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Papers of Virginia Woolf, 1902-1956
6 boxes, 217 items (2.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 1

Abstract:
Influential English writer best remembered for her innovative stream-of-consciousness novels. Papers include correspondence, reading notes, drafts of essays and short stories, corrected page proofs of novels and collected essays, printed ephemera, and photographs.
Mortimer Rare Book Room
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
188225 January: Born Adeline Virginia Stephen.
18955 May: Death of mother, Julia Stephen.
1899Virginia's brother, Thoby Stephen, attends Cambridge, where he meets members of the future Bloomsbury Group (Lytton Strachey, Leonard Woolf, Clive Bell).
190422 February: Death of father, Leslie Stephen. Travels in Italy. Moves to Gordon Square. 14 December: Virginia's first publication, an unsigned review, appears in the Guardian.
1905Travels in Spain and Portugal.
1906Travels in Greece. 20 November: Death of brother, Thoby Stephen.
19077 February: Marriage of Vanessa Stephen and Clive Bell. April: Moves to 29 Fitzroy Square.
19084 February: Nephew Julian Bell is born.
190917 February: Lytton Strachey proposes marriage to Virginia, and she accepts. The engagement is soon called off.
191019 August: Nephew Claudian [Quentin] Bell is born.
191210 August: Marries Leonard Woolf.
1913Suicide attempt.
1915March: The Voyage Out (originally entitled Melymbrosia) is published.
1917Formation of Hogarth Press.
1918May: Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians is published.
1919July: The Woolfs buy Monk's House. 20 October: Publication of Night and Day.
1921March: Publication of Monday or Tuesday.
1922October: Jacob's Room published. December: Meets Vita Sackville-West.
1924Moves to 52 Tavistock Square.
1925April: Publication of The Common Reader. May: Publication of Mrs. Dalloway
1927May: To the Lighthouse is published.
1928Awarded Femina Vie Heureuse prize. October: Publication of Orlando. At Cambridge reads two papers on which A Room of One's Own is based.
1929October: Publication of A Room of One's Own.
1930February: Meets Ethel Smyth.
1931October: Publication of The Waves.
1932January: Death of Lytton Strachey. July: Letter to a Young Poet is published.
1933Flush is published by Hogarth Press.
1934September: Death of Roger Fry.
1937March: Publication of The Years. July: Julian Bell dies in Spanish Civil War.
1938June: Publication of Three Guineas.
1939August: Virginia and Leonard move to 37 Mecklenburgh Square.
1940July: Publication of Roger Fry: A Biography.
194126 February: Between the Acts is completed. 28 March: Commits suicide.
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Virginia Woolf Papers consist of 2.25 linear feet of material, dating from 1902 to 1956. Types of materials include correspondence, reading notes, drafts of essays and short stories, corrected page proofs of novels and collected essays, printed ephemera, and photographs. The bulk of the collection was assembled by Frances Hooper (1892-1986) and bequeathed to Smith College in 1986. A few additional manuscripts have been added through purchase and gift. The papers are arranged in six series.


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Preferred Citation

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Papers of Virginia Woolf, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College.

History of the Collection

The bulk of the collection was assembled by Frances Hooper (1892-1986) and bequeathed to Smith College in 1986. A few additional manuscripts have been added through purchase and gift.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mortimer Rare Book Room
William Allan Neilson Library
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2906
Fax: (413) 585-2904

Email: mrbr@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/rarebook
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Series Descriptions

0.5 linear feet

This series includes 101 letters from Woolf, with an additional postcard addressed to Duncan Grant, and 39 letters from Strachey. Enclosures include a poem by Strachey (Box 1, folder 61) and a letter from Richard Aldington to Woolf (Box 2, folder 123). A few letters are also written by Leonard Woolf (Box 1, folders 45, 77, 78). The correspondence is accompanied by an autograph manuscript preface by James Strachey for the 1956 Hogarth Press edition of Letters: Virginia Woolf & Lytton Strachey (Box 1, folder 2). Of the 32 letters from Woolf not published in this edition, most are invitations written on halfpenny and penny postcards. One is illustrated with an anti-war graphic (Box 2, folder 137). Picture postcards in the collection depict Alfoxton House, Holford (Box 1, folder 46) and other landscapes in England and Europe. A portrait of George Eliot, with a caption by Virginia Woolf, illustrates a 14 May 1931 card to Strachey (Box 2, folder 143).

