Siegfried Sassoon: Wonted Themes

Scope and Content

A collection of 14 poems, handwritten by Sassoon and bearing his monogram. Fair copy with occasional corrections. Poems: 'Apologia', 'The Tasking', 'Another Spring', 'An Epitome', 'The Best of It', 'The Worst of It', 'The Half Century', 'Neighbours', 'A Reunion', 'Not Guilty', 'Human Bondage', 'Can it be...', 'The Offering' and 'Two Twinklings'. With a related letter from Sassoon to 'Tommy' [H.M. Tomlinson], Heytesbury, 1 Jan. 1953.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

Purchased, November 2006.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

pages hand-sewn with coloured decorative paper cover

Related Material

An outline of other collections of Sassoon material held by the Cambridge University Library Manuscripts Department is to be found online at: Some detailed catalogues to these collections may be found at the Archives Hub website: Notable is the collection at MS Add.9852: Papers of Siegfried Sassoon.