Sassoon Journals : Journal, 8 Jan. 1921-11 July 1922

Sassoon Journals

<p>The volume is a plain notebook titled 'Journal 1921', written while living at 54 Tufton Street. It is entirely comprised of diary entries in an unusually fair hand together with many later annotations and expurgated sections. Contents include:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(5);return false;'>1b(r)-1b(v)</a>]. quotations from Conrad, Sir J. Davies, Pope, Bertrand Russell, Goethe and Stendhal</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(21);return false;'>7r</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(23);return false;'>8r</a>]. list of social engagements</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(25);return false;'>9r</a>]. mention of the suicide of young Holloway at Nellie Burton's lodgings at Half Moon Street</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(35);return false;'>16r</a>]. Sassoon's work for 'The Nation' on the collieries in South Wales</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(53);return false;'>26r-27r</a>]. his mother's opinion of G [Gabriel Atkin]</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(81);return false;'>47r</a>]. meeting David Cecil</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(101);return false;'>57r</a>] & [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(131);return false;'>76r</a>]. visits from E.M. Forster</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(109);return false;'>61r</a>]. comments on Hamo Thornycroft</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(113);return false;'>63r</a>]. meeting T.S. Eliot</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(119);return false;'>66r-67r</a>]. point-to-point races with Norman Loder</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(123);return false;'>68r</a>]. seeing J.W.H. Crosland again since his attacks on Robbie Ross with Lord Alfred Douglas</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(21);return false;'>7r</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(133);return false;'>77r-78r</a>] & [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(159);return false;'>91r</a>]. on Robert Graves and his own less than cordial behaviour towards him</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(135);return false;'>78r-79r</a>]. on meeting Graves with T.E. Lawrence</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(157);return false;'>90r-91r</a>]. on Blunden and on the sexual element to his friendships with Robert Graves and Toronto [Frank] Prewett</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(161);return false;'>92r</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(165);return false;'>94r-95r</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(171);return false;'>97r</a>]. the death and funeral of William Halse Rivers, with reminiscences</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(163);return false;'>93r</a>]. on dinners with the Gosses</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(191);return false;'>110r</a>]. on visits to the de la Mares</li> </ul> <br /> <p>It also includes mention of stays at Garsington (home of Lady Ottoline Morrell) and numerous references to Osbert and Edith Sitwell, 'Little' [Edmund] Blunden, Frankie Schuster, Bob Nichols, Thomas Hardy, Eddie Marsh, and W.H. Davies, among others.</p> <p>N.B. A detached folio is to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is mainly original. Some of the entries in this notebook are copied from the journal at [<a href='/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00018/1'>MS Add.9852/1/18</a>].</p>

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