Charles Herbert collection on John Masefield
About the Collection
The manuscript collection is comprised of one box, consisting of correspondence, page proofs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and manuscripts. The bulk of the collection is the correspondence of Charles Simmons with John Masefield discussing his bibliography and with his publishers seeking publication history for Masefield's first editions. Simmons' other correspondence concerns the publication of the bibliography and includes drafts to the foreward. There are two manuscript poems, one incomplete and unpublished, and one published, but not in Masefield's own hand and Masefield's search for information on the barque Wanderer. Simmons also collected extensive newspaper clippings documenting Masefield's early career.
- 1914 - 1937
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Conditions Governing Access
.42 Linear Feet (This collection contains 1 letter document box. The collection includes over 200 books. Of these over 150 are editions of John Masefield and a further ten are books for which he was a translator, editor, or wrote a preface. The remainder of the collection is comprised of secondary literature. These books can be searched in the library catalog. In addition, the Masefield Collection contains a complete run of Cuala Press broadsides between 1908 and 1915. The Lear Center also holds a run of broadsides from 1937 and over three dozen other Cuala imprints.)
- Inventory of the Charles Herbert collection of John Masefield
- unknown. Revised and migrated into ArchivesSpace by Rose Oliveira, Lear staff member, and Chrisitan Salguero, student assistant.
- c.2009. Revised and migrated into ArchivesSpace April 2020
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