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68687: Fifty Poems

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Digitally photographed facsimile produced by the Imperial War Museum for the War Poets Exhibition, 2003. Autograph notes at back include "The blank pages are the rest of my life SS Dec 20th 1924" and "The numerous redundant pages were removed when the book was rebound in 1953." And "I made this manuscript when considering my choice for Selected Poems, 1925, which contains 19 others, SS". |

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Manuscript in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a collection of manuscript drafts of fifty of Siegfried Sassoon's poems. In a note at the back of the volume dated 20th December 1924 Sassoon writes that the blank pages are the rest of my life'. He adds that I made this manuscript when considering my choice for Selected Poems', 1925'. At a later date he adds that numerous redundant pages were removed when the book was rebound in 1953'. A digitally photographed facsimile of the volume was included in the Imperial War Museum's War Poets' exhibition in London in 2003. This poem was also published in 'Picture-Show' (1919).
Manuscript in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a collection of manuscript drafts of fifty of Siegfried Sassoon's poems. In a note at the back of the volume dated 20th December 1924 Sassoon writes that the blank pages are the rest of my life'. He adds that I made this manuscript when considering my choice for Selected Poems', 1925'. At a later date he adds that numerous redundant pages were removed when the book was rebound in 1953'. A digitally photographed facsimile of the volume was included in the Imperial War Museum's War Poets' exhibition in London in 2003. This poem was also published in 'The Old Huntsman' (1917).
Manuscript in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a collection of manuscript drafts of fifty of Siegfried Sassoon's poems. In a note at the back of the volume dated 20th December 1924 Sassoon writes that the blank pages are the rest of my life'. He adds that I made this manuscript when considering my choice for Selected Poems', 1925'. At a later date he adds that numerous redundant pages were removed when the book was rebound in 1953'. A digitally photographed facsimile of the volume was included in the Imperial War Museum's War Poets' exhibition in London in 2003. This poem was also published in 'Counter-Attack and Other Poems' (1918).
Entitled here as 'Suicide in Trenches'. Manuscript in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a collection of manuscript drafts of fifty of Siegfried Sassoon's poems. In a note at the back of the volume dated 20th December 1924 Sassoon writes that the blank pages are the rest of my life'. He adds that I made this manuscript when considering my choice for Selected Poems', 1925'. At a later date he adds that numerous redundant pages were removed when the book was rebound in 1953'. A digitally photographed facsimile of the volume was included in the Imperial War Museum's War Poets' exhibition in London in 2003. This poem was also published in 'Counter-Attack and Other Poems' (1918).
Manuscript in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a collection of manuscript drafts of fifty of Siegfried Sassoon's poems. In a note at the back of the volume dated 20th December 1924 Sassoon writes that the blank pages are the rest of my life'. He adds that I made this manuscript when considering my choice for Selected Poems', 1925'. At a later date he adds that numerous redundant pages were removed when the book was rebound in 1953'. A digitally photographed facsimile of the volume was included in the Imperial War Museum's War Poets' exhibition in London in 2003. This poem was originally written Habarq, June 1918 and then published in 'Picture-Show' (1919).
Manuscript in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections. Included in a collection of manuscript drafts of fifty of Siegfried Sassoon's poems. In a note at the back of the volume dated 20th December 1924 Sassoon writes that the blank pages are the rest of my life'. He adds that I made this manuscript when considering my choice for Selected Poems', 1925'. At a later date he adds that numerous redundant pages were removed when the book was rebound in 1953'. A digitally photographed facsimile of the volume was included in the Imperial War Museum's War Poets' exhibition in London in 2003. This poem was also published in 'Picture Show' (1919).
Manuscript in ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. This is a clean draft without corrections dated 1919 but original poem was written in January 1918 in Limerick. Included in a collection of manuscript drafts of fifty of Siegfried Sassoon's poems. In a note at the back of the volume dated 20th December 1924 Sassoon writes that the blank pages are the rest of my life'. He adds that I made this manuscript when considering my choice for Selected Poems', 1925'. At a later date he adds that numerous redundant pages were removed when the book was rebound in 1953'. A digitally photographed facsimile of the volume was included in the Imperial War Museum's War Poets' exhibition in London in 2003. This poem was also published in 'Picture-Show' (1919).

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Creator

Sassoon, Siegfried (1886-1967)

Date

1915 to 1924 | 1918 25th June 1916 3rd July 1916 1916 1917 1925 1919 31st oMarch 1915

Date Created

01/01/1915 | 01/01/1918 25/06/1916 03/07/1916 01/01/1916 01/01/1917 01/06/1917 01/01/1925 01/01/1919 01/04/1919

Temporal Date

20/12/1924 | 31/12/1918 31/12/1916 31/12/1917 30/06/1917 31/12/1925 31/12/1919 30/04/1919

Spatial

Unknown

Source

Folio

Medium

Paper

Format

Pen

Type

Poem

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36

Number of Pages

36

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambride / The Siegfried Sassoon Literary Estate

Collection ID

MS 6-1955.17 | MS 6-1955.18 | MS 6-1955.19 | MS 6-1955.20 | MS 6-1955.21 | MS 6-1955.23 | MS 6-1955.24 | MS 6-1955.25 | MS 6-1955.26 | MS 6-1955.27 | MS 6-1955.28 | MS 6-1955.29 | MS 6-1955.30 | MS 6-1955.31 | MS 6-1955.32 | MS 6-1955.33 | MS 6-1955.34 | MS 6-1955.35 | MS 6-1955.36 | MS 6-1955.37 | MS 6-1955.28 | MS 6-1955.39 | MS 6-1955.40 | MS 6-1955.41 | MS 6-1955.42 | MS 6-1955.43 | MS 6-1955.44 | MS 6-1955.45 | MS 6-1955.46 | MS 6-1955.47 | MS 6-1955.48 | MS 6-1955.49 | MS 6-1955.50 | MS 6-1955.51 | MS 6-1955.52 | MS 6-1955.53 | MS 6-1955.54

Repository Name

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Repository Address

Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RB, UK

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