Guide to the Maps from the Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf 1815-1956
Cage 665

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Woolf, Leonard and Virginia
Title
Maps from the Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf
ID
Cage 665
Date [inclusive]
1815-1956
Extent
49.0 items.
Language
English, French, Italian, Greek
Abstract
This collection of 49 maps was originally assembled by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. The large number of road maps attests to their enjoyment of driving vacations around Europe. Included in the collection are two maps of Rodmell, England, where in 1919 the Woolfs purchased a country house. It was in this home, named Monk's House, that Virginia Woolf wrote her first novel. Both maps are annotated by Leonard Woolf and bound and titled by Virginia Woolf.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 665, Maps from the Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged geographically by country.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1998

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 for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf --Archives
  • Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. waps

Genre(s)

  • Maps, England

Geographic Name(s)

  • Europe--Road maps

Subject(s)

  • Literature
  • Maps
  • Roads -- Maps

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General note

Detail from map 3 annotations by Leonard Woolf

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Europe 

Folder

The Royal Automobile Club Official Motoring Map of Central Europe and Algeria. George Philip and Son. 

1

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Series 2: England 

Folder

Rodmell and Telscombe. Edition of 1931. Annotations in Leonard Woolf's hand; binding and manuscript title-plate by Virginia Woolf. Located in oversize map case. 1931. 

2 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. 1931 

3 oversize

Series 2.1: Ordnance Survey Quarter-Inch Map of Great Britain (Fourth Edition) with National Grid 

Folder

Sheet 2 England, North Central 1946 

4

Sheet 3 The Forth, Clyde and Tay 1934 

5

Sheet 4 Glasgow and the Middle West 1934 

6

Sheet 4 North Wales and Manchester 1946 

7

Sheet 5 Eastern Highlands 1934 

8

Sheet 6 Skye and the Outer Hebrides 1934 

9

Sheet 10 England, South-West 1946 

10

Sheet 11 England, South 1945 

11
Folder

Ordnance Survey New Popular Edition One-Inch Map of England and Wales Truro and Falmouth Sheet 190 1946 

12

Ordnance Survey New Popular Edition One-Inch Map of England and Weston-Super-Mare Sheet 165 1958 

13

Ordnance Survey Layered Map of England and Wales. Fourth Edition. Sheet 3 1935 

14

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Series 3: London 

Folder

Bartholomew's Town Plan of London Central Area. Scale: 3 1/4 in. to 1 mile. With index to streets. [torn spine] 

15

List of Principal Streets in London showing in each case the Initial of the Postal District and the Number of the Office of Delivery. [some tears and folded corners] March, 1917 

16

The London Street Guide with 3 Maps 

17

Bus Map Central Areas London Transport Number 4 - 1937 

18

Underground Railway Map London Transport Number 1 - 1937 

19

List of Streets, Etc. on Stanford's Four Inch Map of Central London. [lacking cover] 

20

London's Countryside: A Map-Guide for the Antiquarian Tourist and Sportsman. Philips' Series of map Guides: No. 2. [some tears] 

21

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Series 4: France 

Subseries 4.1: Carte Michelin de la France 1948 

Folder

Carte Michelin de la France Le Havre-Amiens. North degrees 52 

22

Carte Michelin de la France Cherbourg-Rouen. North degrees 54. 

23

Carte Michelin de la France Paris-Caen. North degrees 55. [detached front cover] 

24

Carte Michelin de la France Paris-Reims. North degrees 56. 

25

Carte Michelin de la France St Brieuc-Rennes. North degrees 59. 

26

Carte Michelin de la France Paris-Le Mans. North degrees 60. 

27

Carte Michelin de la France Vannes-Angers. North degrees 63. 

28

Carte Michelin de la France Angers-Orleans. North degrees 64. 

29

Carte Michelin de la France Auxerre-Dijon. North degrees 65. 

30

Carte Michelin de la France Niort-Chateauroux. North degrees 68. 

31

Carte Michelin de la France La Rochelle-Bordeaux. North degrees 71 

32

Carte Michelin de la France Angouleme-Limoges. North degrees 72. 

33

Carte Michelin de la France Clermont-Lyon. North degrees 73. 

34

Carte Michelin de la France Bordeaux-Tulle. North degrees 75. 

35

Carte Michelin de la France Aurillac-St. Etienne. North degrees 76. [detached front cover; back cover annotated by Leonard Woolf] 

36

Carte Michelin de la France Valence-Grenoble. North degrees 77. 

37

Carte Michelin de la France Bordeaux-Montauban. North degrees 79. 

38

Carte Michelin de la France Rodez-Nimes. North degrees 80. 

39

Carte Michelin de la France Avignon-Digne. North degrees 81. 

40

Carte Michelin de la France Marseille. North degrees 84. [lacking front cover] 

41
Folder

N. 2 Bretagne Carte Regionale Shell 1936 

42

St. Valery - Ammeville. [drawing of a face in ink on verso] 1889 

43

Service map of France Belgium and Adjoining Territory compiled and drawn by the Automobile Association 

44

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Series 5: Italy 

Folder

Bertarelli, L. V. [Map of the French and Italian Rivieras]. 

45

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Series 6: Greece 

Folder

Tourist Map of Greece, ed. By the National Tourist Office of Greece. Athens. 1953 

46

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Series 7: Ceylon 

Folder

Map of Kandy Town about the year 1815 1815 

47

Ceylon, Published under the orders of the Surveyonr General. [annotated numbers on verso by Leonard Woolf] 1953 

48

[Ceylon] Itinerary map. Government tourist bureau Ceylon travel centre. [map was inserted in The Ceylon and Literary Register, vol. IX, part II.] 1956 

49

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