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O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964 (playwright and memoirist)



  • Existence: 1880 - 1964

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Illustrated letter (23 Campden Hill, Square), 30 Mar. 1926 (year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/32
Scope and Contents

Letter includes imaginary reviews of Shaw's performance on stage and news of plays attended and of Constance [Collier]. Illustrated with drawings of whales. A press cutting is enclosed.

Dates: 30 Mar. 1926 (year inferred)
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Journal, 9 Dec. 1925-9 June 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/22
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1925-III, 1926-I' and mostly comprises diary entries written while Sassoon was living at 23 Campden Hill Square, London. Diary entries include passages on: /8r. a biography of Thomas Hardy; /10r-11r. the death and funeral of his uncle Hamo Thornycroft; /16r-16v, /117r. Robert Graves; /39v-41v. entries concerning his War experience; /48r-48v. on meeting Sean O'Casey; /51. Virginia Woolf; /77r-109r. on the coal miner's strike; and frequent...
Dates: 9 Dec. 1925-9 June 1926 (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 The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.