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Papers of John Masefield, relating to the Queen's Medal for Poetry

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MS. Eng. lett. d. 229

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(fols. 4-9) holograph draft and (fols. 7-9) typescript copy of a speech made by John Masefield, on the presentation of the Queen's Medal for Poetry, 1951, to Andrew Young, 1953

(fols. 80-93) correspondence relating to the above presentation, 1953

(fols. 12-79) papers, 1952-3, relating to the selection of Arthur Waley, Translations from the Chinese (New York, c.1941) for the Queen's Medal for Poetry, 1953, including voting papers and letters from the following judges:
  1. (fols. 16, 21, 28, 31, 40-1, 46, 69-70, 73, 78) Nevill Coghill
  2. (fols. 20, 22, 30, 35, 45, 53, 56, 63-4, 72) Walter de la Mare
  3. (fols. 24, 29, 38, 42, 49, 62) Victoria Mary Sackville-West
  4. (fols. 25-6, 34, 39, 43, 58-9, 65-6, 79) Gilbert Murray
  5. (fols. 27, 37, 44, 47, 52, 57, 81) Charles Morgan
  6. (fols. 36, 50-1, 60-1) Osbert Sitwell

Dates

  • 1952-1956

Extent

94 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. lett. d. 229

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14922

Overview

Papers of John Masefield, relating to the Queen's Medal for Poetry

Biographical / Historical

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Sir Basil Blackwell, through Mr East, 1969 and now derestricted.

Related Materials

Other papers of John Masefield are MSS. Eng. poet. d. 194-5, e. 116-21; Eng. lett. c. 255; Eng. misc. d. 657-8, e. 602, f. 398.

Papers of John Masefield, mainly relating to the 1963 award of the Queen's Medal for Poetry, 1941-1967, are MS. Eng. lett. c. 256.
Title
Papers of John Masefield, relating to the Queen's Medal for Poetry
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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