Virginia Woolf Monk's House photograph album, MH-5
- 1892-1938 and undated
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Extent.5 linear feet (1 volume in 1 box)
Some locations of the photographs were identified. Some of these were taken at the home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Monk's House (Rodmell, England) and at their publishing business, Hogarth Press. Other family homes included is the childhood home of Virginia Woolf called Talland House, St. Ives (Cornwall, England) as well as the home of her sister, Vanessa Bell, called Charleston Farmhouse (West Firle, England). Other locations included Sissinghurst Garden (England) as well as other locations. Virginia and Leonard Woolf also took photographs during their vacation in England, France and Germany. Most of these images are of landscapes or buildings.
Biographical / Historical
Virginia Woolf Monk's House photograph album (MH-5) 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 of photographs have been 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-5, 1892-1938: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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