Correspondence between John Masefield and Marguerite Osborne, the editor of the Virginia Gazette (newspaper), regarding the publishing of his poem in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's visit, in 1957, to Jamestown in connection with the 350th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown. Includes copy of this poem, "The Virginian Adventure", newspaper clipping of Masefield's "Sea Fever" from the Newport News Daily Press, 1967 and Israel Shenker's tribute to Masefield in the New York Times, 1970.
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John Masefield, English poet, author, scholar and poet laureate, is famous for his ballads of the sea based on personal experience. His best know work is "Reynard the Fox", 1919. He was appointed poet laureate, in 1930 and produced occasional pieces for 37 years. He was awarded honorary degrees from Oxford, Liverpool and St. Andrews universities. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .