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Siegfried Sassoon Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 4 Aug 2009

Biographical History

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.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Siegfried Sassoon Letter consists of a single letter from Siegfried Sassoon to John S. Mayfield, thanking Mayfield for his gift of a reproduction of Ralph Hodgson's "The Mystery.""

Arrangement of the Collection

One item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has numerous works by Sassoon in its Rare Books Collection. Please be sure to search Libraries Search for these related materials.

Subject Headings


Mayfield, John S., 1904-1983.
Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967.


English poetry -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Siegfried Sassoon Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Mayfield, 2009.

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