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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Hyde 95

Ernest H. Shepard drawings for Everybody's Boswell


Thirteen of Shepard's original drawings for Everybody's Boswell, being the Life of Samuel Johnson abridged from James Boswell's complete text.


  • 1930

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

This collection consists of thirteen of Shepard's original drawings for Everybody's Boswell, being the Life of Samuel Johnson abridged from James Boswell's complete text, edited by F.V. Morley (London: G. Bell, 1930). Most of the drawings are marked up with printer's annotations.

Biographical / Historical

Ernest Howard Shepard was an English painter and illustrator, perhaps best known for his original illustrations for A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh.


The illustrations are arranged in the order they appear in the published book.

Physical Location

b (shelved with MS Hyde 96)


These drawings were sold by C.A. Stonehill, Inc. to Mary Hyde Eccles, year unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003JM-183. Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by: Rick Stattler

Shepard, Ernest H. (Ernest Howard), 1879-1976. Ernest H. Shepard drawings for Everybody's Boswell, 1930: Guide.
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