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MS Eng 849

Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield miscellaneous papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 849
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Masefield, John, 1878-1967.
Title: John Masefield miscellaneous papers,
Date(s): 1903-1967.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters of the English poet John Masefield to various correspondents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Masefield Miscellaneous Papers (MS Eng 849). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was an English poet, best known for his poems of the sea and for his long narrative poems. He was poet laureate of Great Britain from 1930 until his death.


Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Scope and Contents

Letters written by Masefield to various correspondents, including several to Thomas Stilwell Lamont, James B. Pinker, and Grant Richards. Also includes some manuscripts of poems and speeches, and one portrait photograph of Masefield.

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