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Sitwell, Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell, 1892-1969 (5th Baronet Sitwell and author)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1892 - 1969

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

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Booklet entitled 'Cecil Beaton's Photographs and Paintings. An Appreciation by Osbert Sitwell', 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/92/1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Originally enclosing money and a booklet on photographs by Cecil Beaton.

Dates: 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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Correspondence after publication, 1944-1960

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B8/5
Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters of thanks to Meynell for presentation copies. Among the writers are John Arlott, Sydney Cockerell, Alfred Fairbank, Rupert Hart-Davies, Richard De la Mare, and Osbert Sitwell.

Dates: 1944-1960
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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Journal, 8 Aug. 1921-2 Mar. 1922 (diary entries start at 24 August 1921)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/16
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook (marked '1921 Rome' on the front cover) and mostly comprises diary entries, together with preparatory notes for poetry and prose. Diary entries include: /14r-21r. an account of a visit to Renshaw Hall [home of the Sitwells] in September 1921, with comments on Osbert Sitwell; /22r-23v. entries concerning Elgar; entries written /28r. at Tintern Abbey, /28v-30. at Max Gate, home of 'T.H.' [Thomas Hardy], /30v-33v. on a trip to Rome [with Frank...
Dates: 8 Aug. 1921-2 Mar. 1922 (diary entries start at 24 August 1921)
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-09852-00001-00016/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 8 Jan. 1921-11 July 1922 (with later annotations dated 1926, 1949 & 1967)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/17
Scope and Contents The volume is a plain notebook titled 'Journal 1921', written while living at 54 Tufton Street. It is entirely comprised of diary entries in an unusually fair hand together with many later annotations and expurgated sections. It includes: - quotations from Conrad, Sir J. Davies, Pope, Bertrand Russell, Goethe and Stendhal: /1b (r)-1b(v). - list of social engagements: /7r, 8r. - mention of the suicide of young Holloway at Nellie Burton's...
Dates: 8 Jan. 1921-11 July 1922 (with later annotations dated 1926, 1949 & 1967)
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-09852-00001-00017/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 15 May 1924-31 July 1924 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/20
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1924 II' and mostly comprises diary entries, written in London or while staying at The Hut, Bray (home of Frankie Schuster). Diary entries include: /17r. on receiving new poems from Robert Graves; /18r. on the gift of a car from R. Temple; /19r-20r, /24v-25r. on J.C. Squire's offer to publish his poems in an anthology; /26v-29r. on his quarrel with the Sitwells; /42v-44r. on [Edward] Elgar and /45r-45v. Walter Sickert; /55r-57r. on the...
Dates: 15 May 1924-31 July 1924 (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-09852-00001-00020/1. 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, 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/23
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926 II' and mostly comprises diary entries. There are notes throughout on the progress of Sassoon's literary work (number of words written). Diary entries include passages on: /13v-14r, /116v-117r. Edith Sitwell and a feud with Noel Coward; /24r-25r. 'Little [Edmund] Blunden' and Glen [Byam Shaw]; /25v-54r. a visit to France, Switzerland and Italy with the Morrells; /55r, /56v-57r, /63v-64r, /70r. Robert Graves and his relationship with...
Dates: 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 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-09852-00001-00023/1. 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...
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...
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, 29 Sep. 1927-7 Jan. 1928 (with inserted photographs dating 1926-1927)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/26
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1927-III' and mostly comprises diary entries (many concern Glen Byam Shaw and Stephen Tennant). It also includes: - prose passages: /27v-30r. 'A letter to Stephen which he will never read'; /74v-76r. 'An example of the way Stephen is discussed and interpreted by the 'Wilsford Party''; /106r-106v. 'Stephen's 'Nannie''. - a list of number of words written: /2r. - a list of persons 'Copies of Heart's Journey...
Dates: 29 Sep. 1927-7 Jan. 1928 (with inserted photographs dating 1926-1927)
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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Journal, 5 Apr. 1929-3 Oct. 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/29
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1929-I' and mostly comprises diary entries. It also includes: - notes of a ?word association game played with Stephen Tennant: /134r, /136r. - notes on the value of the Beer estate: /137r. - drafts of poetry: /130v. 'Past and Present'; /131. Untitled, begins 'I wish old Gosse was here'; /131v-132r. Untitled, begins 'Down the shadowy staircase'; /132v. 'Dining with Osbert Sitwell'; /133v. 'Epigram', couplet; /135r. 'An...
Dates: 5 Apr. 1929-3 Oct. 1929
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 addressed from 23 Campden Hill Square, 12 Oct. 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/14
Scope and Contents

Back in London, missing Glen [Byam Shaw] but busy writing, Blunden coming to visit, going with the Sitwells for a weekend at Stephen Tennant's country house, Salisbury.

