Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Carroll mss., 1867-1896, are the letters and writings of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832-1898, author, mathematician, and the drawings of Harry Furniss, 1854-1925, artist, for Dodgson's Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.

Dodgson wrote letters to Collins, 1893, Dec. 13, about a copy of Sylvie and Bruno; to Mrs. Dyer, 1893, Nov. 29, in which he noted that he had been working on Sylvie and Bruno Concluded all summer; to Mrs. Maud (Standen) Ffooks, 1871, Dec. 6-1890, Aug. 28, a young friend for whom, as she grew up, he helped to find a teaching position, and to whom he said that "original writing" was very slow work for him; to Harry Furniss, 1886, Nov. 24-1896, May 20, about his sketches for Dodgson's books and a disagreement concerning an American entertainment; to Mrs. Mallalieu, 1892, July 1, to express his pleasure for Dolly's company for a few days; to Mrs. Douglas Standen, 1886, Feb. 26, about Maud serving as a governess for his brother's children; to Mrs. Stevens, 1892, Nov. 16, for permission to take her daughter Enid to visit Mrs. Butler's children; to Mrs. Dolly Walton, 1893, Nov. 20, in which he said that he hoped that Sylvie and Bruno Concluded would be through the press by Christmas.

Letters of Sept. 1, 1873 (postscript omitted), Dec. 30, 1874, Apr. 14, 1884, and Aug. 28, 1890, are printed in Six letters by Lewis Carroll, London, printed for private distribution, 1924 (Lilly PR4612 .A3P27); letters of Sept. 1, 1873 (postscript omitted), and Dec. 3O, 1874, are printed in A selection from the letters of Lewis his child- friends, edited by Evelyn M. Hatch, London, Macmillan, 1933 (PR4612.A25).

Collection size: 59 items

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