Lewis Carroll Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains two letters written by Carroll, both signed under his given name C. L. Dodgson. The first letter is brief, dated March 31, 1892, and mentions some shares he was purchasing. The second letter, dated October 22, 1895, is addressed to a girl named Winnie and discusses a stamp he was sending for her collection, and corrects her use of the word "planetoids" in relation to the Pleiades.
- Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Charles L. Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) was born January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, England. He was an author, mathematician, deacon, and photographer, best known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He died in 1898.
Language of Materials
The collection contains two letters written by Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Harlow Ross.
- Authors, English -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, English Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ross, Harlow (Donor, Person)
- Lewis Carroll Collection, 1882-1895
- Jim Eyer and John Barneson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- July 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library