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Siegfried Sassoon papers, 1894-1966

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1110
Bib ID 4079591 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967
Title Siegfried Sassoon papers, 1894-1966
Physical Description 3 linear feet (4 boxes, 13 slipcases)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence and manuscripts. The collection includes manuscript drafts and typescripts of two volumes of his autobiography: THE OLD CENTURY AND SEVEN MORE YEARS, 1938; and THE WEALD OF YOUTH, 1942. There are also 13 volumes of early notebooks for the period 1894 until 1909 (from age 8 to 22) containing drafts of over 200 poems, 19 short stories and many drawings. There is some correspondence about the autobiography. Also includes 21 letters from Arnold Bennett, 51 letters from Lady Ottoline Morrell, 26 letters from H.M. Tomlinson, 19 letters from Sassoon to his mother-in-law, Lady Gatty, 22 letters from Sassoon to his son, letters from many others, and a typescript of his poem "A love affair" with holograph note

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Siegfried Sassoon papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Selected manuscripts are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 11/29/1990.

4 letters of Arnold Bennett Cataloged HR 11/25/1991.

5 letters Cataloged HR 11/19/1992.

200 letters Cataloged HR 02/14/1994.

24 letters Cataloged HR 02/10/1995.

17 letters & 1 ms Cataloged HR 02/06/1996.

poetry drafts & bills Cataloged & processed HR 10/29/1998.

Mostly G.T. Sassoon papers Processed HR 08/08/2000.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Anthologies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invitations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists (document genres) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Receipts (financial records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
School records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Alma-Tadema, Laura Theresa, Lady, 1852-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, 1836-1912 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barker, Ernest, Sir, 1874-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Behrman, S. N (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brain, W. Russell Brain, Baron (Walter Russell Brain), 1895-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cecil, David, 1902-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cobden-Sanderson, Richard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crosland, T. W. H (Thomas William Hodgson), 1865-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
De la Mare, Richard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dunn, J. Shaw (John Shaw) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Forster, E. M (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French, Charles Newenham, 1875- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gatty, Margaret Scott, 1809-1873 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gatty, Richard, 1909-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gosse, Philip, 1879-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gosse, Sylvia, 1881-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Graham, W. H (William Hugh), 1912- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hassall, Christopher, 1912-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Haynes, E. S. P. (Edmund Sidney Pollock), 1877-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keynes, Geoffrey, 1887-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kirkup, James, 1918-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Klock, Franz-Joachim, 1937- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meredith, Margaret Elliot Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Monro, Harold, 1879-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morrell, Philip, 1870-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nichols, Robert, 1893-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Olivier, Edith Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oshima, Shotaro, 1899- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Palmer, Herbert E. (Herbert Edward), 1880-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prewett, Frank, 1893-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Quennell, Peter, 1905-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ross, Robert Baldwin, 1869-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russell, George William, 1867-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sassoon, George Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shaw, Glen Byam Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speaight, Robert, 1904-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spencer, Gilbert, 1892-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stonehouse, John Harrison, 1865?-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tennant, Stephen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tomlinson, H. M (Henry Major), 1873-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vaughan, Margaret Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watson, John (John Robson) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilkinson, L. P Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Williams, Orlo, 1883- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical note

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War.

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Series I: Cataloged correspondence:



Box 1 Alexander, A


Box 1 Barker, Sir Ernest


Box 1 Behrman, S. N.


Box 1 Bennett, Arnold


Box 1 Blunden, Edmund


Box 1 Brain, W. Russell


Box 1 Cecil, Lord David


Box 1 Cobden-Sanderson, Richard


Box 1 Crosland, T. W. H.


Box 1 De la Mare, Richard


Box 1 Drinkwater, John


Box 1 Dunn, John Shaw


Box 1 Eden, H. A.


Box 1 Forster, E. M.


