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The Lewis Carroll Scrapbook at the Library of Congress is an original scrapbook that was kept
by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Better known as Lewis Carroll, the Victorian-era children’s
author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871),
Dodgson was a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Oxford. The scrapbook contains
approximately 130 items, including newspaper clippings, photographs, and a limited number
of manuscript materials, collected between 1855-72. A timeline, authored by Edward Wakeling,
former chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society, helps to place materials found in the scrapbook
in their proper context.
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