Woolf, Leonard Sidney, 1880 - 1969 (editor, author and colonial Civil Servant)
Dates and places
1880-1969 Ed: St Pauls School and Trinity College, Cambridge (1899-1904)
Sphere of activity
Author, policitcal observer.
Married Virginia Woolf, 10 Aug. 1912
Founder of Hogarth Press, 1916-1917. Editor for 'The International Review' 1919; 'Contemporary Review' 1930-21; 'The Nation' 1923-1930; 'Political Quarterly' 1931-59. Secretary of two Advisory Councils for the Labour Party
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
The file comprises a copy typescript, annotated on first sheet by GHWR and Leonard Woolf.
Draft typescript contract, annotated by Clive Bell, between Leonard and Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell for the publishing of a book of her wood cuts.
Photocopies of 72 autograph letters, signed, 1 typed letter, signed, 12 autograph postcards, signed, and typescript transcripts of 16 autograph letters, signed, and 1 autograph postcard, signed, from E.M. Forster. 1912-.
Photocopy of 1 typescript transcript of reply to E.M. Forster. 1 Apr. 1949.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Woolf, L.
This file comprises:-
2 typed letters signed from Leonard Woolf to NGA. 7 Oct. 1967 and 3 Sept. 1968
1 carbon typed letter from NGA to I.M. Parsons. 15 Jul. 1969
Annotated proofs of NGA's review of Leonard Woolf's autobiography entitled 'The Journey Not the Arrival Matters' (1969), published in 'Political Quarterly'
Newspaper obituary of Leonard Woolf.
2 autograph letters, signed, and 2 autograph postcards, signed.
1 autograph letter, signed, 1 autograph postcard, signed, and 2 typed letters, signed.
2 typed letters, signed, from Julian Bell. Undated. [?1935].
1 typed letter, signed, from Raymond Postgate to Leonard Woolf. 1 Nov. 1938.
Photographic print and postcard enlargement of a portrait of GHWR, seated, holding a pipe, full length in profile, taken possibly at Monk's House, Rodmell or at Tavistock Square, London, possibly by Leonard Woolf. The enlarged postcard photograph has been inscribed 'George Rylands' by Leonard Woolf. Dimensions of print (GHWR/5/65): 6.1 x 5.7 cm. Dimensions of postcard enlargement, image slightly cropped (GHWR/5/66): 13.3 x 8.5 cm. Sleeve 28.
Modern reprint of a photograph of GHWR and Raymond Mortimer standing, Leonard and Virginia Woolf seated in front of them and Lydia Lopokova Keynes sitting on the ground in front of them, all in a group pose outside. Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.6 cm. Sleeve 116.
Colour photographs of Leonard Woolf, Duncan Grant, Cyril Connolly and an unidentified woman and girl standing in a garden. Dimensions: 8.9 x 8.9 cm. Sleeve 154.
Snapshot of Leonard Woolf sitting on the ground with his right hand resting on his raised right knee. He is looking to the left, away from the camera.
1 autograph letter signed, enclosing 3 colour photographs of Leonard and Virginia Woolf's homes, at Asheham and Rodmell, West Sussex, taken on 28 May 1994.
1 typed letter signed.
1 autograph letter signed.
2 typed letters signed to Julian Bell. 5 Jul. and 13 Dec. 1936.
Photocopies of 2 autograph letters signed and 1 typed letter signed to Clive Bell. 1906-1963.
Photocopies of 1 autograph letter signed, 2 autograph postcards signed and 12 typed letters signed to Julian Bell. 1929-1937.
Photocopy of 1 typed letter signed to Thoby Stephen. 23 Feb. 1904.
3 typed letters signed and 1 autograph postcard signed.
7 typed letters signed.
2 autograph letters, signed, 1 in the hand of Virginia Woolf.
5 typed letters signed and 2 autograph letters signed. The editors were: Desmond MacCarthy (1927-8); Clifford Sharp (1929); Leonard Woolf (1929-30); and R. Ellis Roberts (1931).
The file includes letters from Noel Annan, John Betjeman, Benjamin Britten, Kenneth Clark, E. M. Forster, Hugh Gaitskell, Stanley Morison, Dennis Proctor, W. J. H. Sprott, R. H. Tawney and Leonard Woolf.
1 typed postcard, signed.
Predictions about the progress of the war during 1944, written at Christmas 1943 at the instigation of Quentin Bell. Prophecies were contributed by Quentin Bell, Clive Bell, John Maynard Keynes, Max Werner (press cutting ‘Six Point Chart for Victory Year’ from Reynolds News, c. Dec. 1943), Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Angelica Bell and Leonard Woolf. The file also contains 1 typed letter signed from Leonard Woolf to Vanessa Bell enclosing his prophecy, and 3 envelopes.
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