Papers of Siegfried Sassoon

Scope and Content

This is an interim description: a cataloguing project is in progress and the collection is partly closed. Descriptions of material classified as /1-9, /11 and /12 are now available. Please find below descriptions of the scope and content of the papers of Siegfried Sassoon which were purchased from the estate of his son George Sassoon in December 2009. Further descriptions are be written over the coming months and will be made accessible from this webpage as they are completed.

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, 2009.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

A number of items from this collection have been digitised on Cambridge Digital Library. Digitsied items include Sassoon's First World War notebooks and two poetry notebooks: MS Add.9852/1/ 4-25, MS Add.9852/1/32, and MS Add.9852/6/2-3. Links are provided at item levels.

Related Material

An outline of a number of other collections of Sassoon material held by the Cambridge University Library Department of Manuscripts is to be found online at: A few detailed catalogues of these collections may be accessed at the Archives Hub website: MS Add. 9877, a collection of papers (including Sassoon family correspondence) accumulated by Max Egremont, was donated to the Library by him on 18 November 2010.