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Philipp, 1896-1980 (Prince and Landgrave of Hesse)



  • Existence: 1896 - 1980

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Journal, 20 July 1922-20 Nov. 1922 (with later annotations, including one dated 1930)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/19
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook, 'marked 1922 II', and mostly comprises diary entries (chiefly of Sassoon's trip to France, Germany and Italy with Walter Turner, Frankie Schuster and Philipp of Hesse). Entries also include mention of Lord Berners, Gabriel Atkin, the Sitwells, Robert Graves and Ottoline Morrell, among others. The volume also includes:- a list of hotels in France, Germany and Italy: /1v. - a quotation from Gibbon, 'Autobiography': /1v. ...
Dates: 20 July 1922-20 Nov. 1922 (with later annotations, including one dated 1930)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
 Series — Box: MS Add.9375/260-664: Box 2

Letters and postcards from Philipp von Hesse (Schloss Friedrichshof, Cronberg, Taunus; Berlin; Italy) to Siegfried Sassoon expressing friendship, thanks for money, hopes Sassoon will visit etc; together with oddments and photograph of Hesse, 1921-10-17 - 1925-09-29

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9375/390-415
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of 1094 letters, postcards and other items known as 'Sassoon's residual correspondence' although it does also include a number of items addressed to other persons particularly to his wife, Hester, and his mother, Theresa Thornycroft.

Dates: 1921-10-17 - 1925-09-29
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 (