The correspondence begins in 1906 after Virginia's elder brother, Thoby Stephen, died of typhoid fever. The correspondence ends in 1931 when Strachey died from stomach cancer. In addition to family and friends, Woolf and Strachey discuss literature and their travels. They mention Ralph Partridge, Dora Carrington, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Henry James, Katherine Mansfield, Duncan Grant, and Vanessa and Clive Bell.


0.5 linear feet

This series includes 36 letters written by Virginia Woolf about her novels and essays to editors, publishers, booksellers, private readers, and famous writers, such as Enid Bagnold, Katherine Mansfield, and Hugh Walpole. Woolf also writes to her nephew, Quentin Bell, and to a few friends, such as Vita Sackville-West, about illness, furniture, clothes, and the dangers of traveling by automobile and airplane. A series of letters to Angus Davidson, an employee of the Hogarth Press, describe Woolf's travels in Cornwall, Greece, and Italy via Holland and Germany. There are also ten letters to Robert and Mela Spira, who were Austrian refugees during World War II (Box 2, folder 164). Woolf wrote an affidavit for Robert Spira who was interned on the Isle of Man. A 1931 letter to the book dealer, Mr. Wilson, asks for a complete set of Macaulay's works. Woolf also writes to a bibliographer of Leslie Stephen about her father's work (Box 2, folder 167).




Boxes 3-5 hold series III., Manuscripts by Virginia Woolf, which is arranged alphabetically by title.


.25 linear feet (15 items)

Box 5 holds series IV., Hogarth Press Ephemera, which is arranged chronologically by item number from A Checklist of the Hogarth Press by J. Howard Woolmer

1904-1926
.25 linear ft.

This series includes a letter from Anne Thackeray Ritchie to Mr. Darwin (probably one of the sons of Charles Darwin). Ritchie's letter discusses the declining health of Leslie Stephen, who died in 1904. In addition, the series contains a holograph draft by Arnold Bennett, "Books and Persons," which is a review of The Common Reader, Mrs. Dalloway, and Jacob's Room. The review appeared in the Evening Standard on 2 December 1926 under the title "Another Criticism of the New School." The other manuscripts in this series are letters written by Richard Aldington, James Strachey, Lytton Strachey, and Leonard Woolf which are housed in Series I.

1902-1927


The only original work in this series is the 1923 framed photograph of Virginia Woolf at Garsington (box 7, folder 204). The other two photographs are modern reprints.

Contents List
Series I. Correspondence of Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey



