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Owen, Wilfred Edward Salter, 1893-1918 (poet)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1893 - 1918

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

'An Elegy for Claude' by J. Feakins, 2016

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/13/Mothe/1
Scope and Contents

Dissertation submitted to Sussex University being a semi-fictional account of de la Mothe's life.

Dates: 2016
 Sub-Series

George Baker, 1980 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/12/8
Scope and Contents From the Series: This section contains a variety of material accumulated or produced by persons other than Sassoon but which has become appended to the collection. Much of the material is family related (e.g. belonging to Hester Sassoon or her mother Lady Katherine Gatty) or of literary interest (e.g. typescripts of Sassoon's diaries produced by Rupert Hart-Davis). The section also includes a copy of the script of a television drama about Sassoon, transcripts of Sassoon's letters to Rev. Mother Margaret Mary...
Dates: 1980 (circa)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Journal, 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/24
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926-27-I' and mostly comprises diary entries. These include passages on: /27r. showing American publisher Crosby Gaige the manuscript of [Wilfred] Owen's poems; /34r-34v. a visit from Robert Graves; /43v-44r. 'My Landlord' (about Harold Speed); /44v-45v. anecdotes about poets W.B. Yeats and Wordsworth told to him by Edmund Gosse; /54v-67r. visits to Ruth and Henry Head and to Thomas Hardy at Max Gate; /79r. reflections on his influence on Wilfred...
Dates: 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00024/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
 File

Letter, 31 July 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/3/23
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing the letter at MS Add.9877/1/3/22. Includes comments on Wilfred Owen and the Great War, and a sketch by Sassoon (self-portrait).

Dates: 31 July 1954
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letter (Heytesbury House), 3 Aug. 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/326
Scope and Contents

Giving news of a planned trip to Mull; reflecting on Wilfred Owen.

Dates: 3 Aug. 1948
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Notebook, 1943 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/7/3/2
Scope and Contents The volume comprises preliminary notes and revised drafts for 'Siegfried's Journey', including reminiscences on his wartime experiences, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen, Robert Ross, Robert Graves, and Thomas Hardy, with notes continuing to 1925. It also contains (written from reverse) notes on a film project to be based on the history of the Sassoon family (folios /53v-57v). Notes for 'Siegfried's Journey' include the following: - notes on visits to Max Gate: /1r & 39v. - 'Details of...
Dates: 1943 (circa)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Photograph of Wilfred Owen in uniform, with a friend's child, 1917 - 1964 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9724/1/9/1
Scope and Contents

Reprint of an original photograph dated c.1917.

Dates: 1917 - 1964 (circa)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Poems and 'Meredith' notes, 1933-1950 (entries date mostly from 1933-1950)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/6/7
Scope and Contents Notebook comprising poetical drafts together with notes on George Meredith, diary entries, and some text relating to Wilfred Owen and Charlotte Mew. The notebook was used from both ends; it largely contains poetical drafts until folio 51, after which entries continue from the back page, comprising the notes on Meredith and additional material. Quotation from Byron's 'Don Juan': /inside front cover. Drafts of poems: - Two drafts of 'Playmates', 3 Feb....
Dates: 1933-1950 (entries date mostly from 1933-1950)
Conditions Governing Access: Fragile, cover is loose - please handle with care.
 Sub-Series

Writings on Wilfred Owen, 1948-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/8/3
Scope and Contents

Includes a script of a radio programme by Sassoon and a printed tribute to Owen, together with two related letters to Sassoon.

Dates: 1948-1963
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 8
 
Subject
First World War 1
First World War (1914-1918) 1
War poetry 1
 

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