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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1069

John Masefield letters to Frank Sidgwick


Letters from British poet John Masefield to publisher Frank Sidgwick concerning publication of works by Masefield by Sidgwick's publishing firm, Sidgwick & Jackson.


  • 1910-1923

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.


.3 linear feet (1 box)

Includes 55 letters and postcards from Masefield to Sidgwick concerning publication of works by Masefield by Sidgwick & Jackson, together with notes on the cast and production of Masefield's Pompey the Great in 1910 and the draft of a letter by Sidgwick to the Times Literary Supplement concerning Masefield.

Biographical / Historical

Masefield was a British poet. Sidgwick was a publisher with the firm of Sidgwick & Jackson.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

57M-54. Purchased with the Wells fund; received: 1957 November.

Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield letters to Frank Sidgwick, 1910-1923: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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