Notes about the correspondence: holograph by James Strachey,
1952
1 leaf (1 page)
Box 1: folder 1
Preface to Virginia Woolf & Lytton Strachey Letters: holograph by James Strachey,
[1956]
3 leaves (3 pages)
Box 1: folder 2
Woolf to Strachey,
[1906 Nov 22]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 3
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Apr 22]
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 4
Strachey to Woolf,
1908 Apr 23
ALS, 2 leaves (7 pages).
Box 1: folder 5
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Apr 28]
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 6
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 May 18]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 7
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Jul 28]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 8
Strachey to Woolf,
1908 Aug 24
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 9
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Aug 30]
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 10
Strachey to Woolf,
1908 Sep 27
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 11
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Oct 4]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 12
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Oct 14]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 13
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Nov 11]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 14
Strachey to Woolf,
1908 Nov 17
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 15
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908] Nov 20
ALS, 2 leaves (4 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 16
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Nov 23]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 17
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Dec 1]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 18
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Dec 7]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 19
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Dec 19]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 20
Woolf to Strachey,
[1908 Dec 25]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 21
Strachey to Woolf,
1909 Jan 3
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 22
Woolf to Strachey,
[1909 Jan 4]
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 23
Woolf to Strachey,
[1909 Jan 26]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 24
Strachey to Woolf,
1909 Jan 27
ALS, 1 leaf (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 25
Woolf to Strachey,
[1909 Jan 28]
ALS, 1 leaf (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 26
Strachey to Woolf,
1909 Jan 31
ALS, 1 leaf (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 27
Woolf to Strachey,
[1909] Feb 1
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 28
Woolf to Strachey,
[1909 Feb 9]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 29
Woolf to Strachey,
[1909 Feb 16]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 30
Strachey to Woolf,
1909 Feb 17
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 31
Strachey to James Strachey,
1909 Mar 9
Typescript extract of letter, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 32
Woolf to Strachey,
[1909] Jun 4
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 33
Woolf to Strachey,
[1909 Jun 25]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 34
Woolf to Strachey,
[1909 Oct 6]
ALS, 1 leaf (3 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 35
Strachey to Woolf,
1909 Oct 13
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 36
Strachey to Woolf,
[1909] Nov 26
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 37
Woolf to Strachey,
[1910 Jan 21]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 38
Woolf to Strachey,
[1910 Nov]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 39
Woolf to Strachey,
[1911 Nov 6]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 40
Woolf to Strachey,
[1911 Nov 20]
ALS, 1 leaf (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 41
Woolf to Strachey,
[1912 Feb 13]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 42
Woolf to Strachey,
[1912 Feb 16]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 43
Woolf to Strachey,
[1912] May 21
ALS, 2 leaves (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 44
Woolf to Strachey,
1912 Jun 6
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page). With signature of Leonard Woolf
Box 1: folder 45
Woolf to Strachey,
[1912 Aug 16]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 46
Woolf to Strachey,
1912 Sep 1
ALS, 2 leaves (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 47
Strachey to Woolf,
1912 Nov 8
ALS, 1 leaf (2 page).
Box 1: folder 48
Woolf to Strachey,
[1912] Nov 16
ALS, 2 leaves (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 49
Strachey to Woolf,
1912 Dec 1
ALS, 2 leaves (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 50
Woolf to Strachey,
[1912] Dec 26
ALS, 1 leaf (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 51
Woolf to Strachey,
[1914 Jan 17]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 52
Woolf to Strachey,
[1914] Jan 29
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 53
Woolf to Strachey,
[1914] Feb 7
AL, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 54
Woolf to Strachey,
[1914 Dec 8]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 55
Woolf to Strachey,
[1915 Jan]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 56
Strachey to Woolf,
1915 Feb 28
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 57
Woolf to Strachey,
[1915] Oct 22
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 58
Strachey to Woolf,
1916 Feb 25
ALS, 2 leaves (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 59
Woolf to Strachey,
[1916] Feb 28
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 60
Strachey to Woolf,
1916 Apr 15
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 61
Note:

With poem enclosure, typewritten, 3 leaves (3 pages)

Strachey to Woolf,
1916 Jul 17
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 62
Woolf to Strachey,
[1916] Jul 25
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 63
Strachey to Woolf,
1916 Jul 28
ALS, 1 leaf (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 64
Note:

With autograph transcription by James Strachey, 1948 Feb 24, 1 leaf (1 page)

Strachey to Woolf,
1917 Feb 21
ALS, 1 leaf (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 65
Woolf to Strachey,
[1917 May 12]
Hogarth Press prospectus, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 66
Woolf to Strachey,
[1917 Jul 5]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 67
Strachey to Woolf,
1917 Aug 13
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 68
Note:

With autograph transcription by James Strachey, 1948 Feb 24, 1 leaf (1 page)

Woolf to Strachey,
[1917] Aug 14
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 69
Woolf to Strachey,
[1917 Dec 6]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 70
Strachey to Woolf,
1917 Dec 21
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 71
Note:

With autograph transcription by James Strachey, 1948 Feb 24, 2 leaves (2 pages)

