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Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), Photographer and author of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist associated with 59 portraits
Dodgson created his famous pen name from his own: the Latin for 'Charles' is 'Carolus', thus 'Carroll'; 'Lutwidge' (Dodgson's mother's maiden name) = 'Lugwig', the German for 'Lewis'. Dodgson became an undergraduate of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1851 and, when he took up photography in 1856, was a Student (Fellow) and Mathematics Lecturer of the college. He published many pamphlets on academic affairs, as well as on mathematics, and, despite his stammer, occasionally preached in church. Dodgson remained at Christ Church throughout his life and it was there that he wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871).

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P38

Lewis Carroll

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1852-1860
NPG P38

P32

Lewis Carroll and his family at Croft Rectory

probably by Robert Wilfred Skeffington Lutwidge
albumen print, circa 1852-1860
NPG P32

P39

Lewis Carroll

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1852-1860
NPG P39

P237

Lewis Carroll

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1856-1860
NPG P237

P7(26)

Lewis Carroll

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG P7(26)

2609

Lewis Carroll

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink
NPG 2609

3629

Lewis Carroll

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink
NPG 3629

x5181

Lewis Carroll

by Hills & Saunders
albumen print, 1860s
NPG x5181