Lewis Carroll’s Hammond no. 1 typewriter
by the way I found this picture on a website devoted to writers and their typewriters. Which exists. Which is awesome.
By the way, I do recommend The Selected Letters of Lewis Carroll edited by Morton N. Cohen. Also, there’s a more complete edition of the book with 2 volumes called The Letters of Lewis Carroll also edited by Cohen.
It should be illegal for anyone to be this cute:
To a girl named Christie…
-Karoline Leach from the introduction of In the Shadow of the Dreamchild page 14 of the second edition paperback
This quote has nothing to do with my research for the FAQ, but it resonated with me. This is exactly how it felt when I first started reading his diaries. The veil of Lewis Carroll fell away and Dodgson was there. It felt like I was back in 1855, making conversation with a new acquaintance. This was long before he became famous, Dean Liddell hadn’t even appointed to Christ Church yet, and he was a simple tutor, no expectations or roles to fill. He wasn’t an unreachable saint anymore, he was a real human being. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to read and share the entries.
Claude M. Blagden, Student of Christ Church, Oxford, from 1896
(Opening of In the Shadow of the Dreamchild)
-Journal 2 (LCS V.1) January 1, 1855
Ripon was were his father was Canon and he would spend the beginning of the year with his family. M.C. is short for his sister Mary Charlotte.
“this place, where- what is it?” - requested by twistedcaricatureofintamacy
Twisted, I remember this! Unfortunately, it’s too big for the sidebar. It’ll get too squashed.
I really do need to watch this.
AH! Favourite line. Sorry it wasn’t the right size, BUT it is a wonderful little reminder that it is indeed a fantastic mini series and should be watched.