Woolf to Strachey,
[1917 Dec 28]
ALS, 2 leaves (4 pages) with envelope.
Box 1: folder 72
Woolf to Strachey,
[1918] Mar 15
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 73
Strachey to Woolf,
1918 Mar 19
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 74
Woolf to Strachey,
[1918 Mar 24]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 75
Woolf to Strachey,
[1918] Apr 23
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 76
Woolf to Strachey,
1918 May 24
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 77
Note:

Begins with TLS from Leonard Woolf

Woolf to Strachey,
[1918 Jun 11]
Telegram, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 78
Note:

Also from Leonard Woolf

Woolf to Strachey,
[1918] Oct 12
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 79
Strachey to Woolf,
1919 Jan 29
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 80
Woolf to Strachey,
[1919 Jan 30]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 81
Woolf to Strachey,
[1919 May 26]
ALS, 2 leaves (4 pages).
Box 1: folder 82
Strachey to Woolf,
1919 May 27
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 83
Woolf to Strachey,
[1919 Sep] 14
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 84
Strachey to Woolf,
1919 Sep 28
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 85
Woolf to Strachey,
[1919] Oct 28
ALS, 2 leaves (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 86
Woolf to Duncan Grant,
[1919 Nov 7]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 87
Woolf to Strachey,
[1919 Nov 26]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 88
Strachey to Woolf,
1919 Nov 27
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 89
Woolf to Strachey,
[1919 Nov 30]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 90
Woolf to Strachey,
[1920] Feb 21
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 91
Strachey to Woolf,
1920 Apr 3
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 92
Woolf to Strachey,
[1920 Jul 30]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 93
Strachey to Woolf,
1921 Jan 24
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 94
Woolf to Strachey,
[1921] Jan 25
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 95
Woolf to Strachey,
[1921] Mar [30]
ALS, 2 leaves (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 96
Note:

With picture postcard

Woolf to Strachey,
[1921] Apr 17
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages). With envelope
Box 1: folder 97
Strachey to Woolf,
1921 Aug 23
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 98
Woolf to Strachey,
1921 Aug 29
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 99
Woolf to Strachey,
[1922 Feb 1]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 100
Strachey to Woolf,
1922 Feb 6
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 101
Strachey to Woolf,
1922 Feb 10
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 102
Woolf to Strachey,
[1922] Feb [11]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 103
Woolf to Strachey,
[1922 Feb 23]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 104
Strachey to Woolf,
1922 Aug 22
AL, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 105
Woolf to Strachey,
1922 Aug 24
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 106
Strachey to Woolf,
1922 Sep 19
ALS, 1 leaf (3 pages).
Box 1: folder 107
Strachey to Woolf,
1922 Oct 9
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 1: folder 108
Woolf to Strachey,
1922 Oct 9 [?10]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 1: folder 109
Woolf to Strachey,
[1923 Jun 1]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 110
Strachey to Woolf,
1923 Jul 20
ALS, 1 leaf ( 1 page).
Box 2: folder 111
Woolf to Strachey,
[1923 Jul ?21]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 112
Woolf to Strachey,
[1923 Oct 4]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 113
Strachey to Woolf,
1923 Oct 6
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 114
Woolf to Strachey,
1924 Mar 21
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 115
Strachey to Woolf,
1924 May 1
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 116
Woolf to Strachey,
[1924 May 2]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 117
Woolf to Strachey,
1924 Nov 11
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page). With Hogarth Press invoice.
Box 2: folder 118
Woolf to Strachey,
[1925 Jan 31]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 119
Woolf to Strachey,
[1925] Sep 8
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 120
Strachey to Woolf,
1925 Sep 11
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 121
Woolf to Strachey,
[1925 Nov 25]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 122
Woolf to Strachey,
[1926] Jan 26
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages). With TLS, Richard Aldington to Woolf, 1926 Jan 23, 1 leaf (1 page)
Box 2: folder 123
Woolf to Strachey,
[1926 May]
AL, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 124
Woolf to Strachey,
[1926 Nov 17]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 125
Woolf to Strachey,
[?1927]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 126
Woolf to Strachey,
[1927 Mar 21]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 127
Woolf to Strachey,
[1927 Mar 28]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 128
Woolf to Strachey,
1927 Apr 12
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 129
Woolf to Strachey,
1927 Sep 3
ALS, 2 leaves (4 pages).
Box 2: folder 130
Strachey to Woolf,
1927 Sep 16
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 131
Woolf to Strachey,
[1927 Nov 23]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 132
Woolf to Strachey,
[1928 Nov 7]
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 133
Strachey to Woolf,
1928 Dec 21
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 134
Woolf to Strachey,
[1928] Dec 25
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 135
Woolf to Strachey,
[1930 Jan 21]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 136
Woolf to Strachey,
[1930 Mar 25]
ACS, l leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 137
Woolf to Strachey,
[1930 May 28]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 138
Woolf to Strachey,
[1930 May 30]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 139
Woolf to Strachey,
[1930 Jul 1]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 140
Woolf to Strachey,
[1930 Nov 17]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 141
Woolf to Strachey,
[1930 Dec 7]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 142
Woolf to Strachey,
[1931 May 14]
ACS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 143
Woolf to Strachey,
[1931] Dec 10
ALS, 1 leaf (3 pages).
Box 2: folder 144
Series II. Letters by Virginia Woolf



