Issue Nos 56 to 59

Issue No. 56, Sep 2017

ISSN 1465-2579

Editorial Committee
Stuart N. Clarke (Chair)
Stephen Barkway, Mary Ellen Foley, Sarah M. Hall, Lindsay Martin

Upper wrapper: 24 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton
Photograph by Stuart N. Clarke, 4 April 2017
This was Dr Octavia Wilberforce’s house,  where she examined Virginia Woolf on 27 March 1941. It is now the Seven Dials Medical Centre.
Photograph on rear wrapper and wrappers designed by Stephen Barkway

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial …… Stuart N. Clarke 3
Abbreviations for Virginia Woolf’s Works …… 4

A Letter to Mrs Laurie Virginia Woolf …… 5
Note …… Stephen Barkway 5
Lady Ottoline Morrell: The Trials and Triumphs of a Life Lived in Costume …… Claire Nicholson 8
A Further Satire on Bloomsbury: George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House …… Lindsay Martin 20
‘A Foolish Strain of Thought’: A Laingian Reading of ‘Solid Objects’ …… Tim Cook 26
Books received …… 34

Jacob’s Room  Stuart N. Clarke
Rupert Brooke …… 35
A Weekday in the Summer of 1914 …… 38

Virginia Woolf Anthologised during her Lifetime …… Stuart N. Clarke 41
Virginia Woolf Today …… Stephen Barkway 46
Casting a Nose to Bloomsbury Claire Nicholson 53

Review
Virginia Wolf …… Jenni Råback 56

Report of Society Event
Reading Group Meeting: Two Stories …… Sarah M. Hall 61

Two Stories (published by the VWSGB) …… 67

For Members
New Life Member …… 67
Society events …… 67
Society event open to non-Members …… 67
Other events …… 68

Society Publications …… Inside front wrapper
Information for contributors ……Inside rear wrapper

 

Issue No. 57, January 2018

ISSN 1465–2579

Upper wrapper: 101 Lexham Gardens, London W8 6JN,
Leonard Woolf’s childhood home, c. 1881–94
‘We lived in Kensington in a large house which contained man and wife, nine children, a governess, a nurse and undernurse, a footman, a cook with scullerymaid attached, a parlourmaid, and two if not three housemaids, a dog, a cat, several canaries, two white rats, and a fluctuating number of piebald mice. The resident household consisted therefore of 20 human beings of whom one was a governess and eight were “servants”. … There also came to the house other people to serve our needs: a tutor, who administered education to my brother and myself, and “the man” who cleaned the boots, that peculiarly Victorian institution, came daily; three times a week a governess taught us French and German; [etc.]. Two other persons who ministered to the needs of this Victorian family deserve mention. Every morning before breakfast Mr. Tomkins arrived to shave my father in his dressing-room; and every week on Friday afternoon came Mr. Davies from a neighbouring watch and clockmaker’s shop to wind and regulate all the clocks in the house.’
(Principia Politica: A Study of Communal Psychology, by Leonard Woolf, Hogarth Press, 1953, 30–1)
See also p. 76 below.
Photograph by Stuart N. Clarke, 13 October 2017
Photograph on rear wrapper and wrappers designed by Stephen Barkway

Editorial Committee
Stuart N. Clarke (Chair)
Stephen Barkway, Mary Ellen Foley, Sarah M. Hall, Lindsay Martin

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial Stuart N. Clarke …… 3
Abbreviations for Virginia Woolf’s Works …… 4
A Letter to R. W. Chapman …… Virginia Woolf 5
Note …… Stephen Barkway 7
Letter to the Editor: Margaret Laurie …… Malcolm Tadd 13
Virginia Woolf’s ‘Hogarth Ghosts’ …… Stephen Barkway 14
Autobiography, Chocolate Creams and Letterpress Printing …… Anne Byrne 24

Two Stories (published by the VWSGB) …… 32

Virginia Woolf Today …… Stephen Barkway 33

Notes and Queries
‘squares where all the couples are triangles’ …… Stuart N. Clarke 42

Book received 45

Reviews
Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf and Worldly Realism …… Sarah M. Hall 46
Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group …… Lindsay Martin 50
A Room of One’s Own (Folio Edition) …… Stephen Barkway 58
A Secret Sisterhood …… Claire Nicholson 61
Outsiders: Five Women Writers who Changed the World …… Matthew Macer-Wright 66

