So many exciting links to Bloomsbury and Virginia Woolf resources are popping up on social media this week. Since I don’t have time to write about them because I am busy preparing for the 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries, June 4-7 at Bloomsburg University, I am posting links to them here.
- On Twitter, I learned of a rare find in the basement of the Bristol Museum of a booklet printed for the Fry memorial exhibition held at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery in 1935. It contains the text of the exhibition’s opening speech written and delivered by Woolf. “After further research, it appears this booklet is one of the most sought after publications by the writer,” wrote Fay Curtis in her museum post. “The print run was just 125, which is why they are so rare today, and the curator at the time had several to give away. Thankfully for us, he slipped one into the exhibition file – where it remained for eighty years. We have now removed it from the old file in the basement and entered it into the Fine Art collection.”
- On Facebook, I learned that a copy of the exhibit booklet is available at the University of Toronto Libraries.
- Facebook also told me Virginia Woolf is on the move at Victoria Library. Here’s the post, which pictured the small Woolf doll on a picnic blanket in front of a college building: “Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is on the move. She left her secure box in the E.J. Pratt Library for the summer and will be visiting places on campus. Her first stop is in front of the Victoria College building.” The Woolf doll is actually listed in the library catalog.
- From Catherine Hollis via Facebook comes the news that letters from George Mallory to Lytton Strachey are up for sale. You can view the lot.
- From the VWoolfListserv comes news that letter from Clive Bell to Lytton Strachey are also up for sale.
- This morning, the items below popped up on Twitter:
(I’m cataloguing the first Hogarth Press edition of To the lighthouse, inscribed by Virginia Woolf, which is very exciting!)
— Erika Delbecque (@ErikaDelbecque) May 28, 2015
— mitu culture (@mituculture) May 28, 2015