Sir Leslie Stephen

Standard Name: Stephen, Sir Leslie

Connections

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Birth Virginia Woolf
Adeline Virginia Stephen, later VW , was born at 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London, the third of the four children of Sir Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Stephen .
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
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Education Virginia Woolf
Virginia Stephen (later VW ) was reading widely and almost without restriction in her father 's library. This was to have a profound impact on her creative and critical work.
Bell, Quentin. Virginia Woolf: A Biography. Hogarth Press, 1972.
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Bishop, Edward. A Virginia Woolf Chronology. Macmillan, 1989.
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Education Dorothy Bussy
Marie Souvestre was a free-thinking feminist, daughter of the French author and philosopher Emile Souvestre . Her school, Les Ruches, was widely admired for its academic rigour. It educated many outstanding women, including Beatrice Chamberlain
Education Virginia Woolf
Allowed uncensored access to her father's library, she made rich use of it. Leslie Stephen once commented to himself that Ginia is devouring books, almost faster than I like.
Bell, Quentin. Virginia Woolf: A Biography. Hogarth Press, 1972.
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Her habit of voracious...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Thackeray Ritchie
Minny , sister of Anne Thackeray (later ATR ) married Leslie Stephen .
Gérin, Winifred. Anne Thackeray Ritchie: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1981.
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Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Leslie Stephen , VW 's father, died of bowel cancer. He had become ill in 1900, and his slow decline was very hard on his children; Virginia's second serious bout of mental illness followed shortly afterwards.
Hussey, Mark. Virginia Woolf A to Z. Facts on File, 1995.
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Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
172
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Thackeray Ritchie
ATR 's sister Minny (wife of Leslie Stephen ), who was pregnant for the fourth time, died of eclampsia.
Gérin, Winifred. Anne Thackeray Ritchie: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1981.
164
Shankman, Lillian F., and Anne Thackeray Ritchie. “Biographical Commentary and Notes”. Anne Thackeray Ritchie: Journals and Letters, edited by Abigail Burnham Bloom, John Maynard, Abigail Burnham Bloom, and John Maynard, Ohio State University Press, 1994, p. various pages.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Harriet Marian Stephen
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Thackeray Ritchie
A sister, Jane, born in July 1838, died at the age of nine months. ATR 's second sister, Harriet Marian or Minny, who did survive, was three years her junior. ATR tried to fill...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Thackeray Ritchie
She was forty to his twenty-two. He left Cambridge and took the India Office job in order to marry her.
Shankman, Lillian F., and Anne Thackeray Ritchie. “Biographical Commentary and Notes”. Anne Thackeray Ritchie: Journals and Letters, edited by Abigail Burnham Bloom, John Maynard, Abigail Burnham Bloom, and John Maynard, Ohio State University Press, 1994, p. various pages.
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Her friends Julia Duckworth and Leslie Stephen , who married the next year, were...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
VW 's father, Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), was a Victorian philosopher and historian of ideas . . . literary historian and critic, and—perhaps most important—a biographer.
Rosenbaum, S. P. “An Educated Man’s Daughter: Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group”. Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays, edited by Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy, Vision; Barnes and Noble, 1983, pp. 32 -56.
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Mark Hussey writes that he was, after Matthew Arnold
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Leslie Stephen 's daughter from his previous marriage, Laura (1868-1934), suffered from some form of mental disability and lived most of her life in institutions.
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
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Julia Stephen had three children from her first marriage...
Friends, Associates Anne Thackeray Ritchie
ATR lived with the Stephens after their marriage, and while there became a friend of such literary figures as George Meredith , Henry James (who described her after an early encounter as exquisitely irrational)...
Friends, Associates Millicent Garrett Fawcett
During these years she met some leading liberal thinkers, such as John Stuart Mill (whom she heard in the House as he moved his suffrage amendment to the Reform Bill on 20 May 1867, less...
Friends, Associates Thomas Hardy
His many literary acquaintances in London included Sir Leslie Stephen , Anne Thackeray Ritchie , and Adelaide Procter .
Gittings, Robert. Young Thomas Hardy. Penguin, 1978.
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Friends, Associates Susan Tweedsmuir
ST 's parents made connections through friendship as remarkable as those made for them by family descent. Her mother was a friend of many writers and intellectuals of both sexes, including Marie Belloc Lowndes ,...

Timeline

28 November 1832
Leslie Stephen , father of Virginia Woolf , first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, editor of Cornhill Magazine, biographer, and agnostic, was born.
24 April 1869
Leslie Stephen (later Virginia Woolf 's father) published in the Saturday Review an unsigned response to W. R. Greg , entitled The Redundancy of Women.
By 10 January 1885
Publication of the Dictionary of National Biography began, under the editorship of Sir Leslie Stephen .
April 1891
Sidney Lee (born Solomon Lazarus Levi , later knighted) became editor of the Dictionary of National Biography; he had become an assistant editor in 1883 and joint editor with Leslie Stephen in 1890.
1897
With her publication of Grains of Sense, philosopher Victoria, Lady Welby , shifted from theology towards a more academic and analytic study of meaning.
1900
Sir Leslie Stephen published The English Utilitarians, a three-volume study of Jeremy Bentham , James Mill , and John Stuart Mill .