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Letters to Siegfried Sassoon; together with related ephemera

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9375

Scope and Contents

A collection of 1094 letters, postcards and other items known as 'Sassoon's residual correspondence' although it does also include a number of items addressed to other persons particularly to his wife, Hester, and his mother, Theresa Thornycroft.


  • Creation: 1865-1973 (1860s-1970s predominantly 1920s-30s)


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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


3 archive box(es) (3 boxes paper) : paper

Language of Materials



Most of the letters (numbers 1-980) are arranged alphabetically by writer; at the end are sections for unidentified letters (numbers 981-1014), letters congratulating Sassoon on the award of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 1957 (numbers 1015-1044), letters to Hester Sassoon and members of the Gatty family (numbers 1045-1063), and miscellaneous odds and ends (numbers 1064-1094).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy finding aid to this collection may be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room, Cambridge University Library. Items in the collection appear in alphabetical order by correspondent's surname rather than by classmark order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by Cambridge University Library from Roy Davids Ltd in 1996.

Related Materials

For other letters to Sassoon, some from the same correspondents, see Add. 8889 ( An outline of other collections of Sassoon material held by the Cambridge University Library Manuscripts Department is to be found online at: Some detailed catalogues to these collections may be found at the Archives Hub website:

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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