Waley, Arthur David, 1889 - 1966 (orientalist)
Dates and places
Arthur David Waley was born Arthur David Schloss, son of the economist David Frederick Schloss. In 1914, he changed his name to Waley, his mother's family name. He attended Rugby School, and was admitted to King's College, Cambridge on 10 Oct. 1907. He studied Classics, and was awarded his B.A. in 1910.
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Snapshot of Arthur Waley sitting in a large armchair with shelves of books behind him. He holds a pipe in his right hand and looks towards the camera.
Snapshot of Arthur Waley sitting in an armchair with books behind him, looking towards the camera. He holds a pipe in his right hand and rests it on his knee.
Snapshot of Janie Bussy sitting with her back to the camera at a table laid with teacups and teapots on the lawn of Ham Spray house. To the right nearest the camera sits Arthur Waley, with a pipe in his mouth, also with his back to the camera. Dora Carrington sits to the right of the group at the table, with her left hand raised to her face. Paul Hyslop sits furthest from the camera, with his right hand reaching across his chest to his jacket pocket, looking to the left.
Snapshot of Paul Hyslop sitting to the left on a lawn with trees in the background. His arms are stretched out beside him and he looks towards the camera. Next to him sits Arthur Waley, looking towards the camera, with his hands holding his raised knees. Janie Bussy sits to the right, with her left hand resting on her leg, looking towards the camera. A man obscured by shadow to the far left might be Lytton Strachey. A rug with a picnic is spread in front of them.
Photocopy of 1 autograph letter signed.
1 autograph letter signed, introducing Hsiao Chien.
1 autograph letter signed.
3 autograph letters, signed.
The file comprises:
- 1 autograph letter signed from Arthur Waley to Francis Birrell, 8 Dec 1914, with envelope;
- 1 autograph letter signed from Justin Brooke to David Garnett, 17 Feb 1915, with envelope.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington sitting at the far side of a table set in the back garden of Ham Spray House. To the right and left of the table sit two men, one of whom is identified in Frances Partridge's index as Arthur Waley.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey sitting at a table spread with teacups and cake on the lawn of Ham Spray House. He wears a hat and looks towards the camera. Janie Bussy sits in the centre of the group, with her hands resting on her lap, looking towards the camera. Arthur Waley sits to the right nearest the camera. His left hand rests on his thigh and he looks downward to the left.
Material relating to Bloomsbury figures for whom there is not an existing collection, or relating to more than one of the Bloomsbury collections.
Contains BLM/1-19, and publications.
1 autograph postcard, signed, to E.M. Forster.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Waley
This collection contains documents written by Arthur Waley, and papers relating to him. It includes memoirs by members of his family, correspondence, photographs, off-prints both by and about him, and newspaper cuttings.
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