Christ Church Library digitizing their Carroll/Alice collection

Christ Church Library has a very nice collection with among others Lewis Carroll / Alice in Wonderland related material. Currently they are in the process of digitizing their material. A large part of the collection can already be found online.

Part of their online catalogue is dedicated to Lewis Carroll, and this section contains a subsection with material related to the creation of the ‘Alice’ books. The latter contains high-resolution scans with detailed descriptions of amongst others:

  • Manuscript illustration plans for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there”;
  • Sketches from Lewis Carroll, which he drew to practice his illustration skills before he illustrated “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground”;
  • Drafts for title pages;
  • Galley proofs;
  • Correspondence with publishers and financial accounts.

Keep an eye on this collection, because the catalogue is still a work in progress!

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