USC Libraries Acquire Rare Lewis Carroll Letter

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The USC Libraries acquired a rare 3-page letter from author Lewis Carroll at a March 19 auction in London. The USC Libraries bid anonymously to surprise longtime supporters and founders of the libraries' Cassady Lewis Caroll Collection, Dr. George Cassady and his wife Linda. Dean Catherine unveiled the letter before an audience of 350 students at last night's Wonderland Unbound Visions and Voices event.

For more details about the acquisition and photos of the letter's arrival at the USC Libraries' Special Collections, read the USC News article by Robert Perkins.

The three-page 1891 letter to Carroll's friend Mrs. Symonds shares his discomfort with the public attention garnered by his Alice books. Photo by Gus Ruelas.

 

The USC Libraries digitized the rare letter for the surprise unveiling and inclusion in the Wonderland Unbound event. Photo by Noe Montes.

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