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Sassoon Journals : Journal, 27 Dec. 1921-13 July 1922

Sassoon Journals

<p style='text-align: justify;'>The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1922 I' and mostly comprises diary entries, notes from Sassoon's reading; and reflective passages on a variety of subjects. Diary entries include frequent mention of horse racing, and <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(104);return false;'>51v-64r</a>. entries concerning Thomas Hardy and visits to Max Gate.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>It also includes the following drafts of poetry:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><ul><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(6);return false;'>2v-3r</a>. 'On Beauty'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(9);return false;'>4r-4v</a>. 'Visiting Blenheim Palace'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(11);return false;'>5r</a>. 'Ducal Survival'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(13);return false;'>6r-7r</a>. 'A Ducal Insignificance', later called 'A Ducal Anterior'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(17);return false;'>8r-10r</a>. 'Lines on being urged to write about Love'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(26);return false;'>12v-13r</a>. 'Romantic Drama'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(28);return false;'>13v</a>. untitled, begins 'There is little enough to be done'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(29);return false;'>14r</a>. untitled, begins 'I cannot write about the clouds'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(30);return false;'>14v</a>. untitled, begins 'Much have I praised you'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(36);return false;'>17v</a>. 'A Child's Kingdom'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(38);return false;'>18v</a>. 'To Any Father (who still thinks war inevitable)</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(134);return false;'>108v</a>. 'Wessie', a poem about Thomas Hardy's dog</li></ul></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>N.B. There are no loose enclosures or detached folios. The foliation is the archivist's. Blank from folios <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(130);return false;'>64v-108r</a>.</p>

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