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

Sassoon Journals

<p style='text-align: justify;'>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 style='text-align: justify;'>Diary entries:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><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></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>Drafts of poetry:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><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></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>Pasted in press cuttings:</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><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></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</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></p><br /><p style='text-align: justify;'>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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