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THE WALTER SHEWRING PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Riccardo Bacchelli
February 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS (in Italian) to WS from Bacchelli, dated 2/13/1949. Includes clipping of a news article (in Italian) by Bacchelli, inscribed to WS, entitled "Lettera Britannica," dated 2/15/1949. Also includes a small booklet by Bacchelli, inscribed to WS, entitled, "La Bellisima Fiaba di Rosa Dei Venti" (1948).

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Desmond Chute
February 28, 1942

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of an Italian news article by Desmond Chute, entitled, "Eric Gill Artefice e Apostolo." Initialed by Chute in upper left corner.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Walter de la Mare
December 16, 1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope to WS from Walter de la Mare in Hill House, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, as follows - "I hope you will forgive this four days' delay in thanking you for your letter & for your great kindness in sending me a first copy of your poem. It was a pleasure indeed to have them both..."

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Eric Gill - Correspondence
May 28, 1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS to Paul Cooper, Betson's Hill, Westerham, Kent, from Gill writing from Ditchley Common, Sussex, as follows - "Thank you v. much for your letter of the 24th. I hope you'll print the article. I will try & alter it in proof to temper the mind. By the word "Designing" I do not at all mean designing on paper but in the mind. I merely wish to distinguish between art & a work of art. Obviously they are distinct. As for your Persian carpet example:- You say the design "to a family heirloom." In this case you mean of course a design actually transmitted to paper (or some such means of record). Right, but unless the succeeding generations actually themselves appreciate the family design &, so they say, make it their own (just as a Christian receives a creed and yet it is his own creed or he is no Christian) the work done from the design is not a work of art. Love is essential. The Persian carpet makers do in fact put love into the job. The family design is simply a springboard from which to jump. Is this clear? The living quality of their work shows their love. When a family design has outstayed its welcome the work goes dead. This has often happened. Yrs. sincerely Eric Gill."

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Eric Gill - Printed Matter
1974-1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains Christmas 1974 greeting card printed by the Gleeson Library Associates, University of San Francisco, featuring a woodcut by Eric Gill from its own Albert Sperisen-Eric Gill collection. Also includes an exhibition brochure for work of Denis Tegetmeier, with a note on the artist by Eric Gill, held at Studio One Gallery, Oxford, October 10-22, 1977.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 David Jones
July 16, 1963

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope to WS from David Jones. (For more on Jones, see the Harmon Grisewood Papers.)

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Fr. Vincent McNabb, O.P.
December 27, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to WS from Fr. Vincent McNabb from St. Dominici Priory.

Box: 1 Fold: 7.1 Hilary Douglas Clark Pepler to Walter Shewring
February 21, 1946

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS on letterhead stationery: The Crank, Ditchling Common, Hassocks, Sussex. Opening lines read: "Thank you for your letter. I think it is much simpler to let things take their course -- even if I had sufficient leisure to go into these matters with you I feel that no good purpose would be served thereby..."

Box: 1 Fold: 8 S. Durai Raja Singam
January 17, 1982

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to WS - "My dear friend, Thanks for yours of 11th December and your best wishes in my work. I have been able to send more than 100 Coomaray (Coomaraswamy) items to Cambridge. I think I have made a right decision - England - and Coomaray is equally a child of England as of Sri Lanka - is a far more stable country than Sri Lanka. It is not disheartening to me to turn my back on the land which nurtured my parents. Shocking when the land cannot even guarantee its intellectual resources for its people or prosperity..."

