Virginia Woolf Monk's House photograph album, MH-1
- 1866-1914 and undated
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Extent.5 linear feet (1 volume in 1 box)
The rest of the album contains portraits of members of the Duckworth, Stephen and Woolf families as well as a few snapshots of family members. Subjects include Vanessa Bell, Julian Bell, Quentin Bell, Stella Duckworth, George Herbert Duckworth, Adrian Stephen, Laura Stephen, Sir Leslie Stephen, Leonard Woolf and others.
A few photographs of landscapes and of buildings are also included in the album. Many of these are photographs from Leonard Woolf’s years (approximately 1908 through 1912) working for the Ceylon Civil Service, in Sri Lanka are located on pages 27 through 42. The album also includes pictures from Leonard Woolf’s trip to Sweden in 1911 with his sister, Bella Sidney Woolf.
Biographical / Historical
Virginia Woolf Monk's House photograph album (MH-1) was most likely arranged originally by Virginia Woolf as well as possibly Leonard Woolf, Vanessa Bell and other family members.
Most of the albums are missing photographs that may now be located in the loose photographs listed below in the cataloging. These images may have been removed to serve as illustrations for Leonard Woolf's publications as well as A marriage of two minds by George Spater and Ian Parsons.
Photographs are numbered in order of appearance in the album. In addition, the recto of pages are numbered in order of appearance in the album. Pages devoid of any photographs are not numbered.
Photographs found loose inside the album were removed to a separate folder. The original location is documented in the cataloging.
Titles devised by cataloger.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Humm, Maggie. Snapshots of Bloomsbury: The private lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell (New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2006. )
- Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. Virginia Woolf Monk's House photograph album, MH-1, 1866-1914: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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