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Note on 'Editorial Impressions'

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Note in black ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand explaining that the poem 'Editorial Impressions' was published in 'The Cambridge Magazine' on 22nd September 1917. Included in a notebook containing manuscript drafts and clippings of various poems later published in 'Counter-Attack and Other Poems' (1918), some with notes in Sassoon's hand explaining additional places of publication.

John Eadie and David Abrahamson (12)

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Letter to daughter from John Eadie Residue of Naval Assets (John Eadie) Leith School Board, two certificates for David Abrahamson Postcard, lowestoft Patriotic card 'To Lottie from Dadda' Photo x 2 John Eadie Photo group. the Eadie family: Sophia, holding book Agnes, oldest child Charlotte, 2nd daughter Johnny, son referred to in letter My grandfather John Eadie was lost on 2nd April 1916 when his minesweeper HMS Commandant struck a mine at Lowestoft. The letter...

Letter of private George Kipps May 1915 and Final letter Oct 1915 (3)

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The letter dated April 1915 from Private George Kipps to his mother, suggests that Easter seems to have been fairly quite in their part of the trenches. he says' I think they all went home yesterday to keep up Good Friday'. The final communication ( October 1915),to his mother is from his Commanding Officer, informing her that her son had been shot in the face.

The Hydra: January 1918 Advertising Supplement

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Advertisements for Edinburgh purveyors of jewelry and photographic equipment.

Diary, R. W. Taylor, Army Cyclists Corps (38)

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R. W. Taylor (b. 5th Dec 1895). Enlisted 24/1/1914 in Middx (Service) Bn (Public Schools Bn). Transfer to Army Cyclists Corps 27/7/1915. 33rd Div Cycle Corps, Cpl on 28/10/1916, transfer to Machine Gun Corps (Heavy) later to become Tank Corps. Made 2/Lt 30/1/1918, demobbed 20/2/1919.

Behind the Line

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Manuscript in pen in Ivor Gurney's hand. This draft was published in Edmund Blunden's and Leonard Clark's editions of Gurney's poems in 1964 and 1973 respectively, as well as P.J. Kavanagh's 'Ivor Gurney: Collected Poems' (2004). From a pink mottled hard-cover exercise book. The inside front cover is inscribed 'Music to Miss C. Rogers...Poetry to Professor Saintsbury / Bath'. The inside back cover is inscribed 'Instead of a home / I require death'.

In Parenthesis (Part VII) carbon copy of the 1935 typescript

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Carbon of the 1935 Typescript of the text of 'In Parenthesis' (Part VII). This copy has been marked for the printers and apparently has been used for setting up as it is marked off for the galley proofs. (Part VII of 'In Parenthesis' is about the attack on Mametz Wood during the Battle of the Somme, July 1916).

Photograph and medals of Pte Evan Phillips (5)

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A photograph of Pte Evan Phillips, wife Elizabeth and their two children Eva and David of the Viggin Farm, Maesmawr, Montgomeryshire (now Powys), Wales. A photograph of two brothers in uniform on horseback, Evan and Richard Phillips, sons of Mr and Mrs David Phillips of Moelygarth. A photocopy of a silk memento from the memorial service - held in Groes Chapel on behalf of Pte 60161 Evan Phillips. Scan of 2 photographs of statutory medals...

Photograph of William Williamson with a field kitchen

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William Williamson is second from the left, he served possibly as a strethcher bearer.

In Parenthesis (Part VII) broadcast script, 1942

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David Jones' poem 'In Parenthesis' was adapted for the wireless (radio) by Douglas Cleverdon and was scheduled to be broadcast on the BBC Home Service on Armistice Day 1939, but all schedules were cancelled after the outbreak of the Second World War. This shortened version was rehearsed in 1942 for broadcast on 10th November, but this too was cancelled to make way for the broadcast of Winston Churchill's 'The End of the Beginning' speech (delivered...

Diary of Dr W. Roy Blore (7)

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This is a small pocket notebook, the diary of Dr W. Roy Blore from embarkation from Britain in July 1917 en route for the Western Front. It deals with the everyday life and work of the RAMC there, and ends soon after the Armistice 11 November 1918. In a torn out insert is a draft that Major Blore wrote which commends the bravery of 2nd Lt. T. Geraghty, 6th E. Yorks. regiment - when the...

