Sassoon Journals : Journal, 19 June 1917-6 July 1917

Sassoon Journals

<p>The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises notes on war, on politics and on Sassoon's reading, together with transcripts of associated letters. Contents include: </p> <p>Prose passages:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>1-7</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(13);return false;'>10-12</a>]. political views on the conduct of the War</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(11);return false;'>8</a>]. 'Looking forward to something'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(24);return false;'>21-22</a>]. a fair copy of Sassoon's statement against the conduct of the War</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(26);return false;'>23</a>]. a list of persons the statement was sent to</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Copies of correspondence:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(16);return false;'>13</a>]. from a Staff-Captain, begins 'It makes me terrible miserable'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(17);return false;'>14</a>]. from Arnold Bennett, begins 'There is no arguing about the continuance of the war'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(22);return false;'>19</a>]. from a J.C. Quarter Master of the 1st R[oyal] W[elch] F[usiliers], begins 'I hope trouble doesn't strike you'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(23);return false;'>20</a>]. from a ?telegram from an adjutant 3rd R[oyal] W[elch] F[usiliers], 'Join at Litherland immediately' and a copy of Sassoon's response</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Quotations:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(12);return false;'>9</a>]. Sorley, 'The blind fight the blind'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(18);return false;'>15-17</a>]. J.A. Hobson, 'The Nation'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Other:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(29);return false;'>72</a>]. an acquaintance's contact details</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(21);return false;'>18</a>]. pasted in press cutting entitled 'No peace with the Hohenzollerns'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>N.B. Enclosures are to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is partially original. Blank from folios [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(27);return false;'>24-71</a>].</p>

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