Keepsakes Presented to John Masefield

Scope and Content

Keepsakes presented to John Masefield, consisting of:

  • Illuminated address from the Victorian Association of Braille Writers, Australia, 1924
  • Album of photographs of the headquarters of the National Book League, and of events organised by the League, 1945-9

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library by Sir Basil Blackwell in 1972.


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. 44146-7.

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 Papers of John Masefield Relating to the Battle of the Somme (MSS. Eng. misc. e. 670, g. 77).