Discrete Item F00004 - John Masefield letters

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John Masefield letters

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  • 1905 (Creation)
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    Masefield, John

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2 p., 1 photograph

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(1878-1967)

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John Masefield was born on 1 June 1878 in Ledbury, Herefordshire. He went to sea as a merchant marine in his youth and later spent several years in the United States. In 1897 he returned to England and was on the staff of the Manchester Guardian. Masefield was best known as a poet but was also a playwright and novelist of some note. He was poet laureate of Great Britain from 1930 until his death in 1967, and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1935.

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Letter (photocopy) to Duncan Campbell Scott, 1905 Nov. 8, in which he asks permission to include 'Piper of Arll' in a forthcoming anthology and describes the influence this poem had in interesting Masefield in poetry. Undated letter to unidentified person relating to the inclusion of the poem 'The days that make us happy make us wise' in a booklet. The collection also includes a letter to Mrs. H.A Bruce from Masefield, and a photograph of Masefield.There is also a handwritten draft of a poem written by Masefield which is entitled "Lines suggested by Her Majesty's visit to Canada June, July 1959".

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Letter (photocopy) to Scott donated by Mrs. Scott in 1956. Letter donated by Mrs. H.A Bruce in 1964; Purchase.

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  • English

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2999 (Masefield)

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Public domain

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  • Folder: 2999 (Masefield)