Item 85 - Letter from Virginia Woolf to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from Virginia Woolf to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 31 Aug 1938 (Creation)

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Monk's House, Rodmell, near Lewes, Sussex. - Thanks Bessie for her letter about Helen Fry [see 17/97], which is helpful as it supports the 'vague feeling' Virginia is getting from Helen's letters; she thinks 'the dread of insanity must always have been in the background, and probably made her morbid and afraid of people'. It is 'terrible', as sometimes there is a sense of her 'brilliance and a curious individuality'. If Virginia does get anything written [of a biography of Roger Fry], and 'the difficulty increases as one goes on', she will not be able to say much about Helen, but wants to give an 'outline'; what Bob and Bessie have told her is very helpful. Hopes to see them when she returns in the autumn.

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17/97: draft or copy letter of the letter from Elizabeth Trevelyan to Virginia Woolf about Helen Fry, to which this letter is a reply.

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