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Lady Somers, c.1856
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Lady Somers

Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen on 25 January 1882. She was named after two aunts: Julia’s eldest sister, Adeline Jackson Vaughan (1837-1881), and Julia’s aunt, Virginia Pattle Somers-Cocks (1827-1910), shown here. Leslie Stephen thought Lady Somers was the loveliest Pattle sister. Adeline Vaughan died the year before Virginia’s birth.

Reproduction of plate 24a from Leslie Stephen’s Photograph Album
Original: albumen print (13.8 x 9.7 cm.)
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College

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