Mainly comprising correspondence.
John Masefield manuscripts
- For more information, email the repository
- Advice on accessing these materials
- Cite this description
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 SLV/92-99
- Dates of Creation1910-1967
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description8 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Masefield was born in Ledbury in 1878. Having entered the Merchant Navy Masefield deserted ship in America where he drifted for some time. Returning to England he became a journalist and his interest in writing was explored, publishing several volumes of poetry before the outbreak of World War One. During the war Masefield was a member of the Red Cross and witnessed the disaster at Gallipoli, which he later wrote about in his position as head of the War Propaganda Bureau. During the twenties and thirties Masefield wrote numerous volumes of poetry which were most successful, as well as two novels and an autobiography. Masefield continued to write until his death in 1967.
Conditions Governing Access
Open, subject to the conditions outlined at fonds level