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Collection Title: Sheila Sancha Papers

Collection Number: DG1144

Inclusive Dates: 1989

Volume: .30 cu. ft. (1 box)

Provenence : Material was donated by Sheila Sancha in 1990.

Copyright: The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code).  Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research."  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, other than that noted above.

Biographical Sketch:

Sheila Sancha was born on November 27, 1924 in Grimsby, England and attended the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting. She has contributed numerous drawings and stories about a knight named Sir Bastion to Past and Future magazine. In 1970, she wrote and illustrated her first book Knight After Knight. She has written several other books about knights, castles, and architecture in the middle ages and medieval times.


Something About the Author, vol 38, pp. 185-186.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains a typescript, layout dummy, and proofs for Walter Dragun’s Town: Crafts and Trade in the Middle Ages (1989). The story is about life in a small English town in 1274. It includes references to various craftsmen, bailiffs, townspeople, and architecture of the time.

Series and Subseries:

A. Books (1989)



Box Inventory


A. Books (1989)

Walter Dragun's Town: Crafts and Trade in the Middle Ages by Sheila Sancha (New York: Crowell, 1989).

1/1 Typescript, edited with typesetter’s marks, pp. 1-42.      
1/2 Layout dummy with partial illustrated and text paste-ups, pp. 1-61.

Proofs, 13 pp.

  Proof for name origins and glossary, 3 pp.

Processed: February 1999

This finding aid is a product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Created by: Dee Jones
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