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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1291

John Masefield correspondence with Corliss Lamont


Correspondence of English poet John Masefield with American author Corliss Lamont.


  • 1925-1967

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from the manuscripts in item (1), volumes I and II, must be obtained from the Librarian of Philips Exeter Academy.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of two volumes of photocopied correspondence between Masefield and Lamont, concerning events of daily life and family news as well as Masefield and Lamont's work. Several letters deal with the composition and publication of a history of the Lamont family, for which Masefield specially wrote and recorded a poem. Also includes various photocopied newspaper clippings and Lamont's accounts of visits with Masefield.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was an English poet. Lamont was an American humanist philosopher, author and socialist.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*71M-43. Gift of Mr. Corliss Lamont, 315 West 106th Street, New York, New York 10025; received: 1971 November 26.
Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield correspondence with Corliss Lamont: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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