Rare letter signed by Adeline Virginia Stephen (Virginia Woolf)
WOOLF, Virginia. Autograph letter signed. England, circa 1907. One sheet written on original 29 Fitzroy Sq. W letterhead – measuring 4 by 6 inches.
Virginia moved to Fitzroy with her brother Adrian in 1907.
This important letter was written under her "maiden name" to art historian and literary critic, Clive Bell, noted for his marriage to Vanessa Bell and his life-long relationship with Virginia and Leonard Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group. Clive Bell, now Virginia Woolf's brother-in law became Woolf's valued literary confidant at this time. WOOLF, Virginia. Autograph letter signed. Fitzroy Square: circa 1907.
"I WAS VERY HAPPY": AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF to her brother-in-law Clive Bell.
Although the Bells had separated within a decade, they never formally divorced, and often spent time together; Vanessa's daughter with the artist Duncan Grant was raised by Clive as his own, and he would often visit with them at the farmhouse they shared.
The letter, sent from Fitzroy Square, where Virginia moved with her brother Adrian in 1907, reads in full:
"Dear Clive, There is nothing much in this, but I sent it partly to show my sense of gratitude and for your services with my box and to supplicate that the novel I left behind may be sent and to thank also for my entertainment at your hands, and those of my great mistress [Vanessa Bell]. I was very happy. VAS."
Faint fold line. A fine autograph letter.
Item #33076 Price: US$6,600.00