John Masefield letters to Florence Corliss Lamont
Letters from British poet, John Masefield, to his American friend, Florence Corliss Lamont.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent6 linear feet (6 boxes)
2189 letters from poet John Masefield to his friend, Florence Lamont, spanning nearly four decades. Includes a commentary on the historical era, their friends, families, and work. Some letters include sketches by Masefield. Included with these original autograph letters are a complete set of typescript transcripts of the letters and another set in typescript (carbon copy).
Biographical / Historical
John Masefield (1878-1967) was a British poet. Florence Corliss Lamont (1872-1952) was the wife of Thomas W. (Thomas William) Lamont (1870-1948), a New York financier with the firm of J.P. Morgan & Company. She graduated from Smith College and earned a master's degree in philosophy from Columbia Univeristy. They met in February of 1916 while Masefield was lecturing in New York.
Constance and John Masefield were longtime friends with Thomas and Florence Lamont.
Organized into the following two series:
- I. Masefield letters
- II. Masefield letter transcripts
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*55M-152. Deposit of the children of Thomas W. Lamont, 23 Wall Street, New York, New York; received: 1956 February; gift 1978 January 1.
Bonnie B. Salt
- Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield letters to Florence Corliss Lamont: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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