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Notebook, 1943 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/7/3/2

Scope and Contents

The volume comprises preliminary notes and revised drafts for 'Siegfried's Journey', including reminiscences on his wartime experiences, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen, Robert Ross, Robert Graves, and Thomas Hardy, with notes continuing to 1925. It also contains (written from reverse) notes on a film project to be based on the history of the Sassoon family (folios /53v-57v). Notes for 'Siegfried's Journey' include the following: - notes on visits to Max Gate: /1r & 39v. - 'Details of Episodes to be used': /2r. - note on some events of 1918 and 1919: /3r-4r. - 'Episodes created by R.R.' [Robert Ross]: /5r. - 'A general clue to my behaviour in 1919-20 (& afterwards)': /6r. - 'Notes on 1920-25 period': /8r-10r. - 'Notes for Daily Herald chapter': /11r. - 'Oct-Dec 1918. Behaviour about "my attitude" to the War': /11v-14r. - the constructive plan of Part I: /15r-17r, with notes on R.R. [Robert Ross]: /17r. - 'Rivers at Craigl' [W.H.R. Rivers at Craiglockhart]: /17v. - 'Owen' [Wilfred Owen]: /18r. - 'Chap.4 & 5': /19r. - 'Plan of Part 2': /19v-23v. Includes notes on sitting for the portrait by Glen Philpot (/20r and /23r) and on his protest against the War (/22v-23v). - 'Chap.6', concerning Wilfred Owen, Craiglockhart and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth': /23v-25r. - 'Material to be used in Chap.1. Part 3': /25v. - 'Construction of July-Oct. part': /26r. - 'Essential outline points for July-Dec. Part': /26v-27r. - lists of social engagements, Nov.-Jan. [1918-19?]: /27v. - 'Chart of Part 3': /28r. - notes on the 'constructive thread' of the book: /28v-31v. Includes notes on meetings with Winston Churchill. - notes on chapters 1, 12, 9-10 and on finishing chapters 12-14: /32r-34r. - notes on chapters 15-16: /35r-36r and on chapter construction for June-Jan. [1919-20]: /37r-38r. - 'Note on the USA part': /39r. - 'June-Dec. '19': /40r. - 'Chap. 17. Essential points': /40v-42r. - 'USA part', chapters 1, 18 and 19, and notes for Feb-Aug. [1920]: /42v-44v. - notes on Sam Behrman, Edward Warren, and chapter 23: /44v-46r. It also includes: - list of poems printed and where, 1916-1925: /19r, and of dates of poems in 'Picture Show': /34v. - revised draft of a poem entitled 'Half-belief in Higher Things': /36v. NB. Foliation is the archivist's.


  • Creation: 1943 (circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume (4to, red boards, 60 ff.))

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

folios /7, /47-52 and /58-60 are blank.

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