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Leslie Stephen's Photograph Album

Leslie Stephen compiled a photograph album and wrote an epistolary memoir, known as the “Mausoleum Book,” to mourn the death of his wife, Julia, in 1895. Leslie Stephen’s photograph album is now part of the Elizabeth Power Richardson Bloomsbury Iconography Collection at Smith College. All quotations are from Leslie Stephen’s memoir (Additional Manuscript 57920 in the British Library). The album and the memoir, which Stephen created for his children and stepchildren, provide an exceptional example of late Victorian grief.

An online finding aid, available through the Five College Archives & Manuscript Collections project, includes detailed information about the photograph album. Access is also provided through the Five College Library System with a keyword or title search:
Photograph album of Leslie Stephen.

The images for this online exhibition were taken from photographs on display in Neilson Library in conjunction with the Thirteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf (June 2003). A resource guide on Virginia Woolf in the Virtual World is available on the libraries' website. Neilson Library Reference staff also prepared a webliography of resources for academic research on Woolf.

This exhibition can be navigated either by clicking on the individual links for each plate, or by beginning with the link below and following the links at the bottom of each page to view the exhibition in order.

Begin here to view in order.

17 24a 25 28a 28c 29 30 31a 32 33a 33b
33c 34c 34e 34f 34g 34i 34k 34l 35a 35b 35c
35d 35e 35f 35g 35h 36a 36b 36e 36f 36h 36i
36j 37a 37c 37d 37f 37i 38a 38b 38c 38d 38e
38g 38h 38i 38j 38k 38l 39b 39c 39d 39e  

exhibition designed and written by Karen V. Kukil
web exhibition designed by Jessica Bumpous

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