Timeline of Virginia Woolf’s Life

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The following is a timeline of events in Virginia Woolf’s life:

1878:
♦On March 26, 1878, Leslie Stephen marries Julia Prinsep Duckworth.

1879:
♦On May 30, 1879, Vanessa Stephen is born to Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Duckworth at Hyde Park Gate in London, England.

1880:
♦On September 8, 1880, Julian Thoby Stephen is born to Sir Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Duckworth at Hyde Park Gate in London, England.

1881:
♦In September of 1881, Leslie Stephen leases Talland House in St. Ives.

1882:
♦On January 25, 1882, Adeline Virginia Stephen is born to Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Duckworth at Hyde Park Gate in London, England.
♦In November of 1882, Leslie Stephen begins work as the editor of the Dictionary of National Biography.

1883:
♦On October 27, 1883, Adrian Leslie Stephen is born to Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Duckworth at Hyde Park Gate, London, England.

1888:
♦In April of 1888, the Stephen children all have Whooping Cough
♦In May of 1888, the Stephen children recuperate in Bath with their grandmother Maria Pattle Jackson.

1891:
♦In February of 1891, the Hyde Park Gate News begins publication.
♦In April of 1891, Leslie Stephen resigns from the Dictionary of National Biography.

1892:
♦On February 3, 1892, Virginia’s cousin, James Kenneth Stephen dies.
♦On April 2, 1892, Virginia’s grandmother, Maria Pattle Jackson, dies.

1894:
♦In February of 1894, Virginia and Vanessa stay with Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Watts at Limner’s Lease in Guilford.
♦On March 11, 1894, Virginia’s uncle, Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, dies.

1895:
♦On May 5, 1895, Virginia’s mother, Julia Prinsep Jackson, dies of rheumatic fever.
♦In the summer of 1895, the Stephen family are at Freshwater on the Isle of Wright.
♦In the summer of 1895, Virginia has her first mental breakdown.
♦In November of 1895, the lease for Talland House is sold.

1896:
♦In the summer of 1896, the Stephen family are at Hindhead House in Haslemere.
♦In November of 1896, Virginia and Vanessa visit Northern France with George and Minna Duckworth.

1897:
♦On January 3, 1897, Virginia begins to keep a regular diary.
♦On April 10, 1897, Virginia’s half-sister, Stella Duckworth, marries Jack Hills.
♦On June 22, 1897, Virginia attends Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee procession
♦On July 19, 1897, Virginia’s half-sister, Stella Duckworth, dies of peritonitis.
♦On July 28-Sept 23, 1897, the Stephen family stay at Painswick Vicarage in Gloucestershire.
♦On Sept 25-October 2, 1897, Virginia and Vanessa go with Jack Hills to visit his parents at Corby Castle in Carlisle.
♦In November of 1897, Virginia attends Greek and history classes at King’s College in London.

1898:
♦On May 21-22, 1898, Virginia and Vanessa visit their aunts in Cambridge and Godmanchester.
♦On July 9, 1898, Virginia and Vanessa go moth hunting in the Fens with friends.
♦From August-Sept of 1898, the Stephen family are at the Manor House in Ringwood.
♦In October of 1898, Virginia attends Latin and Greek classes at King’s College.

1899:
♦On April 12-28, 1899, the Stephen family are at 9 St Aubyns in Hove.
♦From August-Sept of 1899, the Stephen family are at the Rectory, Waterboys, Huntingdonshire.
♦On October 3, 1899, Thoby enters Trinity College where he meets Lytton Strachey, Saxon Sydney-Turner, Leonard Woolf and Clive Bell.

1900:
♦In March of 1900, Virginia is ill with measles.
♦On July 6, 1900, Virginia and Vanessa visit Henley with Jack Hills.
♦On July 7, 1900, Virginia and Vanessa visit Crabbet with George Duckworth.
♦From August-Sept of 1900, the Stephen family are at Fritham House in Lyndhurst.
♦On November 25-26, 1900, Virginia and Vanessa accompany Leslie Stephen to Oxford where he receives an honorary degree.

1902:
♦In January of 1902, Virginia begins private Greek lessons with Janet Case.
♦On April 1, 1902, Virginia, Adrian, Thoby and Leslie visit Sir Frederick Pollock’s house, Hindhead Copse, in Haslemere. Vanessa and George Duckworth go to Italy for three weeks.
♦On June 26, 1902, Leslie Stephen is knighted in recognition of his services to literature.
♦In July of 1902, Virginia is photographed by George Charles Beresford.
♦On July 31, 1902, the Stephen family are at Fritham House in Lyndhurst for the summer. They receive many visitors including Clive Bell, Theodore Llewelyn Davies, Emma Vaughan, Margery Snowden and Violet Dickinson.

Virginia Woolf photographed by George Charles Beresford in July 1902

Virginia Woolf photographed by George Charles Beresford in July 1902

1903:
♦On April 16-30, 1903, the Stephen family are at Blatchfield, Chilworth, Surrey.
♦On July 31, 1903, the Stephen family are at Nertherhampton House in Salisbury for the summer.
♦In August of 1903, Virginia travels to Wiltshire with friends to visit Stonehenge.
♦On September 5, 1903, Virginia makes a second trip to Wiltshire to visit Stonehenge.
♦In October of 1901, Virginia resumes her Greek lessons with Janet Case, Vanessa attends the Royal Academy Schools and Thoby is studying for the bar. Leslie Stephen is slowly dying from stomach cancer.

1904:
♦On February 22, 1904, Virginia’s father, Leslie Stephen, dies of stomach cancer.
♦On February 27-March 25, 1904, Virginia, Vanessa, Thoby and Adrian visit Manobier in Pembrokeshire with George Duckworth.
♦On April 1, 1904, Virginia, Vanessa, Thoby and Adrian visit Venice, Italy with George Duckworth.
♦On April 13, 1904, the group visit Florence, Italy.
♦On April 20, 1904, Adrian and Thoby depart and Virginia, Vanessa and Violet Dickinson visit Prato, Siena and Genoa, Italy.
♦On Mary 1, 1904, Virginia, Vanessa and Thoby meet up in Paris, France where they see Clive Bell and Gerald Kelly and meet Lady Beatrice Thynne.
♦On May 10, 1904, Virginia has her second mental breakdown. She is briefly institutionalized but recovers.
♦In August of 1904, the Stephen family are at the Manor House in Nottingham for the summer.
♦On September 10, 1904, George Duckworth marries Lady Margaret Herbert in Somerset. The Stephen family attend the wedding.
♦In October of 1904, Virginia and her siblings, Thoby, Vanessa and Adrian move to 46 Gordon Square in the Bloomsbury district of London.
♦On November 18-29, 1904, Virginia visits Madge and Will Vaughan in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.
♦On December 14, 1904, Virginia Woolf publishes her first article, an anonymous review of the Bronte Parsonage Museum titled “Haworth, November 1904”, in The Guardian newspaper.

1905:
♦In January of 1905, Virginia begins work as a teacher at Morley College for Working Men and Women.
♦On February 16, 1905, Thoby Stephens starts “Thursday Evening’s” at 46 Gordon Square.
♦On March 1, 1905, the Stephens have a formal housewarming party at 46 Gordon Square.
♦From March 29-April 23, 1905, Virginia and Adrian visit Spain.
♦In June or July of 1905, Clive Bell proposes to Vanessa but she refuses.

