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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1456

Masefield family letters to Florence Corliss Lamont

Overview

Letters to Florence Lamont from various members of the family of British poet, John Masefield.

Dates

  • 1916-1952

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

Most letters are to Florence Lamont, but some also sent to her husband, Thomas W. Lamont. Letters concern family life and current events.

Biographical / Historical

Constance Masefield (1867-1960) was the wife of John Masefield (1878-1967), the British poet. Judith Masefield (b.1904) was the only daughter of Constance and John Masefield, and she was an author and illustrator. Lewis Crommelin Masefield (1910-1942) was the only son of Constance and John Masefield and was killed in action in Africa in WW II. Florence Corliss Lamont (1872-1952) was the wife of Thomas W. (Thomas William) Lamont (1870-1948), the New York banker.

John and Constance Masefield were longtime friends with Thomas and Florence Lamont.

Physical Location

b [Shelved with bMS Eng 1457]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*55M-154, *55M-155, and *55M-156. Deposit of the children of Thomas W. Lamont, 23 Wall Street, New York, New York; received: 1956 February; gift 1978 January 1.

Bibliography

See also: John Masefield. Letters of John Masefield to Florence Lamont, edited by Corliss Lamont and Lansing Lamont. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Title
Masefield family. Masefield family letters to Florence Corliss Lamont: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00211

Repository Details

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