May (mary) Livock Mileham (1874-1939), Of Chislehurst, Kent: Photographs And Papers Relating To The Revd Charles Dodgson (lewis Carroll) And The Mileham Family
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- SHC Ref No: 6968
- Repository: Surrey History Centre, Woking
- Date: 1884-1979
- Format: Archives
- Description: These records are the surviving family papers of May (Mary) Livock Mileham. The collection includes two letters from the Revd Charles Dodgson to May Mileham. Dodgson wrote many letters to May, and to her father and mother, Mr & Mrs Charles Henry Mileham; many of these have been lost or sold. Morton Cohen's Letters of Lewis Carroll include transcripts of some of these letters, a few of which are now held at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.
- Level: Collection
- Related Material: For the Dodgson Family Collection, 1795-1982, see DFC/-; for the Manners Family Collection, 1885-1954, see G103/-; for papers of Derek Hudson relating to his biography of Lewis Carroll, 1951-1972, see 1521/2; for photocopies of the diaries of Lewis Carroll, 1855-1897, see LC/5/1-10.
- Access Status: Open. There are no access restrictions.
- Provenance: Presented by Mrs Helen G Bardell of Arlesey, Bedfordshire, and Mrs Mary Williams, in March 2001. The depositors are the surviving grand daughters of May Mileham.
- Bibliography: Cohen, Morton N, The Letters of Lewis Carroll, volumes I & II (London, 1979)
- Arrangement: The collection has been arranged in three sections: Dodgson letters and photographs sent to May Mileham; documents and photographs relating to May Mileham and her family; and finally Carroll ephemera collected by the descendants of May Mileham.
- For more information contact: Surrey History Centre Collections Catalogue
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