1906:
♦On April 12-25, 1906, Virginia visits the Vaughans at Giggleswick, Yorkshire.
♦In August of 1906, Virginia, Vanessa, Thoby and Adrian visit Blo’ Norton Hall in Norfolk for a few days.
♦On September 8, 1906, Virginia, Vanessa and Violet Dickinson leave for a trip to Greece.
♦On September 13, 1906, Thoby and Adrian meet up with Virginia and Vanessa in Olympia, Greece.
♦On October 1-5, 1906, Virginia and her brothers visit Achmetaga, Eubocea while Vanessa goes with Violet Dickinson to Athens where Vanessa becomes ill for two weeks.
♦On October 21, 1906, Thoby returns to England while the others continue on to Constantinople where Vanessa becomes ill again.
♦On October 29, 1906, Virginia, Vanessa, Adrian and Violet Dickinson return to England via the Orient Express and reach London on November 1.
♦In early November of 1906, Thoby and Vanessa are ill with Typhoid fever.
♦On November 20, 1906, Thoby dies of Typhoid fever.
♦On November 22, 1906, Vanessa accepts Clive Bell’s marriage proposal.

1907:
♦On February 7, 1907, Clive Bell and Vanessa marry at St. Pancras Registry Office.
♦On March 28, 1907, Virginia, Adrian, Clive Bell and Vanessa take a trip to Paris.
♦On April 10, 1907, Virginia and Adrian move to their new home at 29 Fitzroy Square.
♦From October to December of 1907, Virginia works on her novel Melymbrosia, she and Adrian begin “Thursday Evenings” at Fitzroy Square, and Virginia decides to leave her teaching job at Morley College to focus on writing.

1908:
♦On February 4, 1908, Virginia’s nephew, Julian Bell, is born at 46 Gordon Square. Virginia and Clive Bell begin a flirtatious relationship.
♦On August 1-17, 1908, Virginia travels to Wells, Glastonbury and Cheddar and meets up with Vanessa and Clive in Bath.
♦On August 18-31, 1908, Virginia travels to Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, and Tenby.
♦On September 3, 1908, Virginia travels to Italy with Vanessa and Clive.
♦On September 24, 1908, Virginia travels to Paris for a week with Vanessa and Clive.

1909:
♦On February 17, 1909, Lytton Strachey proposes to Virginia in February. She accepts. The following day the couple decide against the engagement.
♦On March 30, 1909, Virginia dines with Lady Ottoline Morrell for the first time.
♦On April 7, 1909, Virginia’s aunt Caroline Emelia Stephen dies and leaves Virginia an inheritance of £2500.
♦On April 23, 1909, Virginia travels to Florence, Italy with Vanessa and Clive.
♦On May 15-17, 1909, Virginia travels to Cambridge where Edward Hilton Young proposes to her but she turns him down.
♦On May 22-24, 1909, Virginia and Adrian stay with friends in Forest Row.
♦On August 5, 1909, Virginia travels to Bayreuth with Adrian and Saxon Sydney-Turner for the Wagner Festival.
♦On August 22, 1909, Virginia, Adrian and Saxon travel to Dresden.
♦On September 10-13, 1909, Virginia visits Salisbury with Vanessa and Clive.
♦On September 16-October 2, 1909, Virginia visits Studland with Vanessa, Clive and Adrian.
♦On November 27-29, 1909, Virginia visits Cambridge.
♦On December 24-28, 1909, Virginia visits Cornwall.

1910:
♦In January of 1910, Virginia volunteers to work for the Women’s Suffrage movement.
♦On February 10, 1910, Virginia, Adrian and Duncan Grant take part in the Dreadnaught Hoax with Horace de Vere Cole.
♦On March 5-10, 1910, Virginia, Vanessa and Clive visit Cornwall. Virginia becomes ill after she returns to London.
♦On March 26, 1910, Virginia, Vanessa and Clive visit Studland for three week’s rest. Virginia’s health remains uncertain throughout the summer.
♦In Early June of 1910, Virginia and Adrian visit Margaret and George Duckworth at Chalfont St Guiles. Virginia also visits Formosa Place, Cookham with Clive Bell and the Young family.
♦On June 7, 1910, Virginia visits the Moat House near Canterbury with Vanessa, Clive and Julian.
♦On June 22, 1910, Vanessa returns to London and consults Dr. Savage on Virginia’s health.
♦On June 20-Aug 10, 1910, Virginia undergoes a rest cure at Miss Thomas’s private nursing home in Twickenham.
♦On August 16-Sept 6, 1910, Virginia goes on a walking tour in Cornwall with Miss Jean Thomas.
♦On August 19, 1910, Claudian (Quentin) Bell is born at 46 Gordon Square.
♦On September 10, 1910, Virginia goes to Studland with Saxon Sydney-Turner to join Adrian and Julian Bell. Vanessa and the baby arrive on September 13.
♦On October 15-18, 1910, Virginia visits friends at Court Place, Iffley, Oxford.
♦From November – December in 1910, Virginia resumes her volunteer work with the Women’s Suffrage movement, she visit Miss Thomas at Twickenham, spends a weekend with friends at Eton and spends a weekend with Violet Dickinson at Welwyn.
♦On December 24, 1910, Virginia and Adrian stay at The Pelham Arms in Lewes for a week, Virginia visits Saxon Sydney-Turner and his parents at Brighton, Virginia is visited by Miss Thomas for a day and Virginia finds a house to rent in Firle which she calls Little Talland House.

1911:
♦On January 19-27, 1911, Virginia visits friends at Court Place, Iffley, Oxford where she meets Katherine Cox.
♦On February 4-6, 1911, Virginia and Vanessa visit Firle to finish furnishing Little Talland House.
♦In early April of 1911, Virginia stays at Little Talland House and receives visits from Katherine Cox, Ray Costelloe and Elinor Darwin.
♦On April 22, 1911, Virginia travels to Broussa, Turkey to meet up with Vanessa who, while traveling with Clive Bell, Roger Fry and H.T.J. Norton, has fallen ill.
♦On April 29, 1911, Virginia, Vanessa, Clive and Roger return to London via the Orient Express.
♦From May-June of 1911, Virginia mostly stays at Fitzroy Square but occasionally visits Firle with Katherine Cox, goes to Cambridge for the wedding of Jacques Reverat and Gwen Darwin on May 27 and visits Roger Fry’s house in Durbins, Guilford.
♦On July 3, 1911, Leonard Woolf is on leave from Ceylon and dines with Vanessa and Clive at 46 Gordon Square. Virginia, Duncan Grant and Walter Lamb join them after dinner.
♦On July 20, 1911, Virginia and Walter Lamb visit Richmond Park where Walter declares his feelings for Virginia.
♦On July 22-25, 1911, Virginia stays at Firle where she is visited by Janet Case.
♦On July 27-August 9, 1911, Virginia visits Vanessa at Millmead Cottage where she is recovering from her illness.
♦On August 12-14, 1911, Virginia visits Phillip and Lady Ottoline Morrell at Peppard Common.
♦On August 14-19, 1911, Virginia stays at The Old Vicarage in Granchester with Rupert Brooke. During the trip, Virginia swims naked with Rupert in Byron’s pool.
♦On August 19-26, 1911, Virginia stays at Firle.
♦On August 27-30, 1911, Virginia camps with Katherine Cox, Rupert Brooke, Maynard Keyes and others near Clifford Bridge, Drewsteignton, Devon.
♦On September 16-19, 1911, Leonard Woolf and Marjorie Strachey stay with Virginia at Firle.
♦On September 19-27, 1911, Virginia stays at a cottage in Studland near Clive and Vanessa.
♦On November 4-6, 1911, Virginia visits friends in Cambridge.
♦In November of 1911, Sydney Waterlow proposes to Virginia.
♦On November 11-14, 1911, Vanessa, Virginia, Adrian and Duncan go to Firle to see Asheham House.
♦On November 20, 1911, Virginia moves to a shared house at 38 Brunswick Square with Adrian, Maynard Keyes, Leonard Woolf and Duncan Grant.
♦On December 9, 1911, Virginia writes to Sydney Waterlow and rejects his marriage proposal.
♦On December 25, 1911, Virginia, Leonard Woolf, Maynard Keyes and Duncan Grant attend Vanessa and Clive’s luncheon party at 46 Gordon Square.

