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Guard-book of literary manuscripts

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MS. Don. c. 2

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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.


  • late 19th-early 20th cent.


146 Leaves

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

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom