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Ernest Howard Shepard Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1601

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a pencil sketch likely related to the A.A. Milne's When We Were Very Young, two ink drawings for Bertie's Escapade, and two miscellaneous unidenfied ink drawings.


  • Creation: circa 1930-circa 1945, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical Sketch

Ernest Howard Shepard was born December 10, 1879, in London, England, and died March 24, 1976, in Lodsworth, England. He was a cartoonist, author, and illustrator, perhaps best known for his illustrations of the works of A. A. Milne. In 1972 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to art.

Biographical Sources:

Something About the Author, vols. 3, 24, 33, 100 Children's Literature Review, vol. 27


5 items

Language of Materials



The collection contains ink illustrations and sketches related to works illustrated by E.H. Shepard.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

When We Were Very Young pencil sketch gift of Dr. Irvin Kerlan.

Ernest Howard Shepard Collection, circa 1930-circa 1945
Jim Eyer
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library