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Collection Level Description: Papers of John Masefield

Reference: MSS. Eng. poet. d. 194-5, e. 116-21; Eng. lett. c. 255; Eng. misc. d. 657-8, e. 602, f. 398
Title: Papers of John Masefield
Dates of Creation: c. 1902-67
Extent: 13 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Edward Masefield (1878-1967) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of John Masefield, collected by Diana Daniels, consisting of correspondence, 1920-60; copies and drafts of poems, 1902-65; essays and lectures, c. 1921-63; autobiographical notes; and four pocket diaries of Judith Masefield, 1923, 1928, 1935, and 1938, with a pocket-book containing drawings of horses by her, 1920.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Diana Daniels in 1969.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 46427-43.

Related Units of Description

See also Keepsakes Presented to John Masefield and Papers of John Masefield Relating to the Battle of the Somme.

Access Points

Poetry | 20th century

Poets | 20th century

Diaries | 20th century

Masefield | John Edward | 1878-1967 | Poet

Masefield | Judith | fl 1920-1938

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