Woolf to Leigh Ashton,
1930 May 27
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 145
Woolf to Leigh Ashton,
[1930 May 29]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 146
Woolf to Enid Bagnold,
1928 Oct 28
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 147
Woolf to Miss Batchelder,
1934 Nov 3
TLS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 148
Woolf to Quentin Bell,
1929 Feb 17
ALS, 4 leaves (8 pages).
Box 2: folder 149
Woolf to Charles E. Brumwell,
1938 Jul 12
TLS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 150
Woolf to Catherine Carswell,
[1933] Aug 3
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 151
Woolf to Angus Davidson,
[1926] Dec 25
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 152
Woolf to Angus Davidson,
[1927 Apr]
ALS, 2 leaves (3 pages).
Box 2: folder 153
Woolf to Angus Davidson,
1927 Apr 14
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 154
Woolf to Angus Davidson,
[1927] Dec 22
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 155
Woolf to Angus Davidson,
[1935] Apr 11
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 156
Woolf to Angus Davidson,
1938 May 26
ALS, 1 leaf (1 pages).
Box 2: folder 157
Woolf to Crosby Gaige,
1928 Oct 29
TLS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 158
Woolf to Duncan Grant



Note:
Woolf to William Jackson,
1930 Apr 29
TLS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 159
Woolf to Katherine Mansfield,
[1921] Feb 13
ALS, 2 leaves (4 pages).
Box 2: folder 160
Woolf to Robert Nichols,
1936 Sep 24
1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 161
Note:

Postcard with envelope. Written on one of Leonard Woolf's printed postcards.

Woolf to Margery Olivier,
[1916] Jan 13
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 162
Woolf to Margery Olivier,
[1916] Jan 21
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 163
Woolf to Vita Sackville-West,
[1939 Feb 26]
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 163a
Note:

Purchased.

Woolf to Mela and Robert Spira,
1939 Jan 11-1940 Oct 2
ALS & TLS & Postcard 11 letters ,11 leaves, (15 pages).
Box 2: folder 164
Note:

(with 8 envelopes, bound)

Woolf to J. C. Squire,
[1919] Nov 18
ALS, 1 leaf (2 pages).
Box 2: folder 165
Woolf to Hugh Walpole,
1932 Mar 3
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 166
Woolf to Carlton F. Wells,
1936 Nov 19
TLS, with envelope 1 leaf ( 2 pages).
Box 2: folder 167
Woolf to Mr. Wilson,
1931 Dec 8
TLS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 168
Woolf to Unidentified,
1928 Oct 17
TLS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 2: folder 169
Series III. Manuscripts by Virginia Woolf



"As to Criticism": holograph,
[1924?] Feb 4
6 leaves (6 pages).
Box 3: folder 170
The Common Reader. Donald C. Brace to Crosby Gaige,
1925 Jul 14
ALS, 1 leaf (1 page).
Box 3: folder 171
The Common Reader.

