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Bloomsbury and the Bloomsbury Project

Bloomsbury People

What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents

Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

a summary of his Bloomsbury connections

He was born at 16 Keppel Street, and baptised in St George’s, Bloomsbury

He was involved with the Royal Literary Fund for the last twenty years of his life

Trollope places a number of characters in his novels and stories in Bloomsbury addresses; his novel Lady Anna (1874) is largely set in Bloomsbury

For more general biographical information about Anthony Trollope, see his entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

This page last modified 12 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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