Virginia Woolf Monk's House photographs
Collection of photographs of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, their friends and family, and Monk's House.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted: fragile; use surrogate. For access to original consult curatorial staff.
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Extent2 linear feet (8 boxes)
The bulk of the photographs in this album are snapshots possibly taken by Virginia Woolf or by her friends and family. The rest of the photographs include portraits or scenic landscapes of their homes or from their travels. The subject of the majority of the photographs are family and friends of Virginia Woolf. Subjects include Virginia Woolf, Clive Bell, Julian Bell, Quentin Bell, Vanessa Bell, T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, Vivienne Eliot, E. M. (Edward Morgan) Forster, Roger Eliot Fry, Angelica Garnett, Duncan Grant, John Maynard Keynes, John Lehmann, Lydia Lopokova, Julia Duckworth Stephen, Sir Leslie Stephen, Lytton Strachey, and V. (Victoria) Sackville-West. Also includes a number of photographs from Leonard Woolf's time in Sri Lanka. Includes photographs, cabinet cards, and negatives.
Biographical / Historical
Virginia Woolf (1882 –1941) was an English novelist, essayist, diarist, publisher, feminist, and writer of short stories.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Loose photographs
- ___A. Individuals
- ______1. Leonard Woolf
- ______2. Virginia Woolf
- ______3. Vanessa Bell
- ______4. V. (Victoria) Sackville-West
- ______5. Stephen family
- ______6. Woolf family
- ______7. Other individuals
- ___B. Groups
- ___C. Places
- ___D. Animals and miscellaneous
- II. Prints and negatives
- III. Album
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No accession number. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, received: 1983 March.
For other Monk's House photographs see: MS Thr 557, MS Thr 559, MS Thr 560, MS Thr 561, MS Thr 562, and MS Thr 563. Some of the photographs in this collection duplicate those in other albums. All photograph titles devised except for the titles of the negatives in Series II that were previously devised for the corresponding prints in other albums and titles for photographs in Series III which are taken from captions in Leonard Woolf's hand.
Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969. Journey not the arrival matters: an autobiography of the years 1939-1969 (London : Hogarth Press, 1969.)
- Humm, Maggie. Snapshots of Bloomsbury: The private lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell (New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2006.)
- Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969. Journey not the arrival matters: an autobiography of the years 1939-1969 (London : Hogarth Press, 1969.)
Processed by: Suzanne E. Sutherland
- Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. Virginia Woolf Monk's House photographs, circa 1867-1967: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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