Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson)
The Center owns the complementary Warren Weaver and Byron Sewell Collections of Carroll's works. Weaver's collection includes a copy of the suppressed first edition (1865) of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which is one of twenty-three surviving copies. First editions of all of Carroll's fiction and poetry are part of Weaver's collection, as well as most of his mathematical and scientific works and foreign translations in scores of languages. The strong suit of the Sewell Collection is 20th-century editions of the Alice books, magazines, and derivative works. In addition, researchers may consult the Ransom Center's extensive holdings of Carroll's photographs and a large group of his manuscripts. Printed catalog of the Weaver Collection and non-book holdings: R.N. Taylor et al., Lewis Carroll at Texas (Austin, 1985). A web exhibition of Carroll's photographs, manuscripts, and books may be viewed on the Ransom Center website.
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December 22–January 1
Monday, January 21
Monday, May 27
Thursday, July 4
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