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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1291.2

Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield collection


Collection of materials by and about John Masefield collected by Thomas William Lamont, friend of Masefield.


  • 1918-1947

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection assembled by Thomas William Lamont, friend of John Masefield. Contains correspondence and manuscripts by and about John Masefield, extensive correspondence of Thomas William Lamont and Florence Corliss Lamont with others concerning the Masefield books and papers and the creation of a Masefield bookplate for the Harvard College Library (with drafts and samples).

Correspondents with T.W. Lamont include: Arthur Eugene Bestor, William Alexander Jackson, David McCord, Constance Masefield, John Masefield, Rudolph Ruzicka, and many others. Masefield manuscripts include: August 1914; The passing strange; Thoughts for later on; To the seamen; When we return thanks; A young English air-man; and others. Also includes: photographs; a watercolor on an envelope (probably by John Masefield), of Wittenham Chapel from Burcote; printed materials about Masefield; stats of woodcut portraits of Masefield signed by Tom Hutton; and a few manuscripts by others.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was a British poet and dramatist.


Arranged alphabetically by author, then by title.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

87M-118. Manuscripts presented by Corliss Lamont, 315 West 106 Street, New York, New York 10025; received 1987.

Related Materials

See also Houghton Printed Books *EC9.M377.Zzx for John Masefield Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948, collector. Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield collection, 1918-1947: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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