Biographical/historical: Charles Dodgson was an English novelist, essayist, writer of children's literature, and mathematician. He wrote literary works under the pen name Lewis Carroll.
Content: This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, and pictorial works. The manuscripts include poems, stories, and mathematical studies. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence by the author, dating from 1864 to 1897, to Florence Balfour Foster, Alice Liddell Hargreaves, Beatrice Hatch, Edith Morley, and others, as well as letters relating to the author, dating from 1870 to 1932, between various correspondents including George Lillie Craik, Florence Balfour Foster, John Galsworthy, Alice Liddell Hargreaves, W. T. Spencer, and others. There are letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti and from Christina Rossetti to Dodgson, dating from 1864 and 1865. The pictorial works consist primarily of illustrations by Harry Furniss, E. W. Kemble, and Sir John Tenniel for publication of the author's works, including "Sylvie and Bruno," "Alice in Wonderland," and "Through the Looking-Glass."