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:
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.
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.