Sitwell, Dame Edith Louisa, 1887-1964 (poet, critic and eccentric)
- Existence: 1887 - 1964
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Entitled 'Weekly Westminster from May 22nd 1922'
Journal, 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (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)
Concerning the purchase of land and a reading by Miss [Edith] Sitwell.
Letter addressed from 23 Campden Hill Square, 21 June 1927-24 June 1927 (year inferred from context)
His letters to Festing Jones a substitute for his journal-writing; also descriptive accounts of a party attended with Frankie Schuster and of various social engagements, with comments on the Sitwells and [his first] meeting with Stephen Tennant.
D.P.T. should not have criticised a poetess's use of term 'chestnut candles': he 'evidently knows almost as little about the country names of flowers, as he knows about modern poetry, poetical technique, or good manners
This series includes sets of reviews of many of Sassoon's prose and poetry books; press cuttings of poems or articles by Sassoon printed in the media; cuttings relating to Sassoon more generally, including a copy of an obituary; cuttings concerning Edith Sitwell, David and Albert Sassoon, Robert Graves, Esra Pound, Oliver Gatty, and the death of T.E. Lawrence; cuttings concerning the war and pacifism; and a selection of other press cuttings preserved by Sassoon.