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Papers of John Masefield, 1905-1911 1905-1911

MS 050

Collection Summary

Creator: Masefield, John, 1878-1967
Collection Name: Papers of John Masefield
Inclusive Dates: 1905-1911
Physical Description:0.2 Linear feet
Abstract:Correspondence, mostly between John Masefield and his literary agent, C. F. Cazenove, related to the sale and publication of his writing, 1906-1911.
Collection Number:MS 050
Language: Materials in English
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

John Masefield was a British poet and writer of novels, non-fiction, children’s fiction, and plays. He served as English Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death in 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Three unbound volumes of correspondence, dated 1906 to 1911, between Masefield and various people concerning his writings. The majority are handwritten, signed letters and postcards from Masefield to his literary agent, C. F. Cazenove. Cazenove’s typescript replies are initialed carbon copies. Other correspondence is with theatrical producers such as Mme. Meta Illing of the English Theater of Berlin, and Curtis Brown of the New Theatre, in New York. These letters regard the production of Masefield’s plays, as well as the publication or translation of his works. Correspondence with Henry Coates concerns his desire to set a Masefield poem to music. Miscellaneous items include a 1905 newspaper clipping about whippet racing, and a draft prospectus for the formation of the Scottish Playgoers, Ltd. Typed extracts of the letters are also present.


This collection is organized into one series.
Series I: Correspondence and printed materials, 1905-1911



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Personal Name(s)
Brown, Curtis, b. 1866—Correspondence
Cazenove, C. F.—Correspondence
Coates, Henry, 1880-1963—Correspondence
Illing, Meta—Correspondence
Masefield, John, 1878-1967—Correspondence

Theater—England—History—20th Century
Theater—Germany—History—20th Century
Theater—United States—History—20th Century

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Administrative Information

Credit Line

Papers of John Masefield (MS 050). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


This collection was a gift from Thomas Edward Hanley

Container List

Series I: Correspondence and printed materials, 1905-1911
1 Correspondence between Masefield and various notables. Including seventy-four A.L.S. by Masefield 1906-1908
2 Correspondence between Masefield and various notables. Including one hundred and one A.L.S. by Masefield 1909-1910
3 Correspondence between Masefield and various notables. Including forty-nine A.L.S. by Masefield 1911