Main Topic: Popular Culture
Speaker: Evelyn Haller
Leslie & Julia Stephen: A Victorian Man and Woman
In this presentation, Leslie and Julia Stephen, parents of Virginia Woolf, represent Victorian man and woman. A man of enormous energy and achievement, Leslie was an outstanding Alpine climber who wrote a book on the subject. Later, he was editor of The Cornhill Magazine, founder and editor of The Dictionary of National Biography and editor of The Men of Letters series of literary biographies. Julia wrote and published a book as “Mrs. Leslie Stephen” entitled “The Care of the Sick in the Home,” a subject about which she had extensive knowledge. Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron was Julia’s aunt, and this program is illustrated with her images.