Sassoon Journals : Journal, 15 May 1924-31 July 1924

Sassoon Journals

<p>The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1924 II' and mostly comprises diary entries, written in London or while staying at The Hut, Bray (home of Frankie Schuster). Individuals mentioned include Osbert Sitwell, Max Meyerfield, Bob Nichols, Ralph Hodgson, Henry Newbolt and Arnold Bennett. Contents include:</p> <p>Diary entries:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(35);return false;'>17r</a>]. on receiving new poems from Robert Graves</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(37);return false;'>18r</a>]. on the gift of a car from R. Temple</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(39);return false;'>19r-20r</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(52);return false;'>24v-25r</a>]. on J.C. Squire's offer to publish his poems in an anthology</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(56);return false;'>26v-29r</a>]. on his quarrel with the Sitwells</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(88);return false;'>42v-44r</a>]. on [Edward] Elgar</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(93);return false;'>45r-45v</a>]. on Walter Sickert</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(110);return false;'>55r-57r</a>]. on the wedding of Anzie Wylde</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(137);return false;'>70v-75v</a>]. a trip to his hometown of Weirleigh, Matfield, and his old school at New Beacon with John Philbin</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Drafts of poetry:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(17);return false;'>8r-9r</a>]. 'From A Guide to Elemental Behaviour'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(20);return false;'>9v</a>]. 'The Royal Academy Unvisited'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(92);return false;'>44v</a>]. 'Eyes'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Other:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>1v</a>]. quotation from [Sir Edward Dyre], 'All the pleasure that I find, is to maintain a quiet mind'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(77);return false;'>37r</a>]. an extract from a letter from E.M.F. [E.M. Forster] about T.E. Lawrence</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(136);return false;'>70r</a>]. list of monies gifted</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(161);return false;'>82r-82v</a>]. 'An Account of the Tribute to the Poet Laureate on his 80th Birthday' (concerning Robert Bridges)</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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