1912:
♦On January 11, 1912, Leonard Woolf proposes to Virginia at 38 Brunswick Square.
♦On January 13-15, 1912, Virginia visits Firle.
♦On January 16-19, 1912, Virginia goes with Vanessa to Niton on the Isle of Wight.
♦On February 3-5, 1912, Virginia has a housewarming party at Asheham House with Adrian, Marjorie Strachey and Leonard Woolf.
♦On February 9-12, 1912, Vanessa and Clive have a housewarming party at Asheham house with Virginia, Adrian, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry and Leonard Woolf.
♦On February 16, 1912, Virginia enters Miss Thomas Nursing Home at Twickenham for a rest cure.
♦On February 28, 1912, Virginia goes to Asheham for further rest.
♦On March 9, 1912, Virginia consults a psychologist named Dr. Wright.
♦In April of 1912, Virginia continues her stay at Asheham and finally returns to London on May 2.
♦On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sinks and Virginia develops a fascination with the disaster.
♦On May 7, 1912, Leonard Woolf’s resignation is accepted by the Colonial Office.
♦On May 29, 1912, Virginia accepts Leonard’s marriage proposal.
♦On August 10, 1912, Virginia and Leonard Woolf marry.
♦On August 18, 1912, Virginia and Leonard leave for their honeymoon. They travel to Spain in August and then to Italy in September.
♦On September 28, 1912, Virginia and Leonard arrive in Venice, Italy.
♦On October 3, 1912, Virginia and Leonard return from their honeymoon to their shared house at 38 Brunswick Square.
♦In late October of 1912, Virginia and Leonard move to rooms at Clifford’s Inn.
♦In December of 1912, Virginia is unwell with headaches and Leonard with malaria.

1913:
♦In January of 1913, Leonard consults medical advisors about whether Virginia should have children. She is unwell with headaches and is sleeping badly.
♦On January 13, 1913, Leonard begins keeping a daily record of her state of health.
♦On January 25 – February 1, 1913, Virginia and Leonard stay at Harbour View, Studland for Virginia’s health.
♦On March 9, 1913, Virginia delivers the manuscript of her first novel, The Voyage Out, to her publisher George Duckworth.
♦In mid-March of 1913, Virginia goes to Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, York, Carlisle and Leicester with Leonard.
♦On April 1-11, 1913, Virginia and Leonard are at Asheham with Sydney-Turner and Marjorie Strachey.
♦On April 12, 1913, The Voyage Out is accepted for publication by George Duckworth.
♦On April 19, 1913, Virginia and Leonard go to Asheham for a fortnight.
♦On May 16 – June 2, 1913, Virginia and Leonard are at Asheham and receive visits from Desmond MacCarthy, Lytton Strachey and Janet Case.
♦On June 6-8, 1913, Virginia and Leonard visit Cambridge where they stay with Virginia’s cousin at Newnham.
♦On June 9-12, 1913, Virginia and Leonard attend the Women’s Co-Operative Congress in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
♦On June 19 – July 7, 1913, Virginia and Leonard are at Asheham and receive visits from Oliver and Ray Strachey, H.T.J Norton, E.M. Forster, Lytton Strachey and Molly MacCarthy.
♦On July 8-15, 1913, Virginia and Leonard are in London.
♦On July 16-22, 1913, Virginia and Leonard are at Asheham with Lytton Strachey, Virginia is depressed and unwell.
♦On July 22, 1913, Virginia and Leonard go to Keswick for the Fabian Society conference.
♦On July 24,1913, Virginia and Leonard return to London and consult Dr. Savage on the 25th. Virginia enters the nursing home at Twickenham.
♦On August 11, 1913, Virginia leaves the nursing home and returns to Asheham.
♦On August 22, 1913, Leonard takes Virginia to see Dr. Savage. The next day they go to the Plough Inn. Virginia’s depression, delusions and resistance to food increase.
♦On September 9, 1913, Virginia sees Dr. Head and Dr. Wright. That evening, she attempts suicide.
♦On September 20, 1913, Leonard takes Virginia to Dalingridge Place where she remains until November under the care of nurses.
♦On November 18, 1913, Virginia is moved to Asheham with two nurses. Her condition slowly improves over the next few months.
♦On December 3-5, 1913, Leonard is in London arranging to vacate Clifford’s Inn rooms.

1914:
♦In January of 1914, Virginia is now able to read and write letters. She undertakes typewriting for Lytton Strachey.
♦On February 16, 1914, Virginia’s last nurse leaves.
♦On March 7-18, 1914, Katherine Cox, Vanessa Bell and Janet Case come to stay with Virginia at Asheham while Leonard is out of town.
♦On April 6, 1914, Virginia and Leonard go to London to consult Dr. Craig.
♦On April 8-30, 1914, Virginia and Leonard visit Cornwall.
♦On May 1, 1914, Virginia and Leonard return to Asheham where they remain all summer.
♦On July 7, 1914, Leonard buys Virginia a bicycle.
♦On August 4, 1914, World War I breaks out.
♦On August 7-September 15, 1914, Virginia and Leonard visit Northumberland, staying at Wooler and Coldstream.
♦From November-December of 1914, Virginia is a fully recovered and visits friends and takes cooking classes.

1915:
♦On January 1, 1915, Virginia starts to write a diary.
♦On January 25, 1913, on Virginia’s 33rd birthday, Virginia and Leonard decide to buy a printing press and take the lease on Hogarth House in Richmond.
♦On February 18, 1915, Virginia’s mental health declines and her headaches and sleep problems return.
♦On March 4, 1915, Virginia has become manic and violent at this point and nurses are called in.
On March 25, 1915, Virginia is taken to a nursing home while Leonard undertakes the move to Hogarth House.
♦On March 26, 1915, Virginia’s first novel The Voyage Out is published by George Duckworth.
♦On April 1, 1915, Virginia is brought to Hogarth House with four nurses in attendance. Virginia is manic and violent throughout April and May.
♦In June of 1915, Virginia’s condition begins to improve.
♦In August of 1915, Virginia’s condition improves to the point that Leonard is able to take her out for drives or for walks in a wheelchair.
♦On September 11-November 4, 1915, Virginia and Leonard live at Asheham with one nurse, a cook and a maid.
♦On November 4, 1915, Virginia and Leonard return to Hogarth House.
♦On November 11, 1915, Virginia’s health has improved and her nurse leaves.
♦On December 22-30, 1915, Virginia and Leonard spend Christmas at Asheham with Noel Oliver and James Strachey.

1916:
♦On April 6-15, 1916, Virginia has influenza and then goes to Asheham for three weeks, where C.P. Sanger and Lytton Strachey are guests for Easter.
♦On May 20-22, 1916, Virginia and Leonard stay with Roger Fry at Durbins.
♦On May 30, 1916, Leonard is examined and rejected by the Army Medical Board.
♦On June 17-19, 1916, Virginia and Leonard spend the weekend at Sussex with George Bernard Shaw and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Webb.
♦On October 17, 1916, Virginia lectures to the Richmond branch of the Women’s Co-Operative Guild.
♦On December 21, 1916, Virginia and Leonard go to Asheham where Katherine Cox is a guest for Christmas.

