Octavia Wilberforce

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This image depicts a photograph of Octavia Wilberforce.

A doctor, Octavia was a friend of Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

In March of 1941, when Leonard was becoming very concerned about his wife's mental health, he asked Octavia Wilberforce to examine Virginia.

The doctor did not find Virginia’s situation particularly serious. Within weeks of that examination, however, Virginia ended her life. Thereafter, Wilberforce questioned whether she had failed her friend by not recognizing the extent of Virginia's illness.

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Image online, courtesy The Virginia Woolf blog.


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