Sassoon Journals : Journal, 26 June 1916-12 Aug. 1916

Sassoon Journals

The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries. It shows some signs of damp damage to the fore edge of the text block and there is mud mud(i) in the grooves around the inside cover where the end papers overlap the covering on the boards. There are some ink bleeds at the edges of the pages. This damage and mud may be from the trenches. Contents include:

Diary entries:

Many entries concern action in the Somme Valley (chiefly near Morlancourt, Fricourt and Mametz Wood).

Drafts of poetry:

Sketches and doodles:

Diagrams and maps:



N.B. Sassoon wrote from both ends of this notebook; after folio 106v entries resume from the opposite end. Folios 54r-106r are blank. Enclosure is to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is the archivist's.

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