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Woolf, Leonard Sidney

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 995
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Woolf, Leonard Sidney
Date(s): 1967
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 items
Name of creator(s): Woolf | Leonard Sidney | 1880-1969 | editor, author and civil servant
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1880, Leonard Woolf worked for the Ceylon Civil Service from 1904-1911. He was the editor of the International Review, 1919, the literary editor of The Nation, 1923-1930, and joint editor of the Political Quarterly, 1931-1959. He was a member of the National Whitley Council for Administrative and Legal Departments of the Civil Service, 1938-1955. He was married to Virginia Stephen in 1912, and they founded the Hogarth Press in 1917. The Press published many of the works of the Bloomsbury group, including those of Virginia herself. To the Lighthouse, which was written in 1927, examined the life of an upper middle class British family, portraying the fragility of human relationships and the collapse of social values.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two typescript letters to Professor W.A. Davenport, Oct-Nov 1967, relating to Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by W.A. Davenport, Professor of English at Royal Holloway, in 2000.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2002

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