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MS Eng 811.11

Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield correspondence and compositions, 1912-1954: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 811.11
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Masefield, John, 1878-1967.
Title: John Masefield correspondence and compositions,
Date(s): 1912-1954.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 volumes (.33 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence primarily between English poet John Masefield and the Earl of Clarendon as well some Masefield poems.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

68M-39. Gift of Crocker Wight 74 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02107; received: 1968 16 October.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Masefield Correspondence and Compositions, 1912-1954 (MS Eng 811.11). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

John Masefield was an English poet, playwright, and novelist who served as England's poet laureate from 1930-1967.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence includes chiefly postcards to his wife and children while he was touring France. Manuscripts include drafts for An Elizabethan theatre in London, The Princess Malinal, and various poems.

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