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MS Eng 1291

Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield correspondence with Corliss Lamont: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1291
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Masefield, John, 1878-1967.
Title: John Masefield correspondence with Corliss Lamont,
Date(s): 1925-1967.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of English poet John Masefield with American author Corliss Lamont.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*71M-43. Gift of Mr. Corliss Lamont, 315 West 106th Street, New York, New York 10025; received: 1971 November 26.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Permission to publish from the manuscripts in item (1), volumes I and II, must be obtained from the Librarian of Philips Exeter Academy.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Masefield Correspondence with Corliss Lamont (MS Eng 1291). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was an English poet. Lamont was an American humanist philosopher, author and socialist.

Scope and Contents

Consists of two volumes of photocopied correspondence between Masefield and Lamont, concerning events of daily life and family news as well as Masefield and Lamont's work. Several letters deal with the composition and publication of a history of the Lamont family, for which Masefield specially wrote and recorded a poem. Also includes various photocopied newspaper clippings and Lamont's accounts of visits with Masefield.

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