Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[c.14 January 1913]

In Tate Britain
Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[c.14 January 1913]
Description
Letter from Vanessa Bell, Asheham House, Rodmell, Lewes, East Sussex, to Duncan Grant. She is recovering from her nervous breakdown, and asks Grant to visit. A recent visit by the Woolfs was marred by Leonard admitting to Virginia on their honeymoon that Vanessa had shown him correspondence from her affair with Walter 'Wattie' Lamb. She twice begs Grant to burn this letter to avoid further 'mischief'. Also mentions Clive Bell and Adrian Stephen.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/13

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