Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 (novelist and poet)
- Existence: 1840 - 1928
Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
In black ink with additions in red and in pencil.
Correspondence re. Evelyn Hardy's article, 'Thomas Hardy and Horace Moule: Vindication of a suicide', published in the Times Literary Supplement on 23 Jan. 1969.
Written for the centenary of Hardy's birth. Handwritten by Sassoon in ink; with revisions. Originally inserted inside back cover of MS Add.9852/7/1/3.
Journal, 2 Aug. 1924-3 Nov. 1924 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Journal, 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Written at Chapelwood Manor. Received music, asks for cheque-book, only one new review since May 11th, 'The Times Literary Supplement' is the one to look out for, Hardy wrote a nice letter praising the grimmest of the poems, hopes to stay there till June 5th, urges her not to read Bertrand Russell's new book 'it will only irritate you'.
At Chapelwood Manor; urges her not worry about money and to send him the bills; Times review is a very bad one, and misses the point of the book; Hardy's letter in praise of the book.
On showing Thomas Hardy the manuscript [of 'Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man'].
Reading 'Isadora'; accounts of various social engagements including the Russian Ballet, the Reform Club with Arnold Bennett and H.G. Wells, and a trip to Max Gate [home of Thomas Hardy]; has not done much writing.
Concerning Crosby Gaige, and waiting to hear if 'B.R.' [Bruce Rogers] would print his poems; Sassoon becoming stand-offish and philosophical; also giving news of Henry Head (now an invalid) and 'T.H.' [Thomas Hardy] (venerates Hardy above all living and most dead writers).
With five press cuttings enclosed.
Glad Allen likes 'Tess': 'I love her; but the story has been out of my hands for several months, and must stand as written.'
Giving news of a trip to Dorchester and of visits to Thomas Hardy and to Ruth and Henry Head.
Giving news of a trip to Dorchester including time spent with Thomas Hardy and Henry and Ruth Head.
Originally inside front cover of the notebook at MS Add.9852/8/2.