Collection of John Masefield Materials
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence from and to Masefield, mostly to British correspondents and family members, dated 1899-1960 and undated; manuscripts and published materials, sheet music using the poet's words, and materials about the poet, including a published biography of 1912, various published materials relating to his duties as Poet Laureate, a pamphlet of concert programs honoring Masefield written in German, and one photographic negative strip.
- 1899 - 1960
- Masefield, John, 1878-1967 (Person)
Language of Materials
English and one German concert program.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials to be used on site during regular Special Collections hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible at discretion of staff for nominal fee. Digital cameras are permitted. Materials may be protected by copyright.
Biographical / Historical
John Edward Masefield, OM (1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and poems, including "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever".
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The collection contains correspondence from and to Masefield, dated 1899-1960 and undated; manuscripts and published materials, music using the poet's words, and materials about the poet.
Materials arranged in five series: Correspondence from John Masefield, Correspondence to John Masefield, Manuscripts and Published Materials, Music using the words of John Masefield, Materials about John Masefield.
Materials acquired via gift or purchase.
- Finding Aid to the Collection of John Masefield Materials
- Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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