John Masefield papers, 1912-1972.
English poet and author.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, manuscripts, art works, and printed materials by and about the English Poet Laureate John Masefield. Included
are about 72 letters written by Masefield to his wife, Constance, from February through May 1917 when he was with the British
Army in northern France. There are also letters from Masefield to Suzanne and Nicholas Fay, Jean Downs, Michael and Mollie
Hardwick, Thomas F. E. Kelly, Mrs. Robert Masefield, Lord Noel-Buxton, Ruth Robinson, Dorothy S. Rodwell, and others. In addition,
there are autograph manuscripts of poems, manuscript notebooks with drafts of poems, related art work, and printed materials
including several items relating to the poets's death. Also included are 90 letters and cards from Masefield to the ballerina
Brangwen reflecting their close friendship.