1917:
On January 1, 1917, Virginia and Leonard visit Vanessa’s new home, Charleston.
♦On March 23, 1917, Virginia and Leonard order a printing press in Farrington Road.
♦On April 3-17, 1917, Virginia and Leonard are at Asheham where Marjorie Strachey and C.P. Sanger are guest for Easter.
♦On April 24, 1917, the printing press is delivered to Hogarth House.
♦In July of 1917, first publication of Hogarth Press is printed: The Mark on the Wall and Three Jews.
♦On July 12, 1917, Virginia Woolf’s essay on Henry David Thoreau is published on Thoreau’s 100th birthday
♦On October 8, 1917, Virginia starts keeping a diary.
♦On October 10, 1917, the 1917 Club is founded and Leonard is on the committee.
♦On November 15, 1917, Virginia and Leonard buy a larger second hand press.
♦On November 17-19, 1917, Virginia and Leonard visit Garsington Manor for the first time, home of Phillip and Lady Ottoline Morrell. Lytton Strachey and Aldous Huxley are also in attendance.
♦On December 20, 1917, Virginia and Leonard go to Asheham for Christmas, where Katherine Cox is a guest, and also make a visit to Charleston.

1918:
♦On February 8, 1918, Virginia is ill with influenza at Hogarth House and then goes to Asheham on the 19th and then Charleston on March 1.
♦On April 14, 1918, Harriett Weaver comes to Hogarth House with the manuscript for Ulysses.
♦In May, Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians is published.
♦On July 10, 1918, the first copies of Katherine Mansfield’s Prelude, printed on Hogarth Press, are sent out.
♦On July 20-22, 1918, Virginia and Leonard stay at Tidmarsh with Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington.
♦On July 27-29, 1918, Virginia and Leonard stay at Garsington Manor with the Morrells.
♦On July 21, 1918, Virginia and Leonard go to Asheham for the summer.
♦On November 11, 1918, World War I ends.
♦On November 15, 1918, T.S. Eliot comes to Hogarth House and meets Virginia for the first time.
♦On November 21, 1918, Virginia finishes Night and Day. Kew Gardens is in the process of being printed.
♦On December 14-16, 1918, Virginia spends the weekend at Durbins with Roger Fry.
♦On December 25, 1918, Angelica Bell is born to Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant at Charleston.

1919:
♦On January 1, 1919, Virginia and Leonard return to Hogarth House with Quentin and Julian Bell.
♦On January 2, 1919, Virgina has a tooth extracted and is bed for two weeks.
♦On January 9, 1919, Quentin and Julian are sent home to Gordon Square.
♦On February 26, 1919, Virginia’s Aunt Anny, known as Lady Ritchie, dies.
♦On February 28, 1919, Virginia and Leonard go to Asheham and are given notice to leave the house.
♦On April 1, 1919, Virginia Woolf delivers the manuscript of her novel Night and Day to her publisher Duckworth Overlook
♦On May 7, 1919, George Duckworth accepts Night and Day for publication.
♦On May 12, 1919, Hogarth Press publishes Kew Garden by Virginia, The Critic in Judgement by J.M. Murray, and Poems by T.S. Eliot.
♦On June 3, 1919, Virginia buys the Round House in Lewes.
♦On June 22-23, 1919, Virginia spends the weekend at Garsington Manor with Aldous Huxley, G.L. Dickinson and Mark Gertler.
♦On June 26, 1919, Virginia and Leonard go to Lewes to look at the Round House.
♦On June 27 and 28, Virginia and Leonard look at Monk’s House.
♦On July 1, 1919, an auction is held for Monk’s House which Virginia and Leonard buy for 700 pounds.
♦On September 1, 1919, Virginia and Leonard move to Monk’s House.
♦On October 20, 1919, Virginia Woolf’s novel Night and Day is published by Duckworth Overlook.
♦On November 8-10, 1919, Virginia and Leonard stay at Tidmarsh with Lytton Strachey, Dora Carrington and Saxon Sydney-Turner.
♦On December 1-19, 1919, Leonard Woolf is ill with malaria.
♦On December 20-27, 1919, Virginia is ill with influenza.

1920:
♦On January 18, 1920, Virginia stays at Guilford overnight with Roger Fry.
♦On February 7-9, 1920, Virginia and Leonard spend the weekend at Aldbourne with Katherine Cox and Will Arnold-Forster.
♦On March 4, 1920, the first meeting of the Memoir Club takes place.
♦On May 11, 1920, Leonard is offered nomination as Labour candidate for the Combined English University Constituency.
♦On June 7, 1920, Virginia goes to London and has tea with Clive Bell and dinner with Vanessa.
♦On August 23, 1920, Virginia goes to London to meet with Katherine Mansfield (their last meeting.)
♦In September of 1920, T.S. Eliot spends a night at Monk’s House.
♦On October 6, 1920, Ralph Patridge starts his part-time job with Hogarth Press.
♦On December 22, 1920, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the Christmas holiday.

1921:
♦In January of 1921, Virginia and Leonard visit Woodcote with Philip Woolf and visit Lytton Strachey at Tidmarsh on the 28 and 29.
♦On March 7 or 8, 1921, Virginia publishes her short fictional story called Monday or Tuesday with Hogarth Press.
♦On March 16-18, 1921, Virginia goes with Leonard to an adoption meeting in Manchester.
♦On March 23-31, 1921, Virginia and Leonard visit Zennor.
♦In April of 1921, Lytton Strachey’s book Queen Victoria is published.
♦On May 21, 1921, Ralph Partridge and Dora Carrington are married.
♦In June and July of 1921, Virginia is unwell and there are no diary entries written between June 7 and August 8.
♦From August to September of 1921, Virginia is recovering and is unable to work or receive visitors until mid-September.
♦On September 24-25, 1921, T.S. Eliot visits Monk’s House.
♦On November 4, 1921, Virginia finishes writing Jacob’s Room.
♦On December 1-3, 1921, Leonard goes to Manchester and Durham on political business.
♦On December 20, 1921, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the Christmas holiday.

1922:
♦On January 7, 1922, Virginia is ill with influenza and has a relapse on January 22. She is unwell throughout the month of February. Clive Bell visits her frequently.
♦On February 25, 1922, Dr. Ferguson recommends that Virginia see a heart specialist. Virginia has a persistent high temperature throughout March.
♦In May of 1922, Virginia’s fever and suspected heart problem continue. Virginia has three teeth extracted.
♦On May 27-29, 1922, Virginia and Leonard go to Tidmarsh to visit Lytton Strachey. E.M. Forster, Gerald Brenan, Dora Carrington and Ralph Partridge are also there.
♦In June of 1922, Virginia and Leonard attend the Co-Operative Conference in Brighton.
♦In July of 1922, Virginia’s doctor suspects she has tuberculosis.
♦On July 15-17, 1922, Virginia stays at Garsington Manor, where she meets Augustine Birrell and J.T. Sheppard.
♦On August 9, 1922, Virginia sees a specialist in London who finds no evidence of tuberculosis but finds pneumonia bacteria in her throat.
♦From August 1-October 5, 1922, Virginia and Leonard are at Monk’s House where they have many visitors including T.S. Eliot, Sydney Waterlow and Lytton Strachey. The idea for the Eliot Fellowship Fund is first introduced.
♦On October 27, 1922, Virginia’s novel Jacob’s Room is published by Hogarth Press
♦On November 4-5, Virginia and Leonard visit Lytton Strachey at Tidmarsh.
♦On November 17, 1922, the general election is held and Leonard fails to win a University seat.
♦On December 14, 1922, Virginia and Leonard attend a dinner party hosted by Clive Bell where they meet Vita Sackville-West for the first time
♦On December 21, 1922, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the Christmas holiday.

