 2:20

Correspondence: Sully Prudhomme (French), 1891 June 7–1898 April 21 and undated

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Correspondence: Cecil Roberts, 1916 August 16–1919 October 13

Box-folder 2:22

Correspondence: Duchess Douairiere de la Roche Guyon (French), 1889 August 1–1911 August 11 and undated

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Correspondence: Joseph Roux (French), 1889 July 24-1898 March 8

Box-folder 2:24

Correspondence: George Sterling, 1913 June 30–1924 December 2

Box-folder 2:25

Correspondence: Edith Thomas, 1924 April 12–December 19

Box-folder 2:26

Correspondence: Henry Watterson, 1914 October 13-1915

Box-folder 2:27

Correspondence: Lilian White Spencer, 1927 June 23–August 3

Box-folder 2:28

Correspondence: select translations, undated

Includes:

Translations from French to English for letters sent by: Stephan Mallarme, Maurice Maeterlinck, Duke and Duchess de la Roche Guyon, Fredric Mistral, Mr. V. Delaporte, Henry of Orleans, Paul Bourget, Henri de Bornier, Samuel David, Andre Theuriet.
Box-folder 2:29

Contact cards and photographs, 1887 March–1915 and undated

Scope and Content

Contact cards and photographs (copies) with messages to Jesse Shepard/Francis Grierson from friends in Europe and the United States including: Augusta Holmes, Edouard Schuré, Monseigneur Vincent Vannutelli, Karl Berkow, Countess de Sauteiron de St Clement, Pauline Mailhac, Edward Price Bell, Princess Abemelik, Frau Begas, Pauline de Ahna, Lord Bulwar Lytton, Princess Bonaparte, Elise Picard, Ethyl Scheffauer, Herman Scheffauer, Pope Pius X, Letitia Shepard, Diane Marie de Suin, Ernest van Dyck, Paul Verlaine, Richard Wagner, Lord Wolseley, Marie Letizia Wyse y Bonaparte de Rute, Le Prince Roland Bonaparte, Duc de Broglie, Andre Cheuriet, L’Ambassadeur d’Angleterre, Henri Lavedan, la Baronne de Wendelstadt, Samuel David, Lady Hardy.
Box-folder 3:1

Events, 1913 December 5–1919 October 16 and undated

Includes:

Pamphlets, flyers, brochures and other printed materials for Grierson/Shepard’s lectures, recitals and readings.
Box-folder 3:2

Articles about Jesse Shepard / Francis Grierson, 1892 November 13-1948 September 18 and undated

Includes:

Articles in various publications discussing Shepard/Grierson’s literary and musical abilities.
Box-folder 3:3

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1915–1948 July 5 and undated

Box-folder 3:4

Album 1 of newspaper clippings, 1888 February 15–1912 November 5 and undated

Box-folder 3:5

Album 2 of newspaper clippings, 1909 April 2–1913 November 12 and undated

Box-folder 3:6

Miscellanea, 1916 October 24–1920 June 7 and undated

Includes:

Passes granting Shepard/Grierson access to the National Press Club of Washington, Chevy-Chase Club and The University Club, Washington D.C.
Christmas cards sent by Waldemar Tonner and Francis Grierson.
 

Series II: Waldemar Tonner Papers

Box-folder 3:7

Biographical information and passport, 1892 June 8 and undated

Includes:

Passport for Tonner signed by Robert Lincoln, then U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (in Oversize Collections D4).
Box-folder 3:8

Employment materials, 1917 November 5–1924 July 30 and undated

Includes:

Letter recommending Waldemar Tonner for a position with the Bureau of Public Information from Herbert Hoover, then Head of the Food Administration.
Letter of recommendation from Francis Grierson.
Box-folder 3:9

Program for Waldemar Tonner funeral services and obituary, 1947 May 28–June 8

Box-folder 3:10

Miscellanea, 1916 October 24–1920 June 7 and undated

Includes:

Business card
Passes granting Tonner access to the National Press Club of Washington, Chevy-Chase Club and The University Club, Washington D.C.
 

Series III: Research

Box-folder 3:11

Book: “Francis Grierson” by Harold Simonson, 1966

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Copies of correspondence from the Illinois State Historical Library, 1858 January 29–1889 October and undated

Includes:

Copies of correspondence between Shepard and his family in Illinois.
Box-folder 3:13

Copies of correspondence from the Illinois State Historical Library, 1864 May 7–1889 October and undated

Includes:

Copies of correspondence between Shepard and his family in Illinois.
Box-folder 3:14

Copies of correspondence from the Illinois State Historical Library, 1888 September 6–1927 June 5 and undated

Includes:

Copies of correspondence between Shepard and his family in Illinois.
Box-folder 3:15

Villa Montezuma: history of owners and court ordered sales, 1983 February 5 and undated

Box-folder 3:16

Villa Montezuma correspondence, 1958 May 19–1973 October 25 and undated

Includes:

Correspondence between an owner of Villa Montezuma and the San Diego Historical Society.
Correspondence between Clare Crane, Curator for Villa Montezuma in the 1970s during restoration, regarding research Crane conducted on the house and Jesse Shepard.
Box-folder 3:17

Leetha Journey Probst Hofeller, 1956 June 8–1959 May 8 and undated

Includes:

Correspondence and pamphlet regarding Leetha J. Probst Hofeller.