Sassoon Journals : Journal, 21 Jan. 1920-22 Apr. 1920

Sassoon Journals

<p>The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries. It covers the period of Sassoon's lecture tour in the United States of America. Entries were written in New York and Philadelphia and include mention of:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(12);return false;'>5v</a>]. [W.B.] Yeats</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(15);return false;'>7r-7v</a>]. [éamon] de Valera</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(14);return false;'>6v-7r</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(22);return false;'>10v</a>] & [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(35);return false;'>17r</a>]. Louis Untermeyer</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(37);return false;'>18r</a>]. Kahlil Gibran</li> </ul> <br /> <p>The volume also includes:</p> <p>Drafts of poetry:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(63);return false;'>21r</a>]. untitled, begins 'You have no words to say'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(62);return false;'>21v</a>]. 'Thomas Hardy'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(44);return false;'>30v</a>]. untitled '(On the boat to New York)', begins 'Beyond life's howling hurricane', couplet</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Other:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(29);return false;'>14r-14v</a>]; [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(47);return false;'>22v-29r</a>]. notes for speeches largely on being a poet, reasons for writing war poetry, views on war, and considering how to convey war and nobility versus war and brutality, together with lists of poems to be read</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(45);return false;'>30r</a>]. lists of people to write to</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(59);return false;'>23r</a>]. quotation from W. James, begins 'To those who agree'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(6);return false;'>2v</a>]. list of books taken away to New York</li> </ul> <br /> <p>N.B. Detached folios are to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is the archivist's.</p>

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