1923:
♦On January 9, 1923, Katherine Mansfield dies.
♦On January 15, 1923, Virginia is ill and has a fever. She is unwell for the rest of the month.
♦On January 29, 1923, Marjorie Joad starts her full-time position at Hogarth Press.
♦On February 3-5, 1923, Virginia and Leonard visit Cambridge for the weekend where they dine at King’s, see Oedipus Rex, visit Newnham and dine with Maynard Keynes.
♦In February and March of 1923, The Nation magazine is restructured and Virginia attempts to get the literary editorship for T.S. Eliot.
♦On March 23, 1923, the literary editorship of the Nation magazine is offered to Leonard Woolf. He accepts.
♦In March of 1923, Ralph Partridge leaves his job at Hogarth Press.
♦On March 27, 1923, Virginia and Leonard leave for a trip to Spain.
♦On March 31, 1923, Virginia and Leonard reach Granada, Spain.
♦On April 4-13, 1923, Virginia and Leonard visit Gerald Brenan in Yegen, Spain.
♦On April 24, 1923, Leonard Woolf returns home, followed by Virginia on the 27th. Leonard starts work at the Nation upon his return.
♦On June 2-3, 1923, Virginia and Leonard visit Garsington Manor. Lytton Strachey, Lord David Cecil, Vita Sackville-West, L.P Hartley and Mrs. Asquith are also there.
♦In late June of 1923, Virginia retires for her volunteer position of recruiting speakers for the Richmond branch of the Women’s Co-Operative Guild.
♦From August 1 – September 30, 1923, Virginia and Leonard are at Monk’s House where they receive many visitors including Lytton Strachey, the Partridges, E.M. Forster, Francis Birrell, Raymond Mortimer and Mrs. Mary Hamilton.
♦On September 7-10, 1923, Virginia and Leonard stay at Lulworth with Maynard Keynes. Lydia Lopkova, George Rylands and Raymond Mortimer are also there.
♦From October – November of 1923, Virginia is house hunting in London.
♦On December 21, 1923, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the Christmas holiday.

1924:
♦On January 8, 1924, Virginia finds a home to lease at 52 Tavistock Square in London.
♦On January 9, 1924, Virginia signs the lease for 52 Tavistock Square.
♦On March 13-15, 1924, Virginia and Leonard move to Tavistock Square.
♦On April 17-18, 1924, Virginia and Leonard spend Easter at Monk’s House.
♦On May 9-10, 1924, Virginia and Leonard visit Lytton Strachey and the Partridges at Tidmarsh.
♦On May 17-19, 1924, Virginia and Leonard visit Cambridge where they have lunch with George Rylands at King’s and Virginia lectures on Modern Fiction to The Heritics.
♦On June 28-29, 1924, Virginia and Leonard visit Garsington Manor. T.S. Eliot and Lord Berners are also there.
♦On July 2, 1924, George Rylands starts work at Hogarth Press.
♦On July 4, 1924, Virginia visits Vita Sackville-West at Knole House where she meets Lord Sackville, Lady Dorothy Wellesley and Geoffrey Scott.
♦On October 8, 1924, Virginia finishes Mrs. Dalloway. Virginia and Leonard visit Lytton Strachey’s new home, Ham Spray House, near Hungerford.
♦On October 30, 1924, Mrs. Bennett and Mrs. Brown is published.
♦On November 25, 1924, George Rylands decides to leave Hogarth Press at the end of the year. Angus Davidson is interviewed for the position.
♦On December 24, 1924, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the Christmas holiday where Angus Davidson is a guest.

1925:
♦On January 22, 1925, Virginia is ill and in bed for two weeks
♦In February of 1925, Marjorie Joad leaves Hogarth Press and Bernadette Murphy replaces her.
♦On February 6, 1925, Virginia sends proofs of Mrs. Dalloway to Jacques Raverat.
♦On March 26-April 7, 1925, Virginia and Leonard go to Cassis and stay at Hotel Cendrillon.
♦On April 9-13, 1925, Virginia and Leonard spend Easter at Monk’s House.
♦On April 23, 1925, Virginia’s book The Common Reader is published by Hogarth Press.
♦On May 2-3, 1925, Virginia and Leonard visit Cambridge where they meet John Hayworth and Richard Braithwaite.
♦On May 14, 1925, Virginia’s novel Mrs. Dalloway is published by Hogarth Press.
♦From May to June of 1925, Virginia and Leonard spend two weekends at Monk’s House and one at Thorpe-le-Soken with Adrian and Karen Stephen.
♦In July of 1912, Bernadette Murphy leaves Hogarth Press and is replaced by Mrs. Cartwright.
♦On August 4, 1925, Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopkova are married.
♦On August 19, 1925, Virginia collapses at Charleston and is unwell for the next few months.
♦On December 2, 1925, Virginia goes to the ballet, her first night out in two months.
♦On December 17-20, 1925, Virginia stays with Vita Sackville-West at Longbarn, near Sevenoaks. Leonard joins them on December 19, 1925.
♦On December 22-28, 1925, Virginia and Leonard stay at Charleston while builders work on Monk’s House. Vita Sackville-West joins them on the 26th.

1926:
♦On January 8, 1926, Virginia is ill with German measles.
♦On March 24, 1916, Leonard resigns as Literary Editor of The Nation magazine.
♦On April 13-18, 1925, Virginia and Leonard visit Iwerne Minster in Dorset.
♦On April 29, 1925, Virginia finishes the first part of To The Lighthouse and begins part two.
♦On June 11-15, 1926, Virginia stays at Monk’s House with Leonard for two days and Vita Sackville-West the next two days.
♦On June 26-27, 1926, Virginia and Leonard stay at Garsington Manor. Fellow guests include Aldous Huxley, E. Sackville-West and Siegfried Sassoon. They visit Robert Bridges at Boar’s Hill.
♦On July 23, 1926, Virginia and Leonard go to Dorchester to visit Thomas Hardy.
♦On July 27, 1926, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House where Virginia is suffering from depression and is resting. They receive a few visitors including Rose Macauley, Angus Davidson and Steven Tomlin.
♦On October 23-25, 1926, Virginia and Leonard visit Cambridge where they see Edmund Gosse, Vita Sackville-West, Pernel Strachey and F.L Lucas.
♦On November 4, 1926, Virginia and Leonard dine with H.G. Wells and meet Arnold Bennett.
♦On November 5-6, 1926, Virginia and Leonard spend the weekend with Vita Sackville-West at Long Barn.
♦On December 22-28, 1926, Virginia and Leonard spend Christmas with the Arnold-Forsters in Cornwall.

1927:
♦In January of 1927, Virginia and Leonard consider and reject the idea of visiting America.
♦On January 15-17, 1927, Virginia visits Vita at Long Barn and at Knole.
♦On February 9, 1927, Virginia has her hair cut short.
♦On March 20 – April 28, 1927, Virginia and Leonard spend a week with Vanessa and Clive at Cassis and then travel to Italy where they visit Palermo, Naples, Syracuse and Rome.
♦On May 5, 1927, Virginia’s novel To The Lighthouse is published.
♦On May 18-19, 1927, Virginia visits Oxford with Vita Sackville-West.
♦On June 28-19, 1927, Virginia travels to Yorkshire with friends to watch the solar eclipse.
♦In the summer of 1927,Philip Morrell develops a crush on Virginia and unsuccessfully courts her
♦In July of 1927, Virginia and Leonard buy a Singer car.
♦In July of 1927, Virginia spends two weekends with Vita Sackville-West at Long Barn.
♦On July 27-August 1, 1927, Virginia visits the Chateau de Auppegard with Ethel Sands and Nan Hudson. There she meets J.E. Blanche.
♦From August – September of 1927, Virginia and Leonard are at Monk’s House where they receive many visitors including Vita Sackville-West, Raymond Mortimer and E.M. Forster.
♦On October 5, 1927, Virginia begins to write Orlando as a “joke.”
♦On December 9, 1927, Angus Davidson plans to leave Hogarth Press.
♦On December 14, 1927, Virginia and Leonard go to Charleston for Christmas.

