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MS Eng 1418

Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield letters to Thomas W. Lamont and Jack Butler Yeats, 1903-1931: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Lobby VII.4.8
Call No.: MS Eng 1418
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Masefield, John, 1878-1967.
Title: John Masefield letters to Thomas W. Lamont and Jack Butler Yeats,
Date(s): 1903-1931.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from British poet John Masefield to American investment banker Thomas W. Lamont and to Jack Butler Yeats.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

42M-656 - 42M-693. Gift of Thomas William Lamont, 23 Wall St., New York; received: 1943 April 26.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Masefield Letters to Thomas W. Lamont and Jack Butler Yeats, 1903-1931 (MS Eng 1418). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was a British poet.

Scope and Contents

Primarily letters from Masefield to the Irish painter Jack Butler Yeats (father of poet William Butler Yeats), and a few letters from Masefield to the American investment banker, Thomas William Lamont. Also includes letters from Constance Masefield to Mary Cottenham White Yeats concerning personal matters. Correspondence with Yeats, Mary Yeats and Lamont discusses issues related to literature, such as reviews of Masefield's works, and books and plays by other writers. The letters by Masefield contain various poems, fragmentary drafts of plays, and some drawings and hieroglyphsics.

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