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Strachey, Giles Lytton, 1880 - 1932 (biographer and critic)

 Person

Dates and places

1880-1932. Trinity College 1899.

Sphere of activity

Biographer and essayist

Relationships

Son of General Sir Richard and Lady Jane Strachey

Found in 195 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Lytton Strachey with Rosamond Lehmann and Wogan Philipps, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/10/87
Scope and Contents Snapshot of Lytton Strachey standing furthest from the camera on the verandah of Ham Spray House. He has a cigarette in his mouth and looks towards the camera. Wogan Philipps stands closest to the camera on the left, leaning against the upright support of the verandah, looking downwards. Next to him, sitting on the low verandah wall, is Rosamond Lehmann. She leans forwards and looks towards the camera. To the right are two unidentified men, one sitting in a chair, the other standing near a...
Dates: 1930
 Item

Lytton Strachey with Saxon Sydney-Turner, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/810
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Lytton Strachey reclining on the stones of a beach with a grassy cliff behind him. He wears a hat and looks to the right. Next to him reclines Saxon Sydney-Turner, with his right hand raised behind his head and his left hand raised to his shoulder. He is looking towards the camera.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Sub-Series

Lytton Strachey's photograph album, 1927 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3
Scope and Contents

This is part of a series of two albums, but the other was used by Frances Partridge for her own photographs and has been catalogued with them (FCP/7/2/10).

Dates: 1927 - 1929
 Item

'Max Beerbohm on Lytton Strachey' by F. A. Simpson, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/19/SimpsonF/1
Scope and Contents

Offprint from History Studies.

Dates: Publication: 1970
 Item

Passport photograph of Lytton Strachey, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/128
Scope and Contents

Professional head and shoulders portrait of Lytton Strachey, wearing a dark woollen overcoat and tie.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Series

Photographs, 1913 - 2004

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7
Scope and Contents This series contains Frances Partridge's photograph albums as well as those bequeathed to her by Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington.The photographs range in size from 3cm x 3.5cm to 21cm x 29cm. However, most are approximately 8cm x 10cm.Lytton Strachey's photograph albums, Dora Carrington's albums, and the first volume in the series of Frances Partridge's albums have been indexed. Unfortunately, the remainder (FCP/7/2/2-26 and FCP/7/5) await a future grant to be indexed.Until...
Dates: 1913 - 2004
 Item

Playreading Society Minute Book, 1907 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/5/1
Scope and Contents Minutes, written up by Clive Bell, of the meetings of a play-reading society [?at 40 Gordon Square], with cast lists and comments on the performances by Clive Bell. The players were variously Clive Bell, Vanessa Bell, Walter Lamb, Adrian Stephen, Lytton Strachey and Saxon Sydney-Turner, 1907-9; Clive Bell, Vanessa Bell, Roger and Margery Fry, Duncan Grant, Molly MacCarthy and Saxon Sydney-Turner, 1914-15. For the later period, fewer performance details are recorded. The book was used...
Dates: 1907 - 1915
 Item

Ralph Partridge sitting with Lytton Strachey, 1930-12

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/2/62
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Ralph Partridge sitting in the foreground, on the verandah of Ham Spray House. He looks down at his right hand. Lytton Strachey is not clearly visible: he sits in the background with his legs crossed, wearing a hat. His face is hidden by his own knee and Ralph Partridge's knee.

Dates: 1930-12
 Item

Ralph Partridge standing with Dora Carrington at Weymouth, Dorset, 1927-09 - 1927-10

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/1
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Ralph Partridge standing to the left on a balcony overlooking the promenade at Weymouth. His right hand is held in front of him and he looks upwards to the right. Dora Carrington stands close by him, with her left hand resting on the balcony railing. She looks downwards to the right.

