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   Siegfried Sassoon Papers, 1894-1966

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Siegfried Sassoon Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079591 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967.
Title:Siegfried Sassoon Papers, 1894-1966
Physical description:3 linear ft. (ca.630 items in 4 boxes & 13 slipcases).
Language(s):In English
Access: Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.  More information »



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

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Scope and Content

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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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.

Restrictions on Use

Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Siegfried Sassoon Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 11/29/1990

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

5 letters Cataloged 11/19/1992 HR

200 letters Cataloged 02/14/1994 HR

24 letters Cataloged 02/10/1995 HR

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

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

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

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 7, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-07-07 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Alma-Tadema, Laura Theresa, Lady, 1852-1909.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir, 1836-1912.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barker, Ernest, Sir, 1874-1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brain, W. Russell Brain (Walter Russell Brain), Baron, 1895-1966.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cecil, David, 1902-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cobden-Sanderson, Richard.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Crosland, T. W. H. (Thomas William Hodgson), 1865-1924.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
De la Mare, Richard.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dunn, John Shaw.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
French, Charles Newenham, 1875-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gatty, Alfred, Mrs., 1809-1873.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gatty, Richard, 1909-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gosse, Philip, 1879-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gosse, Sylvia, 1881-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Graham, W. H. (William Hugh), 1912-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Great Britain--Intellectual life--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Great Britain--Social life and customs--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hassall, Christopher, 1912-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Haynes, Edmund Sidney Pollock.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Keynes, Geoffrey, 1887-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kirkup, James, 1918-2009.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Klock, Franz-Joachim, 1937-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901-1990.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature and society--Great Britain--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Meredith, Margaret Elliot.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Monro, Harold Edward, 1879-1932.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morrell, Philip, 1870-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Olivier, Edith.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Oshima, Shotaro, 1899-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Palmer, Herbert Edward, 1880-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prewett, Frank James, 1893-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Quennell, Peter, 1905-1993.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ross, Robert Baldwin, 1869-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russell, George William, 1867-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sassoon, George.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shaw, Glen Byam.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speaight, Robert William, 1904-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Spencer, Gilbert, 1892-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stonehouse, John Harrison, 1865-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tennant, Stephen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tomlinson, H. M. (Henry Major), 1873-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vaughan, MargaretPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Walpole, Hugh, Sir, 1884-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Watson, John Robson.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilkinson, L. P.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Williams, Orlo, 1883-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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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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