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mb0521

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Michael and Lytton Strachey
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:29:04 AM »
I notice that there are a few photographs of Michael with Lytton Strachey on the website? Where were these taken and by whom? How did Michael get to meet Lytton Strachey? Was Strachey a bad influence. After reading a few of Strachenís diary accounts (see below) Iím surprised Barrie gave permission for Michael to meet him.
ĎIn Florence people have better taste. Duncan (who's there) writes to say that large crowds collect every day to see the young aristocrats bathe in the Arno - and they are 18 or so. As each one steps out of the water a murmur of approbation or the reverse rises from the crowd. They criticise details - that young man's legs are too fat - oh! the beautiful torso! etc. I long to go and live there, or at any rate stay there a week.í

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Re: Michael and Lytton Strachey
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 04:54:53 PM »
I can't see any Strachey photos on this website. If they are any of the usual ones seen in books or online I think the photos were likely taken either at Garsington Manor near Oxford (home of Lady Ottoline Morrell) or The Mill House at Tidmarsh, where Strachey and Dora Carrington lived.  Large size copies of these can be bought online.

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Re: Michael and Lytton Strachey
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 10:11:20 AM »
Hi Dandy Lion. Thanks for that. The photographs are on the section with all the photographs.

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Re: Michael and Lytton Strachey
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 08:25:23 AM »
There are other pictures of Michael at Garsington Manor. In one picture heís seen with Dora Carrington, Julian Morrell and R Partridge at Garsington Manor in June 1920. Heís seen on a doorstep in one photograph. Is this the front door of the Manor House? Where these people friends of Barrie? Also, whatís the link with Glan Hafren?

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Re: Michael and Lytton Strachey
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 11:59:26 AM »
Haven't a clue which door. I don't think they were friends of Barrie as such, they were members of the 'Bloomsbury Group' that Michael was introduced to. Check the Bloomsbury Group out on Wikipedia for an overview of who they were and what they got up to.