Collection AR1042 - Aviation papers of Florence Shephard

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Aviation papers of Florence Shephard


  • c1929 - c1940 (Creation)

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Donated by her nephew, John Shephard, August 2011

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Florence Shephard (c.1894 - 1984) worked for the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate at Croydon Aerodrome in 1929 having previously been based in the AID at A.V.Roe at Hamble near Southampton. In c.1939 she transferred to Leatherhead but continued to commute from the Croydon area.

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A: Journal: The Flying World (1937) by Florence Shephard

B: Final drafts for a possible book on early aviation. Donor has included a list of the chapter headings.
C: Preliminary Drafts
D: Strays
E: Strays with items of local interest.
For further information on the organisation of B-E, see accompanying note by the donor.

F: Imperial Airways Weekly News Bulletin (1935 - 1939, with gaps).
G. Imperial Airways Gazette (1935 - 1939, with gaps)
H: Miscellaneous. Includes press cuttings, copy of Air Navigation Bill, copy of history of Battle of Britain (Air Ministry)

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The papers were compiled in her retirement. She also published three novels under the name Harrington Hastings (a joint pen name with John Marsh, 1907 - 1987).
The collection is arranged, by the donor, into seven folders and is a mixture of typed and handwritten material.

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