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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 811-811.4, 811.6-811.7, 811.12-811.15

John Masefield additional compositions


Prose and poetry autograph manuscripts by British author John Masefield.


  • 1915-1931

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.


2 linear feet (18 volumes)

Includes autograph manuscript, typescript, galley proof, and page proof versions of: St. George and the dragon (also published as The war and the future), Rosas, and many others.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was an English poet. He went to sea as a youth and later spent several years in the United States.


Organized in call number order.

Physical Location

Lobby, f, MS

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. See items for full acquisition information.

Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield additional compositions, 1915-1931: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

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