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COLBY-SHEWRING COLLECTION
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
September 10, 1986 [?]

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS dated September 10, 1986 [?], from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson, with discussion of Oxford, Colby's problems in getting her own poems printed, and a copy of the school journal which he enclosed with the letter.



Box: 1 Fold: 2 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
September 20, 1986 [?]

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS dated September 20, 1986 [?], from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. References include her trip to Ireland, Shanagarry, a house William Penn stayed in, Paris, Chartres, Vezelay, Avignon, Rocamadour, Italy, and Greece. Shewring wishes Thompson good luck with her English literature classes, making reference to Walpole's "Castle of Otranto."



Box: 1 Fold: 3 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
November 24, 1986 [?]

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS dated November 24 (1986?), from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. Shewring discusses Gothic literature and the Ampleforth College curriculum. References include Walpole's "Castle of Otranto," Radcliffe's "Udolpho," Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein," and Balzac's "Comedie Humaine."



Box: 1 Fold: 4 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
February 2, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS dated February 2, 1987, from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. Shewring comments on the choice of literature for college courses.



Box: 1 Fold: 5 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
May 6, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS (w/ envelope) dated May 6, 1987, from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. References include Cambridge University; Shewring's friends the Dunsdons of Avoncliff; Prudence Dunsdon, who is the grand-daughter of Eric Gill, and a photograph of the Dunsdons which he enclosed with the letter. This folder contains 1 color photograph, described by Shewring in his letter, showing Prudence Dunsdon (center), Shewring's god-daughter Alice Dunsdon (left), and Isabel Dunsdon (right).



Box: 1 Fold: 6 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
August 18, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS (w/ envelope) dated August 18, 1987, written at Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon, from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. References include the Dunsdon family, his three-week stay at Cambridge, and his book on Socrates and Plato. This folder contains 4 printed postcards depicting scenes in Bradford-on-Avon.



Box: 1 Fold: 7 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
November 8, 1987

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS (w/ envelope) dated November 8, 1987, from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. References include Shewring's book on Socrates and Plato and a collection of his poems soon to be published. The folder contains 1 printed postcard of Samuel Palmer's painting "Late Twilight."



Box: 1 Fold: 8 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
January 27, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ACS (with envelope) dated January 27, 1988, from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. Reference to a book of Shewring's verse to be published by Yellow Barn Press in Iowa. The folder contains 1 printed postcard "Man Warming Himself" enclosed by Shewring.



Box: 1 Fold: 9 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
February 14, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS (with large postmarked envelope) dated February 14, 1988, from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. References include Samuel Pepys, Sir William Batten, and Hardy's "Far from the Madding Crowd." The folder includes two printed cards showing customs from Yorkshire in 1814.



Box: 1 Fold: 10 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
March 3, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS (with postmarked envelope) dated March 3, 1988, from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. This folder contains 1 xerox copy of a 2-page article about Walter Shewring by Philip Smiley from the journal "Conference and Common Room" (Spring 1988, p. 12-13). The article includes references to biographical information about Shewring, his career at Ampleforth College, Eric Gill, and the Piggots Circle.



Box: 1 Fold: 11 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
April 11, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS (with large postmarked envelope) dated April 11, [1988], from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. The letter is a letter of recommendation for Thompson written by Shewring.



Box: 1 Fold: 12 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
June 20, 1988

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS (with postmarked envelope) from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. References include the book of verse he is preparing for publication, John De Pol (who is illustrating the book), the use of the title "M. A., Oxon," Oxford University, Cambridge University, Milton, Cromwell, Newton, Samuel Pepys, and Lord Sandwich.



Box: 1 Fold: 13 Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson
October 17, 1989

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS (with postmarked envelope) dated October 17, [1989], from Walter Shewring to Gina Thompson. References include Oxford and a book on Plato and Socrates.



Box: 1 Fold: 14 Bernard Vazquez to Gina Thompson
June 6, 1990

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS (with postmarked envelope) from Bernard Vazquez, Assistant Master of Classics at Ampleforth College and friend and executor of Walter H. Shewring, to Gina Thompson informing her that Shewring was in the hospital after a fall, an operation, and a deterioration in his health.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Bernard Vazquez to Gina Thompson
August 6, 1990

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS from Bernard Vazquez, colleague of Walter H. Shewring, to Gina Thompson reporting news of Shewring's death. Includes 1 envelope addressed to Gina Thompson in Shewring's handwriting.



Box: 1 Fold: 16 Photographs - Walter Shewring
1906?-1978

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 digitally scanned images produced from photographs of Walter Shewring. 1 undated image of Shewring in his twenties (?) [source of photograph unknown]. 2 images of Shewring dated 4/21/1978 [taken by Photography West, 37 Silver Street, Bradford-On-Avon, TEL 2719, WILTS., No. 3939].

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