Manners Family Collection: Letters From The Rev Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), Otherwise Lewis Carroll, Author, To Mary Manners And Charles Manners
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- SHC Ref No: G103
- Repository: Surrey History Centre, Woking
- Date: 1885-1954
- Format: Archives
- Description: When SD Collingwood, preparing his Life and Letters, read Miss Manners' essay and copies of Dodgson's letters to her (-/1/9 & 35) he told her they 'are the most valuable contribution I have yet received for my work'. The sympathy and rapport between Dodgson and Mary Manners produced many revealing letters, since Dodgson did not hesitate to express his opinions with some candour when writing to her. In one letter he explains how he had always kept his two personalities distinct (-/1/32). Complementing this first group of letters, quite another side of his personality appears in the letters to Charles Manners. The collection also includes presentation copies of Dodgson's works that appeared after 1885, and some letters showing how he involved his friends, as well as himself, in charitable activities (-/1/6-7).
- Level: Collection
- Related Material: For an example of the Looking Glass biscuit tin, see G103/2/4 held at Guildford Museum. For other records relating to Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, see DFC, LC, Zg/73, Zg/100 and 6968.
- Access Status: Open. There are no access restrictions.
- Provenance: Presented by Miss Rachel L Manners in 1954, on behalf of herself and her brother (children of Charles Manners) in fulfilment of a wish of her aunt Rachel Manners who was the younger sister of Mary and Charles Manners.
- Bibliography: SD Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898)
- For more information contact: Surrey History Centre Collections Catalogue
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