1928:
♦On January 14-15, 1928, Virginia visits Vita Sackville-West at Long Barn.
♦In mid-February, Virginia is ill with influenza.
♦On March 17, 1928, Virginia finishes writing Orlando.
♦On April 2, 1928, Virginia and Leonard drive to Cassis to visit Vanessa and Duncan Grant.
♦On June 9-11, 1928, Virginia and Leonard visit Janet Case at Lyndhurst.
♦On July 24, 1928, Virginia and Leonard are at Monk’s House for the summer. Vita Sackville-West visits on July 29-30. Other guests that summer include E.M. Forster, E. Sackville-West, Richard Kennedy and Leonard’s mother. Virginia and Leonard buy the field next to Monk’s House.
♦On September 24 – October 1, 1928, Virginia and Vita Sackville-West travel to France where they visit Paris, Saulieu, Vezelay and Auxerre.
♦On October 11, 1928, Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando is published by Hogarth Press.
♦On October 20, 1928, Virginia and Leonard visit Cambridge with Vita Sackville-West, Vanessa and Angelica Bell. Virginia reads two papers to women’s colleges. The papers are later revised to become A Room of One’s Own.
♦On November 10, 1928, Virginia and Leonard go to Cambridge to see Lydia Lopokova act.

1929:
♦On January 16-24, 1929, Virginia and Leonard visit Berlin, Germany where they are joined by Vanessa, Quentin Bell and Duncan Grant on the 18th. Vita and E. Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson are also visiting Berlin at the time.
♦On January 24-25, 1929, Virginia and Leonard return home and Virginia suffers from the effects of Somnifene and is ill for several weeks.
♦On May 30, 1929, Election day. Virginia and Leonard drive to Rodmell to vote and then visit Long Barn on the way back to London.
♦On June 4-14, 1929, Virginia and Leonard visit Vanessa and Duncan at Cassis.
♦On July 27-October 6, 1929, Virginia and Leonard are at Monk’s House where they receive many visitors including Ka Arnold-Forster, William Plomer, Janet Vaughan, Lyn Irvine and F.L. Lucas. Virginia suffers from intermittent headaches and depression. Virginia and Leonard visit Vita Sackville-West at Long Barn and Leonard’s mother at Worthing.
♦On September 10, 1929, Virginia Woolf begins writing The Waves.
♦On October 24, 1929, Virginia Woolf’s nonfiction book A Room of One’s Own is published.
♦On November 20, 1929, Virginia and Leonard are disturbed by dance music from a hotel in Woburn Place and decide to take legal action.
♦On December 21, 1929, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House to see two newly constructed additions to the house, one of which is a new bedroom for Virginia. Vita Sackville-West and the Keyneses come to visit.

1930:
♦On January 15, 1930, Virginia dines with “Bogy” Harris in Bedford Square to meet the Prime Minister.
♦On January 18, 1930, Virginia and Leonard attend Angelica Bell’s party at 8 Fitzroy Street.
♦On January 31, 1930, the legal case against Imperial Hotel Company is decided in Virginia and Leonard’s favor.
♦On February 20, 1930, Virginia’s first visit with Ethel Smyth
♦On March 31, 1930, Mrs. Cartwright leaves Hogarth Press.
♦On May 4-11, 1930, Virginia and Leonard visit Somerset, Devon and Cornwall selling Hogarth Press books.
♦On May 29, 1930, Virginia finishes the first draft of The Waves.
♦In June and July of 1930, Virginia and Leonard are mostly at Monk’s House where Vita Sackville-West and Ethel Smyth visit often. Virginia and Leonard also make a trip to Cambridge and Woking and also to Long Barn.
♦In August and September of 1930, Virginia and Leonard are mostly at Monk’s House with occasional trips to London. They receive many visitors including Ethel Smyth, Vita Sackville-West, Alice Ritchie and E.M. Forster.
♦On August 29, 1930, Virginia faints in the garden at Monk’s House and is ill for ten days.
♦On September 10, 1930, Virginia and Leonard visit Vita Sackville-West’s new home Sissinghurst Castle.
♦On October 1, 1930, Virginia and Leonard have lunch with Vanessa and Clive Bell at Charleston where they see Margaret and George Duckworth.
♦From October – December of 1930, Virginia and Leonard are mostly at Tavistock Square but spend a few weekends at Monk’s House. Virginia dines with Lady Rhondda, Lady Colefax and sees many old friends.
♦On December 23, 1930, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for Christmas where Virginia is ill from the 24th-30th.

1931:
♦On January 12, 1931, Virginia meets John Lehmann, the prospective partner in Hogarth Press and he starts work on the 21st.
♦On February 14-15, 1931, Virginia and Vanessa drive to Cambridge to see Purcell’s Faery Queen where they see E.M. Forster, George Rylands and others.
♦On February 27, 1931, Virginia goes to Sissinghurst Castle to stay overnight with Vita Sackville-West.
♦On March 28-29, 1931, Virginia and Leonard drive to Liphook to stay with Sidney and Beatrice Webb.
♦On April 2-9, 1931, Virginia and Leonard spend Easter at Monk’s House.
♦On April 16-20, 1931, Virginia and Leonard tour Western France by car. They visit Dieppe, La Rochelle, Brantome, Poitiers, Le Mans, Dreux and Caudebec.
♦In July of 1931, Virginia sits for Stephen Tomlin for a sculpture.
♦On July 25-16, 1931, Virginia and Leonard visit Oare with Sydney and Margery Waterlow.
♦On July 30, 1931, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the summer where they receive many visitors including Vita Sackville-West, Lady Colefax, Ethel Smyth, John Lehmann, Sir George and Lady Margaret Duckworth, Kingsley Martin and Lyn Irvine.
♦On October 8, 1931, Virginia Woolf’s novel The Waves is published by Hogarth Press.
♦On November 24, 1931, Virginia has headaches and remains inactive for one month.
♦On December 22, 1931, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for Christmas. Lytton Stachey is seriously ill at the time with stomach cancer.

1932:
♦On January 14, 1932, Virginia and Leonard drive to Ham Spray to visit Lytton Strachey. They have lunch with Pippa Strachey.
♦On January 21, 1932, Lytton Strachey dies of stomach cancer.
♦On January 31, 1932, Virginia finishes writing A Letter to a Young Poet.
♦On March 10, 1932, Virginia and Leonard drive to Ham Spray to visit Dora Carrington.
♦On March 11, 1932, Dora Carrington dies by suicide.
♦On March 12-15, 1932, Virginia and Leonard visit Cambridge to see Hamlet with George Rylands. They then visit King’s Lynn, Cromer, Norwich and visit Roger Fry near Ipswich.
♦On March 23-April 3, 1932, Virginia and Leonard spend Easter at Monk’s House, visit Vita at Sissinghurst Castle, and visit Ethel Smyth and Maurice Baring at Rottingdean.
♦On April 15, 1932, Virginia, Roger Fry and his sister Margery Fry leave on a trip to Greece. They visit Athens on April 20 and return to England on the Orient Express. They reach Monk’s House on May 12.
♦On July 1, 1932, Virginia’s Letter to a Young Poet is published by Hogarth Press.
♦On July 26, 1932, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the summer during a heatwave. On ♦On August 11, 1932, Virginia faints from the heat and is unwell for a number of days. They receive many visitors at Monk’s House including Stella Benson, Leonard’s mother, T.S. Eliot and his wife Vivienne, Vita Sackville-West, Ethel Smyth and William Plommer.
♦On August 23-16, 1932, Virginia and Leonard visit Thorpe-le-Soken to see Adrian and Karen Stephen.
♦On August 31, 1932, John Lehmann leaves the Hogarth Press.
♦On October 3-5, 1932, Virginia and Leonard attend the Labour Party Conference at Leicester
♦On October 13, Virginia’s Common Reader and Second Series are published by Hogarth Press.
♦On November 1, 1932, Virginia’s heart rate is elevated which restricts her activities.
♦On December 20, 1932, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for Christmas where they Keyneses come for lunch on Christmas Day.

