David Taylor Sheds Light on Important English Family

Noted British historian discusses the Lushington family’s connections to Virginia Woolf

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David Taylor presents on the Lushington family at the Morris Library.

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, noted British historian David Taylor regaled a group of University of Delaware students, faculty, staff, librarians, and members of the general public with a lecture titled “Mrs. Dalloway Goes ‘To the Lighthouse’: Virginia Woolf and Kitty Lushington.”  Held in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room at the Morris Library, the talk used unpublished material from the archive of nineteenth-century Britain’s Lushington family to reveal the little-known background to Virginia Woolf’s novels To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway.  Taylor discussed Woolf’s relationship with her childhood friend Kitty Lushington and offered general insights on this important English family.

Approximately forty people attended the lecture.  Light refreshments were served.

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