THIS DAY IN PUBLISHING - 14th August

Opinion - People 14 August 2015

On this day in 1969, Leonard Woolf passed away.


Husband of Virginia Woolf, he was also a writer in his own right and operated a printing press. 
 
Woolf was the third of ten children and spent his early life  after his father died in boarding schools. He would later attend Trinity College, Cambridge and was elected one of the Cambridge Apostles. After graduating, he joined the civil service in what is now Sri Lanka. During his year leave, he resigned and married Virginia Woolf, to whom he would be devoted during their 29-year marriage. Together they would go on to become influential members of the Bloomsbury group.
 
In fact, he was also a co-founder of the 1917 Club, a socialist group whose members included Gordon Childe, H. G. Wells (who passed away on the 13th August, se yesterday's TDIP) and Aldous Huxley, and became a member of another socialist group, the Fabian Society. He was deeply invested in politics and literature, and most of his works were political in nature. He also operated a printing press, notably printing the very first copy of T. S. Eliot’s THE WASTE LAND.

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