Rare Book & Manuscript Library

John Masefield papers, 1912-1972

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0848
Bib ID 4079651 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Masefield, John, 1878-1967 ; Vernon, Barbara
Title John Masefield papers, 1912-1972
Physical Description 5 linear feet (11 boxes 2 oversize folders)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged.



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

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Masefield papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material - at Columbia

Helen MacLachlan Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 02/05/90.

Revision Description

2020-10-22 EAD document created by CCR.

2020-10-22 Access restrictions to original letters from John to Constance Masefield were reviewed by CCR. The RBML decided to remove the restrictions because the original items are in good condition. Use of the typescript and photocopies is no longer required.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Downs, Jean Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fay, Nicholas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fay, Suzanne Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hardwick, Michael, 1924-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hardwick, Mollie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Irving, Laurence, 1897-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jefferson, Alan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelly, Thomas F. E Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masefield, Constance, -1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Noel-Buxton, Noel Noel-Buxton, Baron, 1869-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robinson, Ruth Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rodwell, Dorothy S Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woodring, Carl, 1919-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

English poet and author.