Letters of Siegfried Sassoon to McFarlin, Rev. Mother Margaret Mary; and related papers

Scope and Content

In January 1957, Sassoon began corresponding with McFarlin, Rev. Mother Margaret Mary (McFarlin) of the Convent of the Assumption, a correspondence which led directly to his being received into the Roman Catholic Church in August of that year.


The classmarks are continuous from MS Add.7935/1-435. Classmarks /450 and /500 have been assigned to additional material, namely press cuttings and a stray letter.

Access Information

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Related Material

Corresponding letters from Rev. Mother Margaret Mary to Siegfried Sassoon are at MS Add.9700, catalogued at http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0012%2FMS%20Add.9700. An outline of other collections of Sassoon material held by the Cambridge University Library Manuscripts Department is to be found online at: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/sassoon.html. Notable is the collection at MS Add.9852: Papers of Siegfried Sassoon.