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Papers of Siegfried Sassoon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852

Scope and Contents

This is an interim description: a cataloguing project is in progress and the collection is partly closed. Descriptions of material classified as /1-9, /11 and /12 are now available. Please find below descriptions of the scope and content of the papers of Siegfried Sassoon which were purchased from the estate of his son George Sassoon in December 2009. Further descriptions are be written over the coming months and will be made accessible from this webpage as they are completed.


  • 1897-2000


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 (


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased, 2009.

Existence and Location of Copies

A number of items from this collection have been digitised on Cambridge Digital Library. Digitsied items include Sassoon's First World War notebooks and two poetry notebooks: MS Add.9852/1/ 4-25, MS Add.9852/1/32, and MS Add.9852/6/2-3. Links are provided at item levels.

Related Materials

An outline of a number of other collections of Sassoon material held by the Cambridge University Library Department of Manuscripts is to be found online at: A few detailed catalogues of these collections may be accessed at the Archives Hub website: MS Add. 9877, a collection of papers (including Sassoon family correspondence) accumulated by Max Egremont, was donated to the Library by him on 18 November 2010.
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.