Sassoon Journals : Journal, 8 Aug. 1921-2 Mar. 1922

Sassoon Journals

<p>The volume is a ruled notebook (marked '1921 Rome' on the front cover) and mostly comprises diary entries, together with preparatory notes for poetry and prose. Contents include:</p> <p>Diary entries:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(31);return false;'>14r-21r</a>]. an account of a visit to Renshaw Hall [home of the Sitwells] in September 1921, with comments on Osbert Sitwell</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(47);return false;'>22r-23v</a>]. entries concerning Elgar</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(59);return false;'>28r</a>]. entry written at Tintern Abbey</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(60);return false;'>28v-30</a>]. entry written at Max Gate, home of 'T.H.' [Thomas Hardy]</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(64);return false;'>30v-33v</a>]. on a trip to Rome [with Frank 'Toronto' Prewett]</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(88);return false;'>42v-45r</a>]. at Cirencester [with Norman Loder]</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Drafts of poetry:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(9);return false;'>4r-5r</a>]. untitled, begins 'It is rumoured of God Almighty'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(13);return false;'>6r-10a(v)</a>]. 'The Last Judgement'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(25);return false;'>11r-12r</a>]. 'Dives and Lazarus'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(27);return false;'>12r</a>]. 'My Message'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Quotations:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(6);return false;'>2v</a>]. Landor, begins 'There is a gloom in deep love'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(7);return false;'>3r</a>]. Shelley, begins 'Murmured names and spells'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(28);return false;'>12v</a>]. Nietzsche, begins 'In respect to artists of every kind'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(30);return false;'>13v</a>]. Shelley, marked 'Reason and Imagination'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(101);return false;'>71v</a>]. T[homas] H[ardy] quoting Job.XV.17, 'That which I have seen I will declare'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Prose passages:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(80);return false;'>38v-39r</a>]. 'Prelude to a self-revealing journal'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(82);return false;'>39v-41r</a>]. 'After-effects of an intellectual discussion at Cambridge'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(86);return false;'>41v-42r</a>]. 'Conversation in a tea-car' (with Mr Elwes)</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Pen and ink drawings:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(5);return false;'>2r</a>]. semi-abstract image containing two male figures</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(23);return false;'>10b(r)</a>]. semi-abstract image labelled 'The serpent Lust; shapes of distracted Angels: I am Orestes fighting with my furies'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(24);return false;'>10b(v)</a>] semi-abstract image containing a figure and a face</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(105);return false;'>69v</a>]. abstract lines containing the letters A.M.L.</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Other:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(8);return false;'>3v</a>]. notes on The Last Judgement and religious enthusiasm</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(97);return false;'>72r-73v</a>]. list of manuscripts of poems by Wilfred Owen, annotated with probable dates and thoughts on quality</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(102);return false;'>71r</a>]. list of 'Poems returned to Mrs Owen as no good'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(75);return false;'>36r</a>]. notes on incentives for writing</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(76);return false;'>36v-37v</a>]. notes on reasons for keeping a journal</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(73);return false;'>35r-35v</a>]. list of social engagements October 1921-March 1922</li> </ul> <br /> <p>N.B. After folio [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(106);return false;'>69</a>] entries resume from the back of the notebook. Detached folios are to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is the archivist's. Blank from folios [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(94);return false;'>45v-69r</a>].</p>

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