Box 1 French, Charles Newenham


Box 1 Gatty, Katharine Morrison, Lady


Box 1 Gatty, Margaret Scott (Mrs Alfred)


Box 1 Gatty, Richard


Box 1 Gosse, Sir Edmund


Box 1 Gosse, Ellen Epps, Lady


Box 1 Gosse, Philip Henry George


Box 1 Gosse, Sylvia


Box 1 Graham, William Hugh


Box 1 Hassall, Christopher


Box 1 Haynes, Edmund Sidney Pollock


Box 1 Housman, Laurence


Box 1 Keynes, Sir Geoffrey


Box 1 Kirkup, James


Box 1 Klock, Franz-Joachim


Box 1 Lehmann, Rosamond


Box 1 Meredith, Margaret Elliot (Mrs William)


Box 1 Monro, Harold Edward


Box 1 Morrell, Lady Ottoline


Box 1 Morrell, Philip Edward


Box 1 Newbolt, Sir Henry


Box 1 Nichols, Norah Denny (Mrs Robert M. B.)


Box 1 Nichold, Robert Malise Bowyer


Box 1 Olivier, Edith


Box 1 Oshima, Shotaro


Box 1 Palmer, Herbert Edward


Box 1 Prewett, Frank James


Box 1 Quennell, Peter


Box 1 Rose, Jim


Box 1 Ross, Robert


Box 1 Russell, George William



Box 2 Sassoon, Siegfried


Box 2 Sitwell, Sir Osbert


Box 2 Speaight, Robert William


Box 2 Spencer, Gilbert Spender


Box 2 Sir Stephen


Box 2 Squire, Sir John Collings


Box 2 Stonehouse, John Harrison


Box 2 Tomlinson, Henry Major


Box 2 Vaughan, Margaret


Box 2 Vinogradoff, Julian Morrell


Box 2 Walpole, Sir Hugh


Box 2 Watson, John Robson


Box 2 Wells, Herbert George


Box 2 Whistler, Laurence


Box 2 Wilkinson, L. P.


Box 2 Williams, Orlando Cyprian


Box 2 Wimborne, Alice Grosvenor Guest, Lady


Box 2 Wright, Sir Michael

Series II: Cataloged manuscripts, documents, & photographs:



Box 2A Alma-Tadema, Sir Laurence & Lady


Box 2A Bennett, Arnold


Box 2A Sassoon, Joseph S.


Box 2A Sassoon, Siegfried



Box 3 Sassoon, Siegfried: The weald of youth

Series III: Bound Volumes



Volume 1 Some of my favorites (on microfilm)



Volume 2 Notebook of crayon drawings(on microfilm)



Volume 3 Celebrated stories (on microfilm)



Volume 4 The poems by Siegfried Sassoon. Complete edition (on microfilm)



Volume 5 The poems (on microfilm)



Volume 6 The blue (on microfilm)



Volume 7 The poems (on microfilm)



Volume 8 A book of verse (on microfilm)



Volume 9 The poems (on microfilm)



Volume 10 A pageant of dreams (on microfilm)



Volume 11 Anthology of poems (on microfilm)



Volume 12 Notes and rough drafts (on microfilm)



Volume 13 Notes and poetry drafts: The old century and seven more years (3 manuscripts) (on microfilm)

Series IV: Uncataloged Correspondence, Manuscripts, Documents, and Photographs



Box 4 George T. Sassoon and others



General Mss Box 78 Folder 5 Collection of 9 royalty statements from Faber & Faber, 1939-1966.


General Mss Box 78 Folder 6 Personal papers of Sassoon : Agreements; financial notes; royalty satements; letters, etc., 1920-1966 (67 pages in all), 1920-1966


General Mss Box 78 Folder 7 Siegfried Sassoon. 10 TLS to William Heinemann, 1926-1935.



General Mss Box 81 Folder 12 Income Tax. Notice of Assessments. Printed forms, with manuscript additions. Great Britain, tax years 1939-40 and 1941-42