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Collection of John Masefield Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MASEFIELD-1

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.

Dates

  • 1899 - 1960

Creator

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".

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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.

Custodial History

Materials acquired via gift or purchase.

Title
Finding Aid to the Collection of John Masefield Materials
Author
Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Colby College Special Collections Repository

Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), located in Miller Library, is the college’s repository for historically and culturally -significant materials, including the college archives. Our fabulous materials range in date from the 12th to the 21st centuries and represent a wide range of formats. We fully support Colby’s academic program and innovative pedagogies through aspirational collection development, faculty and student engagement, teaching and exhibition.