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A selection from a 57 page bound book with watercolor drawings, pasted clippings, and autographs. Early 18th century blue morocco binding with gilt paneled sides. Pasted on flyleaf: cartoon, "A collection of poets outside the Golden Cross." (Gabriel Atkin). Dedication: "This book belongs to Roderick Meiklejohn." Contents include "28 Country Poems" by Sassoon and "Fourteen New Rhymes for Children" by Robert Graves with frontispiece and decorations drawn by Nancy Nicholson. Also contains autographs and signed manuscript poems by: Arnold Bennett, H.G. Wells, W. Somerset Maugham, W.H. Davies, W.S. Turner, Osbert Sitwell, Edith Sitwell, Lytton Strachey, Henry Festing Jones, C.J. Holmes, Desmond MacCarthy, E.M. Forster, Margaret Kennedy, Robert Nichols, Ralph Hodgson, Edmund Blunden, Frank Prewett. Contains the poem "Quiet Evening," written and signed by Blunden. |

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Manuscript of poem in ink in Edmund Blunden's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a bound volume belonging to Siegfried Sassoon containing a collection of his poems and various watercolours, clippings and autographs.
Manuscript of poem in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a bound volume belonging to Sassoon containing a collection of his poems and various watercolours, clippings and autographs. The poem was published in 'Counter-Attack and Other Poems' (1918).
Manuscript of poem in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a bound volume belonging to Sassoon containing a collection of his poems and various watercolours, clippings and autographs. The poem was published in 'Picture-Show' (1919).
Manuscript of poem in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a bound volume belonging to Sassoon containing a collection of his poems and various watercolours, clippings and autographs. The poem was published in 'The Old Huntsman' (1917).

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Identifier

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Subject

Sassoon, Siegfried (1886-1967)

Creator

Blunden, Edmund (1896-1974) / Sassoon, Siegfried (1886-1967) | Blunden, Edmund (1896-1974) Sassoon, Siegfried (1886-1967)

Date

Unknown | Unknown 1917 Aug-18 Oct-17 Jun-16 Sep-18

Date Created

31/12/1912 | 31/07/1914 30/09/1913 31/05/1912 31/08/1914

Temporal Date

30/12/1913 | 30/08/1914 30/10/1913 29/06/1912 29/09/1914

Spatial

Unknown | Unknown Lancaster Gate, London, England Craiglockhart Military Hospital, Edinburgh Bussy-les-Daours Berwickshire, England

Source

Folio

Medium

Paper

Format

Pen

Type

Poem

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Number of Pages

8

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Harry Ransom Center / The Siegfried Sassoon Literary Estate

Collection ID

The Edmund C. Blunden Collection | The Edmund C. Blunden Collection | The Edmund C. Blunden Collection | The Edmund C. Blunden Collection | The Edmund C. Blunden Collection | The Edmund C. Blunden Collection | The Edmund C. Blunden Collection | The Edmund C. Blunden Collection

Repository Name

The Harry Ransom Center

Repository Address

The University of Texas at Austin, 21st and Guadalupe Streets, Austin, Texas, 78712, USA

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