[Letters and photograph, 1910-1925] [manuscript]., [1910-1925] | University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Seven letters from John Masefield to Penelope Wheeler, containing remarks on her performance in a production of "The tragedy of Nan" that the author attended; recommendation for a song for a performance of "The tragedy of Nan"; recommendations for a production of "The locked chest"; compliments on another of Wheeler's performances; thanks for "delectable jelly and ginger"; reference to a production of King Lear, with regrets that Wheeler and the author will be unable to arrange a meeting; also includes 1 photograph of the author, inscribed, "For Penelope, from John Masefield, Christmas, 1925."
Five letters are holograph, signed; 2 letters are typed, signed; 6 letters are on personal letterhead.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Origin: Three letters are undated, 2 are dated "Nov 12, 1910", the others dated "May 8, 1913" and "Dec 11, 1916"; addresses of origin are "Hill Crest, Boar's Hill, Oxford", "30, Maida Hill West, W.", "91 Hampden, 91 Missenden, Bucks.", "Lollingdon, Cholsey, Berks", "Pinbury Park, Cirencester", and "Burcote Brook, Abingdon".
Former shelf-mark: Uncat 72 15.
Penelope Wheeler was President of the Hill Players, a theatre company Masefield founded in 1922 while living at Boar's Hill, Oxford.