Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to Glen Byam Shaw.

Scope and Content

This collection contains 373 letters, notes and postcards from Sassoon to Byam Shaw, 1924-1966; some with additional enclosures. Many have inferred dates written in pencil [by Hart-Davis]. It includes a number of items received by Sassoon and perhaps then forwarded on to Shaw, e.g. MS Add.9454/86-90; these are listed chronologically where not clearly associated with a particular letter. Undated letters are numbered from /369-373. All letters are from Sassoon to Shaw unless otherwise stated.

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, 2002

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Related Material

Letters from Byam Shaw to Sassoon, 1925-1967, are at Add.8889/3/41-138. 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.