Dame Ethel Mary Smyth in London

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30, page 307:

We came into Ethel's drawing room last Thursday & found a row standing against the window - the D[uche]ss of Sermoneta, M.Baring, & Joyce Wethered. [...] She has white rough cast walls; & no furniture that has cost more than a pound or two - much is old schoolroom furniture endeared to her by her intense egoistic imagination. "It was there I sat, when Mary played the piano...And I said Mary could you play G, sharp instead of G.natural..."

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30 (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 307. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446217457301 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Dame Ethel Mary Smyth
Composer, Writer

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:04:17 +0000
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 18:40:39 +0000