Papers of John Masefield Relating to the Battle of the Somme

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of John Masefield relating to his researches on the battle of the Somme.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Edward Masefield (1878-1967) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from Diana Daniels in 1973.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45914-15.

Related Material

See also Papers of John Masefield (MSS. Eng. poet. d. 194-5, e. 116-21; Eng. lett. c. 255; Eng. misc. d. 657-8, e. 602, f. 398) and Keepsakes Presented to John Masefield (MSS. Eng. misc. c. 527-8).