Charles Lutwidge (pseud. Lewis Carroll). Dodgson

Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (pseud. Lewis Carroll).

British writer (1832-1898). Autograph letter signed. Guilford. Oblong-8vo. 2 pp.
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To „My dear Minnie“ [Milicent Horatia Murdoch] regarding the play "Two Little Vagabonds,": „Two Little Vagabonds“ is a capitally acted play, + well worth seeing. I would advise you not to take the children, though: the murders + deaths are too sensational for children. But you should get your husband to take you + Miss Moore. I’m sure you would enjoy it. I’m going to venture to give you a hint (being an old friend) that you might do a real kindness to my niece Menella Dodgson (always called ,Nella’) who is very near you, if you would take notice of her, + perhaps ask her to yur house, + thus brighten a little the rather dull-life of a school-teacher.

She is teaching at a school kept by Mrs. Buchnell, […] Shis is about 19 : + I don’t think you would find her at all disagreable. […]“.

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (pseud. Lewis Carroll).

British writer (1832-1898). Autograph letter signed. Ch[rist]. Ch[urch]. Oxford. Small-8vo. 2 1/2 pp. Double sheet. Slightly age toned.
$ 5,878 / 5.500 € (93333)

Charming letter in which Lewis Carroll explains how to operate a music box that he has just gifted to his friend. „My dear Louie, I am very glad the musical box gives you so much pleasure. There is a little Knob which can be moved backwards and forwards when it is in its present position, the box plays the same tune over and over again: and when it is moved into the other position, the box plays its 4 tunes through, and then begins them again, and so on. It will not play them in any other order.

If you want to have any tune repeated, you must move the knob, to make it repeat, before finishing the tune. If you wait till the end of the tune and then move it, the box will go on to the next tune. Believe me always yours affectionately. C. L. Dodgson.“.

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