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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 866

John Masefield additional compositions


Typescript compositions with autograph corrections by English poet John Masefield.


  • 1928-1949

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Typescript manuscripts with autograph corrections in the hand of Masefield of: End and beginning; The coming of Christ; The Conway; The wanderer: the third speaker; The wanderer: the fourth speaker; and On the hill. Also includes woodcut print portrait of Masefield by Tom Hutton.

Biographical / Historical

John Masefield was a English poet who wrote primarily about the ocean.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

52M-210 - 52M-216. Gift of Mr. Thomas S. Lamont , 23 Wall Street New York 8, New York; received: 1953 March 31. Also gift of Mr. Corliss Lamont, 232 Madison Avenue New York, New York, Dr. Austin Lamont, 8400 Spruce Street Philadelphia 4, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Charles C. Cunningham, 75 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford 5, Connecticut.

Masefield, John, 1878-1967. John Masefield additional compositions, 1928-1949: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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