A Virginia Woolf Chronology by Edward Bishop

By Edward Bishop

An try and draw jointly the $64000 information of Woolf's operating existence in one quantity, permitting the reader to track her improvement as novelist, feminist and literary journalist opposed to the heritage of the age.

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Strachey and LW. 9-12 Attends Bell's housewarming party at Asham, with VW, A. Stephen, DG, RF and LW. 14 LW, who must resign or return to Ceylon, and hoping to convince VW to marry him, asks the Colonial Office to extend his leave for four months. 16 On the advice of Dr Savage, VW enters J. Thomas's nursing home for a third time. 28 To Asham for further rest. March 9 (Sat) Sees Dr Maurice Wright, a psychologist, whom LW had himself consulted regarding his trembling hands. Spends three weekends at Asham, one with VB, one with K.

30 'The Stranger in London', review of Von. A. Rutari' s Londoner Skizzenbuch, and Londres comme je /'ai vu, texte et dessins de Ch. Huard, in TLS. 1908 15 August 1 (Sat) To Wells, Somerset until 17 August. Works on VO, now a 100-page manuscript in which there is 'something of a structure', but which she hides when anyone comes into the room (to VB, 7, 12 Aug); searches in graveyards for names for her characters - Rachel is at this point Cynthia, and Clarissa Dalloway, based 'almost verbatim' on Kitty Maxse, is Lettice (to VB, 10 Aug).

Hardy, Collected Poems; G. B. Shaw, Heartbreak House; VW, Night and Day. 48 A Virginia Woolf Chronology January 1 (Wed) Returns to Hogarth House with J. and Q. Bell. 2 Has a tooth extracted; is bedridden for two weeks. 9 'The War from the Street', review of D. Bridgman Metchim's Our Own History of the War from a South London View, in TLS. 22 Begins setting up TSE's Poems (finishes printing 19 Mar). 25 VW's thirty-seventh birthday. 30 Reads Sophocles' Antigone, and Mary Fraser Watts's George Frederic Watts: The Annals of an Artist's Life (1912); the latter's description of the Camerons' departure for Ceylon inspires VW's play Freshwater (see 8 July 1923).

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