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Arthur Waley
February 23, 19--

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to WS from the renowned scholar on China, addressed from Austria, as follows - "Songs (from T'ang times onwards) are written with a less strict rhyming than poetry proper; therefore the rhyme categories are fewer in number. For purposes of poetry and song there are only 2 tones "flat" and "oblique." Both poetry & songs generally rhyme flat with flat and oblique with oblique. There is no helpful parallel in Greek. I don't know what the effect of Greek choral lyrics was. A prosody founded on quantity as opposed to stress accent is completely mysterious to me.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Conscientious Objectors Application
August 1940 - July 1941

DESCRIPTION: Item 1 of 2 in a series re Conscientious Objection Registration under the National Services (Armed Forces) Act, 1939. Contains: 1. Application by WS to register as a Conscientious Objector, dated 8/7/1940. Includes typed statement, 6 pages. 2. Application by WS to register as a Conscientious Objector, dated 7/29/1941.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Manuscript: "A Preamble to Christian Pacifism"
c.1941

DESCRIPTION: Item 2 of 2 in a series re Conscientious Objection to war. Contains AMs by WS, 4 pages, 4 sheets. Includes "Notes for A Preamble to Xtn Pacifism," 2 pages, 1 sheet.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Manuscript: Letter from Shewring to Dom Hilary
March 1, 1945

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from WS to Dom Hilary, whom the former notes (in a margin of the letter) as being, "a Downside monk who had taken too seriously an article by Prof. J.S. Phillimore overpraising the Douay Version at the expense of the A.V." 10 pages, 5, sheets.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Manuscript: Letter to "New Statesman" and "Nation"
March 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS by WS to the "New Statesman" and the "Nation." WS explains in a foregoing paragraph: "The New Statesman & Nation of 13 March 1948 printed a hostile review by Graham Greene of my edition of Eric Gill's letters. In reply I wrote the following letter, which was neither printed nor acknowledged."

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Manuscript: "How to Learn Italian" (Lecture)
August 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs of lecture given by WS at Jesus College, Cambridge University, during "Italian Fortnight," August 1948. 50 pages, 25 sheets.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Manuscript: Latin Office for Alban Roe & Preface
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMsS w/ titles and explanations by WS as follows -

1. "Alban Roe" - Alban Roe was beatified in 1929, hence winning an office of his own. Abbot Matthews of Ampleforth asked me to write a Latin collect for this, and a continuous Latin text divisible into three Nocturn lessons..." 3 pages, 3 sheets.

2. "Preface to an Unpublished Book" - Ampleforth Abbey once had a copy of a rare translation from St. Jerome which interested me so much that I copied it out. An American friend with a deserving small press offered to print this work, and I sent him my MS, but he was immediately overtaken by domestic & financial disaster. I did not hear from him afterwords, & my MS was never returned. Since this episode, the Abbey's original printed copy has been stolen. It may just be worth while to let you have this transcription of my preface."

Includes xerox copy of ALS from WS to Joseph Jeffs, University Librarian, Georgetown University, presenting the above MSS to the library.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Manuscript: Commonplace Book
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs by WS for a commonplace book.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Manuscript: Note to "Devotions and Prayers"
c.1933

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS by WS originally inserted into the book, "Devotions and Prayers" (Ampleforth, 1933), now catalogued in the book collection of Georgetown University Library, Special Collections Division - "This prayer book, now obsolete, was compiled for the school by Dom Felix Hardy. The printer's signature HD = Hardy's Devotions on p.170, the Latin Alcaics were composed by W.S. at Fr. Felix' request as an expurgation of the Victorian hymn printed opposite."

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Manuscript: "Introduction to the Work of A.K.C." Draft
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs draft for an introduction to the work of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy which WS begins as follows - "It is an honour for me, a Western European & an Englishman, to be asked to write for Eastern readers an introduction to the work of a very great Eastern thinker. I sincerely thank my friend Mr. Durai Raja Singam for offering me this opportunity."

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Manuscript: Latin text to accompany crucifixes...
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs by WS with foreword as follows - "Latin text to accompany two crucifixes & two sets of candlesticks for the crypt altar & the altar of concelebration to be used before the council closes." 1 page.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Manuscript: Draft for a letter or article...
c.1945

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs, with annotation - "Draft for a letter or for some unfinished article? I can't remember. c.1945?" 4 pages, 2 sheets.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Manuscript: Suggestions for Mass...
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMsS explained by WS as follows - "Some years ago (10? 12? I can't remember) a group of Catholic priests concerned with justice & peace suggested that it would be well to devote a special Mass to the needs of the hungry everywhere. One such priest wrote to me asking if I would write 3 Latin prayers appropriate to the purpose. The assumption was that Latin was still a liturgical language, so perhaps this was more than 12 years ago. I offered the following, but heard nothing more of the enterprise."

