Gwen Raverat

Standard Name: Raverat, Gwen

Connections

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Cultural formation Frances Cornford
She was brought up an agnostic, and not christened until about 1894, by which time, under the influence of the Christian message delivered in works like Charlotte Yonge 's The Daisy Chain, she had...
Education Frances Cornford
Although her step-brother Bernard went to Eton , Frances Cornford received her education at home, and sometimes shared classes with her nearby cousins, one of whom was Gwen Darwin , later Raverat.
Cornford, Hugh, Gwen Raverat, Christopher Cornford, Frances Cornford, Gwen Raverat, and Christopher Cornford. “Frances Cornford 1886-1960”. Selected Poems, edited by Jane Dowson and Jane Dowson, Enitharmon Press, 1996, p. xxvii - xxxvii.
xxviii
Raverat, Gwen. Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood. Faber and Faber, 1977.
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Frances's...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Cornford
For Christmas 1908, following Frances's engagement, Gwen Darwin wrote a skit called The Importance of Being Frank. All the characters in this piece were called either Francis or Frances, a circumstance leading to endless...
Family and Intimate relationships Charles Darwin
This remarkable family produced several women writers. Julia Wedgwood was CD 's niece by marriage; his grand-daughters included the poet Frances Cornford and the artist and memoirist Gwen Raverat .
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
DB 's youngest sister, Marjorie Colville (Gumbo) Strachey (1882-1964), was a teacher, suffragist, writer, and member of the group Woolf called the Neo-Pagans group (which included Rupert Brooke , Gwen Raverat , Ka Cox ...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Cornford
Frances's mother, Ellen Darwin , a great-niece of the poet Wordsworth , was a Fellow and lecturer in English literature at Newnham College .
Raverat, Gwen. Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood. Faber and Faber, 1977.
192
Cornford, Hugh, Gwen Raverat, Christopher Cornford, Frances Cornford, Gwen Raverat, and Christopher Cornford. “Frances Cornford 1886-1960”. Selected Poems, edited by Jane Dowson and Jane Dowson, Enitharmon Press, 1996, p. xxvii - xxxvii.
xxvii
According to Frances's cousin Gwen Darwin , a later...
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
Early members of what VW called Old Bloomsbury (to distinguish the original members of the group from later additions) included Virginia and Vanessa Stephen , Leonard Woolf , Clive Bell , E. M. Forster ,...
Material Conditions of Writing Evelyn Sharp
The piece was published the same year. ES used stories by Richard Garnett and Nathaniel Hawthorne as sources. She had been working on her lyrics since June 1927, when she sent Vaughan Williams the fruits...
Occupation Frances Cornford
Because the play was staged out of term, women were able to participate. Jane Harrison (who knew Frances well, and had been an intimate friend of her mother) recruited several women from Newnham College as...
Publishing Eleanor Farjeon
EF contributed a piece of light verse each day to the Daily Herald, which appeared under the name of Tomfool. These were collected in 1920 in a volume entitled Tomfooleries. If she...
Publishing Vita Sackville-West
The publisher of this and later editions was Heinemann . It was reprinted in fourteen impressions that year, and by 1971, 100,000 copies had been sold in Britain alone, as well as appearing in VSW
Publishing Charlotte Yonge
An edition of 1948 was illustrated by Gwen Raverat .
British Library Catalogue.
Publishing Frances Cornford
The Poetry Bookshop published Frances Cornford 's Spring Morning, with eight small woodcuts by her cousin Gwen Raverat .
“Notice: Spring Morning”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 696, p. 172.
172
British Library Catalogue.
Publishing Frances Cornford
Frances Cornford 's Mountains and Molehills, illustrated with woodcuts by Gwen Raverat , was published by Cambridge University Press .
British Library Catalogue.
Cornford, Frances, and Gwen Raverat. Mountains and Molehills. Cambridge University Press, 1934.
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Reception Frances Cornford
The Times reviewer wrote that the poems had the rare gift . . . of simple, naive utterance, successful only, as here, when there is something worth uttering.
“Notice: Spring Morning”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 696, p. 172.
172
Some of Raverat 's woodcuts were...

Timeline

By December 1952
Woodcut-engraver Gwen Raverat, née Darwin , published Period Piece, her extremely popular memoir of her Victorian childhood in Cambridge; by 1975 it had sold 120,000 copies in Britain alone.