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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 811.8

John Masefield compositions


Poems, diaries, and a play by the English poet and playwright John Masefield.


  • 1920-1966

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1.16 linear feet (11 volumes and 1 box)

Autograph and typescript poems and a play by Masefield as well as diaries, a notebook and an award certificate.

Biographical / Historical

John Masefield was an English poet, playwright, and novelist. He served as England's poet laureate from 1930 until his death in 1967.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

68M-6. Gift of Mr. Corliss Lamont 315 West 106th Street, New York, New York 10025; received: 196823 July.

Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield compositions, 1920-1966: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

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