Collection: BC MS 20c Masefield: John Masefield, letters to Greta Stevens, 1952-1966, with associated material.

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Title: John Masefield, letters to Greta Stevens, 1952-1966, with associated material.

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Masefield

Creator(s): Masefield, John (1878-1967)

Date: 1925-1967

Main language: English

Size and medium: 58 letters with 51 envelopes; 26 photographs; 5 printed books.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8374 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

Comprises: (1) Autograph letters from John Masefield to Greta Stevens, March 1952 - ca. 1965, many discussing the work of W. B. Yeats and a Yeats commemorative event in 1964. (2) Four signed photographs of Masefield; photograph of a painting 'Pilot come ashore' by Jack B. Yeats; photographs of various ships; (3) Christmas cards; postcards; poetry cards by Masefield, including 'A Merry Christmas'; (4) A watercolour sketch of a ship by Masefield, inscribed 'The Greta'; (5) Four printed books by Masefield: 'With the living voice', 1925; 'The Conway', 1933; 'In the mill', 1941; 'New chum', 1944, all inscribed 'For Greta from John'; printed book by Masefield, 'Dauber and Reynard the Fox', 1962, inscribed 'For Jonathan Lee from John'; (6) Newspaper cuttings of Masefield's obituaries, 1967.

Administrative or biographical history

John Masefield (1878-1967) was Poet Laureate in succession to Robert Bridges from 1930. For a full account of his life and work see the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography' (2004).

Arrangement

The envelopes have been numbered 1-51 and the printed books, 52-56. The letters and associated material have been numbered accordingly, depending on their context when received. Items numbered 52-55 were found inserted in the corresponding printed books.

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