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MS Eng 1417

Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948, collector. Thomas W. Lamont collection of correspondence with John Masefield, 1952-1966: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1417
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948, collector.
Title: Thomas W. Lamont collection of correspondence with John Masefield,
Date(s): 1952-1966.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of correspondence assembled by Thomas W. Lamont, who was a friend of British poet and dramatist John Masefield.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

66M-78. Gift of Thomas W. Lamont, '21, 23 Wall Street, New York, New York 10015; received: 1966 July.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas W. Lamont Collection of Correspondence with John Masefield, 1952-1966 (MS Eng 1417). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was a British poet and dramatist.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent

Scope and Contents

Collection primarily contains correspondence between Thomas Lamont and John Masefield. Correspondence written by Lamont address issues of the illness and death of Lamont's parents, other news about his family, travels in Italy, Senator McCathy, politics in the United States, the assassination of President Kennedy, and snakes. Includes Masefield poem in honor of Lamont's parents, which Lamont then had published in the Saturday Review. John Masefield also wrote Lamont of daily life in England. Collection also contains various printed matter, including printed poems by Masefield.

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