Lytton Strachey

Standard Name: Strachey, Lytton
Used Form: (Giles) Lytton Strachey


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Cultural formation Dora Carrington
DC was born into a middle-class family with primarily English roots, whose strict moral and religious codes she rejected in favour of a more socially relaxed or bohemian painting and writing life in London and...
Cultural formation Dora Carrington
Here, Morrell and another guest, writer Aldous Huxley (who were both friends of and loyal to Carrington's admirer Mark Gertler ), confronted Carrington about her reluctance to give up her virginity. She described the episode...
death Dora Carrington
Distraught by the recent death of her dearest companion, Lytton Strachey , DC made a second suicide attempt. This time she shot herself, and died.
Hill, Jane, and Michael Holroyd. The Art of Dora Carrington. Herbert Press, 1994.
Family and Intimate relationships Dora Carrington
Lytton Strachey , biographer and essayist, died of cancer at Ham Spray near Hungerford, Berkshire.
Bullock, Alan, Robert Bertram Woodings, and John Cummings, editors. Fontana Biographical Companion to Modern Thought. Collins, 1983.
Family and Intimate relationships Amabel Williams-Ellis
Amabel Strachey had a long roster of talented, accomplished relations by birth and marriage. Within her own generation her cousins or cousins by marriage included the writers Lytton Strachey , Ray Strachey , and Dorothy Bussy
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Lytton Strachey proposed marriage to Virginia Stephen (later VW ), then quickly retracted his proposal.
Bishop, Edward. A Virginia Woolf Chronology. Macmillan, 1989.
Family and Intimate relationships Agnes Giberne
AG 's paternal aunts were closely associated in their youth with the young John Henry Newman and his brother Francis W. Newman . Sarah married a curate working for William Wilson (AG 's grandfather)....
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Adrian (1883-1948) was the youngest Stephen child. After Vanessa's marriage he lived with Virginia at 29 Fitzroy Square, then moved with her to 38 Brunswick Square. Like Thoby, he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge ...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Grant
AG was distantly related to the diarist and memoirist Elizabeth Grant , and thus to the forebears of twentieth-century writers Julia Strachey , Lytton Strachey , Dorothy Bussy , and Amabel Williams-Ellis .
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
DB 's most famous brother was (Giles) Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), author and Bloomsbury Group member, whose works include Eminent Victorians (1918), Queen Victoria (1921), and Elizabeth and Essex (1928).
Family and Intimate relationships Dora Carrington
Carrington rejected the offer, and she and Gertler did not begin their physical affair until early 1917.
Gerzina, Gretchen. Carrington: A Life of Dora Carrington, 1893-1932. John Murray, 1989.
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This was short-lived: their relationship ended shortly after 14 February 1918, when a furiously jealous...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Leonard Woolf was a close Cambridge friend of Virginia's brother Thoby Stephen and a member of the Apostles . A Jew, with family roots in London and Amsterdam, he grew up in London, first...
Family and Intimate relationships Dora Carrington
Their friendship was at first somewhat shaky, but warmed considerably. Writing in her diary on 6 June 1918, Woolf described DC as such a bustling eager creature, so red & solid, & at the same...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Leonard had met Virginia and Vanessa in Thoby's rooms in 1901, and had fallen in love with Vanessa.
Hussey, Mark. Virginia Woolf A to Z. Facts on File, 1995.
On 17 November 1904 he dined at 46 Gordon Square just before leaving to take up...
Family and Intimate relationships Julia Strachey
Lytton Strachey , one of Julia's uncles, was a hugely successful writer whose works include the revolutionary Eminent Victorians (1918).
Hussey, Mark. Virginia Woolf A to Z. Facts on File, 1995.
Julia was first introduced to the Stracheys' wide and distinguished social circles as a young girl.


From early summer 1915
Garsington Manor, near Oxford, the home of Lady Ottoline and Philip Morrell , became a centre for many pacifists, conscientious objectors, and non-pacifist critics of the war.
Two years after her best-known portrait of Lytton Strachey , Carrington (Dora Carrington) painted another portrait of him, sitting in a deck-chair in the garden at Tidmarsh Mill, where they lived.
5 February 2004
Frances Partridge , diarist, memoirist, and the longest-surviving member of the Bloomsbury group, died at the age of very nearly a hundred and four.