As a child, Julia was introduced to important
writers and artists by her aunt and uncle at Little Holland House.
They included George Meredith, William Thackeray, Sir Frederick
Leighton, G. F. Watts, and Edward Burne-Jones. Julia’s mother
was a friend of the writer Coventry Patmore when he was a young
man. Julia read widely herself, wrote children’s stories,
and published Notes from Sick Rooms (1883).
Reproduction of plate 38g from
Leslie Stephen’s Photograph Album
Original: silver print (10.1 x 7.2 cm.)
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College
Click on this image to open it at full size in a