Journal, 21 Jan. 1920-22 Apr. 1920 (diary entries finish on 13 February 1920)
Scope and Contents
The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries. It covers the period of Sassoon's lecture tour in the United States of America. Entries were written in New York and Philadelphia and include mention of /5v. [W.B.] Yeats, /7r-7v. [éamon] de Valera, /6v-7r, /10v & /17r. Louis Untermeyer, and /18r. Kahlil Gibran, among others.
The volume also includes:
-notes for speeches largely on being a poet, reasons for writing war poetry, views on war, and considering how to convey war and nobility versus war and brutality, together with lists of poems to be read: /14r-14v; /22v-29r.
- drafts of poetry: /21r. untitled, begins 'You have no words to say'; /21v. 'Thomas Hardy'; /30v. untitled '(On the boat to New York)', begins 'Beyond life's howling hurricane', couplet.
- lists of people to write to: /30r. - quotation from W. James, begins 'To those who agree': /23r. - list of books taken away to New York: /2v.
N.B. Detached folios are to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is the archivist's.
- 21 Jan. 1920-22 Apr. 1920 (diary entries finish on 13 February 1920)
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-09852-00001-00014/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
1 volume(s) (1 volume (black cloth, front pocket, coloured endpapers, elasticated tie, 31 ff.); 1 envelope paper) : paper
1 envelope(s) (1 volume (black cloth, front pocket, coloured endpapers, elasticated tie, 31 ff.); 1 envelope paper)
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
a large number of folios are missing between folios /20 and /21. Folios /29-30 are detached.
- From the Fonds: Sassoon, Siegfried Loraine, 1886-1967 (poet and author) (Person)