Papers, 1894-1966

Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967


3 linear ft (approximately 630 items in 4 boxes + slipcases).
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
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.
English poet & biographer; b. Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon.
The collection is shelved in the vault.
Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.
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.
Contents list, 2p.

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