Report
Words and Music in Memory of David Bradshaw …… Stephen Barkway 71

For Members
New Life Members …… 73
Society events …… 73
Society event open to non-Members …… 73
Other events …… 75

Society Publications …… Inside front wrapper
Information for contributors …… Inside rear wrapper

 

Issue No. 58, May 2018

ISSN 1465-2579

Editorial Committee
Stuart N. Clarke (Chair)
Stephen Barkway, Mary Ellen Foley, Sarah M. Hall, Lindsay Martin

Upper wrapper: Dame Eileen Atkins and the plaque to Virginia and Leonard Woolf on the Tavistock Hotel, Tavistock Square, on Saturday 14 April 2018
Photograph by Stephen Barkway
Photograph on rear wrapper and wrappers designed by Stephen Barkway

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Stephen Barkway, Chair of the Society 1998–2018 …… Sheila M. Wilkinson and Stuart N. Clarke 3
Abbreviations for Virginia Woolf’s Works …… 5
Letters to Siegfried Sassoon …… Virginia Woolf 6
Note on the letter …… Stephen Barkway 7
Note on the postcard …… Stuart N. Clarke 9
The Coloured Stocking …… Stuart N. Clarke 12
Jacob’s Room and the OED …… Stuart N. Clarke 15
Hogarth Press Books Telling Tales …… Stephen Barkway 20

Re-Viewing Books Published by the Hogarth Press
Transition, by Edwin Muir …… Hilary Newman 37

Notes and Queries
Ethel Smyth—The Pronunciation of her Surname …… Stephen Barkway 46

Where Do the Smiths Live in Mrs. Dalloway? …… Stuart N. Clarke 48
Virginia Woolf Today …… Stephen Barkway 50

Books received …… 59

Review
Cheap Modernism …… Kathryn Simpson 60

Reports of Society Events
Nineteenth Annual Virginia Woolf Birthday Lecture on 27 January 2018, by Stephen Barkway …… Ruth Webb 66
Unveiling the Plaque on the Tavistock Hotel on 14 April 2018 …… 69

For Members
Twentieth Annual General Meeting …… 73
Society events …… 74
Society events open to non-Members …… 74
Other events …… 76

Society Publications …… Inside front wrapper
Information for contributors …… Inside rear wrapper

 

Issue No. 59, September 2018

ISSN 1465-2579

Editorial Committee
Stuart N. Clarke,
Stephen Barkway, Mary Ellen Foley, Sarah M. Hall, Lindsay Martin

Upper wrapper: Butler Arms Hotel, Waterville, Co. Kerry (see pp. 27–9)
Photograph by Anne Byrne
Photograph on rear wrapper and wrappers designed by Stephen Barkway

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial …… Stuart N. Clarke 3
Abbreviations for Virginia Woolf’s Works 5
Letters to Margaret (Peggy) Belsher …… Virginia Woolf 6
Note …… Stephen Barkway 7
The Stephens in St Ives: Leslie, Virginia and the Dictionary of National Biography …… Philip Carter 11
Remnants of Mr and Mrs Woolf’s Visit to Ireland in 1934 …… Anne Byrne and Paul Gosling 24
Virginia Woolf’s Contemporary Cambridge Critics …… Lindsay Martin 33

Re-Viewing Books Published by the Hogarth Press
Women: An Inquiry, by Willa Muir …… Hilary Newman 44

Letter to the Editor: Biblio-freight …… Sharon Walls 51
Anne Olivier Bell (1916–2018) …… 55
Letter to Friends and Supporters of Charleston …… Virginia Nicholson 56
Virginia Woolf Today …… Stephen Barkway 57

Reviews
Woolf’s Ambiguities …… Maggie Humm 60
Rooms of Their Own …… Stuart N. Clarke 64
On Keeping Company with Mrs Woolf …… Marion Dell 67
Miss Stephen’s Apprenticeship …… Marion Dell 71

Reports on Society Events
DallowayDay, 16 June 2018 …… Steven Van Der Heyden 75
South Downs Walk, 7 July 2018 …… Stephen Barkway 78

For Members
Society Events Members Only …… 78
Society Events Non-Members Welcome …… 79
Other Events …… 80

Society Publications …… Inside front wrapper
Information for contributors …… Inside rear wrapper