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BLOOMSBURY GROUP. The 'Attendance Book' for the Omega Club, lists of 'Members' and 'Visitors' in separate columns for 18 meetings (alternating Saturdays and Thursdays) between 24 Febrary and 27 November 1917, the names of 181 members and 34 visitors recorded in a variety of hands, including signatures of Ka Cox, Duncan Grant, J.M. Keynes, Roger Fry, Dora Carrington, T.S. Eliot, Lytton Strachey, Clive Bell, Aldous Huxley, Arnold Bennett, Arthur Waley and others, other attendees including G.B. Shaw and W.B. Yeats, occasional records of payments of fees (usually a shilling), in a notebook reused by Arthur Waley for notes towards translations of Chinese or Japanese poems, some pages with typescripts or printed extracts pasted in, folio, boards (small portion cut from upper cover, worn).
BLOOMSBURY GROUP. The 'Attendance Book' for the Omega Club, lists of 'Members' and 'Visitors' in separate columns for 18 meetings (alternating Saturdays and Thursdays) between 24 Febrary and 27 November 1917, the names of 181 members and 34 visitors recorded in a variety of hands, including signatures of Ka Cox, Duncan Grant, J.M. Keynes, Roger Fry, Dora Carrington, T.S. Eliot, Lytton Strachey, Clive Bell, Aldous Huxley, Arnold Bennett, Arthur Waley and others, other attendees including G.B. Shaw and W.B. Yeats, occasional records of payments of fees (usually a shilling), in a notebook reused by Arthur Waley for notes towards translations of Chinese or Japanese poems, some pages with typescripts or printed extracts pasted in, folio, boards (small portion cut from upper cover, worn).

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BLOOMSBURY GROUP. The 'Attendance Book' for the Omega Club, lists of 'Members' and 'Visitors' in separate columns for 18 meetings (alternating Saturdays and Thursdays) between 24 Febrary and 27 November 1917, the names of 181 members and 34 visitors recorded in a variety of hands, including signatures of Ka Cox, Duncan Grant, J.M. Keynes, Roger Fry, Dora Carrington, T.S. Eliot, Lytton Strachey, Clive Bell, Aldous Huxley, Arnold Bennett, Arthur Waley and others, other attendees including G.B. Shaw and W.B. Yeats, occasional records of payments of fees (usually a shilling), in a notebook reused by Arthur Waley for notes towards translations of Chinese or Japanese poems, some pages with typescripts or printed extracts pasted in, folio, boards (small portion cut from upper cover, worn).

The Omega Club is crisply summed up by Waley in a letter to Oswald Sickert (see lot 32): 'Roger Fry's Omega Club, of which I am a member, meets once a fortnight for "conversation and light refreshments" at the workshops. The theory, as you probably know, was that rich and gullible people could be lured on to the premises by the prospect of seeing Bohemian intellectuals in the flesh. In practice, the intellectuals don't seem to want to be seen, nor do the rich seem to show any inclination to look for them ...'. The disproportion between members and visitors is evident from the present attendance book: the club's most faithful supporters seem to have been Fry, Carrington and Keynes.

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