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MS Eng 1456

Masefield family. Masefield family letters to Florence Corliss Lamont: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b [Shelved with bMS Eng 1457]
Call No.: MS Eng 1456
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Masefield family.
Title: Masefield family letters to Florence Corliss Lamont,
Date(s): 1916-1952.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to Florence Lamont from various members of the family of British poet, John Masefield.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*55M-154, *55M-155, and *55M-156. Deposit of the children of Thomas W. Lamont, 23 Wall Street, New York, New York; received: 1956 February; gift 1978 January 1.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Masefield Family Letters to Florence Corliss Lamont (MS Eng 1456). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Constance Masefield (1867-1960) was the wife of John Masefield (1878-1967), the British poet. Judith Masefield (b.1904) was the only daughter of Constance and John Masefield, and she was an author and illustrator. Lewis Crommelin Masefield (1910-1942) was the only son of Constance and John Masefield and was killed in action in Africa in WW II. Florence Corliss Lamont (1872-1952) was the wife of Thomas W. (Thomas William) Lamont (1870-1948), the New York banker.
John and Constance Masefield were longtime friends with Thomas and Florence Lamont.


See also: John Masefield. Letters of John Masefield to Florence Lamont, edited by Corliss Lamont and Lansing Lamont. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979.

Scope and Contents

Most letters are to Florence Lamont, but some also sent to her husband, Thomas W. Lamont. Letters concern family life and current events.

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