Yuan Shu 1730-1796?

Yuan Shu was Yuan Mei's cousin. In 1763, he gained the jinshi degree and served at the prefectural government. His relationship with Yuan Mei was rather close, and in view of the fact that the latter was without male offspring, he agreed to the adoption of one of his sons by Yuan Mei in 1774. His poetry collection, Hongdou cunren shigao [Poetry of Hongdou Cunren], was edited by Yuan Mei and published in 1796.