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Sassoon Journals : Journal, 19 June 1917-6 July 1917

Sassoon Journals

<p style='text-align: justify;'>The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises notes on war, on politics and on Sassoon's reading, together with transcripts of associated letters. Contents include: </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Prose passages:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><ul><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>1-7</a>, <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(13);return false;'>10-12</a>. political views on the conduct of the War</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(11);return false;'>8</a>. 'Looking forward to something'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(24);return false;'>21-22</a>. a fair copy of Sassoon's statement against the conduct of the War</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(26);return false;'>23</a>. a list of persons the statement was sent to</li></ul></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>Copies of correspondence:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><ul><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(16);return false;'>13</a>. from a Staff-Captain, begins 'It makes me terrible miserable'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(17);return false;'>14</a>. from Arnold Bennett, begins 'There is no arguing about the continuance of the war'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(22);return false;'>19</a>. from a J.C. Quarter Master of the 1st R[oyal] W[elch] F[usiliers], begins 'I hope trouble doesn't strike you'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(23);return false;'>20</a>. from a ?telegram from an adjutant 3rd R[oyal] W[elch] F[usiliers], 'Join at Litherland immediately' and a copy of Sassoon's response</li></ul></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>Quotations:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><ul><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(12);return false;'>9</a>. Sorley, 'The blind fight the blind'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(18);return false;'>15-17</a>. J.A. Hobson, 'The Nation'</li></ul></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>Other:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><ul><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(29);return false;'>72</a>. an acquaintance's contact details</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(21);return false;'>18</a>. pasted in press cutting entitled 'No peace with the Hohenzollerns'</li></ul></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>N.B. Enclosures are to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is partially original. Blank from folios <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(27);return false;'>24-71</a>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>This item is included in the Library’s 600th anniversary exhibition <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''>Lines of Thought: Discoveries that changed the world</a> which runs until 30 September 2016.</p>

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