Wyndham, John Max Henry Scawen, b 1948 (7th Baron Leconfield, 2nd Baron Egremont, biographer, novelist)
- 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:
Papers concerning Sassoon's friendship with Dame Felicitas Corrigan and his visit to Stanbrook, 1960-1979
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.
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.
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.
These include transcripts of reminiscences by Sassoon's son George, and Lord Egremont's notes for his biography of Sassoon.