Hand-drawn Postcard of F. G. Didcock, 5th Bn. A.I.F. (1)

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From 'rubbish' being discarded when person died. Rubbish was 'sorted' by brother-in-law when his sister-in-law died. Editors Comment: Part of a collection of material apparently beloning to Francis Didcock and Harry Fowler, who met while serving together in Italy. No. 203801 Pte. Harry Fowler, 1/4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment, 48th Division. From Australian War Memorial Records: No. 52502 Pte. Francis George Didcock, D Coy., 5th Bn. Australian Imperial Force. Joined 18th July 1918, demobilised 25...

The Blunden Family

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Photograph of Edmund Blunden's mother Margaret with 5 of her 9 children. The children are (from left) Gilbert (seated), Charlotte ('Lottie'), Lancelot (on Margaret's lap), Edmund (standing) and Phyllis (seated).

Letter: To Helen Thomas.

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Describes leave at weekend / potential to be sent abroad in the near future / Christmas leave being given only to men likely to be posted abroad very soon.

Die Wochenschau: 2nd January 1915 (13)

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Issue 1 of German Kriegsnummer. Page 13, illustration.

Note on 'Base Details'

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Note in black ink in Siegfried Sassoon's hand explaining that the poem 'Base Details' had been published in 'The Cambridge Magazine' on 28th April [1917] and reprinted in 'The Herald' on 20th May [1917]. Included in a notebook containing manuscript drafts and clippings of various poems later published in 'Counter-Attack and Other Poems' (1918), some with notes in Sassoon's hand explaining additional places of publication.

Photograph of Albert William Croft. 2nd Suffolks (7)

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Metal truncion. Issued to Lewis gunners Medal group Allbert William Croft Postcard home Certificate of Education Group. Albert, very tall soldier 4th from left Letter to mother Wounded notification POW Certificate (German) POW notification POW photo (Albert is to the right) Photo of German camp guards (?) POW card. Red Cross Letter from POW camp Welcome Home programme and Menu

Parted

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Typescript of poem with corrections in pencil in Siegfried Sassoon's hand. Published in 'Picture-Show' (1919).

Photograph of German cavalryman

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A Hussar pictured in 1917. He wears farewell flowers in his 1910 pattern attila, and carries a carbine. His busby is obscured by a field cover.

Group photograph including Syd Fensome, West Yorks.

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Group Photograph of men in training, Wareham, Dorset. Pte. 10958 Sydney Fensome, 10th (Service) Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment, later served in the Labour Corps (with service no. 475714).

Movements of the 1st/5th Bn. Norfolk Regiment, relating to Frederick Sharpe (3)

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Extracts from the War Diaries of the 1st/5th Bn. Company Quartermaster Serjeant (later Colour Serjeant) 203612 Frederick Browne Peronne Abel Sharpe, 1st/5th Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Having joined the Territorial Force before the war, he served with the 1st/5th Bn., part of 163rd Bde. 54th (East Anglian) Division, in Gallipoli, Egypt, and Palestine.

Photograph album of Capt. W. Harold Morgan: Mesopotamia (28)

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A photo album kept by Capt. W. Harold Morgan, (born Worcestershire, and lived near Ross-on-Wye). An electrical engineer and stores master, he was awarded the OBE (military division) for his service in Mesopotamia during the First World War. Each page is annotated, most photos are captioned. For example the album records: * the sea voyage from Britain around South Africa on SS Kenilworth Castle * boxing matches on the deck * Sierra Leone * Cape...

Official Military Record: Medical Report on a Disabled Officer

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Report concerns Graves continuing health problems after being wounded. Written at Kinmel Park, Rhyl, Wales.

Token of Service in Machine Gun Corps, Sgt PC Walker; Note of Appreciation Sgt PC Walker. Medals, PC Walker. Austro-Hungarian 1 Crown note.

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I was executor for a member of PC Walker's family, and found these items. Advice on the best use of the medals (I dont think any of the family survives) would be welcome

The Investiture

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Typescript of poem with one underlining in ink. Found in a volume including other poems from Siegfried Sassoon's 'Counter-Attack and Other Poems' (1918) bound in blue leather, dedicated to Robert Ross. Letters from Sassoon to Ross as well as letters between Ross and William Heineman, Sassoon's publisher, were also included in this volume. Also includes a quotation from Henri Barbusse's war-time novel 'Under Fire' (1915) in Sassoon's hand.

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