Strachey, Giles Lytton, 1880 - 1932 (biographer and critic)
Dates and places
1880-1932. Trinity College 1899.
Sphere of activity
Biographer and essayist
Son of General Sir Richard and Lady Jane Strachey
Found in 195 Collections and/or Records:
Snapshots and professional studio portraits of Barbara Bagenal, Angelica Bell, Clive Bell, Francis Birrell, Gerald Brenan, Dora Carrington, Roger Fry, Edward Gathorne-Hardy, Henry Lamb, Janetta Parladé, G.H.W. ('Dadie') Rylands, Roger Senhouse, Julia Strachey, Lytton Strachey and Stephen Tomlin. The photographers include Lettice Ramsay and Kyrle Leng.
Modern reprints of photographs of members of the 'Bloomsbury Group', including Duncan Grant, Clive Bell, J. M. Keynes, G. Lytton Strachey, Vanessa, Julian and Quentin Bell, and Angelica Garnett. Some of the photographs were taken by Vanessa Bell, and several appear in 'Vanessa Bell's Family Album' (J. V. Norman and Hobhouse Ltd: London, 1981). Dimensions: 21.5 x 16.3 cm. Sleeves 117-21.
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.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey and John Tresidder Sheppard (Provost of King's College, Cambridge) wearing hats and sitting in chairs outside. Clive Bell stands behind them and looks over their shoulders at the book Lytton Strachey is holding. Similar to FCP/7/4/1/45.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey and John Tresidder Sheppard (Provost of King's College, Cambridge) wearing hats and sitting in chairs outside. Clive Bell stands behind them and looks over their shoulders. Clive Bell and Lytton Strachey appear to be smoking, and John Tresidder Sheppard holds a small cup in his hand. Similar to FCP/7/4/1/42.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey and John Tresidder Sheppard (Provost of King's College, Cambridge) wearing hats and sitting in chairs outside. Clive Bell stands behind them and looks over their shoulders. The image is taken from a greater distance than FCP/7/4/1/42 and 45, so the crossed legs of Strachey and Sheppard are visible.
This sub-series contains two files of correspondence. One consists of letters to E.M. Forster, the other consists primarily of correspondence from E.M. Forster.
1 autograph letter, signed, to E.M. Forster. 28 Aug. 1928.
Photocopies of 45 autograph letters, signed, and 13 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster. 1913-31. Enclosing 1 autograph letter, signed, from John Maynard Keynes to E.M. Forster. 26 May 1923.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Strachey, G.L.
81 autograph letters, signed, 5 autograph postcards, signed, 1 telegram and 1 envelope addressed in verse.
Photograph of Dora Carrington standing beside Lytton Strachey. Strachey is seated in a low canvas chair. Carrington is wearing jodhpurs and riding boots, and is carrying a saddle under her right arm. Possibly taken at Ham Spray House. Print, 13.8 x 8.5. Inscribed on back, by P.N. Furbank, with names. (Sleeve 138)
Snapshot of Dora Carrington wearing a light-coloured dress sitting at a table in a garden. Ralph Partridge and Julia Strachey may sit to her left and right. An unidentified man stands by the table to the left, exhaling smoke from a cigarette. All are looking down at the table.
Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting on the lawn by the verandah of Ham Spray House. She is looking down at a newspaper she rests on her lap. To the right, Lytton Strachey sits in a deckchair, wearing a hat, with his legs crossed, also reading a newspaper. Ralph Partridge sits in a deckchair between them. He, too, holds a paper in his hands. Another person wearing a hat sits in a deckchair in the background.
Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting on the left, wearing a white skirt, looking to the right away from the camera. Lytton Strachey reclines in the centre, with his legs crossed and stretched out in front of him. Sebastian Sprott rests on his elbow to the right, with his legs crossed in front of him, and looking towards the camera. They are sitting in a grassy field with trees behind them.
Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting to the left in a deckchair in a walled garden. To her right is Lytton Strachey wearing a hat, then Vanessa Bell also wearing a hat, both sitting in deckchairs. In the foreground is Duncan Grant, lying on the grass, smiling at the camera.
Snapshot of F.L. ('Peter') Lucas crouching down on the grass in the back garden of Ham Spray House. His right hand is outstretched to give some food to a cat at his feet. A man and woman (possibly Topsy Lucas and Lytton Strachey) are standing in the background on the verandah.
Snapshot of Francis Birrell sitting to the left of the image, wearing a hat and light-coloured suit. Lytton Strachey sits in the middle, wearing a hat and holding a black umbrella. Saxon Sydney-Turner sits to the right. In the foreground are flowers and shrubs. According to Frances Partridge's index, this image was taken at Ham Spray.
Snapshot of Francis Birrell sitting in the background, wearing a hat and light-coloured suit, looking towards the camera. Lytton Strachey sits in the middle, wearing a hat and holding a black umbrella. He sits with his legs crossed, looking to the left. Saxon Sydney-Turner sits in the foreground with his hands resting on his lap, looking to the left. All are sitting in deckchairs. According to Frances Partridge's index, this image was taken at Ham Spray.
Snapshot of Gerald Brenan sitting facing the camera on a grassy hillside. Two men sit behind him, one of whom might be Lytton Strachey. According to Frances Partridge's index, this image was taken in Spain.
Snapshot of G.H.W. ('Dadie') Rylands sitting in a grassy field with trees in the background. He supports himself with his left hand, and his right hand holds open a book resting on the ground. Lytton Strachey stands behind him, wearing a hat and looking towards the camera. He holds an umbrella in his left hand and his right hand rests on the top of Dadie Rylands' head.
Snapshot of a group sitting in chairs around a table covered with books and teacups. According to Frances Partridge's index, the figures in the foreground might be Lytton Strachey, James Strachey and Alix Strachey. The two remaining figures might be Saxon Sydney-Turner and Barbara Bagenal. According to Frances Partridge's index, this image was taken at Tidmarsh Mill House.
MS introduction by Strachey for Rylands' book 'Words and Poetry', together with related letters from Strachey to Rylands and a cover letter to Rylands from 'James'.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey, Noel Olivier and James Strachey sitting on rugs on the ground. Noel Olivier has bare feet and wears a headscarf. According to Frances Partridge's index, this image was taken at Welcombe, Devon.
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.
Snapshot of Julia Strachey sitting in an armchair, with her left hand raised to hold her necklace. Her face is turned towards the camera but her eyes look upwards to the right. She wears a headscarf and earrings. In the background, to the edge of the image, Lytton Strachey sits looking towards the camera.
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