NEH Grant EX-20049-01
January 25th; Adeline Virginia Stephen is born in London.
Her father is Leslie Stephen, famous as a statesman and author of
the Dictionary of National Biography. Her mother is Julia Duckworth
Stephen. Leslie has one daughter from an earlier marriage, Julia two boys
and a girl. Together they have four children: Vanessa, Thoby, Virginia,
Julia Stephen dies. Virginia has her first breakdown. Julia’s daughter, Stella,
takes over the household and the care of the mourning Leslie.
Stella Duckworth marries, becomes pregnant, and dies. Vanessa is in
charge in the Stephen household.
Leslie Stephen dies. Virginia has her second breakdown, trying to commit
suicide by jumping out of a window. Virginia, Vanessa, Thoby and Adrian
move to the Bloomsbury section of London.
During a trip to Greece, Vanessa and Thoby contract typhoid fever. Thoby
dies at the age of 26.
Vanessa marries Clive Bell.
Virginia’s life-long friend, art historian Roger Fry, is a major force in
presenting the First post-Impressionist Exhibition, an event with major
Virginia marries Leonard Woolf on August 10 and has her third breakdown.
The Voyage Out is published. Virginia begins her Diaries.
The Woolfs begin the Hogarth Press.
Night and Day is published.
A collection of short stories, Monday or Tuesday, is published by Hogarth
Press, which will publish all subsequent work.
Jacob’s Room is published.
Mrs. Dalloway and The Common Reader are published.
To the Lighthouse is published.
Orlando is published.
A Room of One’s Own is published.
The Waves is published.
The Common Reader: Second Series is published.
Flush is published.
The Years is published. Vanessa’s son, Julian, is killed
in the Spanish Civil War.
Three Guineas is published.
Roger Fry: A Biography is published. The draft of
Between the Acts is completed.
On March 28, Virginia drowns herself in the River Ouse.