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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1416

Thomas William Lamont collection of John Masefield materials: Additional papers


Letters and other materials of British poet and dramatist John Masefield collected by his friend Thomas William Lamont.


  • 1956-1963

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 box)

Collection assembled by Thomas William Lamont, friend of John Masefield. Contains letters from Masefield to Lamont, correspondence between Corliss Lamont, TW Lamont, William Alexander Jackson, and others concerning the deposit of the Masefield papers in Houghton Library, and a manuscript poem by Masefield to Florence Haskell Corliss Lamont.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was a British poet and dramatist.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

64M-164. Deposited by Thomas Lamont; received: 1965; gift: 1993.

Related Materials

See also Houghton Printed Books *EC9.M377.Zzx for John Masefield Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.

Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948, collector. Thomas William Lamont collection of John Masefield materials: Additional papers, 1956-1963: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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