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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 811.11

John Masefield correspondence and compositions


Correspondence primarily between English poet John Masefield and the Earl of Clarendon as well some Masefield poems.


  • 1912-1954

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.


.33 linear feet (2 volumes)
Correspondence includes chiefly postcards to his wife and children while he was touring France. Manuscripts include drafts for An Elizabethan theatre in London, The Princess Malinal, and various poems.

Biographical / Historical

John Masefield was an English poet, playwright, and novelist who served as England's poet laureate from 1930-1967.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

68M-39. Gift of Crocker Wight 74 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02107; received: 1968 16 October.
Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield correspondence and compositions, 1912-1954: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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