Grenfell, Ethel Anne Priscilla, 1867-1952 (née Fane, wife of 1st Baron Desborough and known as 'Ettie')
- Existence: 1867 - 1952
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Written during a short stay with Lord and Lady Desborough, on headed notepaper from Taplow Court, Taplow, Buckinghamshire. Sassoon lists and describes the other guests, including J.M. Barrie, Lord Knebworth, Lord Leconfield, and the Duchess of Portland, noting how they entertained themselves and conversational topics. Originally enclosed with MS Add.9852/6/4, between folios 25-26.
Journal, 9 Dec. 1925-9 June 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Concerning the death of Lady Desborough's son in a motor accident and news of her employment of Mr Swift as head gardener.
On hearing the news of his engagement at Lady Ottoline [Morrell]'s house, and congratulating him.
Praising 'The Old Century' and thanking Sassoon for writing it; 'I don't think any book has ever given the very taste of childhood in the same way'.
Letters from Lady Ethel Desborough (Taplow Court, Bucks, Panshanger, Herts, and elsewhere) to Siegfried Sassoon re poetry and gossip, 26 May 1925-15 Oct. 1947 (26 May 1925, 17 May 1926, 9 February, 15 August , 12, 24 Jun 1944, 7, 14 April, 25 Jun 1946, 1, 8 March, 15 October 1947)
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.