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Journal, 28 July 1930-23 Mar. 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/31

Scope and Contents

The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1930.II' and mostly comprises diary entries.

It also includes:

- a list of persons to whom copies of 'Memoirs of an Infantry Officer' were sent: /126v-127r.

- a list of the places in which Sassoon was for his birthdays 1910-30: /23v.

- notes on obtaining a resident doctor for Tennant: /127v-128r.

- a sketch of a house drawn around a press cutting: /128r.

- copies letters from a correspondence between H. Chandler and Sassoon re treatment of, and doctors for, Tennant, 20 August 1930: /125r-126r.

- lists of monies spent or gifted: /123v-124r.

- a list of locations of nights spent away from home: /1v.

- pasted in photographs: /front cover inside. Stephan Tennant in his sick bed; /front cover inside. A path through a walled garden to a thatched house; /124v. Stephan Tennant in his sick bed.

- pasted in press cuttings: /20v-21r. Weather reports; /111. Image of Sassoon receiving the A.C. Benson Silver Medal from Walter de la Mare; Sassoon has annotated the clock face with a human expression; /119v. Announcement of the death of Helen Wirgman; /121v-122r. Report on the outcome of a blackmail prosecution case; /128r. Auction notice for 17 Endless Street, Salisbury; /128v-129r. 'Mental Effects of Tuberculosis'.

N.B. Enclosures are to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is the archivist's.


  • 28 July 1930-23 Mar. 1931

Conditions Governing Access

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, The other journals are available for consultation.


1 collection (1 volume (maroon cloth covers, patterned endpapers, elasticated tie, 129 ff.); 1 envelope paper; photograph)

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Related Materials

For a transcript of this diary by Rupert Hart-Davis, see MS Add.9852/12/7/1/8.

Repository Details

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