John Masefield Manuscripts

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 There are two manuscript poems, one incomplete and unpublished, and one published, but not in Masefield's own hand and Masefield's search for information on the barque Wanderer.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.