Dates: 1927-09 - 1927-10
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Rosamond Lehmann sitting with Frances Partridge, Lytton Strachey, Vivien John and Wogan Philipps, 1930-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/10/110
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Rosamond Lehmann sitting to the left closest to the camera on the lawn of Ham Spray House. She sits on a rug or coat on the grass, with her arms crossed on her lap and her head turned away from the camera. According to a note in the album, Frances Partridge might be sitting on the grass with her head turned away from the camera. Vivien John's head is visible over the knee of a man reclining on the grass. In the distance, Lytton Strachey stands next to Wogan Philipps.

Dates: 1930-07
 Item

Sprott, Heard, Forster and Strachey, 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/351
Scope and Contents

W.J.H. [Jack] Sprott, Gerald Heard, E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey, seated outside around a table at Ham Spray House. Sprott is holding a cat on his lap. Print, 14.1 x 8.5. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, with names, place and date '192-'. (Sleeve 138)

Dates: 1920 - 1930
 Item

Sprott, Heard, Forster and Strachey, 1920 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/1002
Scope and Contents

W.J.H. [Jack] Sprott, Gerald Heard, E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey, seated outside around a table at Ham Spray House. Sprott is holding a cat on his lap. Print, 14.1 x 8.5. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, with names, place and date 'Is It 20?'. (Sleeve 437)

Dates: 1920 - 1929
 Item

Stephen Tomlin playing badminton with Reine Pitman, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/2/125
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Stephen Tomlin standing with his left hand by his side and his badminton racquet held low in his right hand. Reine Pitman stands closest to the camera, holding her racquet in both hands. At the edge of the badminton court sits Lytton Strachey in a deckchair. Also at the edge of the court, Ralph Partridge sits on the grass, looking to the right. In the background is a fence with cottages and trees beyond.

Dates: 1930
 File

Strachey, G. Lytton, 1909-09-19

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/L/9/12
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter, signed, with typescript transcript.

Dates: 1909-09-19
 File

Strachey, L.: Correspondence with the Press, 1924 - 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/2/11875
Scope and Contents From the Series: The correspondence comprises incoming letters, including readers' reports.This series is known as ‘author files’ because the arrangement is focused upon the individual. Some contain correspondence only. The correspondence includes readers' reports from 1913 onwards.As the new Press Archive catalogue is not yet complete, please use the 'Former / Other Reference' to request these items.For the number of items (not the number of letters) see the number in brackets after the Former /...
Dates: 1924 - 1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.
 File

Surnames M-Z, 1905 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GAK/1/2/2
Scope and Contents The file comprises;- 4 autograph letters signed from John Masefield, 1911 and undated;- 3 autograph letters signed from Allan Monkhouse, 1920-1931;- 8 autograph letters signed from George Moore, undated [one letter postmarked 1914];- 2 autograph letters signed from William de Morgan, 1911;- 1 autograph letter signed from Ouida, undated, with envelope;- 3 autograph letters signed from Elizabeth Robbins, 1908-1913;- 2 autograph letters signed from J. S. Sargent,...
Dates: 1905 - 1931
 Item

Three figures sitting in a rocky landscape, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/37
Scope and Contents

Faded snapshot of a woman and two men sitting on rocks in the open air. One man might be Lytton Strachey, the woman might be Virginia Woolf (according to Frances Partridge's index both appear in photographs on page 5 of this album).

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Item

Two men and three women standing near a tree, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/770
Scope and Contents

In her index, Frances Partridge identifies one of these men as Lytton Strachey.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Item

Two women and three men sitting in a garden, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/2/158
Scope and Contents

Shapshot of distant figures sitting in deckchairs or on the grass in front of a lattice fence with cottages behind. This might be the same badminton game as, for example, FCP/7/4/2/125. If so, the figures might be Frances Partridge, Reine Pitman, Stephen Tomlin and Lytton Strachey.

Dates: 1930
 Item

View of a man sitting by a river, 1927-09 - 1927-10

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/17
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of a man sitting on a river bank, with water in the foreground and trees in the background. His head is partially cut off from the photograph, but judging by the clothes and beard, it might be Lytton Strachey.

Dates: 1927-09 - 1927-10

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