1933:
♦In February of 1933, Virginia begins taking Italian lessons twice a week.
♦In March of 1933, Virginia is offered and refuses an Honorary Doctorate at Manchester University.
♦On April 13-23, 1933, Virginia and Leonard spend Easter at Monk’s House.
♦On May 5-27, 1933, Virginia and Leonard take a road trip through France and Italy where they visit Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Lerici, Avignon and Chartres.
♦On July 27, 1933, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the summer where they receive many visitors including Elizabeth Reed, Ethel Smyth, Vita Sackville-West, Kingsley Martin, Leopold Campbell-Douglas, W.A. Robson, T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster.
♦In early September of 1933, Virginia is offered the Leslie Stephen lectureship at Cambridge, which she declines.
♦On September 23, 1933, the Memoir Club meets at Milton. Also, E.M. Forster stays with Virginia and Leonard at Monk’s House.
♦On October 3-4, 1933, Leonard attends the Labour Party Conference at Hastings. Virginia attends the first day of the conference.
♦On October 5, 1933, Virginia’s novel Flush is published. Virginia and Leonard visit Sissinghurst Castle for the day.
♦On November 11-12, 1933, Virginia and Leonard go to Ipsden to stay with Rosamond Lehmann and Wogan Phillips.
♦On November 30, 1933, Virginia goes to Oxford to visit H.A.L. Fisher.
♦On December 15, 1933, Virginia dines with Vanessa and Clive to meet Walter Sickert.
♦On December 21, 1933, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for Christmas. The Keyneses and Vita Sackville-West and her sons visit on Christmas day.

1934:
♦On January 7, 1934, Leonard goes to London for his sister Clara’s funeral.
♦On March 28, 1934, Nelly Boxall leaves her job as Virginia and Leonard’s cook.
♦On April 8, 1934, E.M. Forster stays with Virginia and Leonard at Monk’s House to attend the Memoir Club meeting in Tilton.
♦On April 22, 1934, Virginia and Leonard drive to Ireland where they visit Elizabeth Bowen at Bowen’s Court and visit Waterville, Dublin and Galway.
♦On June 11, 1934, Virginia begins taking French lessons twice a week with Janie Bussy.
♦On July 25, 1934, Leonard buys a pet marmoset.
♦On July 26, 1934, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the summer. Mabel starts work as their new cook and Louis Everest starts work as their new maid. Virginia and Leonard receive many visitors including Enid Bagnold, Saxon Sydney-Turner, William Plomer, Lyn Irvine, George Rylands and Karen, Ann and Judith Stephen.
♦On September 8, 1934, Roger Fry dies after a fall at his home.
♦On September 13, 1934, Virginia and Leonard attend Roger Fry’s funeral at Golders Green.
♦On September 30, 1934, Virginia finishes the first draft of The Years and is unwell for several days.
♦On October 20-21, 1934, Virginia and Leonard attend a New Fabian Research Bureau conference at Maidstone.
♦On October 25, 1934, Virginia’s Walter Sickert: A Conversation is published.
♦On November 15, 1934, Virginia starts revising The Years.
♦On December 21, 1934, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for Christmas.

1935:
♦On January 2, 1935, Francis Birrell dies.
♦On January 18, 1935, Virginia’s play Freshwater is performed for friends in Vanessa’s studio at 8 Fitzroy Street in London.
♦On April 18-24, 1935, Virginia and Leonard spend Easter at Monk’s House.
♦On May 1-24, 1935, Virginia and Leonard begin a road trip of Europe. They spend a week in Holland, three days in Nazi-run Germany and over a week in Italy where they join Vanessa, Angelica and Quentin Bell in Rome on May 16. They start the return journey home on the 24th and drive through France.
♦On July 2, 1935, Virginia visits Susan Buchan in Cotswold.
♦On July 12, 1935, Virginia and Leonard drive to Bristol where Virginia opens an exhibition of Roger Fry’s paintings.
♦On July 25, 1935, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the summer where they receive many visitors including Stephen Tennant, Leonard’s family, W.A. Robson, Margery Fry and T.S. Eliot. During the summer, they make day trips to Sissinghurst Castle, Worthing and to Dorking.
♦On August 29, 1935, Julian Bell leaves Newhaven for China.
♦On September 3-October 2, 1935, Virginia and Leonard attend the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
♦On November 14, 1935, General election is held and Virginia and Leonard drive voters to the polls at Patcham.
♦On December 20, 1935, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the Christmas holiday.

1936:
♦On January 20, 1936, King George V dies and Edward VIII becomes the new King of England.
♦On January 24-16, 1936, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House and then to Canterbury where Leonard lectures to the Worker’s Educational Association.
♦On February 9, 1936, Virginia attends a meeting of Vigilance, an organization of anti-Fascist intellectuals, at Adrian Stephen’s home.
♦On April 8, 1936, Virginia sends last batch of The Years manuscript to the printer. Virginia is unwell after and remains at Monk’s House the rest of the month unable to work.
♦On May 3, 1936, Virginia and Leonard return to Tavistock Square and consult with Dr. Rendel. They then set out on a road trip to southwest England where they visit Cornwall, Weymouth and Lyme Regis.
♦On May 23, 1936, Virginia begins work again but not more than 45 minutes a day, as advised by her doctor.
♦On May 29-June 10, 1936, Virginia and Leonard return to Monk’s House under doctor’s orders.
♦On June 10-25, 1936, Virginia and Leonard return to Tavistock Square for a two-week trial of the effect of city life on Virginia’s mental health.
♦On June 25-30, 1936, Virginia and Leonard return to Monk’s House. Virginia is unwell. After a further week in London, they return to Monk’s House again and remain until October. No diary entries by Virginia from June 23 until October 30.
♦On October 11, 1936, Virginia’s health is improving and she returns to Tavistock Square and begins socializing again.
♦On October 19, 1936, Virginia visits Woking with Ethel Smyth.
♦On November 2, 1936, Virginia is depressed over her novel The Years. Leonard reads it and reassures her it is good.
♦On November 30, 1936, Virginia finishes writing The Years.
♦In November of 1936, Virginia begins writing Three Guineas.
♦On December 10, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicates the throne.
♦On December 17, 1936, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the Christmas holiday. The Keyneses visit for lunch on Christmas day.

