Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 849

John Masefield miscellaneous papers

Letters of the English poet John Masefield to various correspondents.


  • 1903-1967

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters written by Masefield to various correspondents, including several to Thomas Stilwell Lamont, James B. Pinker, and Grant Richards. Also includes some manuscripts of poems and speeches, and one portrait photograph of Masefield.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was an English poet, best known for his poems of the sea and for his long narrative poems. He was poet laureate of Great Britain from 1930 until his death.


Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.
Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield miscellaneous papers: 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.

Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440