Autograph letter signed from John Masefield to Mr. Forster Bovill [manuscript], 1911.
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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 Ba...