News Articles with the tag 'Sassoon'

Siegfried Sassoon's war diaries published online

Posted: 01/08/2014 13:37 | News Home

The diaries of war poet Siegfried Sassoon are being published online for the first time.

The archive of 23 journals and two notebooks of poetry has been digitised by the Cambridge University Library, which bought the collection in 2009.  It is freely available from August 1st. Click here for access.

More on the BBC website

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Postcards from Siegfried Sassoon found in book at charity shop

Posted: 23/06/2011 21:41 | News Home

The manager of a charity shop checking through some old books found two postcards written by Siegfried Sassoon.

After months of research to confirm they are genuine, they are now being sold at auction and are expected to fetch between £600 and £800.

More in the Daily Mail.

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Siegfried Sassoon WWI archive launched online for Armistice Day

Posted: 11/11/2009 10:29 | News Home

Oxford University is marking this year’s Armistice Day by launching the first online collection of the manuscripts of Siegfried Sassoon, focusing on his war poetry.
Culture24, 4 November 2009

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Sassoon fund gains £550,000 boost

Posted: 04/11/2009 19:32 | News Home

A campaign to save Siegfried Sassoon's papers for the nation has been bolstered by a grant of £550,000 from The National Heritage Memorial Fund.  Further details are on the BBC website.

The grant will leave the fund with £110,000 still to raise.  For further details about the appeal, and to make a donation, please click here.


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Siegfried Sassoon CD and booklet

Posted: 12/08/2009 18:39 | News Home

Available from Mr and Mrs Dennis Silk:  A CD of Siegfried Sassoon reading 15 of his own poems (£10) and a small booklet containing Dennis Silk's 1998 talk at the Imperial War Museum: Siegfried Sassoon and The Great War: The Making of a War Poet (£5).  Postage and packing £1.50.

Mr and Mrs Silk give all proceeds to a local charity, "Hop, Skip and Jump". The charity supplies respite care for children with special needs and care and support for their families.

The CD and booklet are available from:  Mr and Mrs Dennis Silk, Sturts Barn, Huntham Lane, Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 6EG.

Please make cheques payable to:  Dennis Silk

For further information about Siegfried Sassoon, and Cambridge University's appeal to raise money to buy his archive, visit the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship's website.

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Sassoon campaign launched by University Library

Posted: 03/07/2009 12:47 | News Home

A fund raising campaign to acquire the archive of Siegfried Sassoon's personal papers has been launched by Cambridge University at Sotheby’s.
University of Cambridge, 26 June 2009

Further details are on the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship’s website.

If you would like to make a donation please download this form.  A gift aid form is also available.

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