Orange quarter leather case for page proofs.
Box 3: folder 172
The Common Reader: page proofs, corrected, .
1925
157 leaves (314 pages).
Box 3: folder 173-74
Note:

Stamped: FIRST PROOF, R. & R. Clark, LTD., EDIINBURGH, 13-19 MAR. 1925. Corrected by Virginia Woolf for the American edition (published 14 May 1925, by Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc.) Includes tear sheets of "Miss Ormerod" from The Dial, December 1924 77:6, 466-74. Printer's annotations throughout.

Italian: autograph manuscript notebook, .
1916 Jun 7
70 leaves (87 pages).
Box 3: folder 175
Note:

Begins with lesson XXXI. Includes notes, translations, and exercises in Virginia Woolf's hand from an Italian grammar. Purchased.

Letters: Virginia Woolf &Lytton Strachey



Note:
Orlando.

Orange quarter leather case for page proofs.
Box 4: folder 176
Orlando: page proofs, corrected, .
1928
155 leaves (310 pages).
Box 4: folder 177
Note:

Inscribed by author: Corrected page proofs for Mr Gaige. Proofs stamped: FIRST PROOF, R. &R. CLARK, LTD., EDINBURGH, 9-14 JUN. 1928; THIRD PROOF, R. &R. CLARK, LTD., EDINBURGH, 18 JUL. 1928. Printer's annotation on page 257 of the third proof: July 22, 1928. Includes a later proof of pages 257-272. Corrected by Virginia Woolf for the American edition (published 2 Oct 1928 by Crosby Gaige in a limited edition; 18 Oct 1928 by Harcourt, Brace, and Company in a trade edition). Printers annotations throughout.

"The Patron and the Crocus": holograph,
1924 Feb 26-Mar 15
14 leaves (14 pages).
Box 4: folder 178
Note:
Reading notes on Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence: holograph,
[1931]
3 leaves (3 pages).
Box 4: folder 179
Reading notes on novels by Anthony Trollope, Thomas Peacock, Honore de Balzac, Leo Tolstoy, and Samuel Richardson: holograph,
1926
22 leaves (22 pages).
Box 4: folder 180
Note:

With Hogarth Press envelope. Includes Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, Clarissa Harlowe by Richardson, Crotchet Castle by Peacock, Eugenie Gradet by Balzac, and The Warden by Trollope.

"Reviewing," typescript, corrected,
[1939]
19 leaves (19 pages).
Box 4: folder 181
Note:

Gift of Ann Safford Mandel, with "The Searchlight."

Roger Fry: holograph notes,
[1938]
33 leaves (33 pages). With Hogarth Press envelope.
Box 4: folder 182
The Roger Fry Memorial Exhibition:
[1935]
typescript (carbon), corrected, 6 leaves (6 pages).
Box 4: folder 183
Note:

Address given by Virginia Woolf.

"The Searchlight":
[1939]
typescript, corrected, 8 leaves (8 pages).
Box 4: folder 184
Note:

Gift of Ann Safford Mandel.

"The Searchlight,"
[1941]
holograph, 6 leaves (6 pages).
Box 4: folder 185
To the Lighthouse.

Orange quarter leather case for page proofs.
Box 5: folder 186
To the Lighthouse: .
1927
page proofs, corrected, 186 leaves (370 pages).
Box 5: folder 187-89
Note:

Stamped: FIRST PROOF, R. &R. CLARK, LTD., EDINBURGH, 1927 JAN 13-FEB 12. Includes two sets of corrected proofs for pages 273-322. Corrected by Virginia Woolf for the American edition (published 5 May 1927 by Harcourt, Brace, and Company). Printer's annotations throughout.

