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MAPS FROM THE LIBRARY OF LEONARD AND VIRGINIA WOOLF 1815-1956

This collection of maps arrived at the Washington State University Libraries in 1970 as part of the acquisition of the personal library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, including works by Sir Leslie Stephen, as well as books previously owned by him or other family members. Trevor J. Bond processed the collection in 1998.

Number of Containers: 1
Number of items: 49


Detail from map 3 annotations by Leonard Woolf

Leonard and Virginia Woolf assembled this collection of 49 maps, which once formed part of their library. The large number of road maps attest to their enjoyment of driving vacations around Europe. Of particular interest are two maps (numbers 2 and 3) of Rodmell, England; where in 1919, Leonard and Virginia Woolf purchased a country home. It was in this home, named Monk’s House (though it was never inhabited by monks), that Virginia Woolf wrote Jacob’s Room. Maps 2 and 3 were bound and titled by Virginia Woolf and contain annotations by Leonard Woolf.

The collection is arranged geographically by country.

Map 3

Map 2

Bindings by Virginia Woolf

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Map

Container List

 

EUROPE
1 The Royal Automobile Club Official Motoring Map of Central Europe and Algeria. George Philip & Son.
ENGLAND
2 oversize Rodmell & Telscombe. Edition of 1931. [annotations in Leonard Woolf's hand; binding and manuscript title-plate by Virginia Woolf. Located in oversize map case.]
3 oversize Rodmell and Brooks. Edition of 1931. annotations in Leonard Woolf's hand; binding and manuscript title-plate by Virginia Woolf. Located in oversize map case.]
Ordnance Survey Quarter-Inch Map of Great Britain (Fourth Edition) with National Grid
4 Sheet 2 England, North Central 1946
5 Sheet 3 The Forth, Clyde and Tay 1934
6 Sheet 4 Glasgow and the Middle West 1934
7 Sheet 4 North Wales and Manchester 1946
8 Sheet 5 Eastern Highlands 1934
9 Sheet 6 Skye and the Outer Hebrides 1934
10 Sheet 10 England, South-West 1946
11 Sheet 11 England, South 1945
12 Ordnance Survey New Popular Edition One-Inch Map of England and Wales Truro and Falmouth Sheet 190. 1946
13 Ordnance Survey New Popular Edition One-Inch Map of England and Weston-Super-Mare Sheet 165. 1958
14 Ordnance Survey Layered Map of England & Wales. Fourth Edition. Sheet 3. 1935-
LONDON
15 Bartholomew's Town Plan of London Central Area. Scale: 3 1/4 in. to 1 mile. With index to streets. [torn spine]
16 List of Principal Streets in London showing in each case the Initial of the Postal District and the Number of the Office of Delivery. March, 1917. [some tears and folded corners]
17 The London Street Guide with 3 Maps
18 Bus Map Central Areas London Transport Number 4 - 1937
19 Underground Railway Map London Transport Number 1 - 1937.
20 List of Streets, Etc. on Stanford's Four Inch Map of Central London. [lacking cover]
21 London's Countryside: A Map-Guide for the Antiquarian Tourist & Sportsman. Philips' Series of map Guides: No. 2. [some tears]
FRANCE
Carte Michelin de la France [ca. 1948].
22 Carte Michelin de la France Le Havre-Amiens N° 52
23 Carte Michelin de la France Cherbourg-Rouen N° 54.
24 Carte Michelin de la France Paris-Caen N° 55. [detached front cover]
25 Carte Michelin de la France Paris-Reims N° 56.
26 Carte Michelin de la France St Brieuc-Rennes N° 59.
27 Carte Michelin de la France Paris-Le Mans N° 60.
28 Carte Michelin de la France Vannes-Angers N° 63.
29 Carte Michelin de la France Angers-Orleans N° 64.
30 Carte Michelin de la France Auxerre-Dijon N° 65.
31 Carte Michelin de la France Niort-Chateauroux N° 68.
32 Carte Michelin de la France La Rochelle-Bordeaux N° 71
33 Carte Michelin de la France Angouleme-Limoges N° 72.
34 Carte Michelin de la France Clermont-Lyon N° 73.
35 Carte Michelin de la France Bordeaux-Tulle N° 75.
36 Carte Michelin de la France Aurillac-St. Etienne N° 76. [detached front cover; back cover annotated by Leonard Woolf]
37 Carte Michelin de la France Valence-Grenoble N° 77.
38 Carte Michelin de la France Bordeaux-Montauban N° 79.
39 Carte Michelin de la France Rodez-Nimes N° 80.
40 Carte Michelin de la France Avignon-Digne N° 81.
41 Carte Michelin de la France Marseille N° 84. [lacking front cover]
42 N. 2 Bretagne Carte Regionale Shell. 1936
43 St. Valery - Ammeville. 1889. [drawing of a face in ink on verso]
44 Service map of France Belgium & Adjoining Territory compiled and drawn by the Automobile Association
ITALY
45 Bertarelli, L. V. [Map of the French and Italian Rivieras].
GREECE
46 Tourist Map of Greece, ed. By the National Tourist Office of Greece. Athens, 1953.
CEYLON
47 Map of Kandy Town about the year 1815.


Detail from map 47

48 Ceylon, Published under the orders of the Surveyonr General, 1953. [annotated numbers on verso by Leonard Woolf]
49 [Ceylon] Itinerary map. Government tourist bureau Ceylon travel centre, 1956. [map was inserted in The Ceylon and Literary Register, vol. IX, part II.]