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Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967



  • Existence: 1886 - 1967


Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was an English poet, writer, and soldier. A decorated veteran of World War I, he was one of the leading poets of the war and an outspoken anti-war advocate. Sassoon later worked as a literary editor and novelist.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Autobiographical outline, [after 1919]

 Part of Collection — Box 45: [Barcode: 39002137225208], Folder: GROUP 1405, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Holograph manuscript, written after Mar, 1919.

Dates: [after 1919]

John Betjeman collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 675
Abstract: The John Betjeman collection documents the personal and professional life of John Betjeman between 1908 and 1990, with the bulk of material dating between 1936 and 1984. The collection provides evidence of Betjeman's career as a writer and broadcaster and consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, newspaper clippings, audiovisual materials, and a small number of candid photographs. The collection traces Betjeman's creative process through initial scribblings in his notebooks to...
Dates: 1908-2002, bulk 1936-1984

William S. Reese Collection of Robert Graves

Call Number: GEN MSS 1137
Scope and Contents: Papers relating to English author Robert Graves and his literary and social circle, collected by William S. Reese. The papers contain correspondence, 1916-1987 and undated, most autograph letters, signed, from Graves to correspondents including Desmond Flower, Dorothy and Ward Hutchinson, Violet and Walter McCormack, W. S. Merwin, Albert R. Mills, Frank Sanders, Siegfried Sassoon, Martin Secker, and other literary colleagues, friends, and family, with third-party correspondence about...
Dates: 1916-1987, bulk 1920-1980

Ralph Hodgson papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 245
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, artwork, photographs, and printed material documenting the life of Ralph Hodgson. The bulk of the collection is made up of correspondence, which occupies 38 boxes. Principal correspondents include Enid Bagnold, Silvia Baker, Edmund Blunden, Bryher, T.S. Eliot, Vivienne Eliot, Norman Holmes Pearson, I. A. Richards, Siegfried Sassoon, Dorothy Hall Smith, and W. Bevan Whitney. Topics in the correspondence include the work and personal lives of other poets and authors...
Dates: 1695-1976, bulk 1914-1970

Frederick R. Koch collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 601
Abstract: The Frederick R. Koch Collection consists of musical, literary, and historical materials collected by Frederick R. Koch, principally through purchases at public auctions, 1979-1986. Including individual items, concentrations of related materials, and several extensive archives, the collection is a broad and deep resource for study of the lives and works of a range of composers, authors, and other historical figures.Most materials are music manuscripts, literary manuscripts, drawings,...
Dates: 1640-1983

Letter : Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, to Siegfried Sassoon, 1949 April 10

 Part of Collection — Box 273: [Barcode: 39002140921272], Folder: 32
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
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Autograph manuscript letter, signed, from Ursala Whalley to Sassoon asking if he can review her work.

Dates: 1949 April 10

Letter : Wiltshire, to Earl E. Fisk, 1950 Sep 12

 Part of Collection — Box 45: [Barcode: 39002137225208], Folder: GROUP 1405, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
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ALS concerning A. E. Coppard.

Dates: 1950 Sep 12

Letters : to Florence Hardy, 1918-35

 Part of Collection — Box 45: [Barcode: 39002137225208], Folder: GROUP 1405, F-3-5
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Twenty-four ALS and one telegram.

With twenty-three envelopes.

Discussing his activities, work, and Thomas Hardy.

Dates: 1918-35

Letters : to Walter de la Mare, 1912-1955

 Part of Collection — Box 269: [Barcode: 39002140920456], Folder: 18
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

60 autograph manuscript letters, 12 autograph manuscript postcards, and four typescript letters, signed, from Sassoon to De la Mare. Sassoon discusses De la Mare’s article about Robinson Crusoe and makes reference to authors, including Max Beerbohm, Robert Graves, Thomas Hardy, Ralph Hodgson, H. M. Tomlinson, and H. G. Wells. Some letters contain watercolor illustrations by Sassoon depicting unidentified men. Also includes two printed poems by Sassoon.

Dates: 1912-1955

Eric Allen Osborne papers concerning In letters of red

Call Number: GEN MSS 512
Abstract: The collection consists of letters and manuscripts documenting the publication of the anthology in 1938. Contributors include: W. H. Auden, John Brownson, Cecil Day Lewis, Lion Feuchtwanger, George de Fiedorowicz, Louis Golding, Geoffrey Grigson, Robert Herring, Herbert Hodge, James Lansdale Hodson, Jeffrey Eardley Jeffrey, Peter Lagger, David Low, Louis MacNeice, Kingsley Martin, Siegfried Sassoon, John Strachey, Frank Tilsley, Edward Upward and Rex Warner.Series I, Correspondence,...
Dates: 1935-1938

Siegfried Sassoon papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 768
Scope and Contents:

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, a scrapbook, and other papers by or related to Siegfried Sassoon. Spanning from the beginning of the first World War to Sassoon's death in 1967, the papers document his writings, including the novel Sherston's Progress, the poetry collections Satirical Poems and The Heart's Journey, and other works.

Dates: 1914-1967