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Notebook on Meredith and Hardy, with drafts of three poems, 1946-1951 (date approximate.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/8/2

Scope and Contents

The volume comprises notes on George Meredith and Thomas Hardy, diary entries and a small number of poetical drafts. It includes:

- quotations from Meredith and Hardy: /1*. - list of dates of occasions spent with Hardy: /1*(v). - notes on Hardy: /1-30, /90, /92. - drafts of poems: /98. untitled, begins 'I saw the future of my faithful room'; /99. 'The Onlooker'; /100. 'The Guardians'. - notes on Meredith: /122-102 (these run from the back page of the notebook).

Two enclosures are in a separate envelope. Foliation is partly original, with foliation by the archivist in square brackets.


  • Creation: 1946-1951 (date approximate.)


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1 volume(s) ( 63 ff. with 2 enclosures)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

folios /31-89 are blank

Related Materials

Further notes on Meredith and Hardy can be found in Sassoon's poetry and prose notebooks: for Meredith notes see MS Add.9852/6/7 and MS Add.9852/6/9; for Hardy notes see MS Add.9852/6/4 and Add.9852/7/2/6; for an article on Hardy by Sassoon see MS Add.9852/7/1/3/1.

Repository Details

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