Item 0027 - Letters, to M.P. King.

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Letters, to M.P. King.

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CA ON00239 F00451-SF07-f0552-0027

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  • 1919-1920 (Creation)
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    Shepard, Odell
  • 1919-1920 (Receipt)
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    King, Mary Perry

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(22 Jul. 1884-19 Jul. 1967)

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Writer and English Professor Odell Shepard was a mentor to Abbie Huston Evans during his brief term as an instructor of English at Harvard University and Radcliffe College in 1916-1917. His more extensive faculty tenure was as Goodwin Professor of English at Trinity College, Harford, Connecticut, from 1917-1946, and was later as a guest lecturer there from 1946-1966. He was also the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1940-1943.

Shepard’s writing ranged from the academic, such as his Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Bronson Alcott, Pedlar’s Progress: The Life of Bronson Alcott (Little, Brown, 1937) to his Book-of-the-Month selected novel, Jenkins’ Ear (Macmillan, 1951). Shepard also wrote collections of poetry, textbooks, essays, a fishing guide, and several histories. One of his histories, The Lore of the Unicorn, is a topic in one of Evans’s letters.

Odell Shepard died on July 19, 1967, in New London, Connecticut.

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12 Typed letter(s) signed by the author; 61 Autograph letter(s) signed by the hand of the author, discussing Carman's illness, fund to pay his hospital bills; 1 typescript; poem, To Bliss, in bankruptcy by A. Stringer.

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  • Folder: 2001.1, Box 40, File 7