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Collection RC0779 - Hugh Richard Lawrie Sheppard collection

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Hugh Richard Lawrie Sheppard collection

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RC0779

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  • 1933-1937 (Creation)

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24 items

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Sheppard, Hugh Richard Lawrie (1880-1937)

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Dick Sheppard was born in Windsor on 2 September 1880 and educated at Marlborough and Trinity Hall Cambridge. In July 1914 be became Vicar of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields church. He came to be well known for his religious broadcasts. In 1929 he became Dean of Canterbury. He was one of the founders of the Peace Pledge Union in 1936. He died suddenly in London on 31 October 1937.

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The collection consists of 23 letters to Nancy Pearn of Curtis, Brown, a literary agency, and Sheppard's funeral order of service. For other Sheppard letters, see the Vera Brittain and George Edward Catlin fonds.

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The collection was purchased from Bertram Rota in July 1986.

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RC0779

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