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MS Eng 1291.2

Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948, collector. Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield collection, 1918-1947: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1291.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948, collector.
Title: Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield collection,
Date(s): 1918-1947.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of materials by and about John Masefield collected by Thomas William Lamont, friend of Masefield.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

87M-118. Manuscripts presented by Corliss Lamont, 315 West 106 Street, New York, New York 10025; received 1987.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield Collection, 1918-1947 (MS Eng 1291.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also Houghton Printed Books *EC9.M377.Zzx for John Masefield Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was a British poet and dramatist.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author, then by title.

Scope and Contents

Collection assembled by Thomas William Lamont, friend of John Masefield. Contains correspondence and manuscripts by and about John Masefield, extensive correspondence of Thomas William Lamont and Florence Corliss Lamont with others concerning the Masefield books and papers and the creation of a Masefield bookplate for the Harvard College Library (with drafts and samples).
Correspondents with T.W. Lamont include: Arthur Eugene Bestor, William Alexander Jackson, David McCord, Constance Masefield, John Masefield, Rudolph Ruzicka, and many others. Masefield manuscripts include: August 1914; The passing strange; Thoughts for later on; To the seamen; When we return thanks; A young English air-man; and others. Also includes: photographs; a watercolor on an envelope (probably by John Masefield), of Wittenham Chapel from Burcote; printed materials about Masefield; stats of woodcut portraits of Masefield signed by Tom Hutton; and a few manuscripts by others.

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