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Siegfried Sassoon's poems 'Recreations', 1919-1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8488

Scope and Contents

Notebook entitled 'Recreations July 1919 - February 1923', containing fair copies of poems; with inscription 'Richmond Temple from SS June 4 1924'. Contents: - pasted-in photograph of Sassoon in army uniform, sitting on a camp-bed, writing in a journal: /inside front cover - decorated title page: /1r. - quotation from Bacon: /1v. - 'Dedication': /3r. - 'Limitations', Harlech, Sept. 1919: /4r-5r. - 'Ancient History', Lennel, Aug. 1918: /6r. - 'Early Chronology', Cambridge Aug. 1919: /7r. - 'Founder's Feast', Porlock Weir, May 1921: /8r. - 'The London Museum', Tufton St., March 1921: /9r. - 'Midnight on Broadway', Tufton St., Jan. 1921: /10r. - 'Storm on Fifth Avenue', Tufton St., Dec. 1920: /11r. - 'Intermission', Tufton St., Dec. 1920: /12r. - 'In the Turner Rooms (at the Tate Gallery)', Tufton St., Mar. 1921: /13r. - 'An Old-World Effect', Porlock Weir, May 1921: /14r. - 'Villa d'Este Gardens', Tufton St., 25 Jan. 1922: /15r. - 'Philharmonic', Tufton St. (Nov: 1920): /16r. - 'Concert-Interpretation (Le Sacre du Printemps)', Tufton St. (Dec. 1921): /17r-18r. - 'Sheldonian Soliloquy (During Bach's B minor Mass.), pasted-in press cutting, Bray, May 1922: /18v. - 'The Case for the Miners', Tufton St. (April: 1921): /19r. - 'Reynardism Revisited', Tufton St. (Jan: 1922): /20r-21r. - 'On Reading my Diary', Tufton St. (Dec: 1920): /22r. - 'A Fragment of Autobiography', Tufton St., Feb. 1921, Feb. 1922: /23r-24r. - 'Falling Asleep', Peterborough (August: 1919): /25r. - 'Primitive Ritual', pasted-in press cutting with revisions in ink, Faringdon, Jan. 1924: /26r. - 'Memorandum (for "A Compendium of Military Genius")', 27.12.21 and 16.12.23: /27r. - 'Solar Eclipse', pasted-in press cutting with correction in ink, Munich, Sept. 1922: /28r. - 'Invocation', Nov. 1923: /29r. NB. Foliation is the archivist's. Two enclosures are housed separately.


  • 1919-1923

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1 volume(s) (1 volume (29 ff.) & 1 envelope)

1 envelope(s) (1 volume (29 ff.) & 1 envelope)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

brown calf skin cover, with gilt decoration

Repository Details

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