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MS Thr 564

Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. Virginia Woolf Monk's House photographs, circa 1867-1967: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 564
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Title: Virginia Woolf Monk's House photographs,
Date(s): 1867-1967
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of photographs of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, their friends and family, and Monk's House.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, received: 1983 March.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Suzanne E. Sutherland

Conditions Governing Access:

Restricted: fragile; use surrogate. For access to original consult curatorial staff.

Conditions Governing Use:

Images linked to this finding aid are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.

Preferred Citation for publication:

Virginia Woolf Monk's House Photographs, circa. 1867-1967 (MS Thr 564). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

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.

Biographical / Historical

Virginia Woolf (1882 –1941) was an English novelist, essayist, diarist, publisher, feminist, and writer of short stories.


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.)


Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

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.

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