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Proofs: The Odyssey (Translated by Walter Shewring)
Printed 1980; Reprinted 1981

DESCRIPTION: Contains galley proofs for the translation of Homer's "Odyssey" by WS. Published by the Oxford University Press, 1980.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Proofs: Late Verses and Earlier
Printed 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains page proofs to a collection of poetry by WS. Includes ACS by WS and addressed envelope enclosing the proofs for presentation to Georgetown University Library.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Offprint: "Adversaria Augustiniana"
From La Revue Benedictine, July 1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains a reprint from "La Revue Benedictine" (July 1932) of an essay in French by WS.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Offprint: Letter to Blackfriars
From Blackfriars, November 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of letter by WS to Blackfriars magazine using pseudonym of "Marcellus." Initialled in ink and dated by WS.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Offprint: "Carmen Natalicium"
Reprinted from Art & Thought, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains offprint of a poem by WS written for "Art and Thought" in honor of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Offprint: Eric Gill
June 24 - August 29, 1964

DESCRIPTION: Contains a printed brochure to an exhibition of work by Eric Gill, shown at the Chichester City Museum (dates as given), for which WS wrote an introduction and biographical sketch of Gill.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Offprints: Greek Literature
1936-1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains clippings of notes on Greek Literature that WS wrote for "The Ampleforth Journal."

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Offprint: "The Office Hymns of John Dryden"
From Ampleforth Journal, Autumn 1933

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of essay by WS.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Offprint: "Quel Che Fu L'Organo Per Gli Inglesi"
1962

DESCRIPTION: Contains offprint of essay in Italian by WS.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Offprint: St. John Chrysostom's "Beauty & Frailty of Creation"
From Catholic Art Quarterly, Christmas 1952

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of essay by St. John Chrysostom translated by WS for the "Catholic Art Quarterly."

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Offprint: St. John Chrysostom's "Presence of Christ"
For the Edinburgh Festival, undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of translation by WS of "The Presence of Christ" by St. John Chrysostom.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Offprint: St. John Chrysostom to Pope Innocent I
From Blackfriars, January 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping from Blackfriars of translation by WS of a letter from St. John Chrysostom to Pope Innocent I.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Offprint: Two Letters of St. John Chrysostom
From Blackfriars, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains clipping of translation by WS of two letters by St. John Chrysostom 1. To Briso (From Cucusus, Summer 404). 2. To Olympias (From Cucusus, Winter 404).

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Manuscript: The Odyssey (Transl. by WS)
Printed 1980

DESCRIPTION: Contains #1 of 5 manuscript books of the translation into English of Homer's "Odyssey" by WS. Books I - V. Includes ACS by WS w/ inscription: "These 4 MS volumes of my Odyssey for Georgetown University. W.H.S." Published by Oxford University Press, 1980.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Manuscript: The Odyssey (Transl. by WS)
Printed 1980

DESCRIPTION: Contains #2 of 5 manuscript books of WS's translation of Homer's "Odyssey." Books V - X.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Manuscript: The Odyssey (Transl. by WS)
Printed 1980

DESCRIPTION: Contains #3 of 5 manuscript books of WS's translation of Homer's "Odyssey." Books X - XIV.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Manuscript: The Odyssey (Transl. by WS)
Printed 1980

DESCRIPTION: Contains #4 of 5 manuscript books of WS's translation of Homer's "Odyssey."

Books XV - XIX.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Manuscript: The Odyssey (Transl. by WS)
Printed 1980

DESCRIPTION: Contains #5 of 5 manuscript books of WS's translation of Homer's "Odyssey."

Books XIX - XXIV.


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