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

Sassoon Journals

<p>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>Diary entries:</p> <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> <br /> <p>Drafts of poetry:</p> <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> <br /> <p>Other:</p> <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> <br /> <p>N.B. From folio [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(79);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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