Sassoon Journals : Journal, 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927

Sassoon Journals

<p>The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926-27-I' and mostly comprises diary entries, including passages relating to his friendships with Ben Nichols, Edmund Gosse, Edith and Obsert Sitwell, and E.M. Forster, among others. Contents include:</p> <p>Diary entries:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(55);return false;'>27r</a>]. showing American publisher Crosby Gaige the manuscript of [Wilfred] Owen's poems</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(69);return false;'>34r-34v</a>]. a visit from Robert Graves</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(88);return false;'>43v-44r</a>]. 'My Landlord' (about Harold Speed)</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(90);return false;'>44v-45v</a>]. anecdotes about poets W.B. Yeats and Wordsworth told to him by Edmund Gosse</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(110);return false;'>54v-67r</a>]. visits to Ruth and Henry Head and to Thomas Hardy at Max Gate</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(159);return false;'>79r</a>]. reflections on his influence on Wilfred Owen's poem 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(170);return false;'>84v-86r</a>] & [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(208);return false;'>102v-103r</a>]. trips to Oxford to see Glen Byam Shaw perform</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Copies of letters:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(86);return false;'>42v-43r</a>]. from Sassoon's nephews Leo and Pat Sassoon re Christmas gifts and family news</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(140);return false;'>69v</a>]. from Robert and Nancy [Graves]</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Other:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>1v</a>]. list of locations of nights spent away from home</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(5);return false;'>2r</a>]. an analysis of the time taken to fill journal volumes</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(66);return false;'>32v-33r</a>]. lists of 'Books given away this Christmas'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(158);return false;'>78v</a>]. pasted in photograph of 'Mother's cat Jack'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(186);return false;'>91v</a>]. pasted in press cutting of an advertisement for the 'Mercury Book' (poetry anthology)</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(208);return false;'>102v</a>]. draft of a poem 'For an Album'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>N.B. A detached folio is to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is the archivist's.</p>

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