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Gosse, Sir Edmund William, 1849-1928 (Knight, writer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1849-1928

Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and man of letters, was born at Hackney, Middlesex, on 21 September 1849, the only child of the zoologist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888). He worked in the catalogue section of the British Museum, 1865-1875, before becoming translator at the commercial department of the Board of Trade in 1875. He was Clark Lecturer in English literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1885-1890, and librarian of the House of Lords, 1904-1914. Gosse developed a reputation as a critic by writing reviews, which included weekly articles for the Sunday Times on literary matters, 1918-1928. His published works include Seventeenth-century studies (1883), Father and son (1907) and Collected poems (1911). He was knighted in 1925, and died in London on 16 May 1928.

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence from Sir Edmund Gosse, 17 May 1898-28 Feb. 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8990/217-220
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Letters to Owen Seaman, many accepting or declining invitations to a dinner of the Royal Literary Fund in 1912.
Dates: 17 May 1898-28 Feb. 1916
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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Cutting on a centenary tribute to Edmund Gosse, 18 Sep. 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/2/3/6/3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Cuttings of reviews and press articles, chiefly from Durrant's Press Agency. Many list Sassoon or Faber and Faber as clients but some were clearly collated by Egremont during his own research.
Dates: 18 Sep. 1949
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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From Sir Edmund Gosse to Marquess of Lansdowne, 1918 (Circa, undated)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/85
Scope and Contents Lansdowne to keep a copy
Dates: 1918 (Circa, undated)
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).
 Fonds

Gosse family papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7016-7035
Scope and Contents Anecdotes, reminiscences, letters, photographs and family history
Dates: 1835-1939
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).
 Series

Gosse papers, 1835-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7035
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Anecdotes, reminiscences, letters, photographs and family history
Dates: 1835-1939
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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Grangerized Life of Philip Henry Gosse

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9713
Dates: 1890-1936
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).
 Fonds

Jessie, Lady Anderson: Letters of her Family and Friends

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7649
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous letters from distinguished persons, preserved as part of an autograph collection by Lady Anderson, wife of Sir Hugh Anderson. About half are to the Anderson family, the rest were acquired from friends. They are arranged alphabetically within each group by writer.
Dates: 1796-1954
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).
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Journal, 20 July 1922-20 Nov. 1922 (with later annotations, including one dated 1930)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/19
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook, 'marked 1922 II', and mostly comprises diary entries (chiefly of Sassoon's trip to France, Germany and Italy with Walter Turner, Frankie Schuster and Philipp of Hesse). Entries also include mention of Lord Berners, Gabriel Atkin, the Sitwells, Robert Graves and Ottoline Morrell, among others. The volume also includes:- a list of hotels in France, Germany and Italy: /1v. - a quotation from Gibbon, 'Autobiography': /1v. ...
Dates: 20 July 1922-20 Nov. 1922 (with later annotations, including one dated 1930)
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-09852-00001-00019/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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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 http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00022/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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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 Owen's...
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.
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Journal, 12 Mar. 1927-28 Sep. 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/25
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1927-II' and mostly comprises diary entries. These include passages on: /48r. meeting Stephen Tennant; /55r-56r, /59v-63r. Robert Graves; /69r-73v. meeting Ellen Terry; /81r-124r. Sassoon's trip to Belgium, France, Austria and Germany with Frankie Schuster, Glen Byam Shaw, John Philbin and Anzie Wylde, with reminiscences about the Great War; and passages relating to the Sitwells, Edmund Blunden, and Edmund Gosse, among others. The journal also...
Dates: 12 Mar. 1927-28 Sep. 1927
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00025/1. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 11 Jan. 1928-28 June 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/27
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1928-I' and mostly comprises diary entries. There are notes throughout on the progress of Sassoon's literary work (number of words written). The volume also includes: - drafts of poetry: /1v. Couplets on the subjects of poetry, writing novels and being an author; /133v. 'How A[rnold] B[ennett] reviewed a new volume of The Telephone Directory', later called 'The Paris Telephone Directory'. - a list of literary work...
Dates: 11 Jan. 1928-28 June 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The First World War journals and some post-war journals (MSS Add.9852/1/4-25 and 32) are unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition. Digital copies of these items are provided in the Sassoon Journals section of the Cambridge Digital Library, https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sassoon/1. The other journals are available for consultation.
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Letter, 23 May 1928 (year in pencil, inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/18
Scope and Contents Re a visit from Lady Cromer, the death of E.G. [Edmund Gosse], and Meiklejohn & Son including Sassoon's name in a book on English Literature. Reverse of the letter has crossed out accounts.
Dates: 23 May 1928 (year in pencil, inferred)
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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Letter, 23 Aug. 1927 (year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/56
Scope and Contents Giving news (on the health of Edmund Gosse, renovations at Weirleigh, music, and books). Also thanking Sassoon for a letter and postcard, and referring to his trip to Germany with [Frankie] Schuster.
Dates: 23 Aug. 1927 (year inferred)
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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Letter, 12 Sep. 1927 (circa; marked 'Monday')