Dates: 12 Oct. 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 addressed from 23 Campden Hill Square, 21 June 1927-24 June 1927 (year inferred from context)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/19
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 21 June 1927-24 June 1927 (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 addressed from the Long White Cloud, Bray-on-Thames, 10 June 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/9
Scope and Contents

Descriptive account of a return visit to London and of a dinner party at Osbert [Sitwell]'s, with diagram of seating arrangements and sketch of diners entitled 'We discuss Arnold Bennett'. Includes mention of Robert Graves' poetry getting 'steadily duller'.

Dates: 10 June 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).
 Series

Letter (addressed from Wien), 14 Sep. 1927 (year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/79
Scope and Contents

Recounting Sassoon's travels with Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell. Enclosing a photograph mounted on card.

Dates: 14 Sep. 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 from Violet Woodhouse (38 Brompton Square, Sloane, London) to Siegfried Sassoon, 14 June 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/3/10
Scope and Contents

Thanking Sassoon for sending a book of his poems ['The Heart's Journey'] and inviting him to visit to hear her play.

Dates: 14 June 1928
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

Letter, telegram and press cutting, 21 Oct. 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/50
Scope and Contents

Letter giving news (had spoken at the Literary Society of University College [?London]; had dined with Osbert [Sitwell]; was due to dine with H.G. Wells). With two enclosures.

Dates: 21 Oct. 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 to Siegfried Sassoon from Osbert Sitwell (Renishaw Hall), Jan. 1944 (marked 'Sunday'; date inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/260/1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

On Shaw's wartime activity, Osbert [?Sitwell], his latest book of poems and life with George; with drawing of 'Uncle Adolphus'. A letter from Osbert Sitwell is enclosed.

Dates: Jan. 1944 (marked 'Sunday'; date 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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Notebook entitled 'Memoirs of a Mug', 1932 (1932 transcript of 1927-1928 originals)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/2/2
Scope and Contents The volume contains diary entries for 30 Sep. 1927 - 21 May 1928, transcribed by Sassoon from his original diaries at MS Add.9852/1/26-27. The entries are heavily abridged and often reworked, with occasional annotations. Entries are arranged in two columns, numbered consecutively. The diary chiefly concerns Sassoon's relationship with Stephen Tennant, with frequent mention of the progress of his literary work, and entries on the deaths of Thomas Hardy (/23r-28r) and Edmund Gosse...
Dates: 1932 (1932 transcript of 1927-1928 originals)
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

Pencil sketch of Osbert Sitwell and Christabel McLaren by Stephen Tennant, 1932 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/2/2/1
Scope and Contents

Originally inserted in the notebook at MS Add.9852/2/2 between folios /40-41.

Dates: 1932 (circa)
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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Photograph of Sassoon, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell, [?Max Meyerfield] and Nellie Burton, 8 Sep. 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/79/1
Scope and Contents

Printed on a postcard from Berlin.

Dates: 8 Sep. 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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Postcard from Vienna, Austria, 17 Sep. 1927-17 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/13
Scope and Contents

Giving news of his travels, Osbert and Sachie [Sitwell] charming and considerate companions, travelling on to Budapest.

Dates: 17 Sep. 1927-17 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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Postcard to Sassoon from Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell (Sanremo), 14 Feb. 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/99/1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Giving news (of Sam Behrman; is 'sweating away at Memoirs'; visited Weirleigh; re Thomas Hardy's death). With three enclosures.

Dates: 14 Feb. 1928
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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Sir Osbert Sitwell: poem, 'Country-dance'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9225/8/25
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Entitled 'Weekly Westminster from May 22nd 1922'

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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