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Morrell, Lady Ottoline Violet Anne, 1873-1938 (née Cavendish-Bentinck, hostess and literary patron)

 Person

Biography

Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Morrell née Cavendish-Bentinck (1873-1938), literary hostess

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondents M, 1935-1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/M
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.

Dates: 1935-1962
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

from Ottoline Morrell, 10 Gower Street, WC 1

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/M/55
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.

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

From Ottoline Morrell, 10 Gower Street, WC 1, 1935 - 1962 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/M/55a
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.

Dates: 1935 - 1962 (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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Journal, 5 Dec. 1916-11 Feb. 1917 (diary entries start on 22 December 1916)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/8
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries written while Sassoon was at the Regimental Depot in Litherland. The diary entries include occasional references to Robert [Graves] and his poetry (e.g. /2r, /18r, /25r and /40v). The volume also includes: - lists of members of his section and their fates: /1v. - drafts of poetry: /6r. untitled, begins 'On pain of death let no man name death to me'; /14v-15r. 'The dead soldiers',...
Dates: 5 Dec. 1916-11 Feb. 1917 (diary entries start on 22 December 1916)
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-09852-00001-00008/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 15 Feb. 1917-2 June 1917 (diary entries finish on 9 April 1917)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/9
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook entitled 'Journal and Notes' and mostly comprises diary entries and reflective passages written in France.Significant diary entries include: /2r-3v. Sassoon's return to France; /4r-6v. 'No.25 Stationary Hospital Rouen' [where Sassoon was recuperating from German measles]; /30v-32r. at Amiens; /27r. on joining the RWF Second Battalion at Corbie; /32v. 'Dream Pictures' (on ideas for a book of 'Consolations for Homesick soldiers in the Field');...
Dates: 15 Feb. 1917-2 June 1917 (diary entries finish on 9 April 1917)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosure have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00009/1. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 9 May 1918-2 Feb. 1919 (bar 18 June-19 August)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/13
Scope and Contents The volume is a grid ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries written in France (at Domvast, Magnicourt and Habarcq) and notes of social engagements upon Sassoon's return to England (after receiving a head wound). Significant diary entries include: /3v-4r. Col. Campbell's lecture on 'the spirit of the bayonet'; /15v-16r. an entry concerning poet 'Bob' [Robert] Nicholls; /27r-27v. notes on the loss of a notebook for 18 June-19 August 1918 and on being wounded in France;...
Dates: 9 May 1918-2 Feb. 1919 (bar 18 June-19 August)
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-09852-00001-00013/1. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their 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, 2 Aug. 1924-3 Nov. 1924 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/21
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook, marked '1924 III', and mostly comprises diary entries on Sassoon's motoring tour with John Philbin. They include accounts of visits to Garsington (home of Lady Ottoline Morrell) and Max Gate, Dorchester (home of Thomas Hardy), where T.E. Lawrence and H.M. Tomlinson were also guests: /3v-15r, and an account of a stay with Ruth and Henry Head: /17v-18v. The volume also includes: - drafts of poetry: /32v-33v. 'An industrial landscape';...
Dates: 2 Aug. 1924-3 Nov. 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-09852-00001-00021/1. 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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Letter from Lady Ottoline Morrell, (1873-1938), society hostess, (10 Gower Street, London) to Siegfried Sassoon re a book review, has met Stephen Spender, is reading ''Seven Pillars of Wisdom'', 23 Sep. 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889/2/8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.

Dates: 23 Sep. 1935
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 Lady Ottoline Morrell, (1873-1938), society hostess, (Amerongen, Netherlands) to Siegfried Sassoon re opera, 6 June 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889/2/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.

Dates: 6 June 1925
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 Lady Ottoline Morrell, (1873-1938), society hostess, (Garsington, Oxfordshire) to Siegfried Sassoon about to move to London, 30 June 1928 (date given as 31 (sic) June 1928)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889/2/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.

Dates: 30 June 1928 (date given as 31 (sic) 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).
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Letter from Lady Ottoline Morrell, (1873-1938), society hostess, (Oxford) to Siegfried Sassoon enquiring time of his arrival and asking him to bring a horse, 25 Mar. 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889/2/5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.

Dates: 25 Mar. 1923
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 'Rob' (of Elkin Mathews Ltd, Booksellers, London) to Siegfried Sassoon, 26 Sep. 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/3/16
Scope and Contents

Re the 'The Heart's Journey', praising the poems, ordering a copy of Sassoon's novel, and gossip about Lady Ottoline and Sir Philip [Morrell].

Dates: 26 Sep. 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 sent from Versailles, 29 July 1926 (date inferred; 'Tuesday')

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/43
Scope and Contents

Giving news of his trip to France with the Morrells. Enclosing two postcards.

Dates: 29 July 1926 (date 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).
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Notebook entitled 'Transcriptions from Diaries...', Apr. 1929-May 1931 (1929-1931 transcript of 1923-1925 originals)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/2/1
Scope and Contents The volume comprises Sassoon's own transcriptions of his diaries for March-November 1925 (folios /2v-23r) and 8 March 1923 - 19 May 1924 (folios /24r-29r); abridged, with occasional annotations. Entries are arranged in two columns, numbered consecutively. The transcripts for 15-19 May 1924 (folio /58r) match those in Sassoon's diary at MS.Add.9852/1/20; there are no other corresponding diaries in the archive. The 1925 diary includes: /2v. passages on Sassoon's travels abroad with Frankie...
Dates: Apr. 1929-May 1931 (1929-1931 transcript of 1923-1925 originals)
Conditions Governing Access: Fragile, handle with care.
 Item

Photograph of sculptural gardens, marked 'Garsington' (home of Lady Ottoline Morrell); mounted on card, 1920-1931 (circa)

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

Originally enclosed in notebook MS Add.9852/2/1 between folios /22-23.

Dates: 1920-1931 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Fragile, handle with care.
 Fonds

Poems by Siegfried Sassoon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10193
Scope and Contents Notebook comprising fair copies, with some revisions, of poems by Siegfried Sassoon, together with illustrations and decorations. Some of the poems bear the date of their composition. Sassoon presented the notebook to Lady Ottoline Morrell in January 1917 and made additions to it in subsequent years. Contents:Preliminary matter:• [1r]. ‘To victory’ (newspaper cutting from The Times, 15 Jan. 1916) • [1v]. Feather • [2r]. Title page • [2v]. ‘Edition’ statement and...
Dates: 1916-[1930s]
Conditions Governing Access: The volume 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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