Correspondence, clippings, photographs, and papers of Charles Mills Sheldon (1866-1928), British illustrator and war correspondent. Letters were written primarily to his wife, Grace, of London, and often contain detailed descriptions of his experiences abroad. Some of the topics discussed in his correspondence include the Sudan (1896), Cuba (1898), the Spanish-American War, Egypt during the opening of the Aswan Dam (1902), the Durbar in India (1903), and Spain (1906) during the royal wedding and attempted assassination of Alfonso XIII of Spain and Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, niece of Edward VII of Great Britain. Included are a biography of Sheldon, typescripts of his letters. newspaper articles and clippings, and photographs (1896-1913) of assignment areas (particularly Egypt and the Sudan) and Sheldon himself.
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Source: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sheldon. Gifts received from 1991 to 1998.
Charles Mills Sheldon Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Processed by Amanda Perkins in 1992-1993. Original accession and additions physically and intellectually combined in 2009 by Anne T. Johnson, Special Collections Assistant. Collection rehoused, arranged and described by Shayela Hassan, Special Collections Staff, in September-November 2013.