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John Masefield papers, 1912-1972. 

Creator: 
Masefield, John, 1878-1967.
Phys. Desc: 
5 linear ft. ( 11 boxes & 2 oversize folders)
Call Number: 
MS#0848
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

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.