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Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967



  • Existence: 1886 - 1967

Biographical Note

Siegfried Sassoon attended Clare College in Cambridge and spent his years prior to World War I hunting and writing poetry. From 1906 to 1913, Sassoon produced eleven volumes of poetry, all of which were privately published. In May 1915, Sassoon was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers and sent to France. His successful efforts to save wounded members of his platoon earned him the Military Cross. He wrote "A Soldier's Declaration" against the war in July 1917. Sassoon converted to Roman Catholicism in 1957.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Boston College collection of Siegfried Sassoon


This collection contains a poem manuscript by twentieth-century British Catholic poet Siegfried Sassoon entitled "An Unwritten 'Essay on Satire'," correspondence from Sassoon to Addyes Scott and Katharine Kendall, and two printed works: The Horizon and Other Poems by Kendall and "Rogation" by Sassoon.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: before 1930-1964