Julia’s third child, Gerald de l’Etang
Duckworth (1870-1937), was born six weeks after his father’s
death. He is seen here wearing a black mourning ribbon. The children’s
nurse, Miss Leyden, is also in the picture. According to Leslie
Stephen, Julia was kind to her servants; “no servant ever
voluntarily left her except to be married.”
Gerald Duckworth was educated at Eton and Cambridge and in 1898
established a publishing firm with A. R. Walker. Duckworth &
Company published Virginia Woolf’s first two novels: The
Voyage Out (1915) and Night and Day (1919). Gerald married Cecil
Alice Scott-Chad in 1921, when he was fifty.
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