Clive and Vanessa Bell Papers, 1907-1957  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Clive and Vanessa Bell Papers
1907-1957 (inclusive)
.1 linear foot of shelf space, (1 folder)
Collection Number
Cage 5068 (collection)
Incoming correspondence to Clive and Vanessa Bell (approximately 30 items).
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Clive Bell (1881-1964) and Vanessa Stephen married in 1907. Clive, an English art critic, and Vanessa, an English painter, designer, and older sister of Virginia Woolf, were at the center of the famous Bloomsbury group. In about 1907, this circle of artists and writers began gathering frequently in the Bells' home at 46 Gordon Square.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of incoming correspondence to Clive and Vanessa Bell (approximately 30 items), with most items addressed to Clive. Correspondents include Stephen Tallant, Eric MacLagan, John Pollock, H.J. Norton, Lyn Irvine (including one letter mentioning Mrs. Raven Hill), Sir George Grahame, Karen Costelloe, John Alford, Ivor Churchill, the Earl of Sandwich, George Lansbury, Clifford Sharp, F.H.S. Shepperd, Gilbert Seldes, Lord Evan Tredegar, C.E. Stuart, Max Eastman, E. Hilton Young, Col. Heward Bell.

Topics include personal, political, and literary matters.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description] Clive and Vanessa Bell Papers, 1907-1957

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Artists -- England -- Correspondence
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Bell, Clive, 1881-1964 -- Correspondence
  • Bell, Vanessa, 1879-1961 -- Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bloomsbury Group