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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Lytton Strachey

1880 - 1932

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
1. Lytton Strachey Marker
Inscription.
Critic and
Biographer
lived here

 
Erected 1971 by Greater London Council.
 
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.
 
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); 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); Christina Georgina Rossetti (about 150 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
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
2. Lytton Strachey Marker - Wide View
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 and critic....A founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians, he is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological
Lytton Strachey Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
from an etching by Bernard Sanders (image courtesy of the New York Public Library), circa 1932
3. Lytton Strachey Marker - Wide View
insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. His biography Queen Victoria (1921) was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize." (Submitted on May 8, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Bloomsbury
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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