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Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to him from McFarlin, Rev. Mother Margaret Mary, Superior of the Convent of the Assumption, and nuns of Stanbrook Abbey, c.1930s-1960s

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9700

Scope and Contents

In January 1957, Sassoon began corresponding with McFarlin, Rev. Mother Margaret Mary (McFarlin) of the Convent of the Assumption, a correspondence which led directly to his being received into the Roman Catholic Church in August of that year. The collection consists of 570 letters.

Dates

  • 1930-1970

Creator

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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).

Extent

2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Roy Davids Ltd., JUN 2004

Related Materials

Corresponding letters from Siegfried Sassoon to Rev. Mother Margaret Mary are at MS Add.7935, catalogued at http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0012%2FMS%20Add.7935; the catalogue is also available on the Archives Hub website: http://archiveshub.ac.uk/. An outline of other collections of Sassoon material held by the Cambridge University Library Manuscripts Department is to be found online at: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/sassoon.html. Notable is the collection at MS Add.9852: Papers of Siegfried Sassoon.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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