Letters to Siegfried Sassoon
Scope and Contents
The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.
- Creation: 1900-1967
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact email@example.com. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
2 archive box(es) (2 boxes paper) : paper
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Other Finding Aids
A hard copy finding aid to this collection may be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room, Cambridge University Library. It comprises a unified list in which the items from series 1-4 appear as a single list arranged alphabetically by correspondent's surname.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Most of Sassoon's books and some papers were dispersed through a number of sales, beginning with a sale at Christie's on 4 June 1975. Cambridge University Library bought a quantity of books in 1991-2, which were catalogued as Rare Books class CCC.39. Many of them had letters to Sassoon loosely inserted (often from the author), and these were classed as MS Add.8889 (section 1). Other letters to Sassoon were bought subsequently, and were also classed as Add.8889 (sections 2-4).
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