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Wyndham, John Max Henry Scawen, b 1948 (7th Baron Leconfield, 2nd Baron Egremont, biographer, novelist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: b 1948

Max Egremont is a British biographer and author. His biography of Sassoon, 'Siegfried Sassoon: A Life' (Picador, Great Britain) was published in 2005. His other works include 'The Cousins: a biographical study of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and George Wyndham' (1977); 'Balfour: a life of Arthur James Balfour' (1980); 'Under Two Flags: the life of Major-General Sir Edward Spears' (1997); 'Forgotten Land: journeys among the ghosts of East Prussia' (2011); and the novels 'The Ladies' Man' (1983), 'Dear Shadows' (1986), 'Painted Lives' (1989), and 'Second Spring' (1993).

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Egremont Sassoon papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Siegfried Loraine Sassoon accumulated by his biographer Max Egremont. The papers are arranged in two series: correspondence and research files.The correspondence includes Sassoon's incoming and outgoing letters, and letters received by various family members. A number of photographs of Sassoon are included with the letters. Sassoon's correspondence includes a large series of letters from his mother, Georgiana Theresa Sassoon (née Thornycroft, known as Theresa)...
Dates: 1890-2003 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: 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).
 Sub-Series

Papers concerning Sassoon's friendship with Dame Felicitas Corrigan and his visit to Stanbrook, 1960-1979

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/2/6
Scope and Contents Corrigan was a Benedictine nun who became Sassoon's friend, spiritual confidante and biographer. Her biography of Sassoon entitled 'The Poet's Pilgrimage' was published in 1973. Note: for a press cutting of Corrigan's obituary in The Daily Telegraph see MS Add.9877/2/3/6/9.
Dates: 1960-1979
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

Research files accumulated by Max Egremont for his biography of Siegfried Sassoon, 1917-2003

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/2
Scope and Contents An eclectic set of Sassoon items ranging from press cuttings of his writings and reviews, papers concerning his friendship with Dame Felicitas Corrigan, copies of tributes to Sassoon, transcripts of reminiscences by his son George Sassoon, and Max Egremont's own research notes.
Dates: 1917-2003
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

Research notes by Lord Egremont, Aug. 2002-Sep. 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/2/8/3
Scope and Contents Includes a transcript of reminiscences by George Sassoon (continued from those in MS Add.9877/2/8/2) and chronological notes framed around Siegfried Sassoon's diaries for 1947-1949.
Dates: Aug. 2002-Sep. 2002
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).
 Sub-Series

Typed notes and transcripts, 1998-2002

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/2/8
Scope and Contents These include transcripts of reminiscences by Sassoon's son George, and Lord Egremont's notes for his biography of Sassoon.
Dates: 1998-2002
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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