Guide to the Clive and Vanessa Bell Papers 1907-1957
Cage 5068

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Clive and Vanessa Bell Papers
ID
Cage 5068
Date [inclusive]
1907-1957
Extent
1.0 folder
General Physical Description note
.1 linear foot of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Incoming correspondence to Clive and Vanessa Bell (approximately 30 items).

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Clive and Vanessa Bell Papers, 1907-1957

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Clive Bell (1881-1964) and Vanessa Stephen married in 1907. Clive, an English art critic, and Vanessa, an English painter, designer, and older sister of Virginia Woolf, were at the center of the famous Bloomsbury group. In about 1907, this circle of artists and writers began gathering frequently in the Bells' home at 46 Gordon Square.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of incoming correspondence to Clive and Vanessa Bell (approximately 30 items), with most items addressed to Clive. Correspondents include Stephen Tallant, Eric MacLagan, John Pollock, H.J. Norton, Lyn Irvine (including one letter mentioning Mrs. Raven Hill), Sir George Grahame, Karen Costelloe, John Alford, Ivor Churchill, the Earl of Sandwich, George Lansbury, Clifford Sharp, F.H.S. Shepperd, Gilbert Seldes, Lord Evan Tredegar, C.E. Stuart, Max Eastman, E. Hilton Young, Col. Heward Bell.

Topics include personal, political, and literary matters.

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Arrangement note

The items in this collection are arranged in a single chronological sequence, with undated items at the end.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2015

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Washington State University Libraries purchased this collection from Jon S. Richardson Rare Books in 2015 (MS.2015.15).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2015.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Nina Hamnett Papers, 1914-1953 (Cage 534)

Leonard and Virginia Woolf Insert Papers, circa 1875-1974 (Cage 674)

E.M. Forster Letters to Vanessa Bell, 1928-1937 (Cage 546)

Sidney Waterlow Letters, 1910-1917 (Cage 4016)

Mary McCarthy Letters, 1912-1947 (Cage 4017)

Vanessa Bell Watercolor Illustrations, undated (Cage 4667)

Lady Ottoline Morrell Letter to Clive Bell, 1919 January 13 (Cage 4858)

Sybil Colefax Letter to Vanessa Bell, 1941 (Cage 4862)

Vanessa Bell color lithograph, "Roses" (MS.2011.08)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bloomsbury Group

Personal Name(s)

  • Bell, Clive, 1881-1964 -- Correspondence
  • Bell, Vanessa, 1879-1961 -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Artists -- England -- Correspondence
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence
  • Literature.

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