Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1886-09-08
Death 1967-09-01
Britons
Dutch; Flemish, French, English, Swedish

Biographical notes:

Siegfried Sassoon was a British novelist, poet, and biographer.

From the description of Siegfried Sassoon collection of papers, [1905]-1975 bulk (1915-1951). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122533686

From the guide to the Siegfried Sassoon collection of papers, 1905]-1975, 1915-1951, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Siegfried Sassoon was an English writer, best remembered for the haunting poems written while serving in World War I. Born into a wealthy family in Kent, his early poetry reflected the life of a cultivated country gentleman. He served with distinction in the trenches of World War I, and earned popular and critical acclaim for the harsh, realistic verse he wrote based on his experiences. After the war he continued to write, and produced some popular novels; he also involved himself with politics and lectured on pacifism. Along with Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen, he will always be remembered for showing the horrifying human cost of the war in his poems.

From the description of Siegfried Sassoon letters, 1919-1955. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 79637057

British author and poet.

From the description of Siegfried Sassoon correspondence, 1939 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981744

English poet, author and soldier.

From the description of Five serious poems : autograph manuscript signed with initials : [England], 1926 Mar. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635034

Purchase; Henry Sotheran Limited; 1989.

From the guide to the Letter, 1955 December 14, [to] Mary Fraser, London., 1955 December 14, (Washington State University Libraries)

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Dorrance, 1927 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270853309

From the description of Autograph correspondence card signed and autograph postal card signed : London, to Miss M. Moseley, 1926 Dec. 30 and [1927 Mar. 26]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270853304

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Weirleigh, Matfield, Kent, to Harvey, [no year] Sept. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270853313

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Heytesbury House, Wiltshire, to Partridge, 1948 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270853317

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Heytesbury House, Wiltshire, to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1942 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270633797

From the description of Sitwell Papers, 1918-1957. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852327

English author; b. Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon.

From the description of Letters, 1949 May 22-1954 Jan 13, Heytesbury House, Wiltshire to Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Smith, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 24091184

From the description of Papers, 1908-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28417042

Siegfried Sassoon was born on 8 September 1886 at Weirleigh, Kent. He was educated at Marlborough College and at Clare College Cambridge. In 1914, Sassoon enlisted as a trooper in the Sussex Yeomanry and a year later he was commissioned in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. During the First World War, 1914-1918, he served in France and Palestine. While in France, Sassoon wrote a series of poems exposing the horrors of war. In 1919 Sassoon became the first literary editor for the Daily Herald . In 1920 he made a tour of the United States, reading poems and speaking out against the war. Sassoon published his first prose work, Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man in 1928. He died on 1 September 1967.

From the guide to the Sassoon, Siegfried Loraine, 1920, (Senate House Library, University of London)

British poet and First World War officer, best known for his poetry about the war.

From the description of Letter to the literary editor, New York evening post, n.y. November 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55489301

English poet & biographer; b. Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon.

From the description of Papers, 1894-1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122453724

English author and poet; b. Sigfried Loraine Sassoon; also wrote under names Saul Kain and Pinchbeck Lyre.

From the description of Siegfried Sassoon collection, 1918-1965. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70968754

British poet and prose writer.

From the description of Engagement diary, 1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86130385

English poet and biographer.

Sassoon attend Cambridge, and served in World War I. He later became involved in Labour Party politics, and began to publish poems and other works. He was a convert to Catholicism.

From the description of Siegfried Sassoon papers, [192-?] - 1964. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 35646029

Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), English author.

Robert Graves (1895-1985), English author.

From the description of Annotated copy of Good-bye to all that. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702200652

Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was a noted British poet and author, best known for his anti-war writings during World War I (though he served with distinction on the Western Front for two years). He is one of sixteen Great War poets commemorated on a stone in Westminster Abbey.

John S. Mayfield was Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Syracuse University's Bird Library in the 1950s, under Chancellor William Tolley.

From the guide to the Siegfried Sassoon Letter, 1958, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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  • Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964
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