London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
1880 - 1932
Erected 1971 by Greater London Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is January 21, 1932.
Location. 51° 31.45′ N, 0° 7.793′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Gordon Square just south of Endsleigh Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Gordon Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1H 0PN, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bloomsbury Group (a few steps from this marker); John Maynard Keynes (within shouting distance of this marker); Rabindranath Tagore (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Woolf (within shouting distance of this marker); Ali Mohammed Abbas (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Tavistock Square (about 90 meters away); Robert Travers Herford (about 90 meters away); Noor Inayat Khan (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
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1. Lytton Strachey (English Heritage). "Gordon Square was already home to many of the Bloomsbury Group causing Strachey to observe to Virginia Woolf, ‘Very soon I foresee that the whole square will become a sort of college, and the rencontres in the garden I shudder to think of’. It was his own chief London residence from 1921; he deemed it ‘a great deal more comfortable & convenient’ than the family’s previous address in Belsize Park Gardens, Hampstead, and he had a self-contained flat on the ground floor – where the plaque is situated – from 1929 until his death. Parts of Queen Victoria (1921) and Elizabeth and Essex (1928) were written at the house....Strachey’s biographer Michael Holroyd, who proposed the plaque, discovered his subject’s lost fellowship dissertation on Warren Hastings, the controversial Governor-General of Bengal, in the basement of number 51 during a visit in 1963, the family having given up the lease on the increasingly decrepit house not long before. An ‘In/Out’ board still stood in the entrance hall: deceased members of the Strachey family, some of whom had been dead for half a century, were marked as ‘out’. " (Submitted on May 8, 2018.)
2. Lytton Strachey (Wikipedia). "Giles Lytton Strachey (1 March 1880 – 21 January 1932) was a British writer (Submitted on May 8, 2018.)
Additional keywords. Bloomsbury
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