Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to him from McFarlin, Rev. Mother Margaret Mary, Superior of the Convent of the Assumption, and nuns of Stanbrook Abbey, c.1930s-1960s

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 collection consists of 570 letters.

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 from Roy Davids Ltd., JUN 2004

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Related Material

Corresponding letters from Siegfried Sassoon to Rev. Mother Margaret Mary are at MS Add.7935, catalogued at; the catalogue is also available on the Archives Hub website: An outline of other collections of Sassoon material held by the Cambridge University Library Manuscripts Department is to be found online at: Notable is the collection at MS Add.9852: Papers of Siegfried Sassoon.