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Beer, Rachel, 1858-1927 (newspaper proprietor and editor)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1858 - 1927

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Fair copy of a poem entitled 'To the Observer', begins 'My dear Observer, having been invited', 1946 - 1948 (date inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/43/16
Scope and Contents

The poem references Rachel Beer's ownership of the newspaper. This item was removed from MS Add.9852/1/43 p. 41.

Dates: 1946 - 1948 (date inferred)
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.
 File

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.
 File

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.
 File

Letter, Apr. 1927 (date inferred; marked 'Friday')

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/51
Scope and Contents

Concerning Sassoon's [sprained] ankle and giving news of his aunt Rachel Beer who was critically ill.

Dates: Apr. 1927 (date inferred; marked 'Friday')
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).
 File

Letter, Apr. 1927 (date inferred; marked 'Tuesday')

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/54
Scope and Contents

Concerning his sprained ankle, the funeral of his aunt Rachel Beer, and Michael Sassoon.

Dates: Apr. 1927 (date inferred; marked 'Tuesday')
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).
 File

Letter addressed from the Long White Cloud, Bray-on-Thames, 30 May 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/8
Scope and Contents

Descriptive account of a visit to [Frankie] Schuster; his inheritance from his late aunt Mrs Beer; on Shakespeare's sonnets and Dickens.

Dates: 30 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).
 File

Letter and press cutting concerning Sassoon's aunt Rachel Beer, 1901-1947 (circa; the letter most likely post-dates Beer's death in April 1927)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/63-64
Scope and Contents

Letter recounting the story of when Sassoon's aunt [Rachel] Beer paid a member of Esterhazy gang £40,000 [to reveal the forged documents of the Drefuss Affair]; with press cutting of 'Winter Away', a printed poem by Beer (dated 18 Aug. 1901).

Dates: 1901-1947 (circa; the letter most likely post-dates Beer's death in April 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 (The Long White Cloud, Bray-on-Thames), 3 May 1927-4 May 1927 (year inferred; 'Tuesday')

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/63
Scope and Contents

Descriptive account of his stay at the home of Frankie Schuster; also re the death of his aunt Rachel Beer.

Dates: 3 May 1927-4 May 1927 (year inferred; 'Tuesday')
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).
 File

Letter to Sassoon at The Long White Cloud (home of Frankie Schuster, Bray), Apr. 1927 (date inferred; marked 'Sunday')

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/53
Scope and Contents

Concerning the death of his aunt Rachel Beer, Michael Sassoon's inheritance, and the funeral (which Sassoon was to miss due to a sprained ankle).

Dates: Apr. 1927 (date inferred; marked 'Sunday')
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).
 Other level

Letters to Siegfried Sassoon concerning the illness and death of his aunt, Rachel Beer, 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/2/1
Scope and Contents

Rachel Beer died on 29 April 1927.

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).
 File

Notebook, 1935-1936 (date approximate)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/7/1/1
Scope and Contents The volume comprises autobiographical notes relating to 'The Old Century' along with drafts of the early chapters. Many sections are dated, with annotations by Sassoon, including comments on the progress of his work, revisions, and occasional word counts. Drafts and notes are often intermingled. Headings include: - 'Notes on scheme of whole'/'Notes on total scheme': /3r-3v. - 'Preliminary notes for early recollections': early draft and notes on family history and the death of his father:...
Dates: 1935-1936 (date approximate)
Conditions Governing Access: Fragile - please handle with care.