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Sassoon Journals : Journal, 2 Aug. 1924-3 Nov. 1924

Sassoon Journals

<p style='text-align: justify;'>The volume is a ruled notebook, marked '1924 III', and mostly comprises diary entries on Sassoon's motoring tour with John Philbin. Contents include:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Diary entries:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><ul><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(8);return false;'>3v-15r</a>. accounts of visits to Garsington (home of Lady Ottoline Morrell) and Max Gate, Dorchester (home of Thomas Hardy), where T.E. Lawrence and H.M. Tomlinson were also guests</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(34);return false;'>17v-18v</a>. an account of a stay with Ruth and Henry Head</li></ul></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>Drafts of poetry:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><ul><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(76);return false;'>32v-33v</a>. 'An industrial landscape'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(75);return false;'>34r</a>. 'At the Grave of Henry Vaughan'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(71);return false;'>34r-36r</a>. 'A Ruined Castle', later called 'Cary Castle'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(68);return false;'>37v</a>. untitled, later called 'The Cerne Giant'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(66);return false;'>38v</a>. 'Stonehenge'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(64);return false;'>39v</a>. 'The Grandeur of Ghosts'</li></ul></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>Other:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><ul><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>1v-2r</a>. lists of distances between towns on his driving tours of the Midlands, East Anglia and South Wales</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(6);return false;'>2v</a>. list of locations of nights spent away on his driving tour</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(27);return false;'>13r</a>. quotation: George Moore, '...head like a dumpling with onion sauce over it'</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(59);return false;'>30r</a>. pasted in press cutting entitled 'Kaiser's nephew married' (largely worn away)</li><li><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(70);return false;'>36v</a>. list of monies spent</li></ul></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>N.B. From folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(1);return false;'>32</a> entries resume from the back of the notebook. A detached folio is to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is the archivist's.</p>

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