This collection is comprised of 41 items, most of which are letters or cards from Masefield to Miss Fogg. Only two items do not fall under this category; a newspaper clipping of a book review, and some notes made by Masefield for himself. The collection covers the years from 1911 to 1931, when the poet was in his most productive and well regarded years.
Items are identified mainly as ALS (handwritten, signed letters) and ACS (handwritten, signed cards).
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The English poet, playwright and novelist, John Masefield was born in 1878 in Ledbury. After running away to sea early (when he was thirteen) he settled in London from 1897 and devoted himself to writing. Later he moved to Oxford which was where he lived when most of the following collection was produced. Masefield became Poet Laureate in 1930 and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1935. Among his more notable works are, some early reflections of his maritime experiences in Salt Water Ballads (1902) and A Mainsail Haul (1905); The Tragedy of Pompey the Great (1910); The Widow in Bye Street (1912); Dauber (1913); Reynard the Fox (1919); Sard Harker (1924); Dead Ned (1938); and, Live and Kicking Ned (1939). The recipient of most of the pieces in this collection, is Miss Mabel Cary Fogg, of West Didsbury, Manchester. John Masefield died in 1967.
This collection is comprised of 41 items, most of which are letters or cards from English poet, playwright and novelist, John Masefield to Miss Mabel Cary Fogg of West Didsbury, Manchester. The collection covers the years from 1911 to 1931, when the poet was in his most productive and well regarded years.
Purchase made possible by Whittington gift, 1953. Previously formed part of MS 18.