Sassoon Journals : Journal, 12 Mar. 1927-28 Sep. 1927

Sassoon Journals

<p>The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1927-II' and mostly comprises diary entries, including passages relating to the Sitwells, Edmund Blunden, and Edmund Gosse, among others. Contents include:</p> <p>Diary entries:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(99);return false;'>48r</a>]. meeting Stephen Tennant</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(115);return false;'>55r-56r</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(124);return false;'>59v-63r</a>]. Robert Graves</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(143);return false;'>69r-73v</a>]. meeting Ellen Terry</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(167);return false;'>81r-124r</a>]. Sassoon's trip to Belgium, France, Austria and Germany with Frankie Schuster, Glen Byam Shaw, John Philbin and Anzie Wylde, with reminiscences about the Great War</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Drafts of poetry:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(6);return false;'>2v</a>]. 'A wolf was there', later called 'The Claimant'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(264);return false;'>125v</a>]. untitled, begins 'Who shall remember gazing on this Gate'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(259);return false;'>128r</a>]. untitled, begins 'Your mother sat and watched the sky strewn river'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(257);return false;'>128v-129r</a>]. 'After a visit to de la Mare'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(256);return false;'>129v</a>]. 'How shall a man keep faith with his own soul'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Pasted in press cuttings:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(5);return false;'>2r</a>]. announcement of the death of Rachel Beer</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(254);return false;'>124v</a>]. obituary for L[eo] F[rancis] [Howard] Schuster</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Other:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>1v</a>]. quotation from Bacon, begins 'a mind fixed and bent upon somewhat that is good'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>1v-2r</a>]. list of locations of nights spent away from home on short visits in England and a tour of Belgium, Germany, Austria and France</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(115);return false;'>55r</a>]. sketch of the Sitwells</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(257);return false;'>129r</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(255);return false;'>130r</a>]. acquaintances' contact details</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(256);return false;'>129v</a>]. list of monies spent</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(256);return false;'>129v</a>]. lists of distances between towns his European tour</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(255);return false;'>130r</a>]. list of correspondence received</li> </ul> <br /> <p>N.B. After folio [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(264);return false;'>125v</a>] entries resume from the back of the notebook. Enclosures are to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is the archivist's.</p>


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