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A Lewis Carroll Centenary Exhibition

Photograph of Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll

Introductory

Early Life at Croft Rectory

Carroll at Oxford

Carroll the Photographer

Photographs of Children

Logic, Mathematics, and Puzzles

Alice

In Memoriam

Introductory

Since the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is best known by his pen name, we have chosen to use "Lewis Carroll" throughout the text of the exhibition. Unless otherwise identified, all of the items shown, whether books, photographs, drawings, letters or manuscripts, are by Lewis Carroll himself, and all the published works are first editions.

Nearly all of the photographs in the exhibition are from the Gernsheim Collection, the important historical archive which forms the core of the Photography Collection at the Ransom Center. Most of the printed books, pamphlets, and music are part of the extensive Warren Weaver Collection of Lewis Carroll. Bibliographical details for the items represented in the online exhibition, as well as further information about the Center’s Carroll holdings, are available in Robert N. Taylor, et al. Lewis Carroll at Texas. Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, 1985.

Some Notes on the Exhibition

Reflections in a Looking Glass: A Lewis Carroll Centenary Exhibition  was on display in the Ransom Center’s Leeds Gallery in the fall of 1998. A smaller version of the exhibition traveled to four additional sites in 1999 and 2000 under the auspices of Curatorial Assistance Inc.:

Equitable Gallery, New York City - 12 February-23 April 1999
Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA - 13 September-28 November 1999
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH - 29 April-11 June 2000
Ackland Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC - 10 September-9 October 2000

The curators of the original exhibition were:

Roy Flukinger, Senior Curator of Photography and Film
John Kirkpatrick, Curator of Twentieth-Century British and American Manuscripts
Sally Leach, Associate Director
Richard Oram, Head Librarian
Robert Taylor, Archives and Manuscripts Librarian

The web exhibition was prepared by Richard Oram and Steve Wilson.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Aperture produced a study of Lewis Carroll’s photography, featuring many examples from the Center’s Carroll collections: Morton N. Cohen. Reflections in a Looking Glass: A Centennial Celebration of Lewis Carroll, Photographer.  New York: Aperture, 1998. ISBN 0-89381-796-1.

Next: Early Life of Croft Rectory

- Introductory - Early Life at Croft Rectory - Carroll at Oxford -
- Carroll the Photographer - Photographs of Children -
- Logic, Mathematics, and Puzzles - Alice - In Memoriam -