Siegfried Sassoon Papers of the Sitwells, 1918-1957  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967.
Title
Siegfried Sassoon Papers of the Sitwells
Dates
1918-1957 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
Collection Number
Cage 165 (collection)
Summary
Letters, clippings, postcards and pamphlets received from Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell containing comments on English literary and social life. Included is a catalog of Cecil Beaton's work containing an appreciation by Osbert Sitwell.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon CBE MC (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of letters, clippings, postcards and pamphlets received by Siegfried Sassoon from Edith, Osbert and Sacheverelle Sitwell containing their comments on the English literary and social scene. Included is a catalog of Cecil Beaton's paintings and photographs which contains an appreciation by Osbert Sitwell.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Siegfried Sassoon Papers of the Sitwells, 1918-1957 (Cage 165)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The letters and other papers received by Siegfried Sassoon were acquired by Washington State University Library in June 1975 from the House of El Dieff, N. Y., and who had purchased them at Christie's London, at the Sassoon sale of June 4, 1975.

Related Materials

Thomas Balston Papers of the Sitwells, 1924-1960 (Cage 9)

Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell Papers, 1917-1972 (Cage 531)

Nina Hamnett Papers, 1914-1953 (Cage 534)

Stephen Tennant Papers, 1929-1977 (Cage 643)

Ada Leverson Letters from the Sitwells, circa 1920-1935 (Cage 4669)

Stephen Tennant Papers, 1945-1953 (Cage 4722)

Edith Sitwell Correspondence, 1922-1964 (Cage 4793)


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Letters from Edith SitwellReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
17 items.
undated
1 2
1 item.
1921
1 3
7 items.
1926
1 4
29 items.
1927
1 5
28 items.
1928
1 6
6 items.
1929
1 7
18 items.
1930-1935
1 8
5 items.
1952-1957
1 9
Envelopes
52 items.

Letters from Osbert SitwellReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 10
26 items.
undated
1 11
47 items.
1918-1929
1 12
15 items.
1930-1939
1 13
22 items.
1941-1949
1 14
Envelopes
31 items.

Letters from Sacheverell Sitwell and other letters and papersReturn to Top

Miscellaneous clippings, cut sheets and publications. Includes: Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, 1904-. Cecil Beaton: a catalogue of his paintings and photographs. [London, n.d.]. 11 p. front. port. Lists Cecil Beaton's photographs and paintings, with an appreciation by Osbert Sitwell (pp. 5-7). [not in Fifoot], undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 16

15 items.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Poets, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.

Personal Names

  • Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967 -- Archives

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980. (creator)
    • Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964. (creator)
    • Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969. (creator)
    • Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988. (creator)