Series IV. Hogarth Press Ephemera



. Prospectus for Two Stories (No. 1)
1917


Note:
. Advertisement for The Note-Books of Anton Tchekhov together with Reminiscences of Tchehkov by Maxim Gorky. (No. 14)
1921

Box 5: folder 190
. Advertisement for The Note-Books of Anton Tchekhov (No. 14) and previous publications
1921

Box 5: folder 191
. Advertisement for Stories of the East by Leonard Woolf (No. 16)
1921

Box 5: folder 192
. Advertisement for Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf (No. 17)
1921

Box 5: folder 193
Hogarth Press invoice.
1924 Nov 11


Note:
. [Lopokova, Lydia] Interpretations. (No. 128.1)
1927

Box 5: folder 194
Note:

Gift of Elizabeth Power Richardson.

. Hogarth Press. Virginia Woolf New Uniform Edition.
1929
3 copies.
Box 5: folder 195
Note:

Catalogue of The Voyage Out, Jacob's Room, Mrs. Dalloway, and The Common Reader. Gift of Elizabeth Power Richardson.

. Hogarth Press. Two New Novels.
1930

Box 5: folder 196
Note:

Catalogue of Dawn on Mont Blanc by Wilfred Benson (No. 216) and Occupied Territory by Alice Ritchie (No. 233). Gift of Elizabeth Power Richardson.

. Hogarth Press. Autumn List.
1932

Box 5: folder 197
. Hogarth Press. Complete Catalogue of Works in Print.
1932

Box 5: folder 198
Note:

Gift of Elizabeth Power Richardson.

. Hogarth Press. The Works of Virginia Woolf.
1932
3 copies.
Box 5: folder 199
. Advertisement for Hogarth Sixpenny Pamphlets (Nos. 445, 459, 443, 442).
1939

Box 5: folder 200
Note:

Gift of Elizabeth Power Richardson.

Series V. Manuscripts by Others,
1904-1926


Aldington, Richard to Virginia Woolf,
1926 Jan 23
TLS

Note:
Bennett, Arnold, "Books & Persons": holograph,
[1926 Dec?]
3 leaves (3 pages).
Box 5: folder 201
Note:

From Hugh Walpole's library. Essay about three books by Virginia Woolf: The Common Reader, Mrs. Dalloway, and Jacob's Room.

Brace, Donald C. to Crosby Gaige,
1925 Jul 14
ALS

Note:
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray to Mr. Darwin,
[1904]
ALS, 4 leaves (4 pages).
Box 5: folder 202
Note:

Bound with TLS, Laurence Gomme to Frances Hooper, 1952 Sep 2, and chronology of Anne Thackeray Ritchie. Binding stamped: Anne Ritchie's original letter about Leslie Stephen.

Strachey, James. Holograph notes and preface to Letters: Virginia Woolf &Lytton Strachey.



Note:
Strachey, Lytton, to James Strachey,
1909 Mar 9
Typescript extract.

Note:
Woolf, Leonard to Lytton Strachey,
1912 Jun 6
ALS.

Note:
Woolf, Leonard to Lytton Strachey,
1918 May 24
TLS.

Note:
Woolf, Leonard to Lytton Strachey,
[1918 Jun 11]
Telegram.

Note:
Series VI. Photographs,
1902-1927


George Beresford, Virginia Stephen, (modern print).

Bloomsbury Iconography A33.

1902

Box 6: folder 203
Note:

Gift of Blanche Cooney.

Virginia Woolf at Garsington,
1923?
Framed.
Box 6: folder 204
Note:

Bloomsbury Iconography B19.

Note:

Purchased 1988.

Virginia Woolf,

Bloomsbury Iconography B52.

circa 1927.

Box 6: folder 205
Note:

Gift of Esther Dunn, 1977.


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Subjects
  • Bell, Quentin.
  • Bloomsbury group.
  • Davidson, Angus.
  • Hogarth Press.
  • Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923.
  • Novelists, English--20th century--Biography--Sources.
  • Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962.
  • Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932.
  • Walpole, Hugh, Sir, 1884-1941.
  • Women novelists, English--20th century--Biography--Sources.
  • Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969.
  • Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.

Contributors
  • Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932.
  • Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969.
  • Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 Common reader.
  • Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 Orlando.
  • Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 To the lighthouse.


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