1937:
♦On January 8 1937, Virginia and Leonard have tea with Elizabeth Robins and Octavia Wilberforce in Brighton.
♦In February of 1937, Leonard is not well and sees a specialist but on the 22th he is given a clean bill of health.
♦In March of 1937, Julian Bell returns from China with plans to join the International Brigade in Spain.
♦On March 15, 1937, Virginia’s novel The Years is published by Hogarth Press.
♦On March 28, 1937, a reporter for the New York Times arrives uninvited at 52 Tavistock Square looking for Virginia. Leonard sends him away.
♦On April 1, 1937, Virginia and Leonard drive to Minstead to visit Janet Case, who is dying.
♦On April 10, 1937, Virginia Woolf appears on the cover of Time Magazine
♦On April 29, 1937, BBC radio broadcasts their series called “Words Fail Me” during which Virginia Woolf reads from her talk titled “Craftsmanship.”
♦On May 7-25, 1937, Virginia and Leonard take a road trip to western France where they visit Souillac, Les Eyzies, Albi, Maintenon and George Sand’s house at Nohant.
♦On June 6, 1937, farewell dinner for Julian Bell at 50 Gordon Square in London.
♦On June 7, 1937, Julian Bell leaves for Spain where he has volunteered to drive an ambulance in the Spanish Civil War.
♦On July 15, 1937, Janet Case dies.
♦On July 18, 1937, Virginia’s nephew Julian Bell is killed during the Spanish Civil War. The family receives the news on July 20.
♦On July 29, 1937, Virginia and Leonard drive to Charleston to see Vanessa and then go to Monk’s House until October. Virginia visits and consoles Vanessa frequently. Visitors to Monk’s House that summer include T.S. Eliot, Judith Stephen and Dorothy and Janie Bussy. Virginia makes occasional day trips to London and Woking and to Sissinghurst Castle.
♦On October 12, 1937, Virginia finishes writing Three Guineas.
♦On November 12-13, 1937, Virginia and Leonard visit Cambridge where Leonard makes a speech to the Union.
♦On December 22-29, 1937, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the Christmas holiday.
♦On December 31, 1937, Leonard is ill and returns to London to be examined at the Royal Northern Hospital.

1938:
♦On January 1-11, 1938, Leonard is ill and resting but his test results come back normal.
♦On March 1, 1938, John Lehmann takes over Virginia’s share of Hogarth Press.
♦On March 12, 1938, Hitler invades Austria.
♦On April 21, 1938, Lady Ottoline Morrell dies.
♦On May 14-15, Virginia and Leonard go to Haslemere to visit Ray and Oliver Strachey.
♦On May 22, 1938, Ka Cox dies.
♦On June 2, 1938, Virginia’s book Three Guineas is published.
♦On June 16-July 2, 1938, Virginia and Leonard take a road trip north where they see the Roman wall and visit the Western Isles and Scotland.
♦On July 28, 1938, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the summer where they receive many guests including Vita Sackville-West, Lady Colefax, E.M. Forster, Molly MacCarthy. Noel Olivier Richards and Richard and Ann Llewelyn Davies.
♦On December 20, 1938, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the Christmas holiday. On December 24, Jack Hills and Leonard’s pet marmoset die. Virginia and Leonard visit Tilton and Charleston on Christmas day.

1939:
♦On January 28, 1939, Virginia and Leonard visit Sigmund Freud at Hampstead.
♦On March 2, 1939, Virginia speaks at an exhibition of book jackets at the Central School of Arts and Crafts.
♦On March 3, 1939, Virginia is offered and refuses an honorary doctorate from Liverpool University.
♦On June 5-20, 1939, Virginia and Leonard take a road trip to France where they visit Brittany and Normandy.
♦On July 2, 1939, Leonard’s mother dies.
♦On July 25, 1939, Virginia and Leonard go to Monk’s House for the summer.
♦On August 17, 1939, Virginia and Leonard move the Hogarth Press to their new home at 37 Mecklenburg Square in London.
♦On August 24, 1939, Virginia and Leonard move their personal belongings to Mecklenburg Square.
♦On September 1, 1939, Germany invades Poland.
♦On September 3, England declares war on Germany.
♦On October 13-20, 1939, Virginia and Leonard stay at Mecklenburg Square. They then return to Monk’s House where they decide to live full-time and take only occasional day trips to London.
♦From October-December, regular meetings of the Rodmell Labour Party are held. Visitors to Monk’s House include Vita Sackville-West, T.S. Eliot, W.A. Robson and John Lehmann,

1940:
♦On January 12-13, 1940, E.M Forster visits Monk’s House.
♦In February of 1940, guests at Monk’s House includes John Lehmann and Sally Graves. Virginia is ill with influenza towards the end of the month.
♦On March 27-28, 1940, Margery Fry visits Monk’s House.
♦On April 9, 1940, Germany invades Norway and Denmark.
♦On April 23-24, 1940, Vita Sackville-West visits Monk’s House.
♦On April 27, 1940, Virginia lectures to the Worker’s Educational Association in Brighton.
♦On May 10, 1940, Germany invades Holland and Belgium.
♦On May 18-21, 1940, Desmond MacCarthy and G.E. Moore visit Monk’s House.
♦On June 10, 1940, Italy enters WWII.
♦On June 14, 1940, Virginia and Leonard visit Penshurst with Vita Sackville-West. Paris, France is captured by the Germans.
♦On June 17-20, 1940, Virginia and Leonard stay at Mecklenburg Square. Adrian Stephen supplies them with a lethal dose of morphine in case England is invaded by the Germans.
♦On June 25-17, 1940, Elizabeth Bowen visits Monk’s House.
♦On July 15-16, 1940, St. John and Jeremy Hutchinson visit Monk’s House.
♦On July 23, 1940, Virginia reads her account of the Dreadnought Hoax to the Women’s Institute in Rodmell.
♦On July 25, 1940, Virginia’s biography of Roger Fry is published by Hogarth Press.
♦On August 16, 1940, Virginia catches her first glimpse of a German bomber during the Blitz
♦On September 1, 1940, the Memoir Club meets at Charleston.
♦On September 10, 1940, Virginia and Leonard receive news that Mecklenburg Square has been severely damaged in a bombing raid and drive to London to survey the damage but cannot reach their home.
♦On September 23, 1940, Hogarth Press is moved from Mecklenburg Square to Letchworth in Hertfordshire.
♦On October 15, 1940, Virginia Woolf’s home in Tavistock Square is destroyed during the Blitz.
♦On October 18, 1940, Virginia and Leonard drive to London to survey the damage to Tavistock Square.
♦On November 7, 1940, Virginia refuses E.M. Forster’s request to nominate her for the Committee of the London Library.
♦On December 4, 1940, furniture and books from Virginia and Leonard’s home at Mecklenburg arrive at Monk’s House for storage.
♦On December 14, 1940, the Hogarth Press printing machine is delivered to Monk’s House.

1941:
♦On January 1, 1941, Octavia Wilberforce has tea at Monk’s House. She visits often, bringing cream from her farm in Brighton to help ease food shortages due to the war.
♦On February 11-13, 1941, Virginia and Leonard drive to London and take the train to Cambridge where they visit Pernel Strachey and George Raylands. They also visit the Hogarth Press in Letchworth.
♦On February 13-15, 1941, Elizabeth Bowen visits Monk’s House.
♦On February 17-18, 1941, Vita Sackville-West visits Monk’s House.
♦On February 26, 1941, Virginia finishes writing Pointz Hall (later renamed Between the Acts.)
♦On March 8, 1941, Virginia and Leonard visit Brighton where Leonard lectures to the Worker’s Educational Association. Virginia is suffering from depression.
♦On March 18, 1941, Leonard is concerned about Virginia’s deteriorating state.
♦On March 27, 1941, Virginia and Leonard go to Brighton to consult with Octavia Wilberforce. Virginia Woolf writes her last diary entry after the visit.
♦On March 28, 1941, Virginia goes missing from Monk’s House and is presumed dead
♦On April 3, 1941, the New York Times reports Virginia Woolf is missing and presumed dead.
♦On April 18, 1941, Virginia’s body is discovered in the River Ouse. Her drowning death is ruled a suicide. Virginia is cremated and her remains are buried under an Elm tree behind Monk’s house in Rodmell.
♦On July 17, 1941, Virginia’s final novel Between the Acts is published.

Sources:
Bell, Quentin. Virginia Woolf: A Biography. Hartcourt Books, 1972.

Timeline of Virginia Woolf’s Life

About Rebecca Beatrice Brooks

Rebecca Beatrice Brooks is a freelance writer and history lover who got her start in journalism working for small-town newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Rebecca graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Journalism in 2001.

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