Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to him

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

[1-980] The correspondents include [4] Cyril Alington, 1942; [9-19] Katharine Asquith, 1960-67; [20-22] Aubrey Attwater, 1930; [28-32] Rolf Barber, 1950-51; [35] A.T. Bartholomew, 1927; [37] Sir Arnold Bax, c.1926; [39] Sir Cecil Beaton, c.1930; [44-45] Sam Behrman, 1928; [48] Gerald, 14th Lord Berners, 1946; [52] Carlos Blacker, 1931; [64-65] Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, c.1957; [70-72] Florence Lucie Rudston Brown (Royal Society of Literature), 1925; [89] George Bushnell, 1941; [93-126] Glen Byam Shaw, 1926-42; [128-129] Sydney Campion, 1946; [136-137] Sibyl, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, 1943; [144] Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1936; [147] Sibyl, Lady Colefax, 1930; [148-151] Constance Collier, 1931; [152-155] Vivian Connell, 1929; [166] Anthony Crossley, 1928; [169-182] Julian Dadd, 1929-36; [192-196] Mary Davidow, 1958-59; [198-204] Ian Davie, 1960-61; [207-208] Edward Dent, 1923-25; [209-220] Ethel, Lady Desborough, 1925-47; [227] St. Clair Donaldson (Bishop of Salisbury), 1935; [231-236] Mary Duclaux, 1928-30; [239-257] J.C. Dunn, 1926-46; [261-265] Horatia Eden, 1936-39; [280] Elsie Fogerty, 1923; [285-289] Marjorie Forster, 1930-67; [297-300] Robert Gathorne-Hardy, 1935; [301-320] Katherine, Lady Gatty, 1933-45; [323-324] Louis Gillet, 1925-29; [330-334] Sylvia Gosse, 1929-36; [336-337] 1st Viscount Grey of Falloden, 1929; [341-342] Francis Hackett, 1928-29; [347-348] John Hammond, 1948; [350-353] Joseph Anthony Hardcastle, 1938; [364-386] Henry Head, 1922-37; [390-415] Philipp von Hesse, Landgrave of Hesse, 1921-25; [420-457] Johanna Hirth, 1928-39; [469-471] Ben Huebsch, 1928-37; [474-535] Beryl and Eileen Hunter, 1930-39; [554-560] Dom Anthony Jebb, 1958-60; [573-574] Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1936-38; [584-585] Sir Alan Lascelles, 1960; [586] Harold Laski, 1929; [604-607] Marvine Maazel, 1925-26; [640-642] Sir Roderick Meikle-John, 1917-26; [643-650] Max Meyerfeld, 1926-30; [651] Ernest Milton, 1929; [658-659] William L. Mollison (Master of Clare), 1918; [676-677] Ronald Oates, 1945; [689-690] Max Plowman, 1928; [697] 8th Duke of Richmond and Gordon, 1930; [705-710] Edwin Rose, 1923; [715] Ralph Sampson (Astronomer Royal, Scotland), 1933; [716] 1st Viscount Samuel, 1948; [717-731] Hamo Sassoon, 1935-39; [732-738] Leo Sassoon, 1923-30; [740-747] Michael Sassoon, 1922-66; [758] Artur Schnabel, 1927; [760-762] Frank Schuster, 1925-26; [773-777] Hugh Sheppard, 1935; [789-790] Harold Speed, 1926-28; [820] Guilhermina Suggia, 1918; [825-831] Anne Tennant, 1929-32; [832] 2nd Baron Glenconner, 1930; [534a] Stephen Tennant to B. Hunter, 1939; [836-844] Henry Thompson, 1916-30; [848-858] Theresa Thornycroft, c.1869-71 and undated; [857-877] Sir Hamo Thornycroft, 1907-23; [878-895] Cyril Tomkinson, 1922-30; [899-906] H.M. Tomlinson, 1937-45; [907-910] Philip Tomlinsonm, 1927; [918] W.H. Wagstaff (Royal Society of Literature), 1929; [922-923] Sir William Walton, 1930; [933] Dorothea White, 1936; [946-961] Helen Wirgman, 1907-10; [964] Violet Gordon Woodhouse, c.1929; and [975-979] Wendela Wylde, 1926-29.

[1015-1044] Letters of congratulation on the award of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, 1957.

[1045-1063] Letters to Hester Sassoon, condolences on the death of her mother Lady Gatty (1949), and Gatty family documents.

[1064-1094] Financial and miscellaneous documents.

Administrative / Biographical History

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (1886-1967), poet and author.

Arrangement

The main sequence, 1-980, is arranged alphabetically by writer.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1996.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. A full catalogue is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers of Siegfried Sassoon, MSS.Add.7935, 8276, 8483-8494, 8538, 8539, 8541, and 8889, as well as letters from Siegfried Sassoon to Sir Geoffrey and Margaret Keynes, MS.Add.8633. There are also microfilms of the drafts of poems dating from 1897-1965, Microfilm MSS 11283-11287. Books from Sassoon's library are in the Rare Books class CCC.39.