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/59
Scope and Contents Concerning the poor health of Edmund [Gosse], improvements to the dining room at Weirleigh, and other news.
Dates: 12 Sep. 1927 (circa; marked 'Monday')
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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Letter, May 1928-June 1928 (date inferred; undated)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/70
Scope and Contents On her sadness at the death of Edmund Gosse.
Dates: May 1928-June 1928 (date inferred; undated)
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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Letter, 18 Nov. 1908-18 Nov. 1927 (circa; year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/1
Scope and Contents Concerning bills and news, mentioning a note Sassoon had received from Sir Edmund [Gosse]. Includes a sketch [self-portrait at the races?].
Dates: 18 Nov. 1908-18 Nov. 1927 (circa; year inferred)
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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Letter, 19 June 1913-19 June 1927 (circa; year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/3
Scope and Contents Arranging lunch with Sassoon in London and mentioning the Gosses.
Dates: 19 June 1913-19 June 1927 (circa; year inferred)
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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Letter, 7 Nov. 1913-7 Nov. 1927 (circa; year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/4
Scope and Contents Asking how presentations went, giving news, and asking after the Gosses.
Dates: 7 Nov. 1913-7 Nov. 1927 (circa; year inferred)
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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Letter, 1913-1927 (circa; marked 'Wednesday')

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/5
Scope and Contents Concerning Edmund Gosse's illness, a trip to Winchester, books and other news.
Dates: 1913-1927 (circa; marked 'Wednesday')
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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Letter addressed from [Frankie] Schuster's house, Bray, 18 June 1927 (circa; year inferred from context)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/10
Scope and Contents On reading book catalogues, descriptive accounts of his stay and of the other guests, giving news of Glen Byam Shaw, [Edmund] Gosse and other subjects, criticising [John] Drinkwater as 'a (second-rate) fraud'.
Dates: 18 June 1927 (circa; year inferred from context)
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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Letter from Edmund Gosse, 8 May 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/2/1/4
Scope and Contents Concerning the death of Rachel Beer: stating that he would be most anxious to learn how it affected Sassoon.
Dates: 8 May 1927
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

Letter from Edmund Gosse, 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8900/5/7/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Minutes, accounts, lists of books recommended and considered, letters from English and French committee members and prizewinners, and newscuttings. Letters from prizewinners: Percy Lubbock, Mary Webb (6), Radclyffe Hall, Virginia Woolf, H.M. Tomlinson, Charles Morgan (7), Stella Gibbons/Webb (4), Elizabeth Jenkins (2), L.H. Myers (2), Margaret Lane, Richard Church (2), and Robert Graves. Letters from French prizewinners: Joseph Kessel, François Mauriac, Marion Gilbert (2), étienne Burnet (3),...
Dates: 1926
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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Letter from Edmund Gosse (17 Hanover Terrace, London), 27 Jan. 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/2/2/1
Scope and Contents Giving editorial comments on Sassoon's manuscript ['Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man']; advising Sassoon to rewrite and expand the 'Cambridge' section, which was written 'without conviction', and to make Dixon a central character.
Dates: 27 Jan. 1927
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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Letter from Nellie Gosse, 5 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/4/2/1
Scope and Contents Thanking her for flowers; concerning Edmund Gosse's strained nerves; and sending regards to Siegfried.
Dates: 5 May 1926
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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