Last week, a patron of the New York Public Library posed a question: What brand of typewriter did Virginia Woolf use?
The query was sent on to the VWoolf Listserv, and answers rocketed through cyberspace.
The next day, this well-researched answer showed up on the ASK NYPL blog: “Virginia Woolf’s Typewriter.” In it, reference librarian Matthew Boylan references a quote from Woolf’s Oct. 28, 1928, letter to her nephew Julian Bell.
This spelling is the spelling of a Portable Underwood — not mine!
Thanks to Anne Fernald for sharing the NYPL link on Facebook, which is where I found it.