Journal, 28 Mar. 1931-17 May 1932 (diary runs 28 Mar.-11 June 1931; detached folios possibly circa 17 May 1932)
Scope and Contents
The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1931' and mostly comprises diary entries and notes of social engagements. Diary entries were written in Ascona, Switzerland and in England, and concern Sassoon's writing and his relationship with Stephen Tennant, with mention also of Arnold Bennett, William Walton, Rex Whistler, and Max Meyerfield, among others.
The volume also includes:
- lists of social engagements and of locations of nights spent away from home: /2r-2v.
- pasted in telegram from Edith [Olivier] to [Sassoon] reading 'Turnbull is a[t] Wilsford', 16 May : /22v.
- a list of monies spent or gifted: /48r.
N.B. Detached folios are to be found in a separate envelope. The foliation is the archivist's.
- 28 Mar. 1931-17 May 1932 (diary runs 28 Mar.-11 June 1931; detached folios possibly circa 17 May 1932)
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-09852-00001-00032/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
1 volume(s) (1 volume (cloth-backed patterned boards, 48 ff.); 1 envelope paper) : paper
1 envelope(s) (1 volume (cloth-backed patterned boards, 48 ff.); 1 envelope paper)
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Binding loosened by excisions. Folios /45-47 are detached. About 40 folios (probably written on prior to removal) have been torn out of the back of the volume.
- Bennett, Enoch Arnold, 1867-1931 (novelist, playwright and journalist)
- Shaw, Glencairn Alexander Byam, 1904-1986 (actor and stage director)
- Tennant, Stephen James Napier, 1906-1987 (artist and poet)
- Walton, Sir William, 1902-1983 (Knight, composer)
- Whistler, Rex, 1905-1944 (artist and theatre designer)
- From the Fonds: Sassoon, Siegfried Loraine, 1886-1967 (poet and author) (Person)
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