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Guard-book of literary manuscripts

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MS. Don. c. 2
Held at the Weston Library

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Guard-book of literary manuscripts, including:

  1. Fol. 1. sonnet by Hilaire Belloc, beg. 'When you to Acheron's ugly water come'
  2. Fols. 39-119. essay by Spenser Wilkinson on the Boer War, 1900
  3. Fol. 141. fair copy of Siegfried Sassoon's 'Concert Party', 1918
  4. Fol. 142. elegy on the death of George V by Edmund Blunden, 1936
  5. Fols. 143-4. review by Arnold Bennett, 'Books and persons: literature of revolt', for The Evening Standard, 19 Sept. 1929.


  • Creation: late 19th-early 20th cent.


146 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don. c. 2, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Don. c. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11382-4


Guard-book of literary manuscripts, late 19th-early 20th century

Biographical / Historical

(Joseph) Hilaire Pierre René Belloc, 1870–1953, was a French poet and author. Spenser Wilkinson, 1853-1937, was a military historian. Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, 1886-1967, was an English poet and writer. Edmund Blunden, 1896-1974, was an English poet and university lecturer. Arnold Bennett, 1867-1931, was an English writer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given, mainly by the authors, through Friends of the Bodleian, 1927-39.

Physical Facet

Bound by Maltby of Oxford in half blue morocco

Guard-book of literary manuscripts
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom