Sheppard: The Papers of John Tresidder Sheppard
Scope and Contents
See also KCA
- 1870 - 1968
Conditions Governing Use
Biographical / Historical
After a short time teaching Classics at Emmanuel College, he was elected to a Fellowship at King’s in 1906 and was a lecturer in Classics from 1908 to 1933. He translated Greek plays, and was involved as an actor and as producer of a number of plays in Cambridge. During the First World War he did intelligence work which earned him an MBE. Sheppard returned to Cambridge after the war, and was elected Vice-Provost in 1929. From 1933 to 1954 he was Provost of the College, acting as a father figure to many undergraduates. He also developed relationships between the College and other institutions, and encouraged foreign students to apply to King's. He was knighted in 1950 for services to Greek.
On his retirement from the Provostship in 1954 he stayed on at King’s for a short while, though the transition period was not easy. He continued to lecture throughout the country, and later moved to Cap Martin, France. He died in Finchley on 7 May 1968.
c. 5.5 archive box(es) (c. 5.5 boxes) : paper
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- 1999-07-24 14:02:23+00:00
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