Virginia Woolf Monk's House photograph album, MH-3
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Extent.5 linear feet (1 volume in 1 box)
Some locations of the photographs were identified. Many of these are the homes of Leonard and Virginia Woolf including Monk's House (Rodmell, England). A few photographs were taken at the home of Virginia Woolf's sister called Charleston Farmhouse (West Firle, England). In addition, a few photographs were taken at the childhood summer home of Virginia Woolf, Talland House, St. Ives (Cornwall, England). Other locations include the home, Garsington Manor (Garsington, England), of Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck Morrell as well as the Elizabeth Bowen's home, Bowen's Court (Cork, Ireland). Virginia and Leonard Woolf also documented their vacations including a trip in 1932-1933 to Greece and Italy with Roger Eliot Fry and his sister, Margery Fry.
Biographical / Historical
Virginia Woolf Monk's House photograph album (MH-3) 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
Smith, Martin Ferguson (2011). Virginia Woolf's Second Visit to Greece (New in English Studies, 92: 1, p. 55-83.)
- Humm, Maggie. Snapshots of Bloomsbury: The private lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell (New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2006.)
- Smith, Martin Ferguson (2011). Virginia Woolf's Second Visit to Greece (New in English Studies, 92: 1, p. 55-83.)
- Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. Virginia Woolf Monk's House photograph album, MH-3, 1863-1938: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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