Letter, December 25th, 1928, to Berta Ruck., 25 December 1928  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Title
Letter, December 25th, 1928, to Berta Ruck.
Dates
25 December 1928 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 Items, (1 Envelope, 1 Letter)
Collection Number
Cage 4851
Summary
One typescript letter signed by Virginia Woolf from 52 Tavistock Square with the annotated date "Xmas day" and a manuscript envelope postmarked December 27th, 1928. In the letter, Woolf writes that "I am more pleased than I can say that you survived my burial. Never will I attempt such a thing again. To think that you have bought my book!" The burial refers to Woolf's having used Ruck's name in Jacob's Room, with the minor change of adding an "h" to it ("Bertha Ruck") and killing the character. Though Ruck initially considered a lawsuit, the authors, after exchanging letters, were reconciled.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Purchase, Priscilla Juvelis, Inc., 2001.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

One typescript letter signed by Virginia Woolf from 52 Tavistock Square with the annotated date "Xmas day" and a manuscript envelope postmarked December 27th, 1928. In the letter, Woolf writes that "I am more pleased than I can say that you survived my burial. Never will I attempt such a thing again. To think that you have bought my book!" The burial refers to Woolf's having used Ruck's name in Jacob's Room, with the minor change of adding an "h" to it ("Bertha Ruck") and killing the character. Though Ruck initially considered a lawsuit, the authors, after exchanging letters, were reconciled.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
  • Letters -- England -- 20